"Zarqawi has met his end, and this violent man will never murder again. Iraqis can be justly proud of their new government and its early steps to improve their security."
President George W. Bush
The Army Vision
The challenges posed by the 21st century security environment drive our vision of the force we must become to continue to accomplish our mission. The Nation has entrusted us to preserve peace, maintain freedom, and defend democracy. We have performed this role for more than 230 years. Today, because of the actions of our Soldiers and our record of accomplishment, the American people regard the Army as one of the Nation's most respected institutions. We will maintain this trust.
The Army Vision is to remain the preeminent land power on Earth--the ultimate instrument of national resolve--that is both ready to meet and relevant to the challenges of the dangerous and complex 21st century security environment.
- The centerpiece of the vision is Soldiers. They must be led by capable leaders--innovative, adaptive and confident in leading Soldiers and civilians. They're challenged with leading change, building teams, confronting uncertainty and solving complex problems.
- They are organized into modular forces, rapidly deployable, more powerful, and network-enabled.
- They are supported by the institution. The Army's challenge is to provide relevant and read land forces and capabilities to the Combatant Commanders while transforming. The Army is leading change to create its future form. The Army is providing the people, resources, quality of life, and infrastructure critical to its success for America.
Read more about the 2006 Game Plan.
231st Army Birthday - Wednesday June 14th
Be sure to check Army.mil as well as your local installations to see what events are planned to celebrate the Army Birthday. Events currently scheduled include baseball games, black-tie dinner and concerts. For the most up to date information, please check the Army Birthday website: http://www.army.mil/birthday