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Edition: Mon, September 25, 2006
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Campaign Quality Force

What is it? We are aggressively reshaping the force to become an Army of campaign quality with joint and expeditionary capabilities-transforming to win the war today while simultaneously positioning ourselves for future challenges. Today's operations require Army forces to respond rapidly with forces that move quickly and commence operations immediately upon arrival in distant theaters of operations. These capabilities are key to our goal to become more expeditionary. Our strategic and operational requirements compel the Army to maintain forces with expeditionary agility and responsiveness and possess staying power, durability, and adaptability once deployed. The Army must sustain decisive operations for as long as necessary to allow politically favorable resolutions to occur. Army forces must be ready to adapt to changes across the range of military operations and against learning and adaptive adversaries. Having these capabilities produces an Army that is a campaign quality force.

What has the Army done? To maximize force effectiveness, the Army is reorganizing to a modular, brigade-based force to achieve three primary goals:

- Increase the number of available Brigade Combat Teams to meet operational commitments while maintaining combat effectiveness that is equal or better than that of previous divisional Brigade Combat Teams.
- Create combat and support formations of common organizational designs that can be tailored to meet the varied demands of the Combatant Commanders-reducing joint planning and execution complexities.
- Redesign organizations to perform as integral parts of the Joint Force-making them more effective across the range of military operations and enhancing their ability to contribute to joint, interagency, and multinational efforts.

For more additional information on Campaign Quality Force

For more information on this and other topics see Addendum J in the Army Posture Statement.

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