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Stability Operations Capabilities

What is it? Stability Operations is defined by the Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 3000.05, "Military Support for Stabilization, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction Operations", as: "Military and civilian activities conducted across the spectrum from peace to conflict to establish and maintain order in States and regions." Stability operations in 2005 emerged of as a mission area for DoD, the U.S. Government (USG), our multinational partners, international organizations and non-governmental organizations.

What has the Army done? The Department of State established the Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization to enhance USG capacity to respond to crises involving failed, failing, and post-conflict states and complex emergencies. The Army and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) support this effort with personnel and staff assistance. DoD Directive 3000.05 directs a broad DoD-wide effort to improve stability operations capability and supports the development of USG capacity to plan for the execution of stability operations. The Army has undertaken several initiatives to improve Army capability and capacity to conduct stability operations, many of which correspond to the Service responsibilities in DoD Directive 3000.05. Several USG agencies, including the U.S. Agency for International Development, OSD, the Joint Staff and the Army are considering, or have already established offices to posture themselves to better manage broad stability operations and international security force efforts. Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations established a Stability Operations Office and the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas will host the Joint Center for International Security Force Assistance.

For more additional information on Stability Operations Capabilities

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

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Program for Soldiers to Earn $1,000 Referral Bonus Expanded

The latest recruiting incentive that will pay Soldiers a $1,000 lump payment for referring applicants who enlist, complete basic training, and graduate advanced individual training has been expanded. Effective 1 June 2006, Army Retirees are eligible to provide referrals under this program and receive the $1K bonus by referring persons that have not previously conducted an appointment with a recruiter.

The Secretary of the Army may pay a bonus to any Soldier who refers to an Army recruiter a person who has not previously served in the Armed Forces and enlists in either the Active Army, Army National Guard or the Army Reserves. The referral may not be an immediate family member and the Soldier referring may not be serving in a recruiting or retention assignment.

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