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Edition: Mon, August 06, 2007
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Campaign Quality Force

What is it? In order to meet the complex, full spectrum challenges of the 21st century, security environment America's Army must be both joint and expeditionary, and campaign quality. A campaign quality Army is an Army capable of sustaining operations for as long as necessary to achieve the required tactical, operational, and strategic outcomes. A campaign quality force has not only the capabilities required to meet any challenge, but the capacity to sustain those capabilities for as long as the Joint Force Commander requires.

What has the Army done? Our Soldiers continue to answer the call to duty while simultaneously transforming the Army into a campaign quality force with joint and expeditionary capabilities. Much of the comprehensive transformation underway within the Army today is aimed squarely at creating a force with the depth, flexibility and agility to sustain operations in an environment of continuous conflict. In order to build a campaign quality force, the Army has:

- Established common organizational designs for Heavy, Infantry, and Stryker brigade combat teams (BCTs) and other types of modular Support Brigades and operational headquarters across both the active and reserve components. These common designs facilitate both joint and combined planning and rotation of forces to sustain operations.
- Increased the size of the operating force by activating eight (of the nine planned) additional active component BCTs.
- Begun transformation of 16 Army National Guard (ARNG) BCTs to the standard designs mentioned above.
- Begun initial implementation of the Army Force Generation process (ARFORGEN), a cyclical readiness process which provides a steady flow of trained and ready units to combatant commanders and civil authorities.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future? The Army will continue to execute modular conversion and implement ARFORGEN to build a campaign quality force with joint and expeditionary capabilities. In 2007, the Army will continue modular conversions of four AC and seven RC BCTs, 13 AC and 10 RC Support Bdes, headquarters and theater across both the active and reserve components.

- This topic was taken directly from the 2007 Army Posture Statement. To continue reading this topic in its entirety, click here.

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

- 2007 Strategic Communication Guide - Be Army Strong, and Army Smart. Read the 2007 Army Strategic Communication Guide.

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