"The surge enabled the coalition and Iraqi security forces to dominate the terrain and secure the population. It also helped the government to function properly and begin focusing on reconstruction and essential services. But in the end, it was the people who enabled the surge to succeed." - Col. David W. Sutherland, commander, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.
Personnel Services Delivery Redesign
What is it? The Army vision is to streamline personnel support provided through trained human resource professionals working directly for and with commanders and Soldiers, in peacetime or war. Unit personnel sections at battalions and brigades will interact directly with Army Human Resources Command and Military Personnel offices, while in active Federal service, to provide personnel management and personnel service support. In peacetime, they will work with their Military Personnel Management Offices at the Joint Force Headquarters -- State. A web-based personnel system is one of the key enablers to ensuring the success of Personnel Services Delivery Redesign (PSDR). Other requirements include satellite communication, a Combat-Service-Support Automated Information Systems Interface bridge to the satellite system, scanners, and Common Access Card readers.
What has the Army done? Significant features of PSDR implementation include:
- Formed a PSDR working group with National Guard Bureau and stakeholders from the states.
- The working group mapped personnel tasks and how they will be performed under PSDR with relevant touch points. This will eliminate redundancies and multiple levels of approvals, and reduce processing times. They identified the legacy systems currently used and system overlaps.
- The Army created three New Organizational Training Teams at the Adjutant General School at Fort Jackson, South Carolina to train all three components: Regular Army, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve to ensure this is applied to the total Army. The teams are made up of a mix of all three components. To continue reading this topic in its entirety, click here.
- This topic was taken directly from the 2007 Army Posture Statement.