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The Readiness Core Enterprise - Improving Army Force Generation

SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

"The Army is leading the drive for energy security and environment sustainability. And each member of the Army community - Soldiers, family members, civilians and contractors - all have to lead by example and promote energy security to make sure we are improving our conservation efforts."

- Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Strategic Infrastructure L. Jerry Hansen, emphasizing the need for military leadership to "lead the way against one of the greatest challenges of our time."

Army leaders go 'green,' stress energy conservation

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Year of the Noncommissioned Officer

"Basic training should be the hardest thing you ever do in your life. It's a building block for what will come, however long you stay in. You will never forget those basic skills that you need to have as a Soldier. They need to be instilled in every Soldier. You may not need them, but if you do, they're there. And the main one is discipline."

- (Retd.) Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin Womack Sr. , CBRNE command's senior enlisted advisor from March 2005 to October 2, 2009

Senior CBRNE Soldier begins to 'fade away'

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2009 Commemorations :

Year of the NCO

Year of the Military Family

100th Anniversary of the Chaplain Assistant

October 2009

Army Domestic Abuse Prevention/Awareness Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Depression Education and Awareness Month
Energy Awareness Month


Sept. 15 - Oct. 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month

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TODAY'S FOCUS

The Readiness Core Enterprise - Improving Army Force Generation

What Is it?

To advance the enterprise approach, the Army is organizing four functionally oriented Core Enterprises - materiel; human capital; services and infrastructure; and readiness. U.S. Army Forces Command is collaborating with the Army's Enterprise Task Force to establish the Readiness Core Enterprise (RCE), which is responsible for efficiently managing and executing the Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) process. As the supported Core Enterprise, the RCE sets priorities and synchronizes other Core Enterprise outputs to accomplish the ARFORGEN outcome: to provide trained and ready forces to combatant commanders. Army Force Generation is both the rotational model and process producing progressively ready forces for cyclical deployment.

What has the Army done?

In support of the Army's transformation imperative, the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff, Army, signed a memorandum Jan. 15, 2009, that defined the three major elements of the Army's institutional adaptation effort: 1) improving Army Force Generation; 2) adopting an enterprise approach and 3) reforming the Army's requirements and resourcing processes. As the Secretary and the Chief explained earlier this year in that memorandum, institutional adaptation is the final but essential step in our transformation from a Cold War Army to an Army that is dominant across the spectrum of conflict in the 21st century.

Why is this important to the Army?

Given the magnitude of this undertaking, every Soldier and Army civilian has a role to play in transforming the institution for an uncertain future. The Army must balance today's combatant commander requirements and the effects that persistent conflict are having on the long-term health of the all-volunteer Army with the imperative to achieve sustainable, predictable tempo and increased dwell. Congress, the Department of Defense, and the Department of the Army have provided our senior commanders a level of funding for Soldier and family readiness programs that is unprecedented in the history of our Army.

What is planned for the future?

Today the Army continues to improve ARFORGEN within the Secretary of the Army's and CSA's construct for Army transformation and institutional adaptation. Improving ARFORGEN ultimately means closing the gaps between the Generating Force and Operating Force by making routine those adapted institutional processes and procedures needed to progressively ready, and cyclically deploy, trained and ready forces for full-spectrum operations.

Resources:

Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr.: "The Army of the 21st Century" - Army Magazine

Army Posture Statement 2008 Addendum F, "Reset"

• Department of the Army Execution Order: RESET (Fiscal Year 2009), dated 22 Dec. 2008

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