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Army Enterprise Board: Enables Leaders to Convene, Connect and Collaborate

SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

"There is a perception out there that everyone who goes into combat gets post-traumatic stress. That's just not true. In fact, science tells us just the opposite; the majority of people who go to combat have post-traumatic growth. They're confronted by something very difficult, and they are stronger as a result."

- Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr., speaking about the Master Resilience Trainer program which in addition to just train skills has to be able to change attitudes

Casey visits Soldiers in resilience training

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Year of the Noncommissioned Officer

"What I've accomplished is because of who I've met [in the service]. My mentors have been my Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen. I'm proud to have been a part of such a great group of people. You only get the opportunity to be the first once. Hopefully I've done right by the servicewomen who come after me."

- Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia A. Pritchett, the senior enlisted leader for the Army element of the U.S. Central Command, spent 35 of her 36.5 years in the Army as an NCO

Army's longest serving female command sergeant major retires

A CULTURE OF ENGAGEMENT

CALENDAR

2009 Commemorations :

Year of the NCO

Year of the Military Family

100th Anniversary of the Chaplain Assistant

November 2009

Military Family Appreciation Month
National Native American Month
Warrior Care Month
Veteran's Day Week


Nov. 26: Thanksgiving Day

PROFESSIONAL WRITING

Army Professional Writing

TODAY'S FOCUS

Army Enterprise Board: Enables Leaders to Convene, Connect and Collaborate

What is it?

The Army Enterprise Board (AEB) was established in January 2009, and is a collaborative forum created to advise, assist, and support the secretary of the Army in making informed decisions that ensures the effective and efficient delivery of trained and ready forces to combatant commanders while preserving the all-volunteer force.

The ability to manage as an enterprise is critical to restoring balance to the Army. As the department's senior strategic advisory body, the AEB is responsible for reviewing strategic issues and providing recommendations that are in the best interest of the Army and the Department of Defense.

The secretary of the Army presides over the AEB. Other members include: the Army chief of staff; under secretary of the Army; vice chief of staff of the Army; the assistant secretary of the Army (ASA) (Financial Management & Comptroller); ASA (Manpower & Reserve Affairs); ASA (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology); ASA (Installations & Environment); ASA (Civil Works); general counsel; commander, U.S. Army Forces Command; commander, TRADOC; commander, Army Materiel Command; and the commander, Installation Management Command. The director of the Army staff and the administrative assistant to the secretary of the Army serve as adjunct members. As directed by the secretary of the Army, the chief of Army Reserve and the director of the Army National Guard may serve as adjunct members as well.

What has the Army done?

The AEB demonstrates the first time a forum of all the aforementioned Army commanders and the secretariat has met to advise the secretary on strategic issues. The group is focused on discussing key issues such as: eliminating stop-loss, Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) synchronization, and a responsible draw-down process for Iraq.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned of the future?

The AEB meets monthly to discuss adapting the Army's institutions in support of an Army at war on a rotational cycle and other strategic issues. A priority, over the coming months, is to brief and fully incorporate the new Army civilian leadership team in this last phase of transformation.

Why is this important to the Army?

The AEB breaks down silos and bring leadership together to address restoration of balance within the Army by 2011.

Resources:

AKO sign in required: Army Enterprise Web site

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