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STAND-TO! Edition: Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Today's Focus:

Army Campaign Plan 2011


"The whole transformation of the Army, in my mind, has been the biggest accomplishment that's really taken place since 2004…We've taken an Army that was the best Army in the world and taken it to a whole new level."

-Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, the longest-serving SMA at seven years in the position, emphasizing the importance of properly manning, equipping, and training the Army.

Longest-serving SMA says goodbye


"We're American Soldiers and we're put in these types of situations all the time. It's 'duty first' and duty has called upon us to complete this mission."

- Capt. Carlos Munoz, company commander for Bravo Company, 3rd Bn., 41st Inf. Regt., credits the Fort Bliss Soldiers and civilians who put storm preparedness plans into action and continued to serve their community by standing up a series of relief centers across post, Feb. 4.

Team Bliss pulls together in wake of 50-year low temps in El Paso



Army Campaign Plan 2011

What is it?

The Army Campaign Plan (ACP) 2011 approved by the Secretary of the Army, was released on Feb. 4, 2011. As Section IV of The Army Plan (TAP), it is the operational expression of the first three sections of the TAP.

What has the Army done?

The Army Campaign Plan has been published since 2004 to coordinate and synchronize Army Transformation efforts to include the modular conversion and growth of 302 brigades, the relocation of Army formations all the way up to the Army Command level under Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) and Global Defense Posture Realignment (GDPR), and the change to the cyclical readiness model of Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN), all while fighting two wars.

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

As the transformation efforts above have matured and/or are nearing completion, the focus of Army Transformation is shifting. The key themes found throughout Army Campaign Plan 2011 are: 1) re-energizing generating force transformation, which is the focus of the Secretary of the Army, 2) operationalizing business transformation as a third component of Army transformation, 3) identifying and measuring progress and success of Army priorities and 4) effectively and efficiently using resources to transform the Army in a fiscally constrained environment.

The most significant change with Army Campaign Plan 2011 is the update of the Army Campaign Plan Strategy Map, which provides the blueprint for the campaign plan. First, to support the Under Secretary of the Army's role as the Chief Management Officer of the Army in improving business practices, a campaign objective was added. Second, an assistant secretary of the Army was chosen to lead each campaign objective. In support of these leads, an Army Staff element was identified as a coordinator to provide the best military advice as was a core enterprise, whose members can provide subject matter expertise. Lastly, objectives were updated and refined to best support achieving the Army vision of "A Balanced Army for the 21st Century."

Why is this important to the Army?

The Army Campaign Plan 2011 provides the plan to "build a balanced Army for the 21st century that is a versatile mix of tailorable and networked organizations, operating on a rotational cycle, to provide a sustained flow of trained and ready forces for full-spectrum operations and to hedge against unexpected contingencies - at a tempo that is predictable and sustainable for our all-volunteer force over the course of the next six to eight years.


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