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STAND-TO! Edition: Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Today's Focus:

The Army Reserve Campaign Plan 2011

SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

"We can't fight a long war without the Reserve ... We've structured the Army to where we can't do without you."

- Lt. Gen. Jack Stultz, chief of the Army Reserve, addressing an audience of Army Reserve Soldiers at a town hall meeting at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 23

Chief of the Army Reserve troops in Kandahar

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

"What our Soldiers have told us is, when we do fire this weapon, it does have a high probability of effect. The enemy stops firing. They flee. They drag off their casualties. Essentially, a Soldier is very happy when the enemy stops firing at him … We have increased the survivability of our Soldiers because our Soldiers no longer have to maneuver from their cover position to gain an advantageous firing spot for the enemy. We are able to stay behind cover, and we welcome (the enemy) to stay behind cover -- because we'll get you."

- Lt. Col. Chris Lehner, product manager individual weapons, emphasizing the positive Soldier responses on the performance of the XM25, to three questions about the system from Army leadership.

Army wants 36 more 'Punisher' weapons in 2012

TODAY'S FOCUS

The Army Reserve Campaign Plan 2011

What is it?

The Army Reserve Campaign Plan (ARCP) 2011 establishes the near-term strategies the Army Reserve will pursue for accomplishing its major objectives for the next year. Once approved, the ARCP 2011 will be published as an annex to the Army Campaign Plan 2011.

What has the Army Reserve done?

As part of the Army Campaign Plan 2011, ARCP 2011 focuses on those actions and activities required to shape and adapt Army Reserve Operating and Generating Forces and their associated institutions and agencies. The four Army imperatives serve as the plan's lines of effort: sustain AR Soldiers, families, and civilians; prepare forces for victory in the current conflict; reset forces to rebuild readiness and for future deployments and contingencies; and transform to meet the demands of persistent conflict in the 21st century.

ARCP 2011 includes 32 major objectives the AR must accomplish in the next 12 to 18 months to the meet the needs of the Army, AR units and AR Soldiers. It assigns staff responsibility for these objectives to the four senior AR leaders responsible for the Human Capitol (HCCE), Readiness (RCE), Materiel (MCE), and Services and Infrastructure Core Enterprises (SICE). The objectives focus on some of the AR's most pressing issues. Examples include: developing a continuum of service to ease transitions among duty statuses; building resiliency through such initiatives as Comprehensive Soldier Fitness; implementing a supply-based, five-year ARFORGEN process; and adapting the operating and generating forces for current and anticipated demands.

What does the Army Reserve have planned for the future?

ARCP 2011 will drive the complex, staff-wide coordination that is vital to identifying and overcoming the obstacles to adapting the force in the short term. In the coming months, the Army Reserve will outline its long-term vision in AR Vision 2020.

Why is this important to the Army Reserve?

In transforming from a strategic reserve to an integral element of the operational force, the Army Reserve has undergone a significant change since 2001, but more remains to be done as the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan begin to draw to a close and the AR refocuses on meeting global requirements in future conflicts.

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