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STAND-TO! Edition: Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Today's Focus:

Army Regulation 525-29: Army Force Generation

SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

"The young men and women we've asked to serve are thirsty for your leadership. We need to find those 10 minutes to make a difference in that person's life. We've got to go the extra mile to make sure they're okay … We are an Army of action and we are going to take charge."

- Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III, calling on leaders to look out for their subordinates and emphasizing that leadership was the key to solving the suicide problem, at the Association of the United States Army Institute for Land Warfare Installations Symposium, April 21, 2011, in San Antonio, Texas

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WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

"We're doing humanitarian missions across the globe and that's something Yale is very interested in. We shined a bright light on a dark subject and successfully illuminated the great things the Army and Army medicine does for local and international communities."

- Maj. Michael Filipowicz, officer in charge of the medical recruiting station in Wallingford, Conn., speaking about Dubbed Operation Golden Odyssey, a joint educational symposium between Army medicine and Yale university to showcase to the campus community the Army's expertise in medicine, life-saving procedures and vast humanitarian outreach

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A CULTURE OF ENGAGEMENT

TODAY'S FOCUS

Army Regulation 525-29: Army Force Generation

What is it?

In 2006, the Secretary of the Army approved Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) as the Army's core process for generating forces in support of combatant commanders and other Army requirements. ARFORGEN provides a continuous supply of forces to the warfighter, builds readiness and strategic depth, and sustains the all volunteer force.

What has the Army done?

The recent publication of Army Regulation 525-29 will institutionalize ARFORGEN as the Army's core mission process. This regulation includes roles, responsibilities, and Army policies for managing ARFORGEN which applies to all three Army components. In adopting ARFORGEN, the Army created the ability to sustain a continuous flow of forces that produces capabilities to meet operational missions and support strategic plans. The Army continues to adapt and improve institutional processes to meet operational requirements more effectively and efficiently.

What efforts does the Army plan to continue in the future?

Beginning in FY12, the Army will transition to a supply-based force generation process and will produce a mission force consisting of one corps headquarters, five division headquarters, 20 brigade combat teams (BCTs), and about 90,000 Soldiers assigned to combat support units. The Army's short-term goal is to ensure that active component (AC) Soldiers are home for at least two years for every year deployed while reserve component (RC) Soldiers are home at least four years for every year deployed.

Why is this important to the Army?

To fulfill our vital role as the nation's strategic asset for land dominance, the Army must sustain its efforts to restore balance and set conditions for the future. ARFORGEN is the most effective method for providing trained and ready forces to meet operational demands in today's strategic environment. It also ensures that every unit is the best trained, manned and equipped force for commanders' requirements, as well as improving predictability for units, employers, Soldiers and families across America.

Resource:

Army Regulation 525-29 : The ARFORGEN regulation

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