One of the things that people don't understand about our Army is that over its 237 years, it has been very successful at shaping the environment to, basically, not engage us in war and to sustain peace. I think that's what we're looking for this Army to do. It's a versatile Army, of tremendous diversity in its capabilities and with that, we hope it can shape an environment that can keep us out of harm's way.
- Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal, emphasizing upon 'strength' and 'versatility' as being key attributes for the Army of the future, during his visit to Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 4.
Army under secretary optimistic about Army's future role
[Command Post of the Future] CPOF is the standard on how to do mission command in tactical Army units ... CPOF is the workhorse that's going to support our forces for the immediate future.
- Lt. Col. Tom Bentzel, product manager for Tactical Mission Command, highlights the evolution of a map, which has been a commander's steadfast strategic planning tool, to a digital networking technology which helps commanders to now share information in real time and collaborate with other leaders on a common operating picture of the battlefield
U.S. Army's common operating picture tool continues to evolve
Army Risk Management Information System
What is it?
The Army Risk Management Information System (RMIS) is the central repository for all data related to reportable Army accidents (Class A-D, ground on and off duty Class A-E, aviation). The tool is designed to give leaders, safety officers and other personnel access to both current and archived accident reports so they can work to prevent similar incidents within their formations. Among other functionalities, users may search RMIS for a specific accident by case number conduct searches for a given time frame or accident class and obtain risk and hazard reports broken down by age, grade, equipment and additional variables. All data retrieved from RMIS is classified For Official Use Only and is limited in use to accident prevention.
What has the Army done?
In early 2011, RMIS underwent a major upgrade that provides users more functionality, better navigation and easy-to-use features that enhance accident research. The tool is now a one-stop shop for all Army accident data and is an essential part of every unit's safety program.
What does the Army have planned for the future?
Based on user needs and feedback, RMIS will continue to evolve into the best possible tool for leaders, safety professionals and Soldiers in the field. Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians, contractors and other Department of Defense personnel interested in obtaining access to RMIS should contact the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center Help Desk to obtain necessary permissions.
Why is this important to the Army?
There are rarely any new Army accidents - rather, the same accidents occur again and again, only with different people, times and places. By providing leaders and safety officers the most comprehensive accident information available, RMIS is an invaluable tool in building and maintaining effective risk management programs.
U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center
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