STAND-TO! Edition: Tuesday April 23, 2013
2013 Army Posture Statement
What is it?
The 2013 Army Posture Statement is the written expression of the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff of the Army to Congress for the annual posture hearings. The Army Posture Statement informs Congress on the state of the Army and outlines the Army's accomplishments, initiatives and priorities for Congress to consider when reviewing the President's budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
What has the Army done?
The 2013 Army Posture Statement describes the Army's vision to continue to provide the nation with strategic landpower in a challenging fiscal environment. The Fiscal Year 2014 Budget is designed to meet the Army's mission requirements and enable the Army to balance force structure, readiness and modernization as it builds the Army for the future.
What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?
The print version of the 2013 Army Posture Statement will be provided to each member of Congress prior to senior Army leader testimony related to the Fiscal Year 2014 budget. These posture hearings begin today, with Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services.
The on-line version of the 2013 Army Posture Statement will be available tomorrow and will remain available throughout the year on the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff of the Army webpages as well as on the U.S. Army website.
Why is this important to the Army?
The Army Posture Statement provides Congress, as well as internal and external audiences, an overview of the Army's plan to build a force for the future while contending with fiscal uncertainty. The Army Posture Statement is an authoritative document that highlights the Army's enduring and vital contribution to the defense of the nation as a member of the Joint Force, its global commitments and vision for the future.
- 2013 Army Posture Statement can be viewed at:
- U.S. Department of Defense Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request
- U.S. Army Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request
- Sustaining U.S. Global Leadership: Priorities for 21st Century Defense (PDF)
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