Strategic Goal: Remaining Relevant and Ready ... Today and Tomorrow
In light of the uncertainty and the challenges inherent to the 21st century security environment, the Army's overarching strategic goal is to remain relevant and ready by providing the Joint Force with essential capabilities to dominate across the full range of military operations. The Army will be:
- Relevant to the challenges posed by the global security environment as evidenced by the organization and training of our forces, the innovation and adaptability of our leaders and the design and practices of our institutional support structures.
- Ready to provide the Combatant Commanders with the capabilities - principally well-led, trained and equipped forces - required to achieve operational objectives across the range of military operations.
To meet this goal, the Army must position itself in terms of mindset, capability, effectiveness, efficiency, training, education, leadership and the overall culture of the Service for the context in which it will operate for the foreseeable future.
The American Soldier remains our primary focus - the centerpiece of all that we do as an Army. Throughout our history, Soldiers have answered the call to end tyranny, to free the oppressed and to light the path to democracy for struggling nations. Soldiers - imbued with the ideals of the Warrior Ethos, a commitment to defend the freedoms that America enjoys and an unwavering belief that they will be victorious - are, and will remain, the foundation of the Army.