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:

Soldiers wait to be extracted by helicopter in Iraq, after coming under attack by mortar and small-arms fire. The Soldiers are assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's 2nd Brigade Quick Response Force.

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.