WASHINGTON (Nov. 4, 2013)--Chief of Army Personnel Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg directed the re-designation of the Headquarters, Department of the Army G-1 Human Resources Policy Directorate as the Army Resiliency Directorate (ARD), effective today.
As the proponent for the Department's Ready and Resilient Campaign (R2C), ARD focuses Army resources and programs prioritized to enhance unit readiness and resilience of among Soldiers, Family members and Civilians. ARD's re-designation better describes the key roles this staff agency performs in support of this critical Department mission.
"We are changing how we do business. The Army is maximizing our personnel's readiness by enhancing their resilience," Bromberg said.
Beyond the last decade, the U.S. Army has established a number of programs to enhance the comprehensive physical, mental, emotional and spiritual resiliency of the total force amidst challenges brought on by 12 years of war.
"The Ready and Resilient Campaign plan is about being positive. It's about synchronizing all the programs and resources to support our valuable resources; Soldiers, Family members and Civilians," he added.
Ultimately, the Army endeavors to maintain its capability to rapidly deploy and sustain ready and resilient forces to prevent conflict, shape the security environment and win the Nation's wars. According to Bromberg, there is a lifecycle component to the R2C plan, which means the Army expects to achieve enhanced readiness and resilience over time.