FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Feb. 8, 2012) The United States Army Forces Command is conducting a two-and-a-half-day onsite here at the FORSCOM headquarters.
The purpose of the gathering is to facilitate the final development of the FORSCOM Campaign Plan and establish an agreed-upon way ahead to the Army of 2020.
The 75 participants include the FORSCOM Headquarters staff leadership and Lt. Gen. William E. Ingram Jr., the director of the Army National Guard, and Lt. Gen. Mick Bednarek, commanding general of First Army.
"The Army is going through lots of changes here," said Gen. David M. Rodriguez, the FORSCOM commanding general, during his opening remarks.
"What we've got to do is get ahead of it. We've got to stay ahead of it. We've got to help drive it. And we've got to help the Department (of the Army) get through it because when we get out to 2020, it'll be some of the things we do now and across that time period that gets us to the place we need to be."
The FORSCOM Campaign Plan is designed to provide:
• The commanding general's vision for 2020.
• A framework to ensure ready decisive land forces today and help shape readiness to meet emerging requirements.
• Objectives and associated tasks that guide FORSCOM efforts toward the desired end state.
• Focus for FORSCOM staff near- and mid-term efforts and context to subordinate commands.
• Metrics to assess progress of efforts to achieve end state.
• Broad communication guidance.
"The FORSCOM Campaign Plan is more than a document," Rodriguez emphasized. "It is an approach to achieving our end state."
FORSCOM provides enhanced land power, gaining operational depth and versatility through a mix of fully integrated Active and Reserve Component forces operating in a Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational environment.