<a href="//www.army.mil/features/2005ArmyGamePlan/" target="_blank">FY05 GAME PLAN</a>

Thursday March 10, 2005

The Army is making great progress in its most profound transformation since World War II.

The Army Campaign Plan (ACP) provides authoritative direction for this change.

The Game Plan reinforces the ACP by providing leader objectives and corresponding priorities to reinforce the success of the ACP.

The FY05 Game Plan:
- Provides a common perspective of our operating environment.
- Reinforces the strategic intent in the Strategic Planning Guidance and Campaign Plan.
- Reemphasizes the role leaders play to lead change.
- Adds impetus to change our culture to reflect the realities of our new operating context.

The FY05 Game Plan establishes seven leadership objectives for leading change:

1. Reinforce Our Centerpiece: Soldiers as Warriors

2. Tell the Army Story Effectively

3. Resource the Force To Execute Its Strategic Requirements

4. Maintain the Viability of the All-Volunteer Force

5. Change Army Culture to Reflect New Realities

6. Articulate the Strategic Rationale for Joint and Service Future Capabilities

7. Adapt the Institutional Army to Meet the Needs of the Emerging Operational Army

These leader priorities:
- Focus and unify efforts to address critical issues
- Are intended to provide broad strategic direction - not to be overly prescriptive or directive.
- Apply differently to each command and staff organization, based on organizational mission and individual assessments.
- Are intended to stimulate strategic thinking and encourage initiative and creativity in the application of strategic leadership.

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • Stand-To marks its 100th issue with new Web page (ARNEWS)
  • Soldiers save life of Afghan boy hurt by land mine (CENTCOM News)
  • Army contracts with Navistar for trucks (CT eb)
  • TUSK to update Abrams for urban battle (ARNEWS)
  • Combatives course builds confident, strong warriors (ARNEWS)
  • Deseret Chemical Depot closer to eliminating stockpile (SLT | eb)
  • Part-time pay for full-time service Editorial (NYT | eb)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • 39 bodies found in separate locations in Iraq (WP | eb)
  • Brave Iraqi soldiers face high risk situations (USAT | eb)
  • New interrogation rules for Iraq detainees (NYT | eb)
  • Abuse report concludes high-level policies not at fault (WP | eb)
  • Guantanamo highly successful in gathering intelligence (MH | eb)
  • No plan in place to reimburse private costs for combat gear (NYT | eb)
  • India delivers 50 new trucks to the Afghan National Army (AFIS)
  • Been down this military road -- Opinion (WT | eb)

OF INTEREST

  • Egyptian leader counters Bush's view on democracy in the Middle East (WP | eb)
  • Africa integral to U.S. European Command, General says (AFIS)
  • Venezuela to strengthen relations with Iran (WSJ eb)
  • Italian officer says U.S. knew of hostage rescue mission (WP | eb)
  • States let taxpayers donate refunds to military families (AFIS)
  • Missile Defense director orders equipment review to end test glitches (WP | eb)

WORLD VIEW

  • Former Lebanon PM reappointed (Aljazeera)
  • Lebanese citizens have mixed reactions over PM appointment (Daily Star, Lebanon)
  • Hong Kong's leader resigns, some suspect he was fired (BBC)

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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

[T]he Army isn't just an ordinary institution, it's a great institution with an unparalleled set of enduring core values, a long, rich tradition and a demonstrated ability to change and adapt to new situations. Our traditions and the timeless Army values...have been forged on battlefields around the world by the bravery and dedication of millions of American Soldiers. (Transcript)

Dr. Francis J. Harvey
Secretary of the Army

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