2005 ARMY MODERNIZATION PLAN

Monday March 14, 2005

The 2005 Army Modernization Plan describes how Army efforts are supporting transformation by retaining the best of current capabilities and developing new and improved ones using a comprehensive and balanced approach.

This document describes the modernization and investment strategies adopted to enhance the effectiveness of the Current Force while pursuing critical capabilities for the Future Force.

Along with the Army Science and Technology Master Plan, it provides the rationale and justification for the research, development, and acquisition (RDA) portion of the Army's program in support of Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 President's Budget (PB06).

This plan conforms to Army leadership guidance, which is reflected separately in the Army Strategic Planning Guidance, the Army Campaign Plan, and the 2004 Army Transformation Roadmap.

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

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SOCIAL NETWORKING

Women:
Softball(3/13)USMA 5, Cleveland State University 0

Men:
Tennis(3/13)USMA 5, Davidson 2
Baseball(3/13)USMA 12, Columbia 6 (1st game)/ USMA 2, Columbia 0 (2nd game)
Baseball(3/12)USMA 13, Columbia 0
Ice Hockey(3/12)Quinnipiac 2, USMA 0
Lacrosse(3/12)USMA 11, Cornell 9

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • New programs, incentives focused on boosting recruiting efforts (AFIS)

  • Accessions chief: No crisis in state of military recruiting (AFIS)

  • Female General: Iraq war puts all Soldiers at risk, including women (NNDP | eb)

  • Army revises rules for women (WT | eb)

  • Soldiers get welcome home gift from Army Reserve (ARNEWS)

  • Army aviators commemorate first military flight (ARNEWS)

  • Afghan baby born on Black Hawk (ESS | eb)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • Rice: Iraq still has much to overcome after elections (AFIS)
  • Iraqi government talks postponed (LAT | eb)
  • Kurds' return to Kirkuk creates tensions (NYT | eb)
  • "Stoking freedom, standing firm" Editorial (CT eb)
  • British troops in Iraq take over where Dutch left off (LDT eb)
  • Solid walls beat tent living (CENTCOM News)
  • Strategy of patience works best in Afghanistan (WSJ eb)
  • Family says 69th 'all on edge' (LIN | eb)
  • Al Qaeda regrouping (CSG eb)

OF INTEREST

  • Myers to troops: Work toward jointness, but take pride in services (AFIS)
  • BRAC putting states on edge (SAEN | eb)
  • War on terrorism is transforming America's military (AFIS)
  • Commanders: Shifting threats require new approaches (AFIS)
  • Government report says aviation system remains vulnerable (NYT | eb)
  • Iran rejects U.S. nuclear incentives (CSM | eb)
  • U.N. says Lebanon must make first move for Syria to leave (NYT | eb)
  • New China law allows use of force if Taiwan seeks formal independence (WP | eb)
  • U.S. intelligence agencies making progress on reform (CSM | eb)
  • GIs produce gory music videos (LAT | eb)
  • U.S. to resume participation in Bright Star (NYT | eb)
  • U.S. to work with Europe on Iran (USAT | eb)
  • Media not biased on Iraq (BG | eb)
  • News or propaganda? (SAEN eb)

WORLD VIEW

  • Anti-Syrian protest draws thousands in Beirut (Aljazeera)
  • Taiwan condemns new Chinese law, affects regional security (BBC)
  • China's legislature passes anti-secession law (China Daily)

ARMY SPORTS

FINAL RUN SPOILS STRONG EFFORT FOR NEMECHEK, U.S. ARMY TEAM

When Joe Nemechek made his final pit stop with 43 laps remaining in Sunday's UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 he was in third place with an excellent opportunity to challenge for the win. But a pit road miscue coupled with an unexplained tight-handling racecar in the closing laps at Las Vegas Motor Speedway dropped the U.S. Army driver to a 19th-place finish.

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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

We will not be successful in the war on terror if we do not transform our capabilities. We will not be effective and relevant in the 21st century unless we become much more agile but with the capacity for a long-term, sustained level of conflict. Being relevant means having a campaign-quality Army with joint expeditionary capability. It must be an Army not trained for a single event like a track athlete, but talented across a broad spectrum like a decathlete. (Transcript)

Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker
Chief of Staff of the Army

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