EVERY SOLDIER IS A SENSOR (ES2)

Monday March 21, 2005

The individual Soldier is the most capable, sophisticated collector of intelligence in today's Army.

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) defines ES2 as:
- Soldiers trained to actively observe details related to Commanders' Critical Information Requirements (CCIR) in an area of operations and competent in reporting their experience, perception and judgment in a concise, accurate manner.
- Leaders who understand how to optimize the collection, processing and dissemination of information in their organization to enable the generation of timely intelligence.

ES2 comprises the following components:
a. Change in the mind-set and culture of both leaders and Soldiers.
b. A network that integrates the Soldier into the overall intelligence framework.
c. Rapid fielding of new tools to the Soldier level.

While technology will impact the future of the United States Army, its success will continue to be determined by its most important asset, weapon and sensor: the Soldier.

Click here to watch the "Every Soldier is a Sensor" video, part of the Army.mil Professional Video Collection.

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • SMA tours Army privatized housing (ARNEWS)
  • Victoria Cross awarded for extraordinary heroism in Al-Amarah (CENTCOM News)
  • Army to train 1,000 advocates to help sexual assault victims (ARNEWS)
  • Female Soldiers deal with stresses of battle (CT | EB)
  • "Willing to serve" Opinion (PPG | EB)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • U.S. urges Iraq to be careful in forming new government (IHT | EB)
  • U.S. teams with old foes to build new Iraqi army (LAT | EB)
  • Haifa street showing signs of change (NYT | EB)
  • Anniversary gives Rumsfeld opportunity to address criticism (NYT | EB)
  • Rumsfeld, Myers discuss terror war achievements (AFIS)
  • Senior Iraqi police official assassinated (WT/EB)
  • Iraqi soldiers net large weapons cache (ARNEWS)
  • U.S. exit strategy: Letting Iraqis take over (LIN | EB)
  • Iraq's growth hinges on national security (HA | EB)
  • "Ending the war" Editorial (HC | EB)
  • Rebuilding Iraq measured in pieces (SFC | EB)
  • Emergency reaction team helps keep Iraq's oil flowing (AFIS)
  • Long delayed Afghan election is set for September (WP | EB)
  • Afghans, Coalition work to rid Afghanistan of weapons (USAREUR News)

OF INTEREST

  • Arlington National Cemetery to open exhibit called 'Faces of the Fallen' (AJC | EB)
  • Rice puts pressure on N. Korea to return to talks (LAT | EB)
  • Rumsfeld visiting Latin America (LFT/EB)
  • Rice warns Europe not to sell weaponry to China (WP | EB)
  • Australia, China working on nuclear trade deal (WSJ/EB)
  • Iraq war brings about a changed military (CSM | EB)
  • Wolfowitz tries to quell criticism (WP | EB)
  • Intelligence chief's office to see changes (WT | EB)
  • U.S. suspends military assistance to Nicaragua (NYT | EB)
  • U.S. helicopters rescue stranded Afghans in Uruzgan Province (AFIS)

WORLD VIEW

  • Iraq and Jordan in diplomatic row over border (Aljazeera)
  • Al-Qaeda breaking up in Saudi Arabia (Arab News)
  • UN chief proposes reform plan (BBC News)

ARMY SPORTS

Army Racing

Joe Nemechek finished 35th at Sunday's Golden Corral 500 in Atlanta. Nemechek had been running solidly in the top 10, but suffered a punctured radiator with fewer than 50 laps to go.

U.S. Army Top Fuel pilot, Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, lost a second round race Sunday to Larry Dixon in the Mac Tools Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway but retained the Top Fuel points lead after three events.

In Pro Stock Motorcycles, U.S. Army driver Antron Brown lost in the semifinals, while his teammate, Angelle Sampey, fouled out with a red light start against Brown in the second round.

The Army's rifle team brought home the first National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) crown for any Army varsity athletic team in 56 years. The last one was won by Army's fencing in 1949. Rifle's head coach, Maj. Ron Wigger was named the National 'Coach of the Year' for the second straight year.

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Events

Army's Eisenhower Series sponsors a terrorism workshop on March 24 with the Woodrow Wilson Center and Rand: "Meeting the Challenge of Islamist Militancy: A Counter-Epidemic Approach." Click here for registration information.

SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

We realized that the Military Services' Cold War arrangements were ill-suited for the new warfare of the future. So we set about making U.S. forces more agile and more expeditionary. When we say "agile" some people seem to think it means making the military "smaller." It does not. It is the shape of the forces, not the size, that is the impetus for making needed changes. (Transcript)

Donald Rumsfeld
Secretary of Defense

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