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

Monday June 6, 2005

Each of the seven Game Plan Leadership Objectives identifies Leadership Priorities.

Objective #1 - Reinforce Our Centerpiece: Soldiers as Warriors
Leader Priorities -

o Reinforce soldier and leader awareness of Soldiers as Warriors as the centerpiece of our Army.
o Reinforce efforts to train Soldiers and grow leaders to exemplify the Warrior Ethos.
o Adapt training programs to reflect the contemporary operating environment, and reemphasize the human intangibles of combat - that no Soldier is unimportant on the battlefield.
o Prepare Soldiers and leaders to operate as members of teams and units able to act as "thinking organisms" - prepared to respond to "audibles" in dynamic situations through skill, agility, and teamwork.
o Achieve a proper training-education balance.
o Emphasize programs designed to prepare Soldiers and leaders to operate and make decisions in ambiguous environments - to make them more comfortable operating in a zone of discomfort.
o Reinforce efforts to prepare leaders to identify strategic implications of tactical situations.
o Set the example by establishing a command climate that fosters and upholds Army Values and inculcates the Warrior Ethos.

Objective #2 - Tell the Army Story Effectively
Leader Priorities -

o Foster a "culture of engagement" by seeking high payoff opportunities to communicate Army messages and themes to external stakeholders.
o Develop and execute strategic communications, command information, and properly coordinated Congressional engagement plans for your commands.
o Explore new, creative ways to bring media interfaces to the point of Soldier action.
o Create an expectation, encourage, and prepare subordinates to tell the Army story.
o Engage in outreach opportunities (prepare articles for professional and academic periodicals; participate in events sponsored by "think tanks" and other outreach and media initiatives that promote balanced, reasoned discourse on Defense issues).
o Provide tailored command information products to subordinate units, retirees, and authorized professional associations.
o Ensure Soldiers, families, and the civilian workforce understand and support Army messages and themes.

Stand To! will present the all Army Game Plan objectives this week or go to the source.

Source: FY05 Army Game Plan

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • Veterans seek memorial for WWII Army Rangers (WP | EB)
  • Ceremony honors Meuse-Argonne Soldiers (ARNEWS)
  • Experts say training transformation prepares Army to work in joint environment (ARNEWS)
  • Benning names 2005 Drill Sergeant of the Year (TRADOC News)
  • Protestors rally against Ft. Detrick expansion (WP | EB)
  • Seattle recruiters see drop in numbers (ST | EB)
  • Army team takes rain-delayed hot laps in final practice (ARNEWS)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • Iraq army buoyed by success of Operation Lightning (AJC | EB)
  • Iraq ops yield suspects, weapons, missing artifacts (AFIS)
  • Cut in Iraq government jobs could increase insurgent ranks (LAT | EB)
  • Many Sunni Arabs expected to participate in drafting of constitution (NYT | EB)
  • "Falluja rises from the ashes" -- Opinion (WT/EB)
  • U.S. at war over image of detainees (CSM | EB)
  • Iraqi press faces with danger but continues on (WP | EB)
  • Rap becoming voice of Soldiers in Iraq (NW | EB)
  • Senator pushing for closure of Guantanamo prison (LAT | EB)
  • Military details Koran incidents at Guantanamo (NYT | EB)
  • Afghan army captures two ranking Taliban members (NYT | EB)
  • Troops in Afghanistan fighting the 'forgotten' war (CT | EB)

OF INTEREST

  • N. Korea hints at possible return to nuclear talks (NYT | EB)
  • Rice insists U.S. continuing to revive talks with N. Korea (LAT | EB)
  • Rumsfeld: U.S. welcomes Chinese influence in N. Korea (AFIS)
  • Administration to focus more attention on Latin America (PI | EB)
  • U.S. troops ready for peaceful operations in Africa (SS | EB)
  • FY06 defense authorization bill delayed due to opposition over base closures (CQT/EB)
  • Military tops public confidence list in new Gallup poll (AFIS)

WORLD VIEW

  • Only 12 of 500 possible charges will be brought against Hussein (Arab News)
  • Shiite followers of Sadr move into political mainstream (Jordan Times)
  • U.S. cautions E. U. over trade deal with Syria (Aljazeera)
  • U.S., S. Korea settle on contingency plan for N. Korea (Korea Times)
  • International Criminal Court launching investigation into Darfur war crimes (BBC)

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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

Defending one's country is not, of course, a uniquely American idea. Yet some still seem to wonder why tens of thousands of Iraqis volunteer for their security forces when it is known that doing so makes them targets of attacks by violent extremists; or why Afghans in growing numbers risk their lives and often the lives of their families to defy the terrorists in their country...They do it because they want to build better futures for themselves and their families and are willing to pay the cost. Those privileged to live in free countries are forever in the debt of those who make our freedom possible. (Transcript)

Donald H. Rumsfeld
Secretary of Defense

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