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

Tuesday June 7, 2005

Read about the leader priorities for objectives one and two in the June 6 edition of Stand-To.

**Objective # 3: Resource the Force to Execute Our Strategic Requirements

Leader Priorities**
o Senior leaders must understand the highlights of the program now in review (as articulated in the Program Objective Memorandum, 2006-11 Executive Summary).
o Senior leaders must be able to communicate the issues associated with the use of supplemental appropriations to resource our efforts (as summarized in the Risk section of this Game Plan and in the Program Objective Memorandum, 2006-2011 Executive Summary).

**Objective # 4: Maintain the Viability of the All-Volunteer Force

Leader Priorities**
o Direct programs to lead change, while managing complexity.
o Reinforce programs that inform people within your organizations why the Army must change now, how change is occurring, how it will affect people, and how it is designed to improve capabilities, enhance cohesion, and promote quality of life.
o Work to man the force (Units of Action, Units of Employment, and critical institutional units) to required skills and grades.
o Reduce personnel turbulence through stabilization programs including unit-focused stability.
o Ensure incentives, recruiter strength, and other tools are in place to access committed, flexible, and adaptive volunteers needed to man the Army.
o Implement retention and well-being strategies to man our Volunteer Force.
o Implement an enterprise level human resources system and revise supporting personnel policies to deliver responsive personnel service support.
o Implement Senior Army Workforce, National Security Personnel System, and military-to-civilian conversions to transform the civilian component.

Stand-To will present the remainder of the Army Game Plan leader priorities this week or you can read them at www.army.mil/features/2005ArmyGamePlan.

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

The D-Day Anniversary web special is available on the Army Home Page at www.army.mil/d-day. Watch a video, view photos, and listen to the message from General Eisenhower.

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • Soldier shot during ambush re-enlists while recovering (AFIS)
  • U.S., Russian Soldiers assault Grafenwoehr in Torgau '05 (ARNEWS)
  • Hot race means mixed results for military drivers (ARNEWS)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • Operation Lightning captures 900 suspected militants (USAT | EB)
  • Coalition foils 8 attacks in Iraq, detains 116 terrorists (ARNEWS)
  • Two Iraqi police officers assassinated despite lull in recent attacks (NYT | EB)
  • Iraqis fear militants will target less protected cities (LAT | EB)
  • Citizen tips target insurgent activity in Iraq (AFIS)
  • Increase in casualties spur search for answers (SLPD/EB)
  • New Pentagon strategy aims at attacking lower-ranking Al Qaeda members (WT | EB)
  • "Fighting blind in Iraq" -- Opinion (NYT | EB)
  • Mass grave in N. Iraq yields evidence to try Hussein (NYT | EB)
  • Myers says court-martial unlikely for Koran incidents (USAT/EB)
  • Talking with Afghan citizens new tactic to defeating insurgency (WT | EB)

OF INTEREST

  • Critics warned Pentagon of low-tech warfare years ago (CT | EB)
  • GAO report calls military surplus sales wasteful (Bb/EB)
  • I.G. report to be released today details Air Force, Boeing procurement abuse (WP | EB)
  • 9/11 panel members pressing administration for information on terror risk (NYT | EB)
  • Intelligence bill would give CIA more authority overseas (WP | EB)
  • Long-sealed military files will become available to the public (SLPD | EB)
  • Veterans benefit From VA, WRAMC training agreement (AFIS)
  • D-Day and veterans remembered in ceremonies across Normandy (PI/EB)
  • U.S. worried over China's military build-up, despite good relations (WT | EB)
  • N. Korea confirms it will return to nuclear talks, no start date set (WP | EB)

WORLD VIEW

  • Rumsfeld blames encouragement of terrorism on television broadcasts (Aljazeera)
  • U.S. military destroys two insurgent weapons bunkers (Middle East Times)
  • Four coordinated bombings kill Iraqi soldiers (Aljazeera)
  • Iranian official reassures Kuwait of peaceful nuclear program (Islamic Republic News Agency)
  • Iran to expand cooperation with regional states to combat nuclear weapons proliferation (Islamic Republic News Agency)
  • Chinese state counselor says development is not a threat, but an opportunity (China Daily)

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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

As America's Army, our first priority is to provide the necessary forces and capabilities to the Combatant Commanders in support of the National Security and Defense Strategies. In accomplishing this, our volunteer Army is operating at a very high operational pace, and must be prepared to do so for the foreseeable future. As such, we have developed an Army Campaign Plan to synchronize the training, providing, transforming and resetting of forces to both sustain the current operations tempo and be relevant to future threats. (Transcript)

Gen. Richard A. Cody
Vice Chief of Staff of the Army

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