Friday June 10, 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 Professional Video Collection.


  • Worldwide events to mark Army's 230th birthday (ARNEWS)

  • Country PSAs online for Army's 230th birthday (ARNEWS)

  • Army considers bonuses of $40K (USAT | EB)

  • Army takes action to fight dip in recruits (AJC | EB)

  • Barry Zito makes ultimate pitch for wounded troops (ARNEWS)

  • Confusion after Tillman's death, not cover up (LAT | EB)

  • Army awards adopt-a-unit founder (ARNEWS)

  • Drill sergeant found guilty of trainee abuse (WT | EB)


  • Challenges face the creation of a strong Iraqi army (WP | EB)
  • Political action being taken to thwart insurgency (BG/EB)
  • Shiite Muslim group accused of recent attacks (PI | EB)
  • IEDs are biggest cause of death despite U.S. efforts to neutralize them (MH | EB)
  • European Union encouraging Iraq on constitution (WP | EB)
  • Coalition forces locate weapons caches in Al Anbar update (CENTCOM News)
  • NATO plans to expand training role in Iraq (LAT | EB)
  • Senator says Bush needs to level with public on Iraq (DMN | EB)
  • "Outsmarting the terrorists" -- Opinion (WT | EB)
  • Diverse groups behind attacks in Afghanistan (CSM | EB)
  • Rumsfeld: Detainees better off in Guantanamo than prisons near home (BS | EB)


  • S. Korea denies U.S. threat of troop withdrawal (KT/EB)
  • "Are we nuts over nukes in N. Korea?" -- Opinion (USAT | EB)
  • BRAC commission member says list is not gospel (FT/EB)
  • Panel blames rush of fielding for missile defense shortfalls (WP | EB)
  • Special Operations Forces week in Tampa, Fla. (SPT | EB)
  • "Good care at the armed forces retirement home" -- Opinion (letter) (WP | EB)


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June 12, 2005
NASCAR Nextel Cup "Ponoco 500". The #01 US Army car driven by Joe Nemechek will sport a custom paint scheme replicating the new digital Army Combat Uniform colors. The car's hood will spotlight the Army Birthday theme Call to Duty: 230 Years of Service to Our Nation. (Photo)

June 13, 2005
The Learning Channel will air Long Distance Delivery. The program tells the stories of three families and the changes they went through while a loved one was in Iraq. (More information)

June 14, 2005
U.S. Army Birthday
Call to Duty: 230 Years of Service to Our Nation

A cake cutting ceremony will be held at the Pentagon's River Entrance at 10 a.m. The event will feature The U.S. Army Band, the 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard) Fife and Drum Corps, and a firing demonstration by the Old Guard Alpha Company.

Look for other Army Birthday celebration events in your local area at www.army.mil/birthday/230.


Our Nation is critically dependent on the Army to keep it safe and secure. Today, that means the Army must jointly fight and win the GWOT. We must never forget that we are fighting an enemy whose fundamental objective is to destroy our Nation's way of life. Your service is essential to protecting our way of life, and our Nation greatly values the sacrifices you are making. (Transcript)

Francis J. Harvey
Secretary of the Army


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