<a href="//www.army.mil/fm1/" target="_blank">FM 1: THE ARMY</a> - SOLDIERS ARE THE CENTERPIECE

Monday June 20, 2005

Soldiers are the centerpiece of all Army organizations.

Professional Soldiers--warriors well trained, well equipped, and well led--serve as the ultimate expression of what the Army provides to the Nation and the joint force. They are the engine behind Army capabilities.

Nearly half the Soldiers on active duty are deployed or forward-stationed in more than 120 countries. In addition to conducting combat operations, these Soldiers secure the homeland by deterring aggression and supporting friends and allies.

To benefit Soldiers, the Army's transformation is working toward resetting, restructuring, rebalancing, and stabilizing the force.

Resetting refers to actions taken to prepare redeploying units and Soldiers for future missions.

Restructuring refers to the Army's transition from a division-based to a brigade-based force--the modular force.

Rebalancing involves retraining Soldiers and converting organizations to produce more Soldiers and units with high-demand skills.

Stabilizing involves assigning Soldiers to brigades for longer periods which increases unit readiness and cohesion, reduces turnover, and eliminates repetitive training requirements.

The Army is enhancing its training, education, and Soldier and leader development programs to develop the flexible, adaptive mindset needed to prevail in joint, expeditionary operations.

Source: FM 1, chapter 2 & chapter 4


  • Army streamlines RC-AC transfer (ARNEWS)
  • Army displays latest warfighting innovations (ARNEWS)
  • Army awards MPs for turning table on ambush (ARNEWS)
  • Leaders celebrate Army's birthday with war wounded (ARNEWS)
  • Motive behind "fragging" case unclear (USAT | EB)


  • New top assignments considered for U.S. commanders after abuse case (NYT | EB)
  • Terror war does not have enough linguists (USAT | EB)
  • Pentagon to release new photos of prisoner abuse (SFC | EB)
  • Congress may define war detainees (WT | EB)
  • Iraq operations result in captures, arms-cache discovery (AFIS)
  • Iraq is ready for foreign aid, top Iraqi official says (NYT | EB)
  • CTC innovations prep units for Iraq, Afghanistan (ARNEWS)
  • Terror camps persist in Pakistan (LAT | EB)
  • U.S. allies not meeting demands to deport terrorists (MH | EB)
  • Al-Qaida complaining about Al-Jazeera news coverage (ADS | EB)


  • Japan honours U.S. lost lives at Iwo Jima (LDT | EB)
  • U.S. and Israel inch closer to a deal on arms sales (LFT | EB)
  • Basrah International Airport opens to commercial flights (ARNEWS)
  • House to vote on "pay parity" for civil service (WP | EB)
  • Base-closing panel wants facts at hearing (SLPD | EB)
  • General cites influencers as part of recruiting challenge (AFIS)
  • Hackers from Asia blamed for attacks on U.K., U.S. computer networks (WSJ | EB)
  • DoD launches sexual assault prevention Web site (AFIS)
  • DoD cautions servicemembers against "loan-shark" lenders (AFIS)
  • Fort Leonard Wood provides blueprint for BRAC realignments (AFIS)


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June 20, 2005
Army's Eisenhower Series is sponsoring a Terrorism Workshop (4:00 to 5:30 p.m.) with the Woodrow Wilson Center and the RAND Corporation. The program, titled "The Muslim World after 9/11", features Dr. Angel Rabasa, Senior Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation. Registration for this event is open to the public. For more information, visit www.eisenhowerseries.com.

Tonight, TLC will air episode "What They Missed" in Operation Homecoming at 10 p.m. EDT.


Our Army remains the preeminent land power in the world today, and will remain so, primarily because of the courageous men and women who proudly wear the uniform of the American Soldier.

Dr. Francis J. Harvey
Secretary of the Army


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