<a href="//www.army.mil/fm1/" target="_blank">FM 1: The Army </a>

Thursday September 8, 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 and Chapter 4

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NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • LA leads in Army Corps of Engineer project spending (WP | EB)
  • Hundreds of LA National Guard troops return from Iraq (WP | EB)
  • Army is a barometer for Special Ops retention (TT/EB)
  • Resourceful Army Engineers assist with flood control efforts (NYT | EB)
  • 82nd Airborne platoon beats off Taliban ambush (ARNEWS)
  • 13th COSCOM joins almost 60,000 troops in Katrina relief (ARNEWS)
  • Guard medics treat seniors in Gulfport (ARNEWS)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • U.S. troops free contractor in Iraq (WP | EB)
  • Sunnis register to vote in Oct. election (WP | EB)
  • Bid to keep Afghan warlords off ballot (CSM | EB)
  • Talabani wields growing influence- elevates profile (LAT | EB)
  • Guerilla supply routes targeted by troops (CT | EB)
  • Car bomb kills and wounds in Basra (NYT | EB)
  • Expert warns of danger of ignoring the West (WP | EB)

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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

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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