Army Reset Program

Wednesday March 8, 2006

What is it? The Army's reset program is a series of actions to restore units to a desired level of combat capability commensurate with mission requirements and availability of resources. These actions fall into four areas:

- Bring all equipment to Army readiness standards and mitigate effects of intense usage in a desert environment;
- Where sensible and affordable, upgrade capability based on Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) lessons learned;
- Replace battle losses and washed out equipment; and
- Reorganize resetting units to a modular design in support of the Army Campaign Plan.

The goal is to return active-component unit equipment readiness to Army standards within 180 days after redeployment and reserve-component unit equipment within 360 days. Active-component units undergoing modular transformation have 300 days to complete reset and reorganization. The maintenance work is done at organic depots, installations, and contractor facilities.

What has the Army done? The Army has reset more than 20 major units, including:

- 3rd Infantry Division;
- 4th Infantry Division;
- 101st Air Assault Division;
- 10th Mountain Division;
- 82nd Airborne Division;
- 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division;
- 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division;
- 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division; and
- 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment.

The Army has repaired a wide range of equipment, including aircraft, tracked vehicles, wheeled vehicles, and support equipment.

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March 8 - The Future of Transatlantic Security Relations, co-sponsored by the Army's Eisenhower National Security Series, The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University and the Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center, College Station Texas. For more information:


  • Army Unit Status Reports Move Online (ARNEWS)
  • Army Transferring Bases to Iraqi Forces (ARNEWS)
  • Elite U.S. Troops Expand Role (
  • Troubled Soldiers Turn to Chaplains for Help (CSM)
  • Soldiers Put Smiles on Faces (MNF-Iraq)


  • Iraqi Security Forces Grow; First Iraqi Air Base Opens (MNF-Iraq)
  • Iraq War Drains Guard of Equipment (
  • Hopes of Troop Pullout Fading (
  • Rumsfeld Accuses Iran of Sending Forces into Iraq (VOA)
  • Iraqi Counterterror Unit Proves Its Mettle In Hostage Rescue (EB)
  • Iraq Reconstruction Plan Draws Criticism Following Delays (USAToday)


  • Mixed Messages on Iraq (PI)
  • Iran Threatens U.S. With 'Harm and Pain' (ABC)
  • Infantry Patrol (TOR)
  • Inside the House of Cards (TA)
  • No Civil War, Security Forces Self-Sufficient, Oodles of Smiles from Happy Iraqis Living in Baghdad "Slum" (NH)


  • Annan: U.S. Forces May be Violating International Law (USAToday | Story)
  • Iraq's Civil War Nightmare (BBC | Story)
  • US Admits to Possibility of Civil War in Iraq (ODT | Story)


  • The Iranian government is Knowingly Killing US Troops (BS)
  • Things are Falling Into Place in Iraq (BS)
  • Rummy: No Bad Iraq News, Just al-Qaeda Misinformation (DK)
  • Sunni Tribes Declare War on al-Qaeda in Iraq (Salon)

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To support global operations while transforming, we are preparing our forces for war - or resetting them - as quickly and efficiently as we can. Our reset program is restoring units returning from war to required levels of readiness to prepare them for future missions.

2006 Army Posture Statement


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