The Army Vision

Friday June 9, 2006

The challenges posed by the 21st century security environment drive our vision of the force we must become to continue to accomplish our mission. The Nation has entrusted us to preserve peace, maintain freedom, and defend democracy. We have performed this role for more than 230 years. Today, because of the actions of our Soldiers and our record of accomplishment, the American people regard the Army as one of the Nation's most respected institutions. We will maintain this trust.

The Army Vision is to remain the preeminent land power on Earth--the ultimate instrument of national resolve--that is both ready to meet and relevant to the challenges of the dangerous and complex 21st century security environment.

- The centerpiece of the vision is Soldiers. They must be led by capable leaders--innovative, adaptive and confident in leading Soldiers and civilians. They're challenged with leading change, building teams, confronting uncertainty and solving complex problems.

- They are organized into modular forces, rapidly deployable, more powerful, and network-enabled.

- They are supported by the institution. The Army's challenge is to provide relevant and read land forces and capabilities to the Combatant Commanders while transforming. The Army is leading change to create its future form. The Army is providing the people, resources, quality of life, and infrastructure critical to its success for America.

Read more about the 2006 Game Plan.


231st Army Birthday - Wednesday June 14th

Be sure to check as well as your local installations to see what events are planned to celebrate the Army Birthday. Events currently scheduled include baseball games, black-tie dinner and concerts. For the most up to date information, please check the Army Birthday website:


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  • Wounded Warrior Provides Valuable Feedback to Aberdeen Testers (ARNews)
  • Generals May Get 4-Star Digs on Post (FNC)
  • Army Showing Off New X-Band Radar in Japan (SAS)


  • U.S. Tracks Aide to Zarqawi's Doom; Bush Says the War Is Far From Over (LAT)
  • Major Blow to Iraq Insurgency (CSM)
  • Airmen Pitch in For Iraqis (MNF)
  • After Zarqawi, No Clear Path In Weary Iraq (WP)


  • Spears Receives the Army's First $1,000 Recruiting Referral Bonus (ARNews)
  • VA Beefs Up Data Security Procedures, Top Official Tells Congress (AFIS)
  • Army Chaplain Found Not Guilty of Assaulting Wife (SAS)
  • Bush Responds to the Killing of a Terrorist With Caution (NYT)


  • Zarqawi Found, but Bin Laden Still Eludes U.S. (STR | Story)
  • U.S., Allies Hail Zarqawi Killing (ALJ | Story)
  • U.S. Urges Arab States to Use Oil Profits for Iraq (NZH | Story)
  • Zarqawi's Death a Relief, but Not Cure, for Bush (STO | Story)


  • Missing WWII Servicemen are Identified(BS)
  • Assessing the Measurables in the Iraq Insurgency (BS)

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"Zarqawi has met his end, and this violent man will never murder again. Iraqis can be justly proud of their new government and its early steps to improve their security."

President George W. Bush


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