2006 Game Plan--Leading Change and Leader Priorities

Tuesday June 20, 2006

Our collective focus has enabled our ongoing modular conversion, improved the balance of our Army, increased cohesion within our units, and improved predictability for our Soldiers and their families. Transforming while waging war is exceptionally difficult, but we are on the right path.

Our challenge is to accelerate through this window of opportunity before it closes. To meet this challenge, we must remain focused on our priorities and the essential aspects of our plan to realize the Army vision. In addition, we will need your continued efforts to promote understanding of our strategic direction, while adhering to the general guidelines listed below:

LEADER PRIORITIES

-Accelerate Momentum: Use your initiative to identify opportunities to accelerate momentum, while maintaining balance across your programs and activities
-Don't "Live Rich": Focus efforts and resources to achieve our strategic objectives
-Reinforce Safety: Focus efforts to care for people and preserve combat power through Composite Risk Management and other initiatives
-Measure Performance: Support the process of aligning and assessing our strategy through the Army Strategic management System to establish an enterprise-wide foundation to guide our Business Transformation
-Maintain Property Accountability: Sustain combat power by intensively managing our current equipment while fielding new equipment to meet mission and training needs
-Communicate the Army Story: Promote understanding of how we are changing.
-Build Support: Enhance relationships through outreach and engagements with political leaders to obtain our compelling needs.

Read more about the 2006 Game Plan.

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

LIVE WEB CAST: June 20, noon - 1:30 p.m. The Global Jihad: Leaderless Terrorism? - featuring Dennis Pluchinsky, former senior intelligence analyst, Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Department of State. This event is co-sponsored by the Army's Eisenhower National Security Series, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the RAND Corporation. For more information and link to the web cast: www.eisenhowerseries.com

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • Two Missing U.S. Soldiers Found Dead in Iraq (WP)
  • Army Cancels Contract for Iraqi Prison (NYT)
  • Murder Charges for 3 G.I.'s in Iraq (NYT)
  • National Guard Ordered to New Orleans (ABC)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • Insurgents Mock U.S. Search for 2 Soldiers (PI)
  • Revived Taliban Waging 'Full-Blown Insurgency' (USAT)
  • Iraq War May Add Stress for Past Vets (WP)
  • Forward Surgical Suite Provides Edge to Save Lives in Iraq (AFIS)

OF INTEREST

  • U.S. Pressures North Korea over Missile (LAT)
  • Prosecutor in Hussein Trial Calls for the Death Penalty (EB | NYT)
  • Pentagon Lists Homosexuality as Disorder (EB | HC)
  • Italy may Indict American (NYD)

WORLD VIEW

  • Killing Iraqi Women in "COLD BLOOD" (ALJ | Story)
  • Bush Wrongfooted as Iran Steps up International Charm Offensive (GRD | Story)
  • "Ugly" Life of Iraqis Challenges Invaders' Claims (ALJ | Story)
  • Bush says Iran Faces Sanctions if Rejects Offer (STR | Story)

WHAT'S BEING SAID IN BLOGS

  • Notes on Iraq from Retired Flag Officer Conference (BS)
  • Your Freedom to ... (BS)
  • U.S. Military Charges 3 GIs, MSM Goes Silent (BS)

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