2006 Game Plan-Army Force Generation Model (ARFORGEN )

Wednesday July 5, 2006

The Army Force Generation Model (ARFORGEN) is a readiness model for both active and reserve component forces. It is the central tool for integrating our four overarching, interrelated strategies. ARFORGEN is not a force-sizing construct.

ARFORGEN enables us to provide rapidly deployable and employable Army forces to combatant commanders and civil authorities on a sustained basis. These tailored forces and capability packages will fill specific mission requirements and will have sustainable campaign capability and depth. When fully implemented, ARFORGEN will yield a number of significant advantages:
- A continuous supply of 18-19 trained and ready modular brigades with enablers;
- Stabilized personnel to train, deploy, and fight together in the same unit;
- Assured, predictable access to reserve component units to meet operational requirements;
- Reduced post-mobilization reorganization and training time for reserve component units;
- A system of cyclic readiness to allocate resources based on unit deployment schedules;
- More predictable unit deployments that will benefit Soldiers, families, and civilian employers;
- Deployment planning that will help to reduce the burden on high demand, low-density units; and,
- The opportunity to synchronize a broad range of Institutional Army processes.

ARFORGEN enables the structured progression of increased unit readiness over time. It leverages modular unit designs and operational cycles to deploy units in more predictable patterns.

See the 2006 Game Plan for more information.


Army Safety-"Owning the Edge"

To help modern leaders and Soldiers make informed choices, the United States Army Combat Readiness Center developed a campaign called Own the Edge. This campaign, which is available at https://crc.army.mil/readiness, acknowledges the risks associated with our operations, helps individuals define which risks are acceptable and unacceptable, and promotes modifying our operations as necessary to manage those risks and "own the edge."


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