Reset

Monday February 12, 2007

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 a units' future 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;
- 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment;
- 1st Cavalry Division.

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

What efforts does the Army plan to continue in the future? As units continue to deploy to and redeploy from OIF and OEF, the Army will continue its reset program. The requirement for 2007 is $17.1 billion which includes $8.5 billion (procurement) to replace and upgrade equipment and $8.6 billion (operations and maintenance) to repair more than one million pieces of equipment. Due to the time required to retrograde, synchronize schedules with training requirements, and repair equipment, the Army anticipates a requirement for several years of reset supplemental funding once hostilities end.

Why is this important to the Army? Through its reset program, the Army is supporting Combatant Commanders, while simultaneously "setting the force" to posture for future operations. Reset prepares follow-on units for deployment and employment; supports training base requirements; modernizes and recapitalizes equipment; and reconfigures units to the modular design. Reset also enables the Army to position itself to be a more globally relevant force, able to rapidly respond to emerging threats and contingencies.

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • Many Army Humvees Lack Armor Upgrade (MSNBC)
  • The Army Ranger Who Robbed a Bank (KC)
  • N.H. Engineer Invented Shield to Protect Soldiers (EB | BST)
  • Petraeus Takes Over U.S. Forces in Iraq (SAS)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • U.S. Troops Enter Eastern Baghdad as New Push Begins (EB | NYT)
  • Insurgents Stepping Up Efforts to Down U.S. Helicopters in Iraq (NYT)
  • Car Bombing Kills Dozens in Iraq (ABC)
  • Helicopters Risky, but Still Best Option in Iraq, Army Pilot Says (EB | LAT)

OF INTEREST

  • Troops Laugh it up with Visiting Comics (SAS)
  • America Supports You Program Success Shows Deep Support for Troops (AFIS)
  • Families & Friends Say Goodbye to Local Troops (WLNS)
  • Identical Twins Lead Similar Lives Through Jobs with Army Reserve (ZTR)

WORLD VIEW

  • U.S. Soldier Killed in Attack on Military Patrol in Iraq (KNA | Story)
  • U.S. Poised for Iraq Failure (ALJ | Story)
  • U.S. Army Denies Reports About Helicopter Crash in N. Baghdad (KNA | Story)
  • U.S. Forces in Afghan Launch Artillery into Pakistan (HND | Story)

WHAT'S BEING SAID IN BLOGS

  • Army 1st Lt Nainoa Hoe Honored (GAF)
  • Iraq's Terrorist Connections (AW)
  • Criminal Insurgents Can't Sleep at Night (IP)
  • Badgers Down: The Work Continues (BF)

Subscribe to STAND-TO! to learn about the U.S. Army initiatives.

STAND-TO!

STAND-TO! is an information paper-based web platform that supports the U.S. Army’s strategic communication objectives.

The information papers -- written, approved and submitted by the Army agencies -- provide a broad, objective view of the Army’s current operations, doctrine and programs. The "Today’s Focus" topics highlight Army Staff initiatives and support Army wide strategic-level issues.

All published editions are sent to subscribers via email and archived daily in the STAND-TO! Archives.

STAND-TO! falls under the management of the Online and Social Media Division (OSMD) in the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs (OCPA).

Subscribe to STAND-TO! to learn about the U.S. Army initiatives.