The Army Modernization Plan

Monday March 26, 2007

What is it? Every year the Army G-8 gears up for Army Modernization Plan publication to reflect changes since the previous year's edition. The Army Modernization Plan complements The Army Plan by describing the Army's modernization and investment strategies to enhance the modular force, reset its rotational force, and sustain required readiness levels. The Army Modernization Plan is released in early spring, following release of the Army Posture Statement and the Army Budget, and is designed to be used in concert with other key Army documents such as The Army Plan, the Army Game Plan, etc.

What is the Army doing? The 2007 edition of the Army Modernization Plan illustrates that modernization is a complex and continual process. This process is supported by every organization in our Army to ensure our Soldiers get the best possible equipment, training, and services that our Nation can provide. The Army Modernization Plan provides an illustrative overview and serves as a reference guide on issues relating to the Army's ongoing transformation and modernization efforts, as well as initiatives involved in building, equipping, and supporting the modular force. The Army Modernization Plan's Executive Summary continues to serve as a snapshot of the Army's strategic framework, transformation, and modernization; within supporting annexes are updates of key programs and the efforts within the Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership and Education, Personnel and Facilities (DOTMLPF) to support them.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future? We are continuing to transform our doctrine, organization, and best practices to better address our current and future requirements. The aggressive application of funds in FY05 and FY06 has set the conditions for the current plus-up of units to be properly equipped. Yet even as we equip and prepare for the current fight, we cannot mortgage the future. The Future Combat Systems will enhance the ability of Soldiers and leaders to dominate in any military environment.

Why is this important to the Army? The Army Modernization Plan rationalizes and justifies the Army's program of research, development, and acquisition in the President's Budget by addressing issues that ensure our Soldiers have the most modern equipment available so they can continue to support ongoing and future requirements. Our "boots on the ground" Army serves as the cornerstone of our Nation's security. Investing sufficiently in our future readiness is a strategic necessity--and a matter of priority--not just affordability. The Army is balancing the challenges of today with the imperative to face the future. We remain committed to investing in the right technologies, equipment, and support infrastructure that will empower our most important asset--the Soldier.

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