Thursday March 4, 2010
What is it?
The Army Posture Statement is the written testimony of the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff, Army to Congress for the annual posture hearings. The Army Posture Statement informs Congress on the state of the Army and outlines the Army's compelling needs for Congress to consider when reviewing the President's budget for the following fiscal year. The Army Posture Statement also informs internal and external audiences about recent Army accomplishments and current initiatives. The online version of the Army Posture Statement includes addenda which explain key programs and policies. It also contains over 200 information papers which provide details on important initiatives and activities.
What has the Army done?
The Army incorporated input from the Army Secretariat, the Army Staff, and the major commands to develop the Army Posture Statement. The Army Posture Statement, addenda, and information papers are accessible online. A PDF version of the Army Posture Statement, without addenda and information papers, is also available for download.
What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?
The published version of the Army Posture Statement will be available in March through the Executive Strategy Group, Office of the Director of the Army Staff. Various subject matter experts will periodically update Information Papers on the Army Posture Statement Web site to ensure that they remain current and relevant.
Why is this important to the Army?
The Army Posture Statement provides Congress, the Army community, think tanks, the defense industry, and other interested parties an overview of the Army - where we have been and where we are going - as well as information on key programs, initiatives and activities. The Army Posture statement is an authoritative document that describes the strategic environment, highlights what the Army is doing around the world, communicates the challenges that the Army faces, and lays out a focus for the Army for the future.
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"Our Army continues to lead America in the global struggle against violent extremism. Since the attacks of September 11th, 2001, America’s Army has engaged in sustained combat against determined enemies, provided lifesaving humanitarian assistance to those affected by natural disaster abroad, and supported homeland defense and civil authorities in responding to domestic emergencies."
- Letter from the secretary and chief of staff of the Army on the release of the 2010 Army Posture Statement
"It's a way for all the services to unite as one; Marines, Navy, Army, Air Force and civilians. Let's all unite to remember, reflect and honor the fallen Soldier ... the fallen hero."
-Master Sgt. Jovana Meyer, speaks about Fallen Soldier Half-Marathon held at Camp Taji, Iraq, which was her idea to pay tribute to all Soldeirs who died in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as well as letting the bereaved families know that their fallen Soldiers aren't forgotten.
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