Wednesday June 30, 2010
What is it?
The 2010 Army Modernization Strategy (AMS) describes how the U.S. Army plans to modernize and transform to provide our Soldiers with an affordable mix of the best equipment available to succeed in both current and future full-spectrum military operations. The third of three lines of effort of the AMS focuses on fielding and distributing capabilities in accordance with Army priorities and the Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) Model.
What has the Army done?
In 2006 the Army approved the ARFORGEN model that established a unit readiness cycle divided into three categories - RESET, Train/Ready, and Available. Units in the RESET phase receive some modernized equipment, but do not need to be fully equipped and have no readiness expectation. The equipment issued to units during the Train/Ready phase is tailored to a unit's upcoming mission, with the unit expected to be at least 80 percent equipped. Units in the Available phase must be fully trained, equipped, and ready to deploy. The 2010 AMS complements the ARFORGEN model by ensuring all units, regardless of component, deploy with the most modern and capable equipment available. The third line of effort in the AMS also allows the Army to synchronize equipping efforts with Army priorities. For example, equipment located in Iraq can be shifted to Afghanistan as each mission changes.
What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?
The Army will continue to use the ARFORGEN Model and the AMS to equip units with capabilities required for their designated missions.
Why is this important to the Army?
The third line of effort of the AMS will give the Army the flexibility to equip units as their missions or Army priorities change.
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