2019 Army Modernization Strategy

Thursday, October 17, 2019

What is it?

The Army Modernization Strategy (AMS) describes how the Total Army -- Regular Army, National Guard, Army Reserve, and Army Civilians -- will transform into a multi-domain force by 2035, meet its enduring responsibility as part of the Joint Force to provide for the defense of the United States, and retain its position as the globally dominant land power. AMS is the Army's plan to deliver a Multi-Domain Operations capable force and explains how the Army will operationalize the concept.

  • The AMS establishes priorities for continuous modernization, aligns the elements of modernization, and presents a roadmap to a multi-domain capable force.
  • The primary end state of the 2019 AMS, nested with the 2018 Army Strategy, is a modernized Army capable of conducting Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) as part of an integrated Joint Force in a single theater by 2028, and ready to conduct MDO across an array of scenarios in multiple theaters by 2035.

What are the current and past efforts of the Army?

The AMS supports the priorities outlined in the Army Strategy. The Army's strategic approach is focused on maintaining the priorities and generating irreversible momentum.

These priorities -- and the Army's focus -- remains constant.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned?

The 2019 Army Modernization Strategy lays the foundation for future Army modernization -- how the Army will develop a force ready for Multi-Domain Operations, and how conditions will be to remain a continuously modernizing Army.

The Modernization Framework: To achieve this end state by 2035, the Army will modernize how we fight, what we fight with, and who we are. This approach integrates the elements of doctrine, organizations, training, materiel, leader development and education, personnel, facilities, and policy (DOTMLPF-P) within the Army, with other Joint Force elements, and alongside allies and partners.

  • How we fight is the realm of concepts, doctrine, organizations, and training.
  • What we fight with is characterized by materiel development and procurement, guided by the Army's six materiel modernization priorities.
  • Who we are encompasses leader development, education, and 21st century talent management.

Why is this important to the Army?

The Army Modernization strategy enables prioritization of effort and resourcing decisions by synchronizing force modernization. Implementation of the Army's Modernization Strategy (AMS), will provide leaders increased options in the great power competition.

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