The changes in the world have made us realize that to ultimately be successful in the Global War on Terror, we must transform our capabilities. We will not be ready and relevant in the 21st Century unless we become much more expeditionary, more joint, more rapidly deployable, and adaptive, as well as enhance our capability to be successful across the entire range of military operations from major combat to the condition of stability. (Transcript)
Dr. Francis J. Harvey
Secretary of the Army
THE ARMY POSTURE STATEMENT
The 2005 Army Posture Statement provides an overview of today's Army. It describes how the Army is executing four overarching, interrelated strategies needed to accomplish the enduring mission. These strategies are:
- Relevant, Ready Landpower to support the Combatant Commanders and the Joint Force to sustain the full range of our global commitments.
- Training and Equipping Soldiers to Serve as Warriors and Growing Adaptive Leaders who are highly competent, flexible and able to deal with 21st challenges they now confront.
- Attaining a Quality of Life and Well-Being for Our People that match the quality of service they provide.
- Providing Infrastructure to Enable the Force to Fulfill its Strategic Roles by establishing and maintaining the infrastructure and information network required to develop, to generate, to train and to sustain the force.
The Army's strategic goal:
- To remain relevant and ready by providing the Joint Force with essential capabilities to dominate across the full range of operations.
The Army's mission:
- To provide necessary forces and capabilities to the Combatant Commanders in support of National Security and Defense Strategies.
Read the Army Posture Statement at www.army.mil/aps/05.
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