Installation Readiness

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

What is it?

Installations are platforms for Army Readiness. U.S. Army installations provide secure and sustainable facilities and infrastructure that support combatant commanders’ top priorities, enable Army missions, and maintain Soldier and unit readiness.

Army Readiness starts on the 156 installations and more than 1,100 community-based Army National Guard and Army Reserve Centers worldwide where Soldiers live, work and train. Installations empower the Army to focus on its fundamental task readiness.

Installations’ readiness meets future challenges and ensures the security of the nation. Well-maintained installation infrastructure enhances projection of national power and enables the Army to deploy ground forces, prevent conflict, shape outcomes and conduct military operations. Installations enable Soldiers to be trained and ready to fight and win.

What has the Army done?

Army installations provide the critical infrastructure to organize, train, equip, deploy and conduct combat operations by land forces. Installations provide intense and realistic home-station training essential for successful combat training. Soldiers fight from installations to defeat emerging global missions. Rigorous and repetitive training at Army installations prepares Soldiers to win the next war decisively. Installations build readiness by training and developing Soldiers who are mentally and physically fit to withstand the intense rigors of ground combat.

What continued efforts have been planned for the future?

The Army will continue to:

  • (1) Reshape installation services to focus resources on readiness and divest of unneeded facilities to reduce excess infrastructure. Reducing the infrastructure footprint decreases energy requirements and increases resource stewardship efficiency.
  • (2) Invest in emerging missions such as cyber security, home-station mission command, force protection and Force of the Future. An enterprise approach to installation management leverages readiness, facilities, and installations to support Force 2025 and Beyond.
  • (3) Leverage more partnerships and increase third-party investments to strengthen Soldier and Family readiness programs. Installations partner with local communities to share common services and to increase readiness programs.

Why is this important to the Army?

Installation infrastructure directly affects the readiness of the Army and the well-being of the Soldiers, Army Civilians and their Families. Installation readiness provides equitable services and facilities, optimizes resources, sustains the environment and enhances the well-being of the military community. The Army requires adequate infrastructure and installation services to support the pillars of readiness: manning, training, equipping and leader development.

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