The Army Air and Missile Defense Enterprise Integrator

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

What is it?

The Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Enterprise Integrator is responsible for integrating and synchronizing the Army AMD mission at the senior leader level. As such, the AMD Enterprise Integrator aligns the Army AMD Enterprise with joint and Army current and future requirements and provides oversight and direction to the implementation of a holistic Army AMD strategy.

This strategy incorporates force planning requirements, coordinated capability and materiel development, AMD acquisition and life cycle management, and strategic communications.

What is the Army doing?

On Sept 8, 2014, the chief of staff of the Army designated the commanding general, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command / Army Forces Strategic Command to serve as the Army AMD Enterprise Integrator in support of the Force 2025 and Beyond.

The USASMDC/ARSTRAT stood up an AMD integration division for Army AMD planning, programming, and advocacy with the Army staff. The division also supports the commanding general, USASMDC/ARSTRAT by coordinating and integrating with Army and joint processes and business practices.

What continued efforts are planned for the future?

The SMDC AMD Integration Division supports the SMDC commanding general with the continued development and synchronization of a holistic Army AMD strategy. The AMD Enterprise remains focused on meeting warfighter operational demands and achieving modernization initiatives.

Through the AMD Integration Division, the Army recently published Waypoint #1 to the 2012 Army AMD Strategy, which provides a holistic assessment of the current strategy.

The division also coordinated the AMD Capabilities Portfolio Review and contributed to the following:

Why is this important to the Army?

The Army must develop future AMD force capabilities that are integrated with joint and coalition partners, operate at all levels of war, and are effective across multiple domains to defeat the nation’s adversaries. The AMD strategic environment is changing and evolving in response to threats, operational demands, strategic guidance, and fiscal realities.

The Army requires a renewed focus of AMD capabilities toward air threats and the protection of ground maneuver forces. Rapid advancements in low-cost enemy air and missile technologies; the proliferation of unmanned aircraft systems; rockets, artillery, and mortars; cruise missiles; and tactical ballistic missile technological improvements drive the threat.

Other factors impacting the strategic environment include: shifting geographical focus; budget constraints; enemy use of advanced electronic warfare; major operations by non-state actors; enemy ability to conduct complex integrated attacks; anti-access/area denial challenges; increased operational demands on the AMD force; and force structure reductions.

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