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The Army People Strategy

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

What is it?

The Army People Strategy is the roadmap the U.S. Army will use to build a 21st century talent-based personnel management system, reform essential quality of life programs, and build cohesive teams that are ready, professional, diverse, and integrated for the Joint Force. The Total Army will acquire, develop, employ, and retain the diversity of Soldier and Civilian talent needed to achieve Total Army readiness.

The Army People Strategy is foundational to the readiness, modernization, and reform efforts described in the Army Strategy.

What are the current and past efforts of the Army?

The Army People Strategy will move the Army from the industrial to the information age. This strategy enhances Army readiness by maximizing the talents of every person.

This strategy will help maintain and extend the Army’s overmatch capabilities. It guides the Army to a future in which the Soldiers and Civilians are powerfully bonded to one another in cohesive teams, enjoy a far greater range of professionally rewarding opportunities, are better supported and developed, collaborate both in person and virtually, and are proud members of the most satisfied and engaged federal workforce in the nation.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned?

The Army People Strategy devises a path forward for agile and effective people programs, policies, and systems.

It provides the guidance, framework and conceptual basis for follow-on implementation plans. These plans, which will be time and data-driven, will identify gaps, implement solutions to close those gaps, and measure improvements so that the Army can assess its progress and build upon it in a thoughtful and effective way.

Why is this important to the Army?

People are the strength of the Army. Taking care of people drives readiness, modernization, and reform. The Army’s ability to achieve its mission of fighting and winning the nation’s wars hinges on the success of the Army People Strategy.

The Army People Strategy represents a commitment to innovation and thoughtful leadership in the realm of people management. It articulates what the Army must do to win. Army readiness, modernization, and reform efforts must be supported by a 21st century talent management system and essential quality of life enhancements, fundamentally improving the way the Army manages people, who are the Army’s center of gravity.


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Focus Quote for the Day

Winning matters, and People are my number one priority. People are our Soldiers – Regular Army, National Guard, and Reserve - their Families, Civilians, and Soldiers for Life – Retirees and Veterans. We win through our people, and people will drive success in our Readiness, Modernization and Reform priorities. We must take care of our people…

- Gen. James McConville, 40th Chief of Staff of the Army