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Army Posture Statement 2020

Friday, March 13, 2020

What is it?

The Army Posture Statement is the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff of the Army’s written testimony to Congress on the state of the Army, which describes the current state of the Army and what the Army intends to do with the FY2021 budget request.

The Army Posture Statement explains how the Army’s budget request supports the Army Priorities: readiness, modernization, and reform.

What are the current and past efforts of the Army?

The Army is modernizing to ensure future readiness, and continues to reform systems to optimize resources. The Army has taken several steps to sustain readiness, continue modernization, which will continue through FY2021.

  • Readiness: The Army invested in all aspects of readiness – sustaining tactical readiness, improving force projection capabilities, and investing in Army Prepositioned Stocks.
  • Modernization: Army modernization focuses on changing how we fight, what we fight with, and who we are. This includes developing the Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) concept; modernizing our equipment; and modernizing leader development, education, and talent management.
  • Reform: To preserve readiness and modernization, the Army has prioritized resources to achieve its goals in a flat fiscal environment.

The Army will achieve its objectives through its People, who are the foundation of everything that the Army does and who are the greatest strength of the Army. The Army is focusing on building fit, disciplined teams that win for the nation. This includes creating a 21st century talent management system and providing Soldiers and their families with the Quality of Life they deserve in five primary areas: housing and barracks, health care, child care, spouse employment, and PCS moves.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned?

The Army Posture Statement continues the vision to achieve the Army of 2028 as the Army Strategy describes. This includes a continued emphasis on:

  • Building strategic readiness – force projection, theater enabling operations, and force sustainment
  • Improving the Army’s ability to conduct large-scale combat operations against near-peer competitors
  • Strengthening the American network of allies and partners
  • Ensuring structural reforms for best stewardship of congressional appropriations
  • Improving the quality of life for Soldiers, Army Families, Army Civilians, retirees, and veterans

Why is this important to the Army?

The Army Posture Statement provides Congress and the American public with an understanding of how the Army supports national security and how the Army will use the FY2021 budget request to continue to prepare for this era of great power competition.


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