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Army Posture Statement 2021

Thursday, May 6, 2021

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 which explains how the FY22 budget supports the Army Priorities: people, readiness, and modernization.

What are the current and past efforts of the Army?

America’s Army remains prepared to compete globally and fight and win the nation’s wars as a member of the Joint Force. The Army also remain the nation’s principal response force to protect the country and communities in crisis, whether from global security dynamics, COVID-19, civil unrest, or natural disasters. In October 2020, the Army evolved its priorities to people, readiness, and modernization, which remain well aligned with the Interim National Security Strategic Guidance.

  • People: are the Army’s number one priority. and this includes Soldiers from the Active, Guard, and Reserve components, Army Families, Army Civilians, and retiree and veteran Soldiers for Life. Three critical enablers from the 2019 Army People Strategy continue to set conditions for putting people first: Army Culture, Quality of Life initiatives, and a 21st century Talent Management System.
  • Readiness: Launched the Regionally Aligned Readiness and Modernization Model (ReARMM) as the new unit life-cycle model to help reduce OPTEMPO, increase predictability, sustain readiness, support the Joint force commander, and facilitate large-step modernization.
  • Modernization: Internal reforms were executed over the last four years by realigning over $35 billion within the Army budget to self-fund modernization priorities in support of joint all-domain operations.
    • Fielding new systems in long-range precision fires, air and missile defense, and Soldier lethality, with more on the way in next generation combat vehicles, future vertical lift, and the Army network.
  • Alliances and Partnerships: are key to the DOD’s landpower network which provides inroads for whole-of-government engagement. Partner militaries and their senior leaders are predominately land force-centric, so the Army is uniquely qualified to maintain and expand this vital network.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned?

The Army Posture Statement continues the vision to achieve the Army of 2035.

  • The Army is now a DOD leader in technology and concepts.
  • The Army is at the center of opening doors in the Indo-Pacific and Europe.
  • The next fight will be an all-domain conflict.
  • The Army’s readiness gains and modernization procurement requirements need consistent budget support to survive.

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 fiscal year 2022 budget request.


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Focus Quote for the Day

We are leading the way in experimentation with formations like the MDTF and the Software Factory. We are the forefront of competition, deterrence, and setting conditions in the Indo-Pacific and European theaters.

— Acting Secretary Army’s letter to the commanging generals, Apr. 29, 2021