BRAGGS, Okla. — Teamwork: a concept to some, but the vital foundation of success and victory to anyone who has ever worn the U.S. military uniform. From the first day of enlistment until the last bite of the retirement cake, teamwork is fundamental in every facet of military life.
Archive for April, 2016
WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. — The U.S. Army successfully fired a Miniature Hit-to-Kill missile from its newest launch platform , April 4, 2016. The missile successfully fired as part of an Engineering Demonstration of the Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept.
Spc. Abraham Keith had never considered himself much of a mechanic before he arrived at Regional Training Site Maintenance-Fort Devens, Mass. The Reserve Soldier works as a cook in his civilian life, so in his hometown of Birmingham, Ala., he spends more time fixing meals instead of cars.
Warrant Officers are the U.S. Army’s premier technical experts and systems integrators whose leader development is critically important for readiness. The Army Warrant Officer 2025 Strategy (WO2025) provides vision and guidance on the ends, ways and means for accessing, developing and using WOs to best serve the Army now and in the future.
What has the Army done?
The WO2025 Strategy was developed and synchronized with the Army Operating Concept, Force 2025 and Beyond, Human Dimension Strategy, Army Leader Development Strategy and Warrant Officer Continuum of Learning Study. These documents serve as the foundation and guiding principles for the shaping of the warrant officer of the future.The WO2025 Strategy also applies the Army Warfighting Challenges to frame the learning and collaboration required for the future force.
What continued efforts have been planned for the future?
The WO2025 Strategy is organized into four distinct Lines of Effort (LOEs) that are synchronized with the AWCs. The LOEs emphasize redesigning the recruiting and selection process, revitalizing WO professional military education, posturing leader development for effective utilization and joint force integration, and institutionalizing a culture of professionalism. The LOEs are:
(1) Accessions: In order to meet the demanding and unknown future requirements identified in the Army Operating Concept, the Army will reevaluate the current accessions model.
(2) Development: WOs serve as the Army’s technical experts, systems operators, integrators and collective trainers of Soldiers. Development efforts will focus on sustaining and improving these competencies to enhance readiness and reduce reliance on contractor support.
(3) Talent Management and Utilization: The Army will review how WOs are managed and assigned and develop ways to ensure top talent is retained and placed in the best possible roles.
(4) Army Profession: The Army will develop WO cohort specific materials to increase understanding, improve mentorship and counseling, as well as enhance the pride and esprit de corps of all service members.
Why is this important to the Army?
The WO2025 Strategy provides strategic direction to ensure Army Warrant Officers are technologically agile, adaptive, and innovative leaders.
- The Army Warrant Officer 2025 Strategy
- ADRP 1: Army Profession
- TRADOC PAM 525-8-2: The U.S. Army Learning Concept
- TRADOC PAM 525-3-1: The Army Operating Concept
- Army Leader Development Strategy
- Army Directive 2015-30: Professional Military Education, Leader Development and Talent Management for Warrant Officers
- Warrants pen draft strategy for retaining technology overmatch
- Warrant officers critical to transformation from wartime to sustainment Army
- Solarium: Warrants need training, Army over-relies on contractors
- Solarium: Some warrants get more broadening than others
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, April 7, 2016) — While manning and equipping the Army are vitally important to winning the nation’s wars, and needs to be addressed, the Army’s No. 1 current priority is readiness, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley.
Lt. Gen. Na, Sang Woong, commanding general, Republic of Korea Army TRADOC visited Joint Base Langley Eustis on March 28. Gen. David G. Perkins, TRADOC commanding general, hosted the visit. Na met with TRADOCs senior leadership, received the TRADOC Command Overview, an ARCIC Futures briefing, a Future Operational Environment & Threats briefing as well as an overview and tour of the G27 Operational Environment Training Support Center. The visit helped Na gain an understanding in how the roles and mission of TRADOC helped shape the future of the Army. Na also visited JRTC and CAC while in the states.