Readiness Reporting for an Adaptive Army
RAND ARROYO CENTER SANTA MONICA CA
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Army readiness is the ability of the Army to serve the nation. It includes the capabilities of the Operating Force and the Generating Force as well as intangible factors that significantly contribute to overall preparedness, such as Army values, doctrine, strategy, programs, policy, and processes. Both the law and military operational requirements require the Army to track its readiness, gauge shortfalls, and assess the associated risk. The Army must have effective processes for evaluating readiness to make and implement critical resourcing decisions, and to articulate significant shortcomings to Congress and to the military community. Determining the state of Army readiness requires the continuous, complete, and systematic analysis of its many elements some that can be objectively measured and some that must be subjectively assessed.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics