Sustaining Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness: Critical for Army 2020
ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The Army cannot afford to reduce leadership focus or funding for the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness CSF2 program during times of budget austerity. The Army recognized the tremendous challenges to our force after 12 years of war, and it responded by designing and implementing the successful CSF2 program, which has helped hundreds of thousands of Soldiers, families, and Department of the Army DA civilians mitigate the effects of multiple combat deployments, and thrive at higher performance levels through the implementation of this psychology-based training. This paper examines the historical origins of CSF2, provides an analysis of detailed scientific studies that document the effectiveness of CSF2, and illustrates the potential it has for achieving the Armys 2013 strategic vision for a globally focused force that is more reliant on agile and adaptive human capital the Soldier and Family. This paper argues that CSF2 can only continue to succeed with sustained cultural inculcation, leadership emphasis, and necessary funding, and recommends measures for insuring a comprehensive approach to reaching that goal.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations