Fiscal Year 2014 United States Army Annual Financial Report: Maintaining Readiness Through Fiscal Responsibility
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND COMPTROLLER) WASHINGTON DC
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America s Army remains heavily committed in operations overseas as well as at home in support of our combatant commanders. More than 55,000 United States Army Soldiers are deployed to contingency operations worldwide and over 80,000 Soldiers are forward-stationed, providing an unparalleled capability to prevent conflict, shape the environment, and, if necessary, win decisively. As part of the Joint Force, the Army continues to provide a credible and capable element of national power strategic land power that is decisively expeditionary and adaptive. During this period of uncertainty in the fiscal and strategic environment, the Army goal has been to maintain the proper balance between end strength, readiness, and modernization across the Total Army. We have reduced the Active Component AC end strength from a wartime high of 570,000 to 508,200 at the end of FY 2014 an 11 cut. The Reserve Component RC consists of the Army National Guard ARNG and the United States Army Reserve USAR. The ARNG has reduced from 358,200 to 354,100 and the USAR has decreased from 198,200 to 195,400 Soldiers. In conjunction with these end-strength reductions, the Army is reorganizing the current operational force of Active Army Infantry, Armored and Stryker Brigade Combat Teams BCTs to eliminate excess headquarters infrastructure while sustaining as much combat capability as possible. Concurrently, disruptions in the strategic environment have generated additional demands on the Army to support national security objectives abroad. The Army has responded by deploying our capabilities simultaneously to several different continents, which has not come without greater risk to modernization programs and readiness. While meeting operational commitments and transitioning, the Army strives to maintain ready and responsive forces and prepare the force for a wider array of national security missions and threats in the future.
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