Army Chief of Staff Gives Marching Orders


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Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno released his Marching Orders to guide the future of the Army.

Odierno listed the following priorities:

  • Provide trained, equipped, and ready forces to win the current fight while maintaining responsiveness for unforeseen contingencies.
  • Develop the force of the future, Army 2020 as part of Joint Force 2020 – a versatile mix of capabilities, formations, and equipment.
  • Sustain our high-quality All-Volunteer Army – Soldiers, Civilians, and Families, in the Active and Reserve Components.
  • Adapt leader development to meet our future security challenges in an increasingly uncertain and complex strategic environment.
  • Foster continued commitment to the Army Profession, a noble and selfless calling founded on the bedrock of trust.

Marching Orders 38th Chief of Staff, U.S. Army

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