Campaign plan establishes Army reserve objectives

Friday, April 01, 2011

The Army Reserve Campaign Plan (ARCP) 2011 establishes the near-term strategies the Army Reserve will pursue for accomplishing its major objectives for the next year.

Once approved, the ARCP 2011 will be published as an annex to the Army Campaign Plan 2011.


What has the Army Reserve done?

As part of the Army Campaign Plan 2011, ARCP 2011 focuses on those actions and activities required to shape and adapt Army Reserve operating and generating forces and their associated institutions and agencies.

The four Army imperatives serve as the plan’s lines of effort: sustain Army Reserve soldiers, families, and civilians; prepare forces for victory in the current conflict; reset forces to rebuild readiness and for future deployments and contingencies; and transform to meet the demands of persistent conflict in the 21st century.

ARCP 2011 includes 32 major objectives the Army Reserve must accomplish in the next 12 to 18 months to meet the needs of the Army, reserve units and reserve soldiers.

It assigns staff responsibility for these objectives to the four senior AR leaders responsible for the human capitol, readiness, materiel, and services and infrastructure core enterprises.

The objectives focus on some of the Army Reserve’s most pressing issues. Examples include: developing a continuum of service to ease transitions among duty statuses; building resiliency through such initiatives as Comprehensive Soldier Fitness; implementing a supply-based, five-year ARFORGEN process; and adapting the operating and generating forces for current and anticipated demands.


Plans for the future

ARCP 2011 will drive the complex, staff-wide coordination that is vital to identifying and overcoming the obstacles to adapting the force in the short term. In the coming months, the Army Reserve will outline its long-term vision in Army Reserve Vision 2020.


Importance to the Army Reserve

In transforming from a strategic reserve to an integral element of the operational force, the Army Reserve has undergone a significant change since 2001, but more remains to be done as the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan begin to draw to a close and the reserve refocuses on meeting global requirements in future conflicts.