Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Building Resilience, Enhancing Performance

March 3, 2014

America’s all-volunteer Army has prevailed during more than 12 continuous years at war in some of the most formidable missions in its history. These professional Soldiers, their families and the Army civilians who serve alongside them have faithfully answered the nation’s repeated calls to duty and accomplished sustained missions that would have decimated most forces. Throughout its history the Army community has demonstrated character, competence and commitment to the Army profession.

In addition, the all-volunteer force learned to be agile and flexible following cumulative challenges associated with sustained combat and multiple deployments. Now, as more Soldiers transition to a garrison environment—a culture that also presents specific challenges—there is an opportunity to further reinforce the Army profession and improve unit readiness by focusing on resilience across the force. Resilience is directly linked to readiness; therefore, the Army must invest in its people by providing them with the training, skills, tools and resources needed to build, strengthen and maintain their overall fitness.

Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) is an Army program designed to ensure that members of the Army community continue to thrive in their professional and personal lives. The program aims to sustain the entire Army—active, Guard, Reserve, civilians and family members—by ensuring that the quality of life of those who volunteer to serve is commensurate with the quality of their service.