About Us: Mission and Roles

Deputy Chief of Staff, G–8, is the principal military advisor to the ASA(FM&C) for program development and justification; G-8 coordinates with the ASA(ALT) on all proposed programming recommendations that are related to ongoing acquisition program and science and technology initiatives. . . General Order #1.

  • Principal ARSTAF adviser to the CSA on all materiel requirements and the prioritization,
    integration, and programming of Army and joint materiel capabilities for integration into the
    overall prioritization of capabilities by the DCS, G-3/5/7.
  • Developing, in coordination with the ASA(ALT), the Army equipment strategy; equipment
    modernization plans, policies, programming, and analysis; and equipment readiness plans and
  • Responsible for the future Army through:
    • Programming
    • Materiel Requirements (Current and Future)
    • Strategic Defense Reviews
    • Studies and Analyses
  • Develop, independently assess, integrate, synchronize, and defend the Army program (PAE)
  • Joint materiel requirements, materiel programming, Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel,
    Leadership and Education, Personnel, Facilities, and Policy (DOTMLPF-P) integration, affordability
    assessments and program execution (FD)
  • Army lead for Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC) (FD)
  • Advise Army on equipment production to meet future MTOE Requirements (FD)
  • Army lead for conduct of Defense Strategy Reviews, development of Defense Planning Guidance,
    assessment and implementation of the National Commission on the Future of the Army
    recommendations, and Deputy Secretary of Defense’s Management Action Group (DMAG) (AQDRO)
  • Conduct analysis of Army forces and systems in joint, multinational operations and integrate
    and leverage modeling and simulation capabilities across the Army (CAA)

the army vision

The Army Mission—our purpose—remains constant: To deploy, fight, and win our Nation's wars by providing ready, prompt, and sustained land dominance by Army forces across the full spectrum of conflict as part of the Joint Force.The Army mission is vital to the Nation because we are a Service capable of defeating enemy ground forces and indefinitely seizing and controlling those things an adversary prizes most - its land, its resources, and its population.

Given the threats and challenges ahead, it is imperative the Army have a clear and coherent vision of where we want to be in the coming years so that we retain our overmatch against all potential adversaries and remain capable of accomplishing our Mission in the future. As such, the Army Vision—our future end state—is as follows: To Read More...