About Us: Mission and Roles

The Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, is the principal military adviser to the CSA and ASA (FM&C) for program development and justification; G-8 coordinates with the ASA (ALT) on all proposed programming and
process recommendations related to ongoing and future acquisition programs and science and technology initiatives; G-8 coordinates with Army Futures Command for program funding for all elements of the Army modernization enterprise...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 program; modernization; and
    equipment readiness policies, programming, and analysis.
  • Responsible for the future Army through:
    • Programming
    • Materiel Requirements (Current and Future)
  • 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 Council (JROC) (FD)
  • Advise Army on equipment production to meet future MTOE Requirements (FD)
  • Army lead for development of Defense Planning Guidance and Deputy Secretary of
    Defense’s Management Action Group (DMAG) (PAE)
  • 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 organization

The Army, as one of the three military departments (Army, Navy and Air Force) reporting to the Department of Defense, is composed of two distinct and equally important components: the active component and the reserve components. The reserve components are the United States Army Reserve and the Army National Guard.

Regardless of component, the Army conducts both operational and institutional missions. The operational Army consists of numbered armies, corps, divisions, brigades, and battalions that conduct full spectrum operations around the world. The institutional Army supports the operational Army. Institutional organizations provide the infrastructure necessary to raise, train, equip, deploy, and ensure the readiness of all Army forces. The training base provides military skills and professional education to every Soldier—as well as members of sister services and allied forces.
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