Adjutants General Applaud Army Commission Report
(Jan. 29, 2016) ― The Adjutants General Association of the United States today released the following statement by Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis of Louisiana, the AGAUS president.
"The Adjutants General Association of the United States (AGAUS) recognizes the tremendous job of the National Commission on the Future of the Army and their efforts to execute their mandate from Congress in a thoughtful, deliberate and impartial manner.
"While we may not agree with all of the Commission's recommendations, we agree that an Army of 980,000 is the minimally sufficient force to meet current and anticipated missions at an acceptable level of national risk.
"We are in the process of completing a thoughtful analysis of the commission's 63 recommendations and their impacts on the active-component Army, the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve.
"While the work of the commission is greatly appreciated, the difficult work is yet to be done. Transforming the Army of today into the Army we need tomorrow will take time, objectivity, compromise and unity of effort. This effort must be accomplished as One Army, integrating all three components in the study, design and implementation of the way ahead. AGAUS stands ready to be an integral partner in the One Army solution.
"In a fiscally constrained and tumultuous national security environment, the undertaking of this challenge will be hard, but we must commit to move forward together in the best interest of our Nation."
purpose of AGAUS is to insure the National Guard and the National Guard
of the United States are organized, equipped, and postured to fulfill
their responsibilities across the full spectrum of operations inherent
in the National Military Strategy (NMS) and the constitutions of the
United States, the various sovereign states, and U.S. territories.
Message from the President:
On behalf of the fifty-four Adjutants General of the sovereign states, territories and the District of Columbia, welcome to the Adjutants
General Association of the United States (AGAUS) web site. The AGAUS
represents the senior leadership of the Army and Air National Guard of
the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Territories (Puerto Rico,
Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).
The National Guard represents:
- The 11th largest Army in the World,
- The 5th largest Air Force,
- 38% of the total U.S. Military Force Structure, and
- Over 458,000 personnel serving in 3,600 communities throughout the country.
National Guard has provided this country's Homeland Defense for over
376 years; we have been a part of every war the nation has fought; and
we are always at the forefront during state emergencies and disasters.
We are dedicated to continuing this great tradition. Again, welcome to
our web site and the Adjutants General Association.
MG Glenn H. Curtis
President, Adjutants General Association of the United States