Flashcards in ADP 1 Deck (42):
How many campaign and battle streamers does the army flag have?
Over 180 (187)
What are the three strategic roles of the army?
To prevent, shape, and win
What is meant by the army's role to prevent?
To prevent attacks by show of force and overall superiority.
What U.S code governs the Army?
Title 10 United States Code (USC)
What gives the president authority as commander and chief?
Who determines the size and organization of the army?
What is the army's mission?
To fight and win the nations wars through prompt and sustained land combat, as part of a joint force.
What is the "Dual nature" of the army?
A military department and a military profession.
What are the 4 essential characteristics of our profession?
Esprit de corps
Why is trust between soldiers so important?
Without trust there is no cohesion and no ability to stand fast in the most horrific of environments.
What does trust at all levels of leadership depend on?
Candor (the quality of being open and honest)
What are the seven army values?
How many fields of professional knowledge are there?
What are the four fields of professional knowledge?
Leader development field
How does the army impart professional knowledge?
Through training and education at both individual and unit levels.
When was the army established?
14 June 1775
What does certification measure?
Competence, Character, and commitment.
What is professional commitment?
It shows each individual's willingness to put the requirements of the army and nation above their personal goals.
What are the two communities of practice the army profession recognizes?
Profession of arms and civilian corps.
What must an individual do to become a professional?
What is an oath?
An individual moral commitment made publicly.
How is loss of discipline on the part of the soldier exploited by the enemy?
Through propaganda and magnified through the media.
What must small unit leaders do to prevent our soldiers from retaliating in response to an enemy's unethical acts?
They must maintain discipline and ensure that the conduct of soldiers remains within ethical standards.
What does ADP 1 chapter 2-20 mean by esprit de corps?
Respects for our history and tradition and commuted to the highest standards of individual and collective excellence.
How do units and organizations preserve their unit histories and display them?
With unit distinctive insignia
What is joint interdependence?
The deliberate reliance of one armed service on the capabilities of another armed service.
What are the army's two core competencies that are indispensable contributions to a joint force?
Combined arms maneuver and wide area security.
What are some of the combined arms maneuver tasks?
Offensive and defensive operations
And special purpose tasks
What is wide area security?
The ability of land power to secure and control populations, resources, and terrain within a joint operational area.
What are stability operations?
Tactical tasks that the army conducts to improve conditions for noncombatants within areas of operations outside the United States.
What are the basic tasks of stability operations?
Providing security, exercising control, and providing life sustaining support such as food and water.
What is the "science of control"?
Regulating monitoring and directing unit actions.
Why did military expeditions throughout history usually fail?
Lack of supplies
What gives our nation the ability to deploy large numbers of ground forces anywhere and the ability to deploy them indefinitely?
U.S. Soldiers operating around the world today are the best supplied, best equipped, and healthiest American troops in history.
Where will the army prioritize its assets?
The pacific region and Middle East and will reshape the force to support the national military strategy.
What must we ensure that we do not do during drawdowns?
We need to avoid the historic pattern of drawing down to quickly and risk loosing leaders, skills, and capabilities.
What is the army's greatest asset?
It's all volunteer force.
What does the all volunteer force provide?
Depth, versatility, and unmatched experience to the joint force.
What type of leader must the army retain?
High quality, combat experienced leaders so they, in turn, train the next generation of army professionals.
What is leadership?
The process of influencing people through purpose, direction, and motivation to accomplish the mission and improve the organization.
What are the army's 10 decisive land power missions?
1. Counter terrorism and irregular warfare.
2. Deter and defeat aggression.
3. Counter weapons of mass destruction.
4. Operate effectively in cyberspace.
5. Operate effectively in space.
6. Maintain a safe, secure, and effective nuclear deterrent.
7. Defend the homeland and provide support to civil authorities.
8. Provide a stabilizing presence.
9. Conduct stability and counterinsurgency operations.
10. Conduct humanitarian, disaster relief, and other operations.