This report examines the equipment piece of the Army's Reset program for preparing redeployed Soldiers and units for future missions. Due to high operational tempos, a harsh environment and limited depot maintenance available in theater, ground and air vehicles in Operations Enduring Freedomand Iraqi Freedom are experiencing usage five to six times greater than expected. To mitigate the risk to future unit readiness, the Army is taking a series of steps to reverse the stress of combat on equipment as forces redeploy. As part of this process, units will be reset forward to the new modular formations rather than back to their legacy designs.
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