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Special Reports

Special Reports cover a wide range of topics depending on the issues affecting the Army and the need for information by the membership and opinion makers.

Hard copies of publications may be order via e-mail or you may click on the title to download selected publications. You will need the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these documents. To order these and other ILW publications, or to obtain an index of our most recent publications, call 800-336-4570, Ext. 630 or write to AUSA's Institute of Land Warfare, 2425 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3385 or send an e-mail to ILWPublications@ausa.org. Please include the alphanumeric information that follows each title, along with your membership number.


The Army’s Home—What Army Installation Management Command is Doing to Restore the Army’s Balance (04/17/2008)
by Lieutenant General Robert Wilson (March 2008) provides an overview of IMCOM’s mission (to provide the Army with installation capabilities and services to support expeditionary operations in a time of persistent conflict, and to provide a quality of life for Soldiers and families commensurate with their service) and the strategy the command is employing to support the Army Chief of Staff’s four imperatives for placing the Army in balance by 2011.

AUSA + 1st Session, 110th Congress = Some Good News, But... (01/31/2008)
(Special Report, January 2008) outlines the response of the 1st Session, 110th Congress to issues and initiatives for which AUSA has spoken out on behalf of the Army and the defense community. The list of topics includes items of interest for almost everyone in and around the Army: active Army and reserve component endstrength, the pay gap, the death gratuity and life insurance benefits, funding Impact Aid, TRICARE fees and deductibles, concurrent receipt of retirement and disability pay, reducing the age at which reserve component personnel receive their pay and benefits, funding accelerated modernization of reserve component equipment, funding for Army procurement and maintaining readiness while developing the Future Force for the transforming Army.

Fiscal Year 2008 Army Budget: An Analysis
(Special Report, October 2007) Details the resources required for the Army to accomplish its missions today and tomorrow. It examines the Army’s proposed budget in the context of the federal and Department of Defense budgets and breaks down requests according to funding authority and programs, from Soldiers’ pay to research and development. It explains budget terminology and procedures, including the supplemental funding process that is necessary for the Army to sustain the current level of operations and provide for Soldiers.

Establishing Strategic Vectors: Charting a Path for Army Transformation
by Colonel Mark Rocke and Lieutenant Colonel David Fitchitt
(Special Report, April 2007, PDF 575K) Examines General Schoomaker’s Focus Areas—the engine for change of the Army transformation efforts AUSA first highlighted three years ago. It furnishes a concise summary of the enormous change set in motion by the Focus Areas, serving as a case study in leading and managing change. It describes what the Army has learned from this experience in its quest to remain relevant to America’s security needs in an ever-changing, increasingly complex strategic and political landscape. To meet the needs of the nation, the Army will depend on its leaders to continue building “the bridge to the future” started by the Focus Areas. The Army must be flexible to adapt its path as necessary; yet unrelenting in its determination to accelerate its transformational momentum.

Fiscal Year 2007 Army Budget: An Analysis
(Special Report, October 2006) Details the resources required for the Army to accomplish its missions today and tomorrow. It examines the Army’s proposed budget in the context of the federal and Department of Defense budgets and breaks down requests according to funding authority and programs, from Soldiers’ pay to research and development. It explains budget terminology and procedures, including the supplemental funding process that is necessary for the Army to sustain the current level of operations and provide for Soldiers.

AUSA + 1st Session, 109th Congress = Some Good News (02/03/2006)
(PDF 181K, January 2006) outlines the response of the 1st Session, 109th Congress to issues and initiatives for which AUSA has spoken out on behalf of the Army and the defense community. The list of topics includes items of interest for almost everyone in and around the Army: active Army endstrength, the pay gap, the death gratuity and life insurance benefits, increases in special pays, housing issues, increased access to health care for reserve component personnel and families, funding Impact Aid, concurrent receipt of retirement and disability pay, full-time manning for the reserve components, and maintaining readiness while developing the Future Force for the transforming Army.

Your Soldier, Your Army: A Parents’ Guide (10/12/2005)
By Vicki Cody, wife of GEN Richard Cody, Vice Chief of Staff. Mrs. Cody turns her own 30-year experience as the wife and mother of Soldiers into advice and consolation for other parents with deploying children.

Fiscal Year 2006 Army Budget—An Analysis (09/29/2005)
(Special Report, September 2005) provides a full accounting of what the Army needs to accomplish its missions today and tomorrow. It examines the Army’s proposed budget in the context of the federal and DoD budgets and breaks down requests according to funding authority and programs, from Soldiers’ pay to research and development. The Analysis explains budget terminology and procedures, including the supplemental funding process that could increase the Army’s initial budget submission by more than 50 percent.

Profile of the U.S. Army – a reference handbook - 2005 edition (08/31/2005)
(Special Report, August 2005) describes and defines the Army as it is organized today and being shaped for tomorrow. It is intended to be a user-friendly reference book for people familiar with the Army and an easy-to-read introduction for family members, civilian employees, contractors and future Soldiers.

AUSA + 2nd Session, 108th Congress = Especially Good News (11/15/2004)
( PDF, 249K, November 2004) Outlines the response of the 2nd Session, 108th Congress to issues and initiatives for which AUSA has spoken out on behalf of the Army and the defense community. The list of topics includes items of interest for almost everyone in and around the Army: active Army endstrength, the pay gap, housing issues, increases in special pays, elimination of the reduction in Survivor Benefit Plan annuities, increased access to health care for reserve component personnel and families, funding Impact Aid, concurrent receipt of retirement and disability pay, full-time manning for the reserve components, and developing the Future Force for the transforming Army.

AUSA - What It Means for You (06/12/2004)
Today, while you are out there putting your life on the line in defense of this great nation and fighting to protect those who value freedom, the Association of the United States Army is fighting hard for the resources you need to effectively do your job. This CD-ROM, produced by the Institute of Land Warfare, shares information on the work AUSA is doing for you to improve your quality of life/well-being and ensure that you have the equipment you need.

America's Army at War . . . Relevant & Ready: Moving from the Current to the Future Force . . . Now (02/15/2004)
( PDF, 2.5MB, February 2004) Provides slides and text for use in presenting the state of the Army and the Chief of Staff's vision for keeping the Current Force relevant and ready as it evolves into the Future Force. (This 33-page chain-teaching package is available only online. AUSA Chapter officers can download a PowerPoint version of this presentation in Leader Links Document Library.)

AUSA + 1st Session, 108th Congress = Some Very Good News (12/15/2003)
( PDF, 149K, December 2003) Outlines the response of the 1st Session, 108th Congress to issues and initiatives for which AUSA has spoken out on behalf of the Army and the defense community. The list of topics includes items of interest for almost everyone in and around the Army: active Army endstrength, the pay gap, housing issues, taxes, health care, Impact Aid, concurrent receipt of retirement and disability pay, Operation and Maintenance funding, full-time manning for the reserve components, accelerating fielding of the Stryker Brigade Combat Teams, development of the Army's Future Force, accelerated Patriot missile funding, and additional C-17 airlift.

AUSA + 2nd Session, 107th Congress = Good News, But... (12/15/2002)
( PDF, 66K, December 2002) Summary of the second session of the 107th Congress' work to fund military well-being and transformation and readines programs.

The United States Army in Somalia 1992-1994 (12/01/2002)
( PDF 364K ,December 2002) Places the firefight of 3-4 October 1993 into the wider context of the U.S. humanitarian, political and military operation in Somalia.

Fiscal Year 2003 Army Budget (09/12/2002)
Provides an in-depth examination of the administration’s budget request for the Department of Defense and the Army.

AUSA + 107th Congress = More Good News (01/15/2002)
( PDF 1.0 MB, January 2002) Summary of how the first session of the 107th Congress brought many AUSA goals for servicemembers and the U.S. Army closer to fruition.

TRICARE for Soldiers (10/09/2001)
( PDF 1.4 Mb) A Guide to the Military Health System for Soldiers and Their Families. Provides basic information about TRICARE and points its users to the sources of information to help them find the best solutions to health care requirements.

Crusader: Indispensable Solution (04/15/2001)
( PDF 490 K, April 2001) Looks at what this stand-off attack system can bring to both the Legacy Force and the Objective Force.

Desert Victory: The U.S. Army in the Gulf (02/12/2001)
A commemorative overview of the Army's role in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

AUSA + 106th Congress = Good News (01/15/2001)
( January 2001) Summary of how the second session of the 106th Congress brought many AUSA goals for servicemembers and the U.S. Army closer to fruition.

National Security Report: The Research, Development and Acquisition "Death Spiral": Future Readiness at Risk (10/15/2000)
( PDF 3.38MB, October 2000)

Army Report: Research and Development: Enabling Transformation (10/15/2000)
( PDF 5.69MB, October 2000)

The Way Ahead (08/15/2000)
( PDF 4.74MB, August 2000)


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