Subcommittees

The Operational Subcommittee will assess the size, force mixture, and component mixture of the active and the reserve components of the Army and make proposals on the modifications, if any, of the Army’s structure and policies to meet current and anticipated mission requirements at acceptable levels of national risk and in a manner consistent with available and anticipated future resources. The Operational Subcommittee is also responsible for developing a risk framework for all subcommittees.

The Institutional Subcommittee will assess the impact of various sizes, force mixes, and component mixes on the institutional elements of the Army and make proposals on the modifications, if any, of the Army’s structure to meet current and anticipated mission requirements at acceptable levels of national risk and in a manner consistent with available and anticipated future resources.

The Force Generation Subcommittee will develop conclusions and proposals on the Army’s projected force generation process and the viability of maintaining “peacetime rotation” rates with operational tempo goals of 1:2 for active members of the Army and 1:5 for members of the reserve components of the Army.

The Aviation Subcommittee will study the transfer of Army National Guard AH–64 Apache aircraft from the Army National Guard to the regular Army. The study will consider the depth, scalability, and cost-efficiency between the components; strengths, limitations, and capabilities of each component; a “peacetime rotation” force that does not exceed operational tempo goals of 1:2 for the Regular Army and 1:5 for members of the Army National Guard and Army Reserves; the risks within and across readiness, efficiency, effectiveness, capability, and affordability; and policies affecting readiness, training, equipment, personnel, and maintenance of the reserve components as an operational reserve.  

The Drafting Subcommittee will consolidate and consider all information and input provided to the Army Commission, including information presented by the other subcommittees; articulate the future threats and mission demands in a manner consistent with the Commissioners’ input and opinions; and synthesize the Commission’s conclusions and recommendations into a coherent draft report.