11 Oct '17, 12am

The Army National Guard wants to cut down on non-deployables, increase quality of training

The Army National Guard wants to cut down on non-deployables, increase quality of training

The Army National Guard is focusing on enhanced capabilities and higher levels of readiness through its 4.0 initiative, according to its director. Lt. Gen. Timothy Kadavy, who led a panel Tuesday at the annual AUSA conference in Washington, D.C., said Army National Guard 4.0 will focus on urgent units first but will eventually apply to the whole Guard. “It was obvious to the Army that we needed every one of our brigade combat teams, particular Stryker teams, to sustain higher levels of readiness to make potential deployment timelines,” Kadavy said. The 4.0 plan is about a sustained readiness model and how the entire Guard will incorporate that, he said. This includes quality of training and cutting down on non-deployable soldiers. [ Click here for more coverage from the 2017 AUSA conference! ] Maj. Gen. Blake Ortner, commander of the 29th Infantry Division with the Virgini...

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