National Preparedness Month
September is a month in which we as Americans collectively remember the sacrifice of our fallen heroes on September 11, 2001, as well as those many brave Americans called to serve and protect in the wake of the terrorist attacks. We will never forget, and we continue to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to fight against terrorism and to preserve our freedom.
Our nation has been at war for more than a decade, and in those years we have made enormous strides in better preparing and equipping our Soldiers for their worldwide missions. As the scope and focus of engagement has rapidly changed, so must our systems change to meet the needs of our Army. PEO EIS is a critical part of the Army’s vision of an agile, deployable, technologically superior force that can keep pace with the rapid speed of change. This September marks the eleventh annual observation of National Preparedness Month.
The Secretary of the Army, Chief of Staff of the Army, and the Sergeant Major of the Army together signed a letter committing to continued Army preparedness and vigilance. The Army is committed to the safety of all Americans, on the home front and worldwide, and is teaming with the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to stand ready to respond to any crisis.
The responsibility of preparedness falls to each and every American as well, and as part of this national observance, the Army is encouraging everyone to participate in a National Day of Action on September 30, 2014.
To participate in “America’s Prepareathon!” and to learn how you can personally make a difference and prepare your own plan, please visit the Ready Army website at http://www.acsim.army.mil/readyarmy/.
Our efforts together will serve for a better future.
Douglas K. Wiltsie