You are getting it done! Your hard work and persistence is showing up in the number of young men and women volunteering to serve this great country. We are not there yet…in fact we are just starting to turn the corner. However, I can sense the shift in momentum and know each of you believe…in yourself, and your team…in our ability to achieve our mission.
We are in the process of conducting a “mission reset” allowing us to see our full mission – to see ourselves. The mission has remained constant; however, as a command, we have not achieved 100 percent. Our current systems do not allow us to see our shortfalls from the last six months and I am concerned we have made little progress at making up shortfalls year to date. We might be in an “out of sight, out of mind” situation.
The mission is the mission. The numbers do not go away when we miss our marks at the phase line – they roll over into the future months. So beginning next week you will see two new changes in Leader Zone. First, is a mission reset. Your past missions were changed to what you achieved. We will distribute your shortfalls, from October through February, through the remaining months of the year. This allows everyone to see the total mission and not lose sight of the effort required.
The second change is we are shifting our focus in Leader Zone from phase line missions to year-to-date missions for the rest of the year. We are modifying our IT systems to reflect this change. The Leader Zone screen will now track your progress on the year-to-date mission with the objective to end each phase line with at least 100 percent mission accomplished. If you do not achieve the YTD mission at the end of the PL, the shortfall rolls into the next PL. You will clearly see your total mission.
Resetting the mission allows us to see the current requirements and positions us to make up the past shortfalls by the end of the fiscal year. I am confident we will achieve these goals as long as we remain focused and know what we have to do...I believe in your ability to achieve our mission!
As always, the headquarters missions the brigades, and the brigade leadership will exercise mission command and distribute the mission to maximize accomplishment. This could result in mission increases for some centers. We need every center performing to its maximum potential. Do not slow down or just aim for the minimum standard…set the standard! Show others how it’s done. I expect leaders to recognize and reward performance…decide now that you are the team your leaders will recognize!
This mission is achievable. It requires focus, dedication and a team effort to finish the year at 100 percent or better.
I applaud all you have done up to this point, and I ask you to dig in and persevere as we make up the shortfalls of the past few months and finish the year as a team.
Provide the Strength!
MG Allen W. Batschelet