Ready and Resilient (R2)
What is Ready?
The ability to accomplish assigned tasks or missions through resilience, individual and collective team training, and leadership.
What is Resilient?
The mental, physical, emotional, and behavioral ability to face and cope with adversity, adapt to change, recover, learn, and grow from temporary setbacks.
Could you, or someone you know, use this?
Ask your leadership, co-workers, family... yourself.
Let's do it!
The Comprehensive Soldier & Family Fitness (CSF2) program is a key component of R2. To get started, view the video below, or
go to the CSF2 website.
Take the Global Assessment Tool (GAT 2.0).
GAT 2.0 is a survey tool through which individuals are able to confidentially assess their physical and psychological health based on the five dimensions of strength: social, emotional, spiritual, family and physical fitness.
Completing the GAT is an annual requirement for Soldiers and deploying Army Civilians. Completing the GAT is optional for non-deploying Army Civilians and Family members, however, we highly encourage that you take the GAT because doing so is the gateway for helping you become more resilient and enhancing your performance.
Once you've completed the GAT, you can utilize the new ArmyFit™.
ArmyFit™ is CSF2's online training environment for Soldiers, Family members and Army Civilians.
Users are placed in the ArmyFit™ environment and are provided with tailored videos, information and people/organizations to follow based on their GAT 2.0 scores.
You can also attend local classes on the Fort Leavenworth's Resiliency Campus.
NEW Requirement for Military Newcomers:
All individuals are required to attend the CSF2 Training within the first 30 days of their PCS to Fort Leavenworth. This training is required for "ALL" ranks. View CSF2 Resiliency Training (CAC Login required).
The Ready and Resilient website contains links to Medical Readiness, Personnel Readiness, and Transition Resources.
Specifically, Ready and Resilient will...
Provide comprehensive resilience training for Soldiers, Family members and Army Civilians that develops coping skills and behaviors and increase capability.
Ensure education about and promotion of preventative measures that encourage self-awareness, deter high-risk behaviors, and support healthy alternatives that produce positive outcomes.
Develop improved methods to provide leaders and commanders timely and accurate information and metrics to aid them in better identifying "at risk" and "high-risk" Soldiers, enabling early intervention.
Increase emphasis on leadership involvement, empowerment and accountability to promote help-seeking behavior.
Produce an enduring cultural change and yield an Army environment that supports and develops its members to perform at their optimum level both personally and professionally, and enables them to overcome setbacks, recover and grow from adversities and thrive on a sustained basis.
Challenge its members and leaders to embrace and live by the Army Profession, Values and Ethics.
Produce a supportive Army climate that ensures its members are treated with dignity and respect while sustaining a resilient Force.
Institute a scientific process for measuring success and implementing lessons learned to restructure Army systems and processes to better prioritize resources while promoting resilience throughout the Total Army.
The Role of Leadership
Leaders demonstrate and promote resilience by setting the example, encouraging help-seeking behavior, and by remaining actively engaged with their Soldiers, Families, and Civilians. Our leaders must first reflect on and understand their own levels of resilience, and then learn how to assess and build resilience in their people.
We know leaders foster an environment of trust and respect when they demonstrate genuine care for their subordinates and exemplify the Army Values. An environment of mutual trust and respect is required in order to promote and preserve the benefits of resilience education and training.
First-line supervisors must know how to talk to their people about personal challenges and adversity, and also know how their people individually respond to adverse situations. Armed with this knowledge, leaders can recognize the signs and symptoms of behavioral change.
Leaders can operationalize resilience through education, training, and activities such as comprehensive fitness programs including robust physical fitness standards, demanding Soldier field training, work-life initiatives, and team and Family building events. Soldiers will not embrace training that is merely theoretical and classroom-based; they require relevant and practical training they see as empowering, improving their strength, and enhancing their personal health and performance.
Commanders and leaders at all levels enforce Army Values and the standards of the Army Profession and they are responsible for enforcing the Army’s standards pertaining to the ethical treatment of others. Sponsorship and integration of new Soldiers, Families, and Civilians arriving to new assignments facilitates a smooth transition and effectively integrates them into our formations, workplaces, and communities. Supporting Soldiers, Families, and Civilians during their transition between components, installations, or units, requires a positive handover between losing and gaining organizations, and as they transition from the Army to civilian life.
Leadership plays a major role in building resilience and sustained unit readiness; likewise, peer relationships can provide important sources of support. Peer relationships are more likely to reveal problems or concerns before leaders have a chance to recognize warning signs. All personnel should act as responsible peers and utilize the education, training, assistance, and treatment provided by Army programs and services focused on improving the resilience of Soldiers, Families, and Civilians.