Mission and purpose

Army’s mission is to prepare land power to enable the Joint Force in peace and war.

To achieve the mission, Army generates, structures, employs and postures our teams to be ready for domestic, regional and global tasks. 

These tasks include:

  • support to civil agencies
  • border protection 
  • humanitarian assistance 
  • disaster relief 
  • counter-terrorism 
  • counter-proliferation 
  • population protection 
  • stability operations 
  • recovery operations
  • evacuation operations. 

Army’s people are deployed on global operations, work with our regional military partners, and are ready to offer tangible support and a reassuring presence for the nation, every day.

National Institution Statement (PDF 322.14 KB)