ARMY - AR 220-1
UNIT STATUS REPORTING
|Publication Date:||19 December 2006|
This regulation applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard of the United States (ARNGUS), including periods when operating in an Army National Guard (ARNG) capacity, and the United States Army Reserve (USAR). During mobilization and deployments, the proponent may modify or direct the responsible Army Command, Army Service Component Command, Direct Reporting Unit and/or the Director, Army National Guard/Chief, National Guard Bureau, when applicable, to supplement provisions contained in this regulation in order to accommodate special unit status reporting requirements.
The unit status report (USR) is a commander's report. Unit commanders are solely responsible for the accuracy of the information and data they enter into their reports. They should review the information and data applicable to their units that is available at authoritative Army data bases and report, in their judgment, the most accurate information and data. It requires objective and subjective measurements of the status of resources and training in the unit and conveys the unit commander's concerns and personal assessments of the unit's overall mission readiness to the chain of command. Reports are used by commanders at higher levels and senior Army leaders to synchronize operational planning and resource management. Accordingly, unit commanders will submit timely, accurate and complete reports that neither mask nor exaggerate readiness deficiencies. This regulation establishes the Army's unit status reporting system, explaining in detail what status information Army units are required to report, how reports are prepared, and how reports are submitted. This regulation is complemented by Army Regulation 220-20, which establishes policy and procedures for the registration of operational Army organizations, to include those operational Army organizations that are required to submit USRs. The information and data contained in USRs are entered into and maintained in the Army Status of Resources and Training System (ASORTS) database, which serves as the central registry and authorized database of record for all operational Army organizations and units (it will become the Defense Readiness Reporting System-Army (DRRS-A) database in FY 07; see appendix H). The ASORTS database also contains attribute data indicating the unit's present location, current command relationships, mobilization status (if applicable), and information regarding personnel and major equipment items. Where indicated, this regulation must be used in conjunction with AR 220-20. Supporting data and information maintained at official Web sites pursuant to provisions in this regulation will be revised and/or updated in accordance with the processes and procedures established by this regulation and, when applicable, in AR 220-20.
a. Measured units use the Personal Computer-Army Status of Resources and Training System (PC-ASORTS) (the system will be replaced by NetUSR in FY07; see appendix H) to prepare Army USRs. Reports are processed in ASORTS, which updates the Global Status of Resources and Training System (GSORTS). GSORTS is the authoritative database of record used by the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), the Joint Staff, the Services, the unified commands, and the combat support agencies as an internal management tool and for other purposes. GSORTS is the single automated reporting system within the Department of Defense that is the central registry of all operational units of the U.S. Armed Forces and certain foreign organizations. GSORTS indicates the status level of selected resources and training required by units to undertake the wartime missions for which they are organized or designed. GSORTS provides this information on measured units at a specific point in time. This information supports, in priority order, crisis response planning; deliberate or peacetime planning; and management responsibilities to organize, train, and equip combat-ready forces for the unified commands. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Manual (CJCSM) 3150.02A requires the commanders of all measured units to report their units' status in the areas of personnel, equipment on hand, equipment readiness, and training. The Army requires additional data that increases the value of the USR as a resource management and operations tool for Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA). The supplemental data required by the Army enables the commanders of measured units to more clearly portray the effects of resource application in their units. Commanders of measured units submit their USR information via administrative control (ADCON channels) that normally include the Army Command (ACOM), Army Service Component Command (ASCC), Direct Reporting Unit (DRU), and the Director, Army National Guard (DARNG)/Chief, National Guard Bureau (CNGB) for Army National Guard (ARNG)/Army National Guard of the United States (ARNGUS) units not on active duty, through HQDA to the Joint Staff. Accordingly, further references in this regulation to "the responsible ACOM/ASCC/DRU and/or the DARNG/CNGB, when applicable" should be interpreted to mean the applicable command/organization
b. The Army's USR system enables the commanders of reporting organizations to uniformly determine and accurately report an overall level indicating the ability of their units to accomplish the wartime missions for which the units are organized or designed (also referred to in this publication as the "designed/wartime mission") via the C-level (also referred to in this publication as the category level, overall level, and READY field). When applicable, the system also captures the ability of units to accomplish currently assigned or directed missions via the percent effective (PCTEF) level. For each of these status-level assessments (C-level and PCTEF-level), the USR system indicates the degree to which a unit has achieved prescribed levels of fill for personnel and equipment, the operational readiness status of available equipment, and the training proficiency status of the unit. The PCTEF level is discussed in paragraph 11-2. The C-level is based on objective and subjective calculations and assessments in the following measured areas:
(1) Personnel (PER). The personnel status of the unit (P-level) is based upon the number and type of required personnel who are available to the unit for the execution of the wartime or primary mission for which the unit is organized or designed (see chap 4).
(2) Equipment on hand (EOH). The equipment supply status of the unit (the S-level) is based on the quantity and type of required equipment that is available to the unit for the execution of the wartime or primary mission for which the unit is organized or designed (see chap 5).
(3) Equipment readiness (ER). The readiness status of the unit's equipment (the R-level) is based on the operational readiness condition (serviceability) of the unit's on-hand and reportable (for maintenance) equipment (see chap 6).
(4) Training. The unit's training status (the T-level) is based upon the commander's assessment of the unit's training proficiency on mission-essential tasks, the commander's estimate of the number of training days required to achieve or sustain full mission-essential task list (METL) proficiency, and the commander's assessment of the impact to unit training readiness of any unexecuted training events. For selected squads, sections, crews, and teams, commanders at all levels also determine and report, if applicable, for information and analysis at higher levels, the number of these elements that meet established standards and criteria for manning and qualification (see chap 7).
c. Additionally, the Army's USR system provides information to HQDA that-
(1) Assists in the portrayal of Army-wide conditions and trends.
(2) Assists in the identification of factors that degrade the unit status.
(3) Assists in the identification of resource shortfalls, if any, by comparing the actual levels of personnel and equipment assets in units with the wartime or primary mission requirements.
(4) Assists HQDA and intermediate commands in making resource allocation decisions.
(5) Informs senior decision makers' assessments regarding the employability and deployability of measured units.
d. Reports submitted in accordance with this regulation satisfy-
(1) The requirements of the Army portions of CJCSI 3401.02A and CJCSM 3150.02A.
(2) HQDA requirements for timely operational and management information.
(3) Unit status information requirements established by Section 117, Title 10, United States Code (10 USC 117).
e. Because USRs in GSORTS are part of the Joint Staff Department of Defense (DOD) readiness reporting system, reporting criteria and guidelines are standardized for all Services, to the extent possible. A major goal of GSORTS is to provide useful and accurate information to the combatant commanders regarding the status of the units they will receive in theater, to include accurate estimates of how long it will take for those units to become fully trained on METL. The prescribed standard that each measured unit commander must use as the basis for determining his unit's status or for estimating required training days is the wartime or primary mission requirement for which the measured unit is organized or designed. The procedures and standards for measuring and reporting unit status are fixed by JCS and Service policy and cannot be modified by subordinate commands/organizatio
(1) Accordingly, for USR purposes, the determination of a unit's C-level and the related measured area levels will be accomplished only by measuring the current status of resource and training in the unit against its wartime or primary mission requirements. Furthermore, the wartime or primary mission requirements of units will be based only on the unit's designed organization as established by the applicable modification table of organization and equipment (MTOE), the table of distribution and allowance (TDA) or, when these documents are not available and/or are not applicable, by force structure guidance issued by HQDA (DAMO-FMF) or the responsible ACOM/ASCC/DRU and/or DARNG/NGB, when applicable. Organic relationships between units are formally established and are not normally altered except by TOE (table of organization and equipment) redesign, with changes approved and documented by HQDA. In this publication the term "organic" is used to describe the relationship between a unit with an AA-level UIC (unit identification code) and its subordinate units/elements as documented on the unit's MTOE/TDA. The terminology "designed/establishe
(2) When deployed as a task force (TF) or other ad hoc organization in support of current Army operational requirements (that is, smaller-scale contingencies (SSC), stability operations, support operations, and so forth), commanders of measured units will continue to report (in the USR) the status of resources and training in their units measured against the wartime or primary mission for which the unit is organized or designed based upon the actual MTOE/TDA unit organization requirements or, when applicable, the designed/established
(3) In accordance with Army implementation of CJCSI/CJCSM policy requirements, the C-level reported in the USR is not used to indicate a unit's ability to accomplish or sustain currently assigned operational deployments. Commanders of measured units that have been assigned or that are currently conducting an operational deployment or directed mission will use the PCTEF data field to report their assessments of the status of their units to undertake the operational deployment or directed mission in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 11-2. When measured units are accomplishing their wartime tasks during an operational deployment or directed mission, the PCTEF level and the C-level will coincide if the conditions under which the wartime tasks are being accomplished replicate actual wartime conditions.