Fort Riley - 2015 Vision and summary
Photo, MG Vincent Brooks, Commanding General, First Infantry Division and Fort Riley
Fort Riley is widely recognized as the Army's premier division-level installation.
We will pursue this vision through four primary goal areas: ARFORGEN, Resilience, Sustainability, and Community. Each of these goal areas will have a series of actions and objective outcomes that move us forward. Through adherence to the ARFORGEN process, 1st Infantry Division brigades are requested by combatant commanders based on their ability to dominate throughout Full Spectrum Operations. Simultaneously, Fort Riley fosters Resilience within our Soldiers, Families, and Civilians during the demanding pace required in this period of multiple deployments. Fort Riley establishes a Sustainability posture that supports the focus areas of Mission, Community, and Environment while minimizing cost and employing systems thinking. Fort Riley is embraced by the Central Flint Hills Community as a key partner in generating regional growth. The 1st Infantry Division's story combined with the appealing lifestyle of the Central Flint Hills is shared with the Army and a National audience, forging an attractive 21st Century reputation.
1st Infantry Division: America's most storied division, an expeditionary – modular division headquarters, with nine brigade sized units assigned to Fort Riley and three additional installations. The Big Red One has a distinguished history of "firsts." The proud history of the 1st Infantry Division shaped its legendary motto: "No Mission too Difficult, No Sacrifice too Great, Duty First."
Fort Riley: A historic frontier post, key to the westward expansion of the United States and for more than a century, served as a platform for the mobilization of forces for war. Fort Riley has modernized with some of the most advanced infrastructure in the Army today resulting from the dynamic growth incurred by the 2006 return of the 1st Infantry Division from Germany. Fort Riley has generated responsible regional growth as one of the largest economic engines in Kansas and practices environmental stewardship of the federal government's largest tract of tall grass prairie.
At Home in the Heartland: 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley are proud of the enduring partner-ship with the communities that comprise the Central Flint Hills Region. The region represents the heartland of America, community values closely aligned with the Army Values; providing one of the best locations available for US military personnel to raise a Family. The welcoming nature of our neighbors in the Central Flint Hills links civilian and Army Families together in strong relationships.