The Army National Guard is focusing on enhanced capabilities and higher levels of readiness through its 4.0 initiative, according to its director.

Lt. Gen. Timothy Kadavy, who led a panel Tuesday at the annual AUSA conference in Washington, D.C., said Army National Guard 4.0 will focus on urgent units first but will eventually apply to the whole Guard.

“It was obvious to the Army that we needed every one of our brigade combat teams, particular Stryker teams, to sustain higher levels of readiness to make potential deployment timelines,” Kadavy said.

The 4.0 plan is about a sustained readiness model and how the entire Guard will incorporate that, he said.

This includes quality of training and cutting down on non-deployable soldiers.