The Philippine Army Strategy on Strengthening of the Rifle Squads is a holistic approach geared towards making the rifle squads truly effective andefficient, capable of accomplishing its mission. This strategy is oriented on the rifle squad as the most basic fighting unit; establishes the fundamentals of an effective and efficient rifle squad; lays down the programs of action to promote unit cohesion, good leadership, individual and collective competence, proper equipment, and right values to the squad. The strategy reflects the Philippine Army's intent to prioritize the rifle squads for they constitute the backbone of the Army. By strengthening the rifle squads, administrative and operational problems will be addressed not only at the squad level but also up to the higher levels of command. The PA Strategy on Strengthening of the Rifle Squads is hereby promulgated for the information and guidance of all concerned effective this date.