If any Army unit is to meet the demands of continuous operations, a systematic human resources conservation program must be planned and implemented. The details of such a program are described. Without such a program, intolerable levels of performance degradation are projected during continuous operations. Strategies for countering the anticipated degradation during continuous operations include: leadership training, confidence building, organizing for full communications, behavioral modeling, overtraining and crosstraining, developing physical fitness, and development of performance supports. Tactics for countering performance degradation during continuous operations include task rotation, task sharing, use of performance supports, proper management of stress, and appropriate work/rest cycles. The program for integrating these concepts into a unit developmental program includes systematic steps along a time frame. The strategies are set in place during the preparatory stage, and these provide the foundation for implementing the tactics during continuous operations.