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Senior leaders report in AUSA’s ARMY Green Book

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper, in his first Green Book appearance, describes the Army as being “on a great trajectory” and “willing to make big moves.”

With plans for a bigger Army, improved readiness and using the new Army Futures Command to enable dramatics leaps forward in capabilities, Esper sounds confident despite dim chances for dramatic budget increases.

Esper says a careful review is underway to find money for key priorities by reducing or eliminating less critical programs.

“We believe we have freed up enough money to take care of our modernization priorities,” he says.

Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley says the Army is “healthier today than we were a year ago.” Readiness and lethality are improving, and the Army is “well situated to modernize.”

He feels good about improvements that are coming. The Army “has very good momentum right now,” he says.

Under Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy talks in more detail about the Army Futures Command in his interview, including giving hints about where he expects to see the first results from the biggest Army reorganization since 1973.

The Green Book also includes interviews with the Army National Guard director, the Army Reserve chief and the Sergeant Major of the Army.

Also inside is a Year in Review of major Army developments, comprehensive guides for installations and weapons, and listings of key command and staff, Army Reserve Ambassadors and Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army.

Members of AUSA will receive their copies of the Green Book by mail or email before the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition.

Additionally, a limited number of copies of the Green Book will be distributed at the Annual Meeting, to be held Oct. 8–10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.