Rainey Speaks at AUSA Coffee Series

Rainey Speaks at AUSA Coffee Series

Gen. James Rainey speaks at AUSA Global
Photo by: U.S. Army/Joseph Kumzak

Gen. James Rainey, commanding general of Army Futures Command, will speak Dec. 13 as part of the Association of the U.S. Army’s Coffee Series.

The in-person event will take place at AUSA headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. The event opens at 6:30 a.m. with registration, coffee and networking. The program is scheduled to begin at 7:15 a.m.

It is free for military members, government employees and the media.

For more information or to register, click here. Online registration is open through 5 p.m. Eastern Dec. 11. On-site registration opens at 6:30 a.m. Dec. 13.

A former deputy Army chief of staff for operations, Rainey has led Futures Command since October 2022. He took over at a critical time as the Army pursues its six modernization priorities and develops leap-ahead capabilities to prepare the force for 2030 and beyond.

The Army’s transformation push becomes more important every day, Rainey said earlier this year.

“I believe that the amount of disruption and the pace of disruption we are experiencing in combat right now is unprecedented since maybe the lead up to World War II, when people were inventing airplanes and tanks,” Rainey said. “Whatever you think you know, you don’t. Whatever you do know, you are not going to know next year,” he said of the pace of changes in warfare.

To keep up, the Army will need “continuous adaptation,” Rainey said.

In separate remarks, Rainey said Army transformation remains on track.

“As we deliver Army 2030 and design Army 2040, Army Futures Command is … transforming the Army to ensure war-winning future readiness, and modernization is an essential part of that,” he said.