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Perna Retires After Helping Lead Vaccine Effort

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Perna Retires After Helping Lead Vaccine Effort

Gen. Gus Perna, the former commander of Army Materiel Command who was chosen to help lead the government’s effort to develop, produce and distribute a new COVID-19 vaccine, has retired.

Perna, who in July 2020 was confirmed by the Senate to be chief operating officer of Operation Warp Speed, delayed his originally planned retirement from the Army to serve on the vaccine effort.

Fast-Modernizing Army Needs Sustainment Help

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Fast-Modernizing Army Needs Sustainment Help

As the Army moves forward with its modernization priorities, the service’s sustainment enterprise is keeping up strategically and operationally by investing in new capabilities and improving existing ones, the Army’s senior sustainment officer said.

Informing the future of those sustainment capabilities will be lessons learned from the Army’s ongoing Project Convergence effort, which pairs soldiers with scientists in the field to test new capabilities.

Day 3 of Global Force Next Features AMC Commander

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Day 3 of Global Force Next Features AMC Commander

The final day of Global Force Next, the Association of the U.S. Army’s three-day virtual conference, will feature a keynote address by Gen. Ed Daly, commanding general of Army Materiel Command. 

This year’s theme is “The U.S. Army: Protecting Tomorrow Through Persistent Modernization.” Presentations throughout the event will focus on the Army’s transformation and modernization efforts and include updates from Army Futures Command’s eight cross-functional teams. 

Former AMC Commander Gen. William Tuttle Jr. Dies

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Former AMC Commander Gen. William Tuttle Jr. Dies

Retired Gen. William Tuttle Jr., a former Army Materiel Command commander, died Nov. 9 at the age of 84. 

The Portsmouth, Virginia, native was a 1958 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, and commissioned as an infantry officer.  

He retired from the Army in 1992 after 33 years of service. After his retirement, he served as board chairman of the Defense Acquisition University and a member of the LOGTECH Subject Matter Expert Board at the Institute for Defense and Business. 

Perna Confirmed to Lead COVID-19 Vaccine Effort

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Perna Confirmed to Lead COVID-19 Vaccine Effort

Gen. Gus Perna has been confirmed by the Senate to help lead the government’s effort to develop, produce and distribute a new COVID-19 vaccine.

Perna was confirmed as the chief operating officer of Operation Warp Speed on July 2, the same day he relinquished command of Army Materiel Command to Gen. Ed Daly.

Army Logistics Expert Joins Operation Warp Speed

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Army Logistics Expert Joins Operation Warp Speed

A top Army commander has been named the chief operating officer of Operation Warp Speed, the U.S. government’s effort to find a vaccine for COVID-19 by the beginning of next year, President Donald Trump announced.

Gen. Gus Perna, commander of Army Materiel Command, will spearhead the White House initiative. The goal is to produce about 300 million vaccines by January.

“We are looking to get [a vaccine] by the end of the year if we can, maybe before,” Trump said May 15.

Perna Promises More Oversight of Leased Housing

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Perna Promises More Oversight of Leased Housing

The Army general responsible for post housing wants to see conditions improve now and in the future.

“This is not only about day-to-day living. It is about what we want our installations to look like in 40 or 50 years,” said Gen. Gus Perna, who as Army Materiel Command’s commanding general is responsible for Army housing.

Brown, Perna Talk of Multi-Domain Operations Challenges

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Brown, Perna Talk of Multi-Domain Operations Challenges

Two top Army generals – the commanders of U.S. Army Pacific and Army Materiel Command – had similar messages about preparing for multi-domain operations during the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2019 Global Force Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Ala.

Gen. Robert B. Brown, the Army Pacific commanding general, is responsible for a multi-domain task force that is working out kinks in an evolving two-year-old doctrine that embraces joint and multinational operations. Brown said the forces will need to adopt the multi-domain operating concept “or they will become irrelevant.”

Perna ‘Responsible’ for Fixing Army Housing

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Perna ‘Responsible’ for Fixing Army Housing

The inspection and condition of Army housing is now being overseen by the U.S. Army Materiel Command, whose commander has vowed to restore soldiers’ and families’ confidence in the service’s commitment to their welfare and safety.

Army Secretary Mark T. Esper and Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley launched a sweeping inspection of on-post housing following reports of widespread problems with potential hazards and serious maintenance issues, mostly in privatized housing.