Today’s Army demands leaders with physical and moral courage, said retired Gen. Mark Milley, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the 39th Army chief of staff.
The Army must move with a sense of urgency as it contends with an increasingly volatile and complex world, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Randy George said.
“The difference today is the tech disruption we’ve had, the volatility is completely different, and just how fast things are spinning on the tech side,” George said Feb. 6 during an Association of the U.S. Army Coffee Series event. “I think it’s completely different from what we’ve seen, and there’s a lot of implications with that and how we do business and how we change.”
Retired Gen. Mark Milley, former Joint Chiefs chairman and the 39th Army chief of staff, will speak Feb. 13 at an Association of the U.S. Army Noon Report webinar.
Milley, who retired in September, will discuss the Army’s role in the joint force, look ahead to the future operating environment and talk about the challenges the Army is facing and what the service is doing to meet them.
He also will offer leadership lessons and reflections from his more than 40 years of service to the Army and the nation.
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Randy George will speak Feb. 6 as part of the Association of the U.S. Army’s Coffee Series.
The event will take place at AUSA headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. The event opens at 7:30 a.m. with registration, coffee and networking. The program is scheduled to begin at 8:15 a.m., which is an hour later than typical Coffee Series events.
Retired Gen. Gordon Sullivan, the 32nd Army chief of staff and former president and CEO of the Association of the U.S. Army, died Jan. 2. He was 86.
“Gen. Gordon Sullivan was a true American hero and an Army legend. He was an inspirational leader of integrity and compassion who served his beloved Army and country selflessly for decades,” said retired Gen. Bob Brown, AUSA president and CEO. “As the 32nd chief of staff of the Army, he led the service through critical times with strength and a clear vision, ensuring soldiers and their families had the best training and resources.”
While the Army looks to the future by taking on its largest transformation in decades, the force still must contend with a variety of challenges in the near-term, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Randy George said.
“I generally don’t talk about 2030 because I don’t think we have that much time,” George said, according to an Army news release. “[The year] 2030 is too far down the road. We are going to be a lot different before that, I can guarantee you. We are going to be a lot different in the next four years.”
The Association of the U.S. Army’s 2023 Annual Meeting and Exposition was “a huge success for the association and the U.S. Army,” declared retired Gen. Bob Brown, the educational nonprofit’s president and CEO.
A Leader Solarium organized by the Association of the U.S. Army concluded Oct. 11 with the opportunity for about 160 mid-grade NCOs and officers to pitch ideas to senior Army leaders about solving some of the service’s big challenges.
Army Secretary Christine Wormuth, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Randy George and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Weimer listened to ideas on fixing a troubled soldier pay system, expanding cold-weather training and straightening out a complicated batch of unit rosters that don’t always agree on how many soldiers are in a unit.
In a town hall for family members featuring the Army’s top leaders, one soldier stood and stated his problem bluntly. His wife, he said, “would rather deal with Comcast than try to find information from the Army.”
Army Secretary Christine Wormuth visibly reeled from the rebuke, but then turned to the service’s new chief of staff, Gen. Randy George.
America’s Army is doing a lot of things “really well,” but “we’ve got some work to do,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. Randy George said.
Speaking Oct. 10 at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Luncheon at the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2023 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., George said he is proud of the Army and its soldiers. “Wherever I go, I consistently see soldiers of every generation willing to innovate, train and endure hardship for the team and the mission,” he said.