The Army’s security force assistance brigades are helping the service extend its reach and presence around the globe, particularly in Europe and the Indo-Pacific.
While the Army remains busy supporting Ukraine and America’s NATO partners, the force has not let go of its focus on other hot spots around the world, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said.
“We’re a global organization,” McConville said Sept. 7. “We have to be able to do more than one thing at once.”
Speaking at an event hosted by Defense One, McConville said this includes boots on the ground in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and elsewhere, all while supporting defense of the homeland.
Lessons from the war in Ukraine could help the U.S. Army better prepare for the future battlefield, Army Secretary Christine Wormuth said.
Speaking June 28 at the Royal United Services Institute’s 2022 Land Warfare Conference in London, Wormuth said the service is committed to learning with “humility and seriousness.”
U.S. Army Europe and Africa welcomed a new commanding general June 28, as Gen. Darryl Williams assumed command from Gen. Christopher Cavoli.
Williams, who received his fourth star for the new assignment, comes to Europe after serving as the 60th superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, since July 2018.
The Army is trying to learn from Russian fighting in Ukraine, according to the Army chief of staff.
“This conflict is not over. It is very, very serious,” said Gen. James McConville in an interview with Government Matters. The fighting has now gone on for more than 100 days with no end in sight.
Speaking at the world’s largest defense and security exhibition, retired Gen. Bob Brown stressed the importance of the evolving multidomain operations concept.
Brown, president and CEO of the Association of the U.S. Army, said the concept that could soon become U.S. Army doctrine is aimed at “providing multiple options to joint force commanders and challenging potential adversaries with multiple dilemmas.” It also ensures that “no single domain, service or nation could be decisive in large-scale combat operations against a peer competitor.”
The USA Security and Defense Pavilion at the Eurosatory international defense and security exposition outside of Paris opened June 13 for a weeklong slate of events that includes presentations by U.S. Army and defense industry leaders.
The USA Pavilion is organized by the Association of the U.S. Army. This year, with 110 exhibitors, it is the largest national pavilion, covering more than 3,000 square meters.
Every day, around the world, the Army is playing a key role in deterring America’s adversaries and building strong relationships with partner armies, the service’s top civilian leader said.
“The Army is campaigning out in the world every single day,” Army Secretary Christine Wormuth said, referring to one of the primary lines of effort in the National Defense Strategy.
Years of practice and investment allowed the Army to quickly deploy to support NATO allies in Eastern Europe, the senior U.S. Army officer on the continent said.
Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Gen. Christopher Cavoli said the U.S.’ “multiyear” investment in the European Deterrence Initiative, designed to enhance deterrence and increase readiness, enabled the Army to place “large amounts of very modern equipment, brigade combat team sets, in storage in Europe” and practice drawing that gear on short notice.
Gen. Christopher Cavoli, the top U.S. Army leader in Europe, has been nominated to be the next supreme allied commander, Europe, the Pentagon announced May 3.
If confirmed by the Senate, Cavoli would succeed Air Force Gen. Tod Wolters, who has held the job since May 2019. Cavoli also would take command of the U.S. European Command.