Investing in Warfighters is Army Priority

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Investing in Warfighters is Army Priority

As the Army pursues its most ambitious modernization effort in decades, people remain at the center of everything, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said.

“The thing about warfighting is it’s not just about equipment,” McConville said July 28 during the Association of the U.S. Army’s inaugural Warfighter Summit and Exposition near Fort Bragg, North Carolina. “You can’t execute strategy, you can’t execute plans, unless you have great squads, platoons and companies, because they’re the ones who actually do it.”

Army Reserve Prepares to Restructure for Future Fight

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Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels speaks at AUSA Coffee Series event
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Army Reserve Prepares to Restructure for Future Fight

As the Army looks at restructuring to meet the demands of the future fight, the Army Reserve is poised to follow suit in the coming months with its own review of existing and future capabilities, the component’s top officer said.

“The active component has gone through a ‘night court’ equivalent of all of its formations and is making adjustments to the Total Army, … deciding which units are the most important and rank ordering them, and we will do that starting this fall,” said Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels, chief of the Army Reserve and commander of the Army Reserve Command.

Lessons from Ukraine Will Inform New Army Doctrine

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Lessons from Ukraine Will Inform New Army Doctrine

When the Army launches a final version of its Multi-Domain Operations doctrine by year’s end, it will be partly informed by the fighting in Ukraine, a senior officer said.

“We say lessons learned a lot, but we’re observing those lessons right now,” Gen. Paul Funk, commander of the Army Training and Doctrine Command, said at a recent breakfast event hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army as part of its Coffee Series.

Army Modernization Critical to Future Success

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Army Modernization Critical to Future Success

The Army is progressing in its bid to transform into a multidomain-capable force by 2035 through its efforts to invest in people, readiness and modernization, according to the author of a new paper published by the Association of the U.S. Army.

Since the Army’s last significant modernization effort in the 1980s, soldiers have been called upon to respond to crises at home and around the world, demonstrating the service’s ability to carry out any mission with the equipment it has.

Future Fight Poses ‘Difficult’ Challenges

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Future Fight Poses ‘Difficult’ Challenges

A host of new technological capabilities will be needed in the future fight if the Army is to sustain, protect and communicate with soldiers, a senior Army Futures Command leader said.

“There are some really big areas in the future that we are concerned about,” Brig. Gen. Stephanie Ahern, director of concepts in Futures Command’s Futures and Concepts Center, said at the recent 2022 Strategic Landpower Symposium hosted by the U.S. Army War College.