The modernization challenges the Army faces today underscore the need for installations built for the 21st century, said Paul Farnan, principal deputy assistant Army secretary for installations, energy and environment.
As the Army faces a future marked by increased volatility and great-power competition, its installations must be “better positioned for success” as a key enabler for the fighting force, the author of a new paper writes.
In “The Future Installation Management Enterprise: Is the Army Equipped With the Right Capabilities?” Maj. Roye Locklear Jr. says the Army of 2028 will face persistent competition, adversary capabilities, rapid technological changes and increasing regional instability.
Registration is open for the Association of the U.S. Army’s Hot Topic event April 13.
“Army Installation Partnerships for Mission Assurance,” part of AUSA’s 2022 Hot Topic series, is an in-person, daylong event that will take place at AUSA headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.
The theme for the event is “Executing the Army Installations Strategy.”
Efforts to make the Army and its installations more sustainable will reduce casualties and increase the lethality of the fighting force, a senior Army official said.
“Climate change is affecting the Army already,” said Paul Farnan, acting assistant Army secretary for installations, energy and environment. “It's affecting our installations … [and] threatening … the health and safety of our soldiers and families. It’s also impacting our operations.”
Climate change is already affecting the Army’s mission and installations, a senior Army official said.
“Climate change is affecting the Army today,” said Paul Farnan, acting assistant Army secretary for installations, energy and environment. “It’s affecting how we operate, where we operate, what we do [and] how we train.”
Seven Army installations and their neighboring communities have been announced as the winners of the 2021 Army Partnership Awards.
This year’s winners were chosen for building “stronger community relationships” and “demonstrating partnerships that improve quality of life, enhance Army readiness and modernize Army processes,” according to an Army press release.
The awards will be presented Jan. 12 in a virtual ceremony.
The Army’s depots and arsenals are challenged to modernize for the future while also maintaining continuity, a senior official told Congress.
Testifying Oct. 28 before the House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on readiness, Karen Saunders, senior official performing the duties of the assistant Army secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology, said efforts are underway to improve through modernization and new human capital planning.
Cyberattacks, climate change and increasingly devastating storms and wildfires are just some of the growing threats facing the Army as
The commission tasked with renaming military installations that honor Confederate leaders is asking for the public’s participation in suggesting new names.
Seeking names that are consistent with U.S. military and national values, the Naming Commission is asking local, city, state and federal leaders, as well as members of the community, to provide insight and feedback to ensure a well-rounded process.