Articles from ARMY Magazine, Headline News, and AUSA News on Army Modernization

Mingus: Army Must Move Quickly to Transform

Image
Soldiers running
Title
Mingus: Army Must Move Quickly to Transform

The Army must move quickly to transform and integrate emerging technologies into its formations as it prepares for increasingly complex and evolving threats, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. James Mingus said.

“Armies now can increasingly see farther, sense farther, shoot farther, engage remotely and with pinpoint accuracy,” he said during a hearing before the House Armed Services readiness subcommittee.

Guard, Reserve Face ‘Pivotal Moment’ Amid Rising Threats

Image
U.S. Army Soldiers with the 165th Quartermaster Company, 78th Troop Command, Georgia Army National Guard, wait for their turn to conduct static line airborne jumps out of a C-17 Globemaster III cargo airplane
Title
Guard, Reserve Face ‘Pivotal Moment’ Amid Rising Threats

The National Guard and Army Reserve need continued investment to outcompete America’s adversaries, the components’ top leaders testified April 30 on Capitol Hill.

“Our nation’s investment in the National Guard comes at a pivotal moment,” said Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau. “Our strategic competitors are seeking advantages in every domain, [including] land, sea, air space and cyber. If we are to compete and deter successfully, and, if necessary, prevail in combat, we must invest in our people.”

SMA Michael Weimer

Submitted by ekobus on Thu, 04/18/2024 - 14:22

In a landmark event that bridged the past and future of the U.S. Army, former Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA) Daniel A. Dailey hosted a compelling live stream discussion with current SMA Michael A. Weimer. This historic conversation, now published for viewing, offered unparalleled insights into the evolving vision and leadership values driving the Army forward.

Paper: CTCs Must Adapt to ‘Realities of Modern Warfare’

Image
Soldiers training
Title
Paper: CTCs Must Adapt to ‘Realities of Modern Warfare’

As the Army’s premier training venues for maneuver formations, combat training centers must evolve to match the realities of modern warfare, according to the author of a new paper published by the Association of the U.S. Army. 

This includes wargaming pre-deployment activities with an emphasis on critical infrastructure, writes Capt. Daniel Eerhart, a psychological operations officer serving as a cyber policy, law and strategy research scientist at the Army Cyber Institute, in “Training Outside ‘The Box.’ ”

Wormuth: Budget Delays Have ‘Significant Consequences’

Image
Soldiers recruting
Title
Wormuth: Budget Delays Have ‘Significant Consequences’

Any further budget delays, including the possibility of a full-year stopgap funding measure, will have “significant consequences” for the Army and its efforts to recruit, modernize and support missions around the world, Army Secretary Christine Wormuth warns.

Rainey: ‘Good Year’ Keeps Army Modernization On Track

Image
Gen. James Rainey speaks at AUSA HQ
Title
Rainey: ‘Good Year’ Keeps Army Modernization On Track

The Army is keeping pace as it works to meet its modernization goals for the Army of 2030 and beyond, the commanding general of Army Futures Command said.

“We’re continuing on track with our deliberate modernization,” Gen. James Rainey said Dec. 13 during a breakfast hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army as part of its Coffee Series. “It’s been a good year … at Army Futures Command. … We [accomplished] everything we wanted to get done last year.”

Wormuth: Budget Delays Impact Soldiers, Modernization

Image
Secretary of the Army Wormuth speaks with soldiers
Title
Wormuth: Budget Delays Impact Soldiers, Modernization

After more than a decade of operating under temporary spending bills, the Army has gotten “used to” the uncertainty, but spending is inefficient and programs are delayed and disrupted, Army Secretary Christine Wormuth said.

“At one level, we’re a little bit used to this, but I think it’s important to not lose sight of the fact that every time we go into a continuing resolution, we’re essentially spending the money we have much less efficiently,” Wormuth said Nov. 14 during a defense summit hosted by Politico.

Army Ready to Help Israel with Lessons from Ukraine

Image
Douglas Bush, Assistant Secretary of the Army, speaks during the Contemporary Military Forum during the AUSA 2023 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., Monday, Oct. 9, 2023. (Tasos Katopodis for AUSA)
Title
Army Ready to Help Israel with Lessons from Ukraine

As a new unprovoked invasion ignites war in the Middle East, the U.S. Army is watching—and it’s better prepared to assist now than it was two years ago.

That’s the message from Douglas Bush, assistant Army secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology. Speaking Oct. 9 at the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2023 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., Bush hailed the transformation that has taken place within Army acquisition in the past year, motivated by the urgent need to support Ukraine in its defensive war against Russia. 

Modernization Programs See ‘Significant Gains’

Image
Next Generation Combat Vehicles
Title
Modernization Programs See ‘Significant Gains’

Army modernization programs are gaining momentum as the service works to build the Army of 2030 and beyond, a senior Army leader said. 

“We are in the process of developing new systems we're now delivering today, like [Joint Light Tactical Vehicles] and Integrated Air and Missile Defense,” Army Undersecretary Gabe Camarillo said during the 2023 Defense News Conference. “Now you see a lot of momentum with programs that are … making that transition to the next phase.”