As we think about how to develop the future force it is important to consider the conditions in which our Soldiers will fight. Internal migration and higher birth rates are contributing to increasing urbanization around the world. By 2030 the percentage of the world’s population in urban areas will rise [...]
TRADOC hosted How the Army Fights Seminar II at Ft Eustis, Aug. 24. More than 90 senior leaders from throughout the command discussed the character of warfare in 2030 and how the Army could fight in that operational environment. The seminar began with a two-day council of colonels who explored the Movement and Maneuver functional concepts, employment in a realistic 2030 scenario to identify potential gaps and [...]
Framework for developing the future force.
What is it?
Unified Challenge is the U.S. Army’s experimentation program that explores the concepts and capabilities the Army needs to meet future challenges. This campaign, led by the Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Army Capabilities Integration Center Concept Development and Learning Directorate, is a continuing effort to examine the requirements needed to build an agile and adaptive future Army of 2030. This program supports the 39th chief of staff of the Army’s second priority, the future Army.
Unified Challenge 16.2, conducted July 31 through Aug. 12, is an Army-level experiment that will look for new ways to organize and operate in the years 2025 through 2030. Commanders and staffs from across the Army, along with sister services, U.S. government and multinational partners will explore these new ways in a future realistic and complex scenario. After rigorous analysis, the results of this event will lead to recommendations for consideration by senior Army leaders.
Given the current realities of reduced budgets with no reduction in security requirements, the Army has placed emphasis on the Human Dimension (HD). The U.S. Army Human Dimension Concept (May 2015) defines HD as the cognitive, physical, and social components of Soldier, Army Civilian, leader, and organizational development and performance essential to raise, prepare, and employ the Army in unified land operations. The concept calls for the Army to focus on human performance optimization—the process of applying knowledge, skills, and emerging technologies to improve and preserve the capabilities of our human capital to execute essential tasks.