“General Grant also understood the essence of offensive operations. Although he could fight direct and bloody actions when necessary, he was also a master of maneuver, [...]
On a visit to TRADOC Headquarters, LTG Mangum, DCG, TRADOC hosted Maj Gen Felton CBE, CDR, Joint Helicopter Command, British Army, for a series of discussions on aviation issues. While here Maj Gen Felton discussed the future "design" of army aviation (in both armies) based on the current and future threat spectrum, capability shortfalls, risks, and he and the DCG had a dialogue on "Where is Aviation going?" Visit goals were to reaffirm the value of the TRADOC - UK Army relationship in supporting the addendum on US-UK Bilateral Vision Statement signed in Jun 16. For TRADOC this was an opportunity to improve the interoperability of the British Army aviation and US Army aviati [...]
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.