To execute operations in future conflicts, our Army must innovate to develop capabilities that enables us to accomplish future missions as part of the Joint Force. Innovation is the act or process of introducing something new, or creating new uses for existing designs. Innovation is not invention. To innovate, Army leaders drive the development of new tools or methods that permit Army forces to retain overmatch against determined enemies and adversaries. Moreover, successful innovation requires focused and sustained collaboration across the Army, the joint community, industry, academia, and other inter-organizational and multinational partners.
During future conflicts Army forces execute Multi-Domain Battle to ensure Joint Force freedom of action and deny the enemy the ability to operate freely across those do [...]
This is the second of three articles discussing multi-domain battle through the lens of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command published in Military Review. This article discusses the rationale and the approach for incorporating aspects of multi-domain battle into Field Manual 3-0, Army Operations, due to be published October 2017. In recognition of the centennial of American Expeditionary Forces entering World War I, the articles incorporate relevant historical observations and lessons to help drive home the new and differentiate it from the old.[...]
To be ready for the next war, the U.S. Army and the other services must effectively innovate and adapt concepts, equipment, and training. The future battlefield will be one where integration into joint and multinational forces is a prerequisite for victory. To get there, we must establish a clear path to prepare the force for the fight tonight, tomorrow, and in the future. Multi-Domain Battle is key to getting the U.S. military into shape for that fight.
To put Multi-Domain Battle into action, the U.S. Army is committed to making considerable strides by the beg [...]
ARCIC hosted the How the Army Fights IV (HTAF IV) Senior Leader Seminar on Aug. 2, 2017 at Ft. Eustis, VA as part of the TRADOC Commander's Forum; all Center of Excellence Commanding Generals and Directors of Capabilities Development and Integration Directorates (CDIDs) took part in the wargame. The preparatory main learning event, the Council of Colonels seminar wargame, was 10-14 Jul at Carlisle Barracks, PA. HTAF IV examined the competition phase at the operational level against a peer adversary in the year 2035. Using the emerging Multi-Domain Battle (MDB) concept as the fra [...]
Fort Eustis, Virginia – Gen. David G. Perkins, Commanding General of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, hosted a delegation from Israel to participate in the 26th Future Battlefield Annual Talks, or FBAT, 4-8 June 2017.
TRADOC’s relationship with the Israel Defense Forces began in 1973 following the Yom Kippur War, leading to the FBAT’s initiation in 1988. The TRADOC commanding general has served as U.S. head of delegation since 1990. Each year, FBAT is held alternately between locations in the U.S. and Israel.
In addition to the TRADOC command [...]
More than 200 military and civilian experts gathered at Carlisle Barracks May 3-12 to examine the Multi-Domain Battle concept during the annual Unified Quest Deep Future Wargame. During the wargame, six working groups focused on how the Army could fight across multiple domains in the 2030-2050 timeframe as part of a joint, inter-organizational and multinational force. Using a realistic scenario, the working groups provided recommendations for and an understanding of concepts and capabilities that posture Army forces to deter and defeat a peer adversary in the future. Insights from [...]
Maj. Gen. Robert “Bo” Dyess, acting director of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Army Capabilities Integration Center, hosted Brig. Gen. Jukka Sonninen, chief of Training and Education, Finnish Defence Command (FINDEFCOM), during a visit to TRADOC headquarters on Fort Eustis, Virginia, April 26, 2017. In addition to receiving updates on current TRADOC initiatives, Sonninen also used this opportunity to discuss future bilateral cooperation opportunities and showcase FINDEFCOM’s role in concept development, training and education. (U.S. Army photo by Jahara Catala) [...]