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No Barriers to Mission Command

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND (January 27, 2017) – Army engineers recently demonstrated network technology that will allow commanders to conduct mission command using multiple computing devices from brigade down to the edge. The Tactical Computing Environment, or TCE, developed by the U.S. Army Materiel Command’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, or CERDEC, supports the Army’s Force 2025 and Beyond strategy, which provides the nation with a more expeditionary and agile force. “The military’s large, fixed ‘TOC Mahals’ have given way to smaller, more mobile command posts in an effort to support the Army’s push for expeditionary mission command,” said Cynthia Carpenter, CERDEC Command, Power, and Integration, or CP&I, data engineering chief. “The TCE provides untethered commanders with the same or better capabilities than they had with their stationary command post networked mission command systems.”

DVIDS - U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command | 1/27/2017

TRADOC commander brings Force 2025 & Beyond to Fort Carson

Gen. David G. Perkins, commander, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, talks shop with brigade commanders and command sergeants major of the 4th Infantry Division at the division headquarters here Feb. 9, 2017. Perkins conducted leadership professional development wi [ ... DVIDS ]


Ripsaw could lead Soldiers into battle someday

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The Ripsaw Unmanned Ground Vehicle might someday take point and lead Army combat formations across enemy terrain. The unmanned vehicle, though still in development, has been tested and is capable of driving up to 1 kilometer ahead of various types of formations, Bob Testa sa [ ...Army.Mil ]


Integrate and synchronize development activities, from concept to capabilities, across the ARCIC and the Army to develop and deliver solutions for Army future force.


  • Conduct Strategic Engagements to influence and shape F2025B initiative for the Army
  • Plan, coordinate and execute F2025B Executive Committee and Board of Directors meetings
  • Execute the F2025B Maneuvers Directive to validate tasks and activities for key stakeholders across and inclusion of the operational force and other critical stakeholders (OSD, JIM partners).


COL Raphael Lopez


Operations Division

Integrates and synchronizes initiatives within ARCIC. Manages and coordinates ARCIC activities to include Professional Development, training, taskings, and mission support requirements. Coordinates the F2025B governance process to insure conditions are set for meaningful dialogue and to support decision making by Senior Leaders Department of the Army. Communicate the future force vision and Senior Leaders Department of the Army decisions across the Army Enterprise.

Plans Division

Serves as the plans and policy for the ARCIC. Develops short and long range functional plans. Develops TRADOC policy for concept development, experimentation and requirements determination. Provides the centralized planning, direction, and synchronization to execute F2025B Maneuvers, to integrate TRADOC and Army activities as part of multi-year strategies to achieve future force requirements to meet the demands of the strategic environment in 2025 and beyond.