High-level Army officials discuss focus on agile force, effective training

WASHINGTON, 24 Oct. 2012. Technology in the hands of those who wish to do harm can affect a large population in little time, admitted LTG John F. Campbell, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, United States Army, during the "Contemporary Military Forum: A Versatile Force for the Nation" interactive panel at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) annual meeting and exposition this week. To mitigate these effects, the Armed Services need to work together in a joint world.

Lieutenant General Campbell also summed up the "U.S. Army of the future" in one word: "agile." Soldiers need to continually learn and adapt-"learning and changing as we move forward," he says.

"Operational adaptability" is a key attribute of the force, insisted LTG Keith C. Walker, DCG Futures/Director, ARCIC, during the panel discussion. Soldiers will continue to "deal with uncertainty and adapt."

The "operational intent," Lieutenant General Walker added, is "to provide the right force at the right time in the most cost-efficient manner possible."


The construct going forward is to plan, train, and execute, explained MG James V. Young, Jr., Chief of Staff, USARC, with a "renewed, expanded emphasis on efficient training."

For more on military simulation and training, be certain to read the November issue of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

The panel included:
LTG William B. Garrett III, Deputy Commanding General/Chief of Staff, United States Army Forces Command
LTG Keith C. Walker, Deputy Commanding General, Futures/Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command
MG Paul J. LaCamera, Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Special Operations Command
MG James V. Young Jr., Chief, of Staff, United States Army Reserve Command
Mr. Todd Harvey, Principal Director for Force Development - OSD

 


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