“We are the greatest land power the world has ever seen. We are the indispensable Army of the indispensable nation” said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh. Adding that the Army has a capability and capacity that no one else can replicate.
“One of the things that’s changed in the world is the velocity of instability and the necessity to deploy our capabilities simultaneously to several different continents at the same time,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told Army Times.
Lt. Gen. Robert B. Brown, commanding general of U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, leads the discussion, "Living the Army Ethic: How and Why We Serve." Panelists include Gen. David G. Perkins, TRADOC commanding general.
The Army wants soldiers who thrive in chaos and can build rapport, said leaders and experts on a panel looking at “The Human Dimension” at the AUSA convention Wednesday.
A super-lethal “firefight-ending capability” is among the Army modernization priorities set out in the service’s new operating concept, according to Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, who runs the Army Capabilities Integration Center.
Army training programs are built around the single goal of ensuring the Army is always capable of deploying forces anywhere in the world and fully prepared to meet any challenge or overmatch any enemy they encounter.
The future of the Army rests in the cadets of today's Reserve Officer Training Corps. Incoming lieutenants are expected to uphold traditions and legacies that go back to before the founding of the nation," said the commanding general of TRADOC.
At this year’s Association of the U.S. Army annual expo here, Army leaders are expected to tout a new operating concept that puts greater focus on smaller units expected to adapt and innovate to combat faceless enemies in a formless battlefield.
Almost 40 women have volunteered to be observers/advisers at Ranger school, Army officials said Oct. 10, the deadline to apply. Last month, the Army put out a call for female Soldiers to volunteer as students or observers/advisers.