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During the downsizing of our force, we must develop our leadership effectively. Individual responsibility will be higher in a smaller Army, but that doesn’t mean we will do less. We must look at different ways to accomplish the Army mission.
DAVID G. PERKINS
General, U.S. Army
Commanding
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OCT. 22, 2014VOL. 3, NO. 42
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The Army Operating Concept, titled "Win in a Complex World," suggests how commanders in the future could combine warfighting functions such as maneuver, fires, sustainment and intelligence. It introduces two new Army tenets to do this: simultaneity and endurance.

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NEWS ACROSS THE COMMAND
Forum studies bleak recruiting future of the all-volunteer Army
Forum studies bleak recruiting future of the all-volunteer Army

During the Recruiting 2020 Forum at RAND Corporation in September, defense and Army officials, researchers, and human resources professionals discussed the challenges and solutions facing Army recruiting in the future.

Speed of innovation key in Army Operating Concept
Speed of innovation key in Army Operating Concept

Both the Army and America's adversaries enhance their prowess on the battlefield with technological innovation. But to be successful against an array of unknown enemies, the Army must focus not just on innovation, but on the speed.

Leaders get a firsthand look at the modern operational network
Leaders get a firsthand look at the modern operational network

In order to gain a true understanding of the Network Integration Exercise, senior Army leadership, government officials and thought leaders received a firsthand look into the evolution and current stance of the operational network.

Army leaders say ethics integral part of all Soldiers' actions
Army leaders say ethics integral part of all Soldiers' actions

The Army profession demands that Soldiers adhere to the Army ethic at all times, trust is the foundation of the ethic, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, during a recent panel at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting.

Army Cyber capabilities increasing to include Guard, Reserve
Army Cyber capabilities increasing to include Guard, Reserve

The Army's top cyberspace experts said increasing digital capabilities of the force include 11 cyber protection brigades in the National Guard, and 400 more cyber Soldiers in the Army Reserve.

Carson: Changes needed in Army's 'archaic' retention, promotion system
Changes needed in Army's 'archaic' retention, promotion system

The Army needs to make serious institutional changes in order to retain and develop the best Soldiers. "We have a system in place that is archaic, that now works against us rather than helping us," said Undersecretary of the Army Brad Carson.

Brig. Gen. Gary Brito interview, Director, Force 2025 and Beyond
Interview with director of Force 2025 and Beyond

TRADOC began the Force 2025 and Beyond initiative in 2013 to investigate overmatch issues that could threaten the future force. As ideas grew and evolved over time, the Army increased emphasis on this effort.

Army tries to boost number of minority officers
Army to boost number of minority officers from metropolitan areas

One effort to deal with the shortage will be expanded efforts to recruit minority officers in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Dallas and Phoenix, said Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs, who leads Army Cadet Command.

Adaptable network critical for Army to 'Win in a Complex World'
Adaptable network critical for Army to 'Win in a Complex World'

As U.S. forces deploy to West Africa to help counter the Ebola outbreak, the Army is surging tactical communications technologies to help connect Soldiers, aid workers and other mission partners across vast and undeveloped terrain.