FORT BLISS, Texas (October 20, 2015) — The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Hon. Frank Kendall, and the Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, Lt. Gen. Michael Williamson, explored Fort Bliss, Texas this month to interact with Soldiers and observe firsthand the new technologies under assessment during the Network Integration Evaluation 16.1.
In this video Army leaders discuss the Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 16.1 as the final proof of concept exercise for the Army Warfighting Assessments during the Association of the United States Army Oct. 14, 2015.
The featured speakers are Brig. Gen. Leopoldo Quintas, director, Concept Development and Learning for the Army Capabilities Integration Center and Brig. Gen. Terrence McKenrick, deputy commanding general for 1st Armored Division.
Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, led a discussion on how the Army works under Force 2025 and Beyond to ensure the future force accentuates the relative strengths and mitigates weaknesses of each component, and remains prepared to accomplish missions at home and abroad during the Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 13. Panelists include: Dr. Janine Davidson, senior fellow for Defense Policy; Lt. Gen. Timothy Kadavy, director, Army National Guard; Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, chief, Army Reserve; Tim Bonds, vice president and director, RAND Arroyo Center; Michael O’Hanlon, senior fellow, Center of 21st Century Security and Intelligence.
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command leaders will present their insights to “Winning in a Complex World” during the 2015 AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition, Oct. 1214. As the force remain committed to an all-volunteer Army that is the most decisive land force in the world, strengthening our Army Profession based on implicit and universal trust has never been more important. WATCH and JOIN TRADOC’s discussions during this year’s AUSA meeting at: www.army.mil/professional. TRADOC senior leaders will participate and lead the following Contemporary Military Forums, addressing a wide-range of professional topics such as leader development, enhancing Soldier capabilities, modernization and force structure:
NOTE: The following videos will also be posted here by the end of the conference:
- Monday, Oct. 12, 2 to 4 p.m.
Conventional and Special Operations Force Interdependence: Maj. Gen. Scott Miller, Maneuver Center of Excellence commanding general, will participate in a discussion on improving Army capabilities to build foreign partner capacity, while synchronizing special operations and conventional force capabilities.
- Monday, Oct. 12, 3 to 5 p.m.
Developing Future Leaders: Lt. Gen. Robert B. Brown, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center CG, leads a discussion on the development of adaptive, innovative leaders of the future through an investment in educational experiences, broadening opportunities and realistic training to optimize performance and “Win in a Complex World”.
Panelists include: Gen. David G. Perkins, TRADOC CG; Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, TRADOC Command Sgt. Maj., and John Hall, Deputy to the Commanding General, Combined Arms Support Command.
- Tuesday, Oct. 13, 3 to 5 p.m.
Total Force to Win in a Complex World: Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, leads a discussion on how the Army works under Force 2025 and Beyond to ensure the future force accentuates the relative strengths and mitigates weaknesses of each component, and remains prepared to accomplish missions at home and abroad. Panelists include: Dr. Janine Davidson, senior fellow for Defense Policy; Lt. Gen. Timothy Kadavy, director, Army National Guard; Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, chief, Army Reserve; Tim Bonds, vice president and director, RAND Arroyo Center; Michael O’Hanlon, senior fellow, Center of 21st Century Security and Intelligence.
- Wednesday, Oct. 14, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Countering Violent Extremist Threats: Maj. Gen. Jeff Snow, U.S. Army Recruiting Command CG, participates in a discussion on countering threats posed by violent extremism.
- Wednesday, Oct. 14, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
NCOs Operating in a Complex World: Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, TRADOC Command Sgt. Maj., leads a panel of military and civilian leaders in a discussion on how the Total Force must adapt, evolve, and innovate to support the Army Operating Concept. Panelists include: Retired Command Sgt. Maj. John Sparks, TRADOC; Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Schroeder, U.S. Army Forces Command; CSM James Sims, U.S. Army Materiel Command; Michael Stanka, Army Materiel Command.
- Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2 to 4 p.m.
Cyber-Today and Tomorrow: Maj. Gen. Stephen Forgarty, Cyber Center of Excellence CG, participates in a discussion on how network dominance is an integral part of the cyber fight – today and tomorrow. Cyber threats demand new approaches to managing information, securing information and ensuring our ability to operate.
The 2015 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition takes place Oct. 12-14 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. Held every October in Washington D.C., the AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition is one of the largest land warfare expositions and professional development forums in the world. The Annual Meeting consists of informative presentations, panel discussions on pertinent military and national security subjects, workshops and important AUSA business meetings.
The three day event also includes over 500 industry and military exhibits occupying over 250,000 net square feet of exhibit space. Presentations on the state of the Army and related defense subjects are given by the Secretary of the Army, the Army Chief of Staff and other senior Army and Department of Defense representatives.
* Schedule subject to change. For the complete schedule visit: www.army.mil/professional
FORT BLISS, Texas (Army News Service, Sept. 30, 2015) — “We tend to protect our communications in order to secure it. The challenge is unlocking some of that so it’s shared. That’s what we’re trying to achieve here,” Maj. Hugo Lloyd said.
FORT BLISS, Texas (Oct. 5, 2015) — Standardizing and simplifying warfighting functions into a single Common Operating Environment (COE) is a key step in modernizing and integrating the Army’s tactical network to enable expeditionary command post operations.