In October 2014, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command rolled out the latest Army Operating Concept , titled “Win in a Complex World.” This AOC details how the Army of the future will strengthen capabilities across multiple domains as part of a joint partnership to ensure dominance against “determined, elusive, and increasingly capable enemies.”
Gen. David Perkins, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command discusses the Network Integration Evaluation 16.1 during his visit to Fort Bliss Oct. 1. NIE is the tenth in the Army’s series of Soldier-led evaluations held at Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, and is taking place from Sept. 25 through Oct. 8, 2015. Unlike standard NIEs, NIE 16.1 is the final proof of concept for Army Warfighting Assessments (AWAs). AWAs are large-scale exercises that will begin in Fiscal Year 2017 and focus on informing network and non-network requirements to support Force 2025 and Beyond.
Photo credit: Col. Doug White, with Fire Center of Excellence, Training and Doctrine Command, shows Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general, Training and Doctrine Command, and his party, the training his Soldiers are conducting during Network Integration Evaluation 16.1 and Army Warfighting Assessment, Sept. 29, 2015, at Fort Bliss, Texas. NIE 16.1 will focus on future force development, training readiness and multinational interoperability with participants from 13 nations, over 9,000 service members and 3,000 civilians. (U.S. Army photo by: Sgt. Maricris C. McLane)
FORT BENNING, Ga., (Sept. 15, 2015)-Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, United States Army Combined Arms Center, spoke at the 2015 Maneuver Warfighter Conference at the Maneuver Center of Excellence on the Human Dimension of Warfare. The Army cannot afford to focus only on current operations as a predictor of the future. It must prepare people so that future commanders can sustain operations in a time of persistent conflict.
The intent of senior Army leaders is clear. They will not forsake the hard-earned experience and readiness of our forces as operations shift and budgets shrink. Logistics warriors, such as those assigned to the brigade support battalion in a brigade combat team, have a duty and obligation to maintain their combat edge in order to ensure the Army remains the most capable land force in the world.