This year’s Regional Commanders Conference at was held at U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command headquarters on Fort Eustis, Virginia, July 20, 2017. The RCC is an annual event co-hosted by the NATO Supreme Allied Commander for Transformation, Gen. Denis Mercier, and the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Paul Selva. The conference provides a venue for NATO and U.S. commanders to discuss future defense posture and force development. Attendees include senior service, Joint Staff and NATO staff in the region. (U.S. Army photo by Clay Weis)
The first U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command-led U.S.-Spanish Armies staff talks were held in Granada, Spain, June 27-29, 2017. The U.S. Army delegation was led by Maj. Gen. Robert “Bo” Dyess, acting director of TRADOC’s Army Capabilities Integration Center (center). Maj. Gen. Antonio Ruiz Benitez led the Spanish Army delegation. Talks focused on Spanish Army lessons learned from experience leading the first NATO Very High Readiness Joint Task Force as well as as well lessons learned in order to improve interoperability between armies. Several follow on agreements were also made to share information on Spanish Army coastal artillery capabilities.
This visit built upon the United States’ and Spain’s long-standing relationship by fostering personal and professional bonds, increasing transparency and developing a shared understanding of both armies’ future opportunities and challenges. (Spanish Army photo by David Revelles Garcia)
Maj. Gen. Paul Benenati, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command deputy chief of staff, hosted Brig. Gen. H.G.J.A. “Ron” Smits, commander of the Royal Netherlands Army Training Command, along with a delegation of 12 students and six faculty members from the Royal Netherlands Army Land Warfare Course at TRADOC headquarters on Fort Eustis, Virginia, June 26, 2017. The delegation received briefings on TRADOC, Multi-Domain Battle and the Future Force Development Strategy as well as a tour of the Operational Environment Training Support Center.
This is the sixth year that the Land Warfare Course has come to TRADOC as part of their annual trip to the United States. This visit built upon the United States’ and the Netherlands’ long-standing relationship by fostering personal relationships and enhancing the students’ understanding of TRADOC and Army Capabilities Integration Center roles and missions. In addition, the visit helped synchronize the armies’ interoperability goals and explore areas for future multilateral cooperation. (U.S. Army photo by Clay Weis)
Maj. Gen. Robert “Bo” Dyess, acting director of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Army Capabilities Integration Center, hosted Brig. Gen. Jukka Sonninen, chief of Training and Education, Finnish Defence Command (FINDEFCOM), during a visit to TRADOC headquarters on Fort Eustis, Virginia, April 26, 2017. In addition to receiving updates on current TRADOC initiatives, Sonninen also used this opportunity to discuss future bilateral cooperation opportunities and showcase FINDEFCOM’s role in concept development, training and education. (U.S. Army photo by Jahara Catala)
MG Bo Dyess, Acting Director Army Capabilities Integration Center greets his German Army counterpart, MG Reinhard Wolski, Commander, German Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre (ACCDC) on 6 April 2017. ARCIC and ACCDC are currently working on new concepts and capabilities to counter comment threats. Both Armies are committed to closer cooperation and to improve interoperability. This visit provided an opportunity to discover and discuss areas of common interest and efforts, especially as it relates to the new U.S. Multi-Domain Battle Concept and Army Warfighting Challenge #14-Ensure Interoperability and Operate in a Joint, Interorganizational and Multinational Environment.
Maj. Gen. Michael Edelstein, Israel Defense and Armed Forces Attaché to the United States, talks with Gen. David Perkins, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, during his first visit to TRADOC headquarters on Fort Eustis, Virginia, March 28, 2017. During the visit, Perkins and Edelstein shared views on the current and future direction of their respective armies. The visit also reinforced the importance of the bilateral Future Battlefield Annual Talks, which are conducted annually in June between the U.S. and Israel to facilitate the exchange of information, ideas, common challenges and lessons learned. (U.S. Army photo by Clay Weis)