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)
U.S. Training and Doctrine Command hosted representatives from the German Army to share an opportunity to exchange ideas on the new Multi-Domain Battle (MDB) Concept at Ft. Eustis, Virginia on March 30,2017. Pictured are Maj. Gen. Robert Dyess, Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center (center, seated), and Col. Klaus Nebe, Commander of the German Army Main Liaison Staff in the U.S. (center, standing) as they discuss multinational implications associated with MDB. Warfighting function subject matter experts from Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC) and the German Army Liaison Staff identified and discussed challenges and opportunities presented by MDB and multinational operations in the future. (Photo by: Command Sgt. Maj. Lutz Koys, German Army)
A Spanish Army delegation led by Col. Juan Manuel Diez Acha met with U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Army Capabilities Integration Center, International Army Programs Directorate, March 28, 2017, on Fort Eustis, Virginia. The purpose of the visit was to coordinate the 2017 Spain – TRADOC Talks, which will be held in Granada, Spain, June 28 – 30, 2017. These talks provide an opportunity to exchange information, enhance interoperability and sustain key partner relationships. Pictured from left to right: Lt. Col. Jose A. Fernandez Alfaro, Maj. Alberto Perez Montes, Joe Patykula, Lt. Col. Francisco Jesus Dieguez Oliva, Wayne Kropp, Col. Juan Manuel Diez Acha and Maj. Rob Riggs. (U.S. Army photo)
Rear Adm. John Clink, Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy, United Kingdom, pauses for a photo with Dave Paschal, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command deputy G-37, Nov. 1 at TRADOC headquarters on Fort Eustis, Virginia. Clink visited TRADOC to discuss the Army Learning Concept, or ALC 2015, and gained an understanding on the governance and strategy required for the implementation and sustainment of ALC 2015. Clink also developed an understanding of support structures and organizational and cultural change mechanisms that underpin ALC 2015. The two-hour session was conducted on behalf of Brig. Gen. Robert Ulses, TRADOC G-3/5/7.
Lt. Gen. Paul Wynnyk, commander of the Canadian Army (center), visited U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command headquarters Sept. 26, 2016, as part of the Chief of Staff of the Army Counterpart Program. His visit focus areas included establishing a relationship with TRADOC leadership; discussing perspectives and exchanging ideas with senior TRADOC leadership regarding how the U.S. Army “does” Light Forces from concept to execution.
Lt. Gen. Kevin Mangum, TRADOC deputy commanding general, served as Wynnyk’s host during the visit. TRADOC’s purpose was to discuss key tasks with a focus on the command’s role in designing the future force. Maj. Gen. Bo Dyess, deputy director of TRADOC’s Army Capabilities Integration Center, and Tom Greco, deputy commanding general of TRADOC G-2, led discussions on a variety of topics including the future operational environment, the Army Operating Concept, Multi-Domain Battle and the Mad Scientist initiative. Other discussions included the Canadian Army’s 5th Mechanized Brigade Headquarters participation in the upcoming Army Warfighting Assessment 17. The final discussion topic focused on development of light forces in the context of the Movement and Maneuver Concept supporting Multi-Domain Battle.
Pictured above (from left to right): Lt. Col. Chris Adams, assistant Canadian Military attaché, Military District of Washington; Brig. Gen. Derek A. Macaulay, chief of staff, Canadian Army Strategy; Lt. Gen. Kevin Mangum, TRADOC deputy commanding general, Lt. Gen. Paul Wynnyk, commander of the Canadian Army (Army chief of staff equivalent); Warrant Officer 1 Alain Guimond (Army command sergeant major equivalent); Lt. Col. Bruno Vieillle, Canadian foreign liaison to TRADOC headquarters; Col. Rob Worsham, U.S. attaché to Canada; and Capt. François Thivierge, aide-de-camp to the commander.