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.