What is it?
Soldiers and squads are the foundation of the decisive force. They must be organized, equipped, and trained with superior lethality, situational awareness, mobility and protection that provides the overmatch required to defeat capable and determined adversaries in complex operating environments.
Soldier lethality spans all fundamentals: shooting, moving and communicating, protecting, sustaining and training.
What is the Army doing/has done?
Soldiers must have capabilities that increase lethality, mobility and survivability while countering emerging threats. These new weapons and capabilities must utilize the latest developments in science and technology. The Army Directive 2017-24 established the Soldier Lethality Cross-Functional Team, which will:
Narrow capability gaps to enhance the Soldier and squads ability to fight, win, and survive through increased lethality, mobility, protection and situational awareness in order to facilitate rapid acquisition of increased capabilities.
Read more about Soldier Lethality here.