AUSA Session Highlights Future Army Procurement, Training Goals

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A panel discussion at the Association of the U.S. Army‘s annual conference featured military leaders who discussed strategies and challenges in preparing the service for future missions, Defense News reported Tuesday.

Lance Bacon writes the panel highlighted the importance for armed forces to engage in both physical and virtual training based on the regional alignment framework.

During the session, Gen. Robert Cone, head of the Army Training and Doctrine Command, urged fellow leaders to institutionalize “adaptive mechanisms” and emulate the Asymmetric Warfare Group, according to the report.

He added that the goal is to go from Army of execution to an Army of preparation.

The article says that the growth of Asian military’s compared to the decline of other military’s was discussed at the conference.

Lt. Gen. James Barclay, deputy chief of staff for programs, believes new military equipment must be flexible, cost effective and tailored to each squad, Defense News reports.

He added that the service will rely on incremental improvements and smaller procurements and that the focus will be on mature technologies to reduce developmental costs.

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