Outgoing Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told reporters Wednesday he wants the military service to continue its efforts to develop information processing, unmanned and autonomous technologies, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.
“We have programs in place to do that, but we have to continue to push on those programs,” Odierno was quoted as saying by the radio station.
“All of those things are going to be very important to us as we move to the future.”
Odierno will formally hand over responsibility of the Army to Gen. Mark Milley on Friday, according to Federal News Radio.
The station reports Odierno said he would have invested in training and equipment modernization programs if Congress approved a budget increase for the branch.
He estimates that only 33 percent of Army brigades have been adequately trained on how to do battle with sophisticated adversaries, the report said.