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Army Unveils Structure of New Futures Command

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The U.S. Army‘s new Futures Command will take over some organizations of existing Army commands as part of its mission to unify the military branch’s modernization programs, Breaking Defense reported Monday.

The Futures Command will assume leadership of the Army Materiel Command’s Research and Development Command; unspecified components of the Army Test and Evaluation Command; and parts of the Training and Doctrine Command’s Army Capability Integration Center.

Army program managers and program executive officers will have a reporting relationship with the Futures Command and will continue to report to the Army assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology.

The new command will take responsibility for all technologies and projects beyond the current Five-Year Defense Plan, but AMC will continue to develop and maintain Army equipment and TRADOC will continue to oversee personnel training and education.

Army Undersecretary Ryan McCarthy announced earlier this month that the service branch plans to establish the Futures Command’s headquarters in a major city to support collaboration with civilian technology professionals.

Gen. James McConville said at a conference hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army that the Futures Command is needed to lead modernization initiatives and allow the Forces Command, AMC and TRADOC to focus on their respective missions to deploy, sustain and train the existing force.


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