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Army Secretary Christine Wormuth: Modernization Efforts Remain a ‘Top Priority’

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Christine Wormuth
Christine Wormuth Secretary U.S. Army

Army Secretary Christine Wormuth said advancing modernization programs will be her top priority to enable the service to meet future challenges.

“I am committed to continue transforming our forces to be able to compete, deter, and if necessary fight and win across the multi-domain battlefield,” Wormuth wrote in a letter released Tuesday on the Army website.

“The Army must be manned, trained, equipped, and modernized to be ready to fight today, but also to meet the demands of an uncertain and unpredictable future,” she added.

Wormuth said she intends to prioritize talent recruitment, development training and retention efforts to maintain the Army’s position as the “world’s premier land force.”

“I will ensure the Army continues to adapt and stay ahead of the capabilities of our adversaries, whether they are near peer nations or newly emergent threats, while also competing successfully below the threshold of conflict,” she noted.

She added that she will continue to pursue improvement efforts for Army health care, housing, childcare and employment opportunities for service personnel’s spouses.

Wormuth was sworn in as the 25th secretary of the Army on Friday a day after the Senate confirmed her for the role.

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