Framework for developing the future force.

Think: Establish a sound conceptual foundation for Army modernization.
Learn: Conduct rigorous experiments, wargames, and assessments to learn in a focused, sustained, and collaborative manner.
Analyze: Focus prioritized efforts on first-order military challenges.
Implement: Deliver integrated DOTMLPF-P solutions to improve combat effectiveness of the current and future force.



ARCIC Overview (Video )


Reading #140

That Elusive Operational Concept

Acting Director Major General Robert “Bo” Dyess’ Comments:


For centuries military strategists and practitioners understood that a fundamental conception of war was necessary to inform military thinking to prepare for future conflicts. An examination of the history shows many examples of leaders who understood this necessity. For example, in 1864, Prussia and Austria-Hungary went to war [...]

International Army Programs

TRADOC host BG Jukka Sonninen, chief of Training and Education, Finnish Defence Command (FINDEFCOM),

Maj. Gen. Robert “Bo” Dyess, acting director of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Army Capabilities Integration Center, hosted Brig. Gen. Jukka Sonninen, chief of Training and Education, Finnish Defence Command (FINDEFCOM), during a visit to TRADOC headquarters on Fort Eustis, Virginia, April 26, 2017. In addition to receiving updates on current TRADOC initiatives, Sonninen also used this opportunity to discuss future bilateral cooperation opportunities and showcase FINDEFCOM’s role in concept development, training and education. (U.S. Army photo by Jahara Catala)


Unified Quest

UQ17 Core Planning Group

The third preparatory event for the UQ17 Deep Future Wargame, the "Core Planning Group," saw the development of operational approaches for three joint task forces which will examine how to create and exploit temporary windows of advantage, build and sustain resilient formations, and conduct operations in complex and urban terrain. An additional working group focused on solving anti-access/area denial problems. To prepare them for their tasks, all participants received information on multi-domain battle, the future operational environment, Army Functional Concepts, and scenario-based threats. The attendees used short situational training exercises (STXs) to familiarize them with friendly future formations and cap [...]


'Mad scientists' discuss emerging tech as Army releases strategy on robots

Robotics and Autonomous Systems Strategy

U.S. Army Functional Concepts

Capabilities Information Exchange (CIE)

Army Warfighting Challenges

The Warfighters’ Science and Technology Needs

Multi-Domain Battle White Paper

US Army Tests Out New ‘Hunter,’ ‘Killer’ Multi-Domain Dune Buggies

Tactical Life

TRADOC hosts German Army for a Multi-Domain Battle Information Exchange


Army looks for Air Force to join in refining future warfare concept

Sean Kimmons


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March 20, 2017

Fourth and final: TRADOC town hall turns to Soldiers for feedback

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November 3, 2016

CSM Davenport Speaks NCO Development Town Hall 3

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May 18, 2016

Harbingers of Future War: Implications for the Army with Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster

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March 16, 2016

Unified Challenge

In The News

Army, Industry See Bright Future For Robotic Vehicles

Jon Harper | National Defense
The Army Needs to Speed Up Efforts to Close Critical Capability Gaps

Dan Goure | The National Interest
Robotics, artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing are focus of new Army AL&T

Michael Bold |
Army And Marine Corps Join Forces To Define Multi-Domain Battle Concept

Shawn Woodford | The Dupuy Institute
Operationalizing Materiel Support to the Army

Gen. Gustave “Gus” Perna | AUSA
Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems Strategy

Fires Division CDD | ARCIC
JLTV Will be US Army’s Interim Light Recon Vehicle

Jen Judson | Defense News