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.

 

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The Strange Tale of the Norden Bombsight

“In war, the chief incalculable is the human will.”

B.H Liddell Hart

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Technological advances provided US forces with an asymmetric advantage and contributed significantly to American victories, most notably Operation Desert Storm. The “Big Five” provided ground forces with overwhelming firepower while Global Positioning System navigation provided precision for maneuvering on the battlefield. Through technological superiority, Army forces can provide national leaders with additional options, capture the initiative rapidly, and create multiple dilemmas for an adversary on the battlefield. However, technological superiority on its own, does not ensure that US forces will successfully achieve its strategic objectives. W [...]

Unified Quest

How the Army Fights IV Seminar

ARCIC hosted the How the Army Fights IV (HTAF IV) Senior Leader Seminar on Aug. 2, 2017 at Ft. Eustis, VA as part of the TRADOC Commander's Forum; all Center of Excellence Commanding Generals and Directors of Capabilities Development and Integration Directorates (CDIDs) took part in the wargame. The preparatory main learning event, the Council of Colonels seminar wargame, was 10-14 Jul at Carlisle Barracks, PA. HTAF IV examined the competition phase at the operational level against a peer adversary in the year 2035. Using the emerging Multi-Domain Battle (MDB) concept as the fra [...]

International Army Programs

Gen. Perkins, hosted a delegation from ...

Fort Eustis, Virginia – Gen. David G. Perkins, Commanding General of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, hosted a delegation from Israel to participate in the 26th Future Battlefield Annual Talks, or FBAT, 4-8 June 2017.

TRADOC’s relationship with the Israel Defense Forces began in 1973 following the Yom Kippur War, leading to the FBAT’s initiation in 1988. The TRADOC commanding general has served as U.S. head of delegation since 1990. Each year, FBAT is held alternately between locations in the U.S. and Israel.

In addition to the TRADOC command [...]

Unified Quest

UQ17 Deep Future Wargame

More than 200 military and civilian experts gathered at Carlisle Barracks May 3-12 to examine the Multi-Domain Battle concept during the annual Unified Quest Deep Future Wargame. During the wargame, six working groups focused on how the Army could fight across multiple domains in the 2030-2050 timeframe as part of a joint, inter-organizational and multinational force. Using a realistic scenario, the working groups provided recommendations for and an understanding of concepts and capabilities that posture Army forces to deter and defeat a peer adversary in the future. Insights from [...]

International Army Programs

TRADOC host BG Jukka Sonninen, chief o ...

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 [...]

International Army Programs

Israel Defense and Armed Forc ...

Major General Michael Edelstein, Israel Defense and Armed Forces Attaché to the United States, received a warm welcome from the General Perkins, Commanding General TRADOC on his first visit to TRADOC Headquarters 28 March 2017. GEN Perkins and MG Edelstein shared their views on the current and future direction of their Armies. The visit reinforced the importance of the bilateral Future Battlefield Annual Talks (FBAT) conducted annually in June between the U.S. and Israel to facilitate the exchange of information, ideas, comm [...]

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