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

U.S. Training and Doctrine Command hosted representatives from the German Army to share an opportunity to exchange ideas on the new Multi-Domain Battle (MDB) Concept at Ft. Eustis, Virginia on March 30,2017. Pictured are Maj. Gen. Robert Dyess, Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center (center, seated), and Col. Klaus Nebe, Commander of the German Army Main Liaison Staff in the U.S. (center, standing) as they discuss multinational implications associated with MDB. Warfighting function subject matter experts from Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC) and the German Army Liaison Staff identified and discussed challenges and opportunities presented by MDB and multinational operations in the future. (Photo by: Command Sgt. Maj. Lutz Koys, German Army)

TRADOC News | 3/31/2017

Army takes modernization exercises on the road

As the home of the Network Integration Evaluation (NIE), large-scale exercises that progress the Army’s network through Soldier feedback, Fort Bliss is synonymous with modernization.

Now, after six years of making technological strides for Soldiers across the force, [ ...DVIDS ]


McMaster's departure accelerates replacement time line

By Courtney McBride, INSIDE DEFENSE

The appointment of Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to serve as President Trump's national security adviser has created a vacancy at the top of the Army Capabilities Integration Center, which is charged with de [ ...INSIDE DEFENSE ]



The ARCIC develops concepts, learns, and integrates capabilities to improve our Army and ensure the effectiveness of the Joint Force.


A team of trusted professionals who collaborate, learn, and innovate to turn ideas into valued outcomes and ensure that the Joint Force wins in future armed conflict.


Purpose: Innovate to ensure that Army forces are prepared to provide multiple options for combatant commanders; present multiple dilemmas to enemies; integrate efforts of multiple partners; and operate across multiple domains.

Think: Think clearly about future armed conflict and develop a sound conceptual foundation for Army modernization.
Learn: Learn about future armed conflict in a focused, sustained, and collaborative manner to identify capability gaps and opportunities to achieve overmatch.
Analyze: Analyze what we learn to prioritize solutions to ensure that our Army has the capability and capacity to accomplish future missions.
Implement: Implement solutions to increase the rate of innovation and maintain our differential advantage over capable and determined enemies.

End State

Resilient Soldiers, adaptive leaders, and cohesive teams are capable of defeating enemy organizations, controlling terrain, securing populations, consolidating gains, and preserving joint force freedom of action in the land, air, maritime, space, and cyberspace domains.

Our Team

Acting Director MG Robert “Bo” Dyess’
Acting Deputy Commanding General, Futures / Director, ARCIC

View our Professional Reading area for what ARCIC Leaders are reading & talking about in Professional Development.


MG Robert “Bo” Dyess
Deputy Director


CSM Stephen Travers
Command Sergeant Major



Joint Modernization Command (JMC)
BG Joel K. Tyler
Commanding General
Capabilities Development
BG David P. Komar
Concepts Development & Learning (CDLD)
BG Mark W. Odom
Director of ARCIC Plans and Operations
ARCIC Plans and Operations
COL Lopez Director

International Army Programs (IAPD)
Mr. Edward Melton


Rickey Smith
Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Arlington, Virginia