Unified Quest (UQ) is the Chief of Staff of the Army’s future study plan designed to explore enduring strategic and operational challenges to identify issues and explore solutions critical to current and future development. UQ assists senior Army leaders in making decisions using a variety of credible and plausible mid- to long-range strategic settings to develop or examine a broad set of ideas about future conflict that will impact the Army. The success of UQ relies on the ability to explore ideas from a resource-informed perspective, but not limited by resource-related constraints that typically drive near-term planning and programming. UQ will inform senior leader decisions on how best to develop an Army that has the capability and capacity to Win in a Complex World.
Enable Army leaders to understand, visualize, describe, direct, and assess future force development efforts.
Future Army forces are prepared to conduct operations promptly, in sufficient scale, and for ample duration to deter conflict and win in a complex world.
The purpose of the Deep Future Wargame is to understand how the Army can contribute to the multi-service multi-domain capabilities required to defeat a near-peer adversary in a 2035 operational environment. Two planning events precede the wargame: the Core Planning Group (CPG) April 9-13 and the Staff Exercise (STAFFEX) May 7-13. During the CPG in April, participants will develop joint, interagency and multinational concepts of operations to deter and/or defeat an adversary during competition and armed conflict periods in a 2035 multi-domain environment. The May STAFFEX is for participants to refine their concepts of operation to enable optimal learning about future concepts, capabilities, and organizations.
The Deep Future Wargame immediately follows the STAFFEX May 14-18. In this event, participants employ the concepts, capabilities, and concepts of the operation developed in the preparatory events since Joint Capabilities I. Using the MDB and other multi-domain service concepts, participants in five of the working groups will determine how U.S. Forces: