Gen. Mark Milley said at his confirmation hearing to become the new Army chief of staff that his service still could meet the demand signal for Army forces, despite recent budget cuts. That could change, though, if demands continue to increase and if budgets continue to decrease.
Gen. Ray Odierno, the departing Army chief, said he’s worried about the service because most U.S. forces are underprepared for some of the circumstances they might face, such as “hybrid” warfare against Russian proxies.
The Army says it’s enthusiastically embracing reforms that give its uniformed officials more responsibility, and asks Congress to give them more authority.
The Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark Milley says he’s pushing for a more mobile force of the future, both in terms of technology and acquisition.
The Army is planning to co-mingle Army, National Guard and reservists to promote compatibility in peacetime and wartime.
Gen. Mark Milley, the Army’s chief of staff, said his service will arrive at decisions within a matter of weeks on a new way forward for the Modular Handgun System, which has been in the works since 2011.
The Army is starting is Rapid Capabilities Office in hopes to speed up acquisitions of top priorities.
The military service chiefs say continuing resolutions are keeping them from planning ahead and costing them money.
The Army is changing and with it are the demands on its individual soldiers. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley explained what characteristics the next generation soldier will hold.
Eric Fanning, the secretary of the Army, said last week that he’s ordered a new initiative designed to reduce time-consuming requirements directed by Department of the Army headquarters, particularly with regard to training.