The US Army's Quest to be Ready for the Future

January 21, 2021 00:30:40
The US Army's Quest to be Ready for the Future
Modern War Institute
The US Army's Quest to be Ready for the Future
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Show Notes

This episode features a conversation about innovation and the future battlefield and features two guests perfectly suited to discuss those topics. Maj. Gen. John George served as the deputy director of the Futures and Concepts Center and is now the commanding general of the Combat Capabilities Development Command. Mr. Jay Harrison served as Futures Command's first command innovation officer. As they make clear, the ways in which the Army is preparing for the future involve robotics, artificial intelligence, and the high-tech gadgetry, but it’s also about new ways of organizing, new doctrine, new personnel policies, and more.

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