Just last year, in 2018, the Army established the new Army Futures Command, a huge undertaking that has been described as the biggest reorganization in nearly half a century for the service. In this episode of the MWI Podcast, listeners will hear from two people in prominent roles within the new network of organizations that has emerged. The first, Maj. Gen. John George, is the deputy director of the Army’s Futures and Concepts Center, and he will soon take over as the commander of the Combat Capabilities Development Command. The second is Mr. Jay Harrison, who serves as the command innovation officer at Army Futures Command.

As clear by their positions, they are the perfect guests for a discussion about innovation and the future. As you’ll hear, the ways in which the Army is preparing for the future goes well beyond thing like robotics, artificial intelligence, and the high-tech gadgetry we often think of when we talk about the future battlefield. It’s also about new ways of organizing, new doctrine, new personnel policies, and more. This episode offers a tremendous picture of just how the Army is preparing to fight and win on the battlefield of the future.

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Image credit: Mr. Luke J. Allen, US Army