By Anthony L. SmallMarch 28, 2019
Huntsville, Alabama -- U.S. Army Gen. John Murray, Commanding General, Army Futures Command, delivered remarks during the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Global Force Symposium & Exposition in Huntsville, Alabama on March 26, 2019.
This symposium explored the capabilities outlined in the Army Operating Concept, and how the force is changing from being adaptive, to driving innovation for Force 2025, and beyond.
During a media roundtable, Murray told reporters that the previous Army strategy, which was delivered to Congress last year, was more focused on materiel solutions. However, the upcoming doctrine will drive the Army, "towards more of a holistic solution as opposed to just materiel," he said.
Specifically, the Army will be focus on "DOTMLP," defined as doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, and personnel and facilities, he said.
The new doctrine addresses how the service plans to operate against adversaries who engage in provocative behavior in a gray area that doesn't quite classify as conflict. These adversaries studied U.S. capabilities, and have developed equipment and operating concepts that threaten the U.S.' long-standing overmatch capability.
The U.S. Army in Multi-Domain Operations (MDO), 2028 is the first step in this doctrinal evolution. MDO describes how U.S. Army forces, as part of the Joint Force, will militarily compete, penetrate, dis-integrate, and exploit our adversaries in the future.
"It will start to drive how we're organized. It will start to drive the leader development process," said Murray. "It will start to drive the facilities that we'll need to either be capitalized or build new."