U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Thomas R. Drew assumes duties as the Director of the U.S. Army Talent Management Task Force (ATMTF) from Maj. Gen. J.P. McGee, as stated in a Jan. 25 release by the Department of Defense about General Officer Assignments.
Drew reported to the Pentagon in August 2020 and has served as the Deputy Military Director of the ATMTF.
“People are our number one priority. Talent Management is about recognizing the unique knowledge, skills, behaviors, and preferences of every person in our Army and helping each person live up to their fullest potential,” said Drew.
Drew has served in a variety of assignments since enlisting in the Army in 1982. He most recently served as the Deputy Commanding General for U.S. Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, NC; and as the military deputy for the Army Talent Management Task Force.
McGee, who has served at the Task Force’s director since August 2018, will take command of the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division in March.
The Army implemented several important initiatives during McGee’s tenure as the Director of the ATMTF.
In October 2019, the Army implemented the Army Talent Alignment Process, a regulated market-style system in which officers and organizations preference one another for assignments.
In 2020, the ATMTF established the Command Assessment Programs, starting with the Battalion Commander Assessment Program in January and later expanding to include O-6 level commands, the Acquisition Corps, and a pilot program designed for sergeants major.
Other talent management initiatives are designed to capture a granular level of data on the talents of its Soldiers to make better decisions about its people.