REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army’s Senior Sustainer will highlight the important role the Army Materiel Command plays in modernization and the sustainment warfighting function during the Association of the U.S. Army's 2021 Global Force Next.
AUSA’s 2021 Global Force Next will take place virtually, March 16-18. During the three-day forum, Army and industry leaders will highlight efforts to modernize the force and maintain overmatch against adversaries, emphasizing this year’s theme “Protecting Tomorrow through Persistent Modernization.”
Gen. Ed Daly, AMC commanding general, will take center stage on the third day to present what steps AMC has taken to modernize the materiel and installation enterprise. From divesting legacy systems and retooling the Organic Industrial Base to prepare for new equipment, to upgrading housing and infrastructure, AMC is implementing transformational change.
“The Army is in the middle of transformational change and our senior leaders seized the moment to fully assess the force and implement changes at every echelon,” Daly said. “Across Army Materiel Command, we have assumed new missions and divested others so that we are now 100% focused on leading and directing sustainment warfighting functions from the installation to the tactical edge to meet Army readiness requirements during competition, crisis, conflict and change.”
One area in which AMC is enabling modernization efforts is through the implementation of Modernization Displacement and Repair Sites. By providing Soldiers a place to drop off old equipment, MDRS supports the Regionally Aligned Readiness and Modernization Model, freeing up space for new, modernized equipment.
“This is one of the most important things AMC will do to support Army readiness in the next five years,” said Daly.
The goal of ReARMM is to integrate and synchronize force employment and modernization across the Total Army. AMC is leading the strategic divestment of legacy equipment.
Following Daly’s keynote remarks will be a Contemporary Military Forum, with experts from across AMC, Army Forces Command and industry to discuss “Supporting Modernization” and how the two Army commands are working together to build strategic readiness through ReARMM.
The forum will take place Thursday, March 18 at 1 p.m. ET. It will be led by Mark Pearce, Northrup Grumman, and panelists include Maj. Gen. Charles Hamilton, AMC G-3; Maj. Gen. Todd Royar, commanding general Aviation and Missile Command; Maj. Gen. Rodney Fogg, commanding general U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command; and Donald Kotchman, vice president and general manager of U.S. Operations for General Dynamics Land Systems.
To register for the event go to, https://global.ausa.org/.