AUSTIN, Texas – A bipartisan delegation of nine Texas congressional staffers visited Army Futures Command headquarters in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday to learn more about the Army’s ongoing investments in U.S. military modernization.

Command leadership discussed Army contributions to national defense and burgeoning partnerships with Texas universities and business with the delegation, which included staff from the offices of Reps. John Cater, Jake Elizey, Veronica Escobar, Pat Fallon, Kay Granger, Ronny Jackson, Chip Roy and Van Taylor, as part of the visit.

Members of the delegation also toured the Army Software Factory, a first-of-its kind initiative to train Soldiers and Army civilians advanced software development skills, and the Army Applications Laboratory, an innovation incubator dedicated to growing nontraditional partnerships between the Army and private-sector entrepreneurs.

“We are so proud to call Texas home, and greatly appreciate the opportunity to host the delegation,” said Gen. John M. Murray, commanding general of Army Futures Command. “Although our mission and scope are nationwide, we look forward to continuing and strengthening our partnerships with local universities, industries and innovators as we work together to inform future requirements and solutions for the U.S. Army.”

Members of the Texas congressional staff delegation listen to Gen. John M. Murray of Army Futures Command talk about the command and its impact on modernization.
Members of the Texas congressional staff delegation listen to Gen. John M. Murray of Army Futures Command talk about the command and its impact on modernization. (Photo Credit: Anthony Sualog) VIEW ORIGINAL