FORT SILL, Okla. (Nov. 17, 2011) -- This week, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command is hosting the Army Profession Junior Leader Forum at Fort Sill, Okla.

The forum is part of TRADOC's Unified Quest program and during the four-day event, junior leaders (enlisted, officers, noncommissioned officers and warrant officers) from across the Army are discussing Army Profession findings and will provide recommendations to Army leadership.

The forum serves to continue the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic, or CAPE, study of Army Profession Strengthening Initiatives. These proposed initiatives were identified in the Army Profession campaign throughout the past year through surveys, forums, conferences, social media and focus groups.

Friday at noon central time (1 p.m. ET), junior leaders will present their recommendations to senior Army leaders. Army junior leaders not able to attend are invited to join the discussion online by logging in with their Common Access Card to

All ranks are welcome to listen, but Army leadership would especially like to hear from the junior leaders - sergeants and staff sergeants, warrant officers 1 and 2, and lieutenants and captains. This Defense Connect Online site provides participants the ability to ask questions of senior Army leaders and the junior leaders who have participated all week in this important Army event.

CAPE was established by the chief of staff of the Army in 2008 to reinforce the Army profession and its ethic. For more information on the Army Profession Campaign, go to

Unified Quest is the Army chief of staff's future study program and the Army's "Think Tank."

Through a series of seminars, symposia and wargames, Unified Quest examines issues critical to current and future force development. It is the Army's primary mechanism for exploring solutions to enduring challenges for the future force. This year's Unified Quest focuses on preparing the Army for current operations while transitioning to a force prepared for the national security challenges of 2020 and beyond.