Army Futures Command

Leading the transformational modernization of the U.S. Army.


  • Gen. John M. Murray AFC CG Gen. John M. Murray
  • Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Crosby AFC CSM Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Crosby
  • Lt. Gen. James M. Richardson AFC DCG Lt. Gen. James M. Richardson
  • Maj. Gen. John A. George CCDC CG Maj. Gen. John A. George
  • Brig. Gen. John Rafferty LRPF CFT Director Brig. Gen. John Rafferty
  • Brig. Gen. Richard Coffman NGCV CFT Director Brig. Gen. Richard Coffman
  • Brig. Gen. Walter T. Rugen FVL CFT Director Brig. Gen. Walter T. Rugen
  • Brig. Gen. Brian W. Gibson AMD CFT Director Brig. Gen. Brian W. Gibson
  • Brig. Gen. David M. Hodne SL CFT Director Brig. Gen. David M. Hodne
  • Maj. Gen. Maria R. Gervais STE CFT Director Maj. Gen. Maria R. Gervais
  • Maj. Gen. Peter A. Gallagher NET CFT Director Maj. Gen. Peter A. Gallagher
  • Mr. William B. Nelson APNT CFT Director Mr. William B. Nelson


Army Futures Command leads a continuous transformation of Army modernization in order to provide future warfighters with the concepts, capabilities and organizational structures they need to dominate a future battlefield. The establishment of Army Futures Command marks one of the most significant Army reorganization efforts since 1973, when the U.S. Army disestablished the Continental Army Command and Combat Development Command, and redistributed their functions between two new commands, U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Training & Doctrine Command. Strategic We must create and deliver focused, prioritized concepts, organizational designs and capabilities to achieve Defense Planning Guidance objectives and meet Army Senior Leader guidance to address mid and long-term challenges. Effective We must deliver what warfighters need, when they need it, in a timely and affordable manner. Innovative We must create and cultivate a culture that front-loads smart risks through iteration and prototyping. Agile We must be willing to fail early and responsibly and learn from our failures and successes. We must be creative and not become victim to a "that is not how we do it here" mentality. Unified We must become "one team" with a laser focus on creating speed through shared goals and understanding, disciplined initiative, enabled decision making at the lowest possible level, and delivering valued outcomes for the Army.

Cross-Functional Teams

Long Range Precision Fires Cross-Functional Team The Long Range Precision Fires Cross-Functional Team (LRPF-CFT) provides modernization of the surface-to-surface capabilities by employing sophisticated offensive fires systems. Strategic deep fires will provide Army and joint-force commanders with a surface-to-surface capability that can penetrate peer-adversary defensive capabilities, significantly increasing the range and lethality of current and future fires systems. Next Generation Combat Vehicles Cross-Functional Team Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team (NGCV-CFT) provides requirements oversight in order to quickly close current and future capability gaps, and will deliver premier ground combat vehicles to the Soldier that improve combined arms formation mobility and improve vehicle and Soldier survivability. Manned combat vehicles, along with optionally manned and robotic combat vehicles, will allow combined arms formations to maneuver to positions of advantage, deliver lethal effects, and overwhelm enemy forces by operating at tempos that create multiple dilemmas -- ultimately achieving combat overmatch against our adversaries. Within the Armored Brigade Combat Teams, the NGCV-CFT is replacing the aging M113 and the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, with the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) and Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, respectively. We are also providing the Infantry Brigade Combat Teams with a new protected capability, the Mobile Protected Firepower, to apply immediate, lethal and sustained long-range fires to engage armored vehicles, hardened enemy fortifications and dismounted personnel. The NGCV-CFT is also leading the Army's efforts in developing and experimenting with a suite of unmanned Robotic Combat Vehicles (tele-operated, semi-autonomous and autonomous) to enhance our future force's ability to identify and destroy enemy forces. Air and Missile Defense Cross-Functional Team The Air and Missile Defense Cross Functional Team (AMD-CFT) will include the ability to defeat missile threats against the U.S., our deployed forces and our allies and partners. Air and Missile Defense is one of the Army's top modernization priorities and is critical to winning in a fight against a near-peer adversary. Soldier Lethality Cross-Functional Team The Soldier Lethality Cross Functional Team (SL-CFT) mission is to enhance the Soldier/Squads ability to fight, win, and survive through increased Lethality, Mobility, Protection, and Situational Awareness in order to facilitate rapid acquisition of increased capabilities. Synthetic Training Environment Cross-Functional Team Located in Orlando, Fla., the Synthetic Training Environment Cross-Functional Team's (STE-CFT) mission is to rapidly expand the Army's Synthetic Training Environment and increase distribution of simulations capabilities down to company level. The STE will enable tough, iterative, dynamic, and realistic multi-echelon combined arms maneuver, mission rehearsal, and mission command collective training in support of multi-domain operations. It will deliver collective training, accessible at the Point of Need (PoN), to support operational, self-development, and institutional training for warfighters. The STE will provide complex operational environment representations anytime and anywhere in the world. It will allow units the repetitions necessary to accelerate individual skill and unit task proficiency for achieving and sustaining readiness. Network Command, Control, Communication and Intelligence Cross-Functional Team The Network Command, Control, Communication, and Intelligence Cross-Functional Team (N-CFT) is responsible for enabling Army formations to reliably communicate anywhere, anytime, in all domains, in all environments, against any adversary. Consisting of a core team of experts, the N-CFT drives requirements and transitions to deliver a network that is expeditionary, mobile, hardened and intuitive. The N-CFT addresses the most pressing challenges to the tactical network that our soldiers use on the battlefield. Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing Cross-Functional Team The Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing Cross-Functional Team (APNT-CFT) is responsible for accelerating the delivery of advanced APNT, Space, and Navigation Warfare (NAVWAR) capabilities to the Soldier. Working together with a core team of experts, the APNT-CFT informs technology and system requirements through continuous experimentation and prototyping, technology integration, and Soldier feedback. Through this process, the APNT-CFT supports the Army Futures Command in delivering next generation weapons, vehicles and equipment at an accelerated rate, giving Army Forces the ability to deploy, fight, and win decisively against any adversary, anytime and anywhere. Future Vertical Lift Cross-Functional Team The Future Vertical Lift Cross-Functional Team (FVL-CFT) is committed to the development of critical combat systems ensuring Army Aviation maintains vertical lift dominance over enemy forces in future multi-domain operations. FVL-CFT will enable the joint force to operate dispersed over wide areas with increased lethality, survivability, and reach by penetrating enemy defenses and subsequently exploiting open corridors with enhanced Attack/Reconnaissance, Air Assault, and MEDEVAC capabilities. With a commitment to staying on schedule and exercising disciplined requirements development based on known, proven technologies, the FVL-CFT is postured to develop and acquire Army Aviation's next generation of aircraft and unmanned systems with revolutionary increases in reach, protection, lethality, and agility at the objective allowing FVL-CFT to fly, fight, and prevail in any environment.


1 'Victory is earned': Army Modernization
2 AUSA Global Force Symposium - Opening and Presentation of Colors
3 Army Secretary Dr. Mark Esper Keynote on Army Modernization
4 Army Under Secretary Ryan McCarthy delivers modernization remarks
5 Q&A with Under Secretary McCarthy and Vice Chief of Staff McConville
6 Gen. Perna Remarks on Army Updates
7 NCO Panel: Training, Educating, and Progressive Development of our Soldiers for Today and Tomorrow
8 Keynote Address by Assistant Secretary of the Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology
9 GFS CMF #1: Long Range Precision Fires
10 GFS CMF #2: Next Generation Combat Vehicle
11 CMF #3: Future Vertical Lift
12 CMF #4: Army Network
13 CMF #5: Air and Missile Defense
14 CMF #6: Soldier Lethality
15 Warriors Corner #1: Urgent Capabilities to Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems
16 Warriors Corner #2: Army S&T’s Support to the Army’s Modernization Priorities
17 Warriors Corner #3: Next Generation Combat Vehicle and Future Vertical Lift Modernization Priorities
18 Warriors Corner #4: Contracting Support to Accelerating Modernization
19 Warriors Corner #5: Mission Command Systems - Delivering the Command Post Computing Environment
20 Warriors Corner #6: Network Modernization Priority: Integrated Tactical Network
21 Warriors Corner #7: Cross-Command Collaboration in support of Long Range Precision Fires
22 Warriors Corner #8: The Operational Environment and the Changing Character of War
23 Warrior's Corner #9: Next Generation Squad Weapons and Future Soldier SA Devices
24 Warriors Corner #11: Army Readiness - Common Operating Picture
25 Warriors Corner #12: Demand Reduction - Setting the Conditions that Enable Multi-Domain Battle
26 Warriors Corner #13: Army Special Operations Forces Operating Concept
27 GFS Innovators Corner #3: Instantaneous Hydrogen Generation for Soldier Power
28 GFS Innovators Corner #4: Autonomous Ground Vehicle Reference Architecture (AGVRA)
29 GFS Innovators Corner #5: Introduction to MRMC
30 GFS Innovators Corner #6: Operator State Monitoring and Intervention for FVL & NGCV
31 GFS Innovators Corner #7: Modular Missile Technology

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