Army Futures Command

Updates on the Army's modernization strategy

Leaders

  • General John M. Murray Commanding General, Army Futures Command General John M. Murray
  • Lieutenant General James M. Richardson Deputy Commanding General, Army Futures Command Lieutenant General James M. Richardson
  • Colonel John Rafferty Long-Range Precision Fires Cross-Functional Team Colonel John Rafferty
  • Brigadier General David A. Lesperance Next-Generation Combat Vehicle Cross-Functional Team Brigadier General David A. Lesperance
  • Brigadier General Walter T. Rugen Future Vertical Lift Cross-Functional Team Brigadier General Walter T. Rugen
  • Brigadier General Randall A. McIntire Air and Missile Defense Cross-Functional Team Brigadier General Randall A. McIntire
  • Brigadier General Christopher T. Donahue Soldier Lethality Cross-Functional Team Brigadier General Christopher T. Donahue
  • Major General Maria R. Gervais Synthetic Training Environment Cross-Functional Team Major General Maria R. Gervais
  • Major General Peter A. Gallagher NETWORK CROSS-FUNCTIONAL TEAM Major General Peter A. Gallagher
  • Mr. William B. Nelson Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing Cross-Functional Team Mr. William B. Nelson

Mission

The Army's modernization strategy has one focus: make Soldiers and units more lethal to win our Nation's wars, then come home safely.

The modernization process will leverage commercial innovation, cutting-edge science and technology, prototyping and warfighter feedback. Unity of command and unity of effort for the Army's modernization effort ensures accountability, transparency and responsible stewardship of our Nation's resources.

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.

Additional Information

Network Command, Control, Communication and Intelligence Cross-Functional Team

The Network Command, Control, Communication, and Intelligence Cross-Functional Team (referred to as the Network CFT or N-CFT) is aligned and nested with the Army's new network modernization strategy. The N-CFT is a pilot organization stood up to address the most pressing challenges to the tactical network that our soldiers use on the battlefield. It is focusing efforts on two of four lines-of effort: Unified Network Transport and Joint/Coalition Interoperability.

Synthetic Training Environment Cross-Functional Team

The Synthetic Training Environment Cross-Functional Team (STE-CFT), Pilot mission is to rapidly expand our SyntheticTraining Environment and deeper distribution of simulations capabilities down to battalion and companies, with simulation capability to model combat in megacities.

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.

Long Range Precision Fires Cross-Functional Team

The Long Range Precision Fires Cross-Functional Team 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

the Next Generation of Combat Vehicles (NGCV CFT) mission narrows or closes Cross Domain Maneuver capability gaps by developing Army requirements for our Next Generation of Combat Vehicles while synchronizing and overseeing all supporting materiel development activities, experiments and assessments.

Air and Missile Defense Cross-Functional Team

The Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Cross Functional Team (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.

Future Vertical Lift Cross-Functional Team

Future Vertical Lift (FVL) CFT is an Army led multi-service initiative focused on enhancing the next generation aviation assets that will restore vertical lift dominance to our nation's fleet. The next generation aviation assets will provide increased range, protection, lethality, agility and mission flexibility with the ability to operate in high altitudes and hot environments.

Positioning, Navigation and Timing

Positioning, Navigation and Timing is a cross-cutting capability that enables Army readiness and Warfighter dominance in a rapidly changing and contested combat environment. The mission of the Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing Cross Functional Team is to ensure Army readiness through PNT overmatch in all operational environments.

Videos

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