Army Futures Command

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

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About AFC

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. AFC is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with over 26,000 personnel worldwide working on modernization priorities. We integrate daily with entrepreneurs, scientists, academia, and businesses to employ an entrepreneurial spirit of accepting risks in order to create the best solution for our soldiers, and to keep America strong. Our soldiers, our people, and our team are the center of our efforts to make the discoveries required to design and field the future force. AFC is soldier centered in its approach, relying on a diverse talent pool ranging from Privates to PhDs. We drive the Army to become a persistently modernizing institution that establishes, maintains, and exploits overmatch to deter and, when necessary, defeat current and future adversaries.

Leadership

Lt. Gen. James M. “Jim” Richardson is the acting commander, Army Futures Command. He is responsible for leading a team of Soldiers and civilians to streamline the Army's modernization enterprise under a single command. The command enhances efficiency and effectiveness in delivering the technology necessary to maintain the Army's competitive advantage and win wars. View all Army Futures Command leadership here.

Learn More About AFC

ArmyFuturesCommand.com is our primary information portal. AFC Year in Review 2020 U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Futures & Concepts Center

Major General Harold J. Greene Innovation Award

In 2015, the United States Army Material Command (USAAMC) in conjunction with approval from the office of the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology ASA (ALT) consolidated, renamed, and rebranded the Army’s Greatest Innovation (AGI) / Soldiers’ Greatest Innovation (SGI) award programs into the Major General Harold “Harry” J Greene Award for Innovation. In 2019, a Memorandum of understanding was signed between USSAMC and Army Futures Command that transferred the Engineer and Scientist Career Management Career Program 16 (CP-16) and with it, the Major General Greene Award for Innovation. The purpose of the program is to annually recognize new and innovation technologies provided by the Army’s Research and Development (R&D) and Science and Technology (S&T) communities, as well as Soldiers in the field, that greatly enhance the overall readiness while positively impacting Soldier performance.

2021 Winners

Best Innovation Team Award: From Army Contracting Command – New Jersey: Mr. David Drag Ms. Christina Makhijani From DEVCOM Armaments Center: Mr. Scott Ammon Mr. Paul Betts Mr. Joshua Brunn Mr. Raymond Chaplin Mr. William Crepeault Mr. Christopher Drake Mr. Marco Duca Mr. Richard Field Mr. Joshua Gallagher Mr. Christopher Gandy Mr. Alexander Gazdalski Mr. Kip Hess Mr. Joseph Juarez Mr. Joseph Kerry Mr. Robert Kim Mr. Harry Lee Ms. Jacqueline Longcore Mr. Joseph Paras Mr. Jignesh Patel Mr. Alexander Pearce Ms. Jane Petreski Mr. David Pfau Ms. Susan Polinski Mr. Jose Reyes Ms. Jamie Robinson Mr. Joseph Rokosz Ms. Michelle Schultz Mr. Jeffrey Scull Mr. Robert Sulzbach Mr. Richard Swanson Mr. David Thomas Mr. Christopher Vesper Mr. Matthew Volkmann Mr. Karl Weiss Mr. Thomas Zahn From DEVCOM Army Research Lab: Mr. David “Mark” Andrews Mr. Tyler Ehlers Mr. Charles Eichhorst Mr. Daniel Gubernat Mr. Lee Magness Mr. James Newill Mr. Gregory Oberlin From DEVCOM Data & Analysis Center: Mr. Kevin Jubb From JPEO Project Manager Maneuver Ammunition Systems: Mr. Luke Falk COL Andrew Lunoff COL John “Todd” Masternak Mr. Robert Muth Best Operational Innovation Individual Award: 1st Lt. Mahdi Al-Husseini of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Best Laboratory Innovation Individual Award: Ms. Carole Winterhalter of the DEVCOM Soldier Center
View photos from the 2021 Major General Greene Awards event

Who is Major General Greene?

Major General Greene was killed in 2014 during an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan where he had been serving as the deputy commanding general of the Combined Security Transition Command. Previous to that assignment, he was the Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management (Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology) from April 2012 to January 2014. Other jobs included: Program Executive Officer, Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors from May 2011 to April 2012 and RDECOM deputy commanding general / senior commander at Natick Soldier Systems Center from May 2009 to May 2011. Major General Greene was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1980. His Civilian Education included a bachelor of Science in materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; a master of science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; a master in industrial engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; a master of science in materials engineering from the University of Southern California; a master of strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College; a master of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Southern California; and a doctorate in materials engineering from the University of Southern California. is awards and decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal and the Army Staff Identification Badge.
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