Army Futures Command

Transforming the Army

Army Futures Command

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

  • GEN James E. Rainey Commanding General, Army Futures Command GEN James E. Rainey
  • CSM Brian A. Hester Command Sergeant Major, Army Futures Command CSM Brian A. Hester
  • LTG Ross Coffman Deputy Commanding General, Army Futures Command LTG Ross Coffman
  • LTG Thomas H. Todd, III Deputy Commanding General for Acquisition and Systems and Chief Innovation Officer LTG Thomas H. Todd, III
  • LTG D. Scott McKean Deputy Commanding General, Army Futures Command - Director, Futures and Concepts Center LTG D. Scott McKean
  • MG John M. Epperly Deputy Commanding General, Army Futures Command MG John M. Epperly
  • BG Michelle M. T. Letcher Chief of Staff, Army Futures Command BG Michelle M. T. Letcher
  • CW5 Edwin De La Cruz Jr. Command Chief Warrant Officer 5, Army Futures Command CW5 Edwin De La Cruz Jr.

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.
  • View photos from the 2021 Major General Greene Awards event 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 the 2020 Award Winners and Nominees Photos of the 2020 Awards | Video of the 2020 Awards

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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Cross-Functional Teams

The Cross-Functional Teams (CFTs) were established to narrow existing capability gaps by developing capability documents, informed by experimentation and technical demonstrations, to rapidly deliver requirements to the Army Acquisition System. The Army’s modernization priorities are necessary for future readiness and Multi-Domain Operations.
  • Air and Missile Defense (AMD), located at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, works to outpace strategic competitors who have invested heavily in their indirect fire and missile capabilities. The development of new AMD technologies accelerated by the CFT will defend ground forces against adversary air threats, as well as protect the infrastructure of U.S. and Allied forces against a host of air and missile threats. COL Patrick Costello - Director, Air and Missile Defense Cross-Functional Team
  • Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing/Space (APNT/Space), located at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, is responsible for accelerating the delivery of advanced APNT, tactical space and navigation warfare capabilities to the Soldier. The APNT/Space CFT conducts experimentation and writes Soldier-centric requirements for APNT materiel solutions, Low Earth Orbit Space capability and navigation warfare capabilities that, when combined, provide overmatch on the battlefield with minimal impact to Soldier operations. Mr. Michael Monteleone - Director, Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing/Space Cross-Functional Team
  • Future Vertical Lift (FVL) leads development of critical combat systems, ensuring that Army aviation maintains vertical lift dominance over enemy forces in future MDO. The FVL CFT will enable the Joint Force to operate, even when dispersed over wide areas, with increased lethality, survivability and reach by penetrating enemy defenses and subsequently exploiting open corridors with enhanced attack and reconnaissance, Air Assault and MEDEVAC (medical evacuation) capabilities. MG Walter Rugen - Director, Future Vertical Lift, Cross-Functional Team
  • Long Range Precision Fires (LRPF), located at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, leads a comprehensive modernization effort to deliver cutting-edge, surface-to-surface fires systems that significantly increase range and effects over currently fielded U.S. and adversary systems. The LRPF CFT, working closely with Army and industry partners, is driving solutions for the next generation of field artillery systems across all echelons: strategic, operational and tactical. COL Rory Crooks - Director, Long Range Precision Fires Cross-Functional Team
  • The Network (NET), located at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, conducts experiments, demonstrations and prototypes to inform requirements, synchronize efforts designed to keep pace with threats and develop a data-centric future network through the rapid insertion of new technology. NET CFT activities address the most pressing challenges to the tactical network that Soldiers use on the battlefield or in any dynamic, lethal environment. MG Jeth B. Rey - Director, Network Cross-Functional Team Timothy Selph - Deputy Director, Network Cross-Functional Team
  • Next Generation Combat Vehicles (NGCV), located at Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Michigan, is working to narrow or close cross-domain maneuver capability gaps by developing Army requirements for the next generation of combat vehicles, while synchronizing and overseeing all supporting materiel development activities, experiments and assessments. The NGCV CFT uses a rapid, iterative process of capability development to reduce costs, technological obsolescence and acquisition risk and to increase the speed of delivery. BG Geoffrey Norman - Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicles Cross-Functional Team
  • Soldier Lethality (SL) increases the lethality of the Close Combat Force by focusing on the capabilities necessary at the Soldier and Squad level to gain and retain a clear and decisive overmatch against peer and near-peer threats. The SL CFT focuses on kitting the Soldier and the Squad holistically, as a system and a combat platform, to enhance lethality, precision, mobility and maneuverability, communications and survivability. BG Larry Burris - Chief of Infantry and Director of Soldier Lethality Cross-Functional Team
  • Synthetic Training Environment (STE), located in Orlando, Florida, rapidly expands the Army’s synthetic training environment and increases distribution of simulations capabilities down to the company level. The STE CFT delivers collective training, accessible at the point of need, to support operational, self-development and institutional training for Soldiers anytime and anywhere in the world to hone skills, develop task proficiency and sustain readiness. BG William R. Glaser - Director, Synthetic Training Environment Cross-Functional Team

Supporting Commands

  • The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) is the Army’s largest technology developer, with more than 10,000 engineers and scientists. Its mission is to provide research, engineering and analytical expertise to deliver capabilities that enable the Army to deter and, when necessary, decisively defeat any adversary now and in the future. DEVCOM ensures the dominance of Army capabilities by creating, integrating and delivering tech-enabled solutions and will give Soldiers a decisive edge in MDO by 2030, 2040 and beyond. Armaments Center Army Research Laboratory Aviation & Missile Center C5ISR Center Chemical & Biological Center DEVCOM Analysis Center Ground Vehicle Systems Center Soldier Center MG Edmond M. Brown - Commanding General, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command CSM Bryan D. Barker - Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Connect Website - Email - Facebook - Twitter - LinkedIn - Instagram Army Research Lab The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory is the Army’s national research laboratory with the mission to operationalize science for transformational overmatch in support of persistent Army modernization. As part of Army Futures Command, the CCDC ARL performs threat-based foundational research for technologies that are disruptive and unique to the Army. It also serves as AFC’s interface to the worldwide academic community for foundational research through its expansive collaborative network and expanding national S&T ecosystem. The laboratory stays ahead of the threat, developing long-term projections of future military technology. The CCDC ARL was officially activated in 1992, but its genealogy dates back to the early 19th century. For more than 50 years, civilians have conducted the great majority of the Army’s basic science programs – whether as in-house scientists and engineers or as contractors in private industry and academia. Among their many successes, these civilians helped develop Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, the first operational, general purpose, electronic digital computer. Leadership Dr. Patrick Baker - Director, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory Connect Website - Email - Facebook - Twitter - LinkedIn DEVCOM Analysis Center The U.S. Army Combat Capability Development Command Analysis Center, headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, delivers objective analysis, experimentation and data across the entire life cycle to ensure readiness today and a more lethal future force tomorrow. As part of Army Futures Command, the center provides the analytical underpinnings to inform modernization decisions, while its lifecycle perspective enables it to also focus on near term Readiness and Operational Tools for the Warfighter. The center provides agile, timely and integrated analytical products for item/system level performance and effectiveness, vulnerability/lethality, and human systems integration, enabling Army Futures Command to conduct streamlined decision processes that are underpinned by sound evidence-based analysis. The DEVCOM Analysis Center was established Feb. 3, 2019, bringing together three separately existing organizations— the U.S. Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity, the Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate, and the Army Research Laboratory’s Human Systems Integration division. Aligned as one organization, the center serves as the Army’s authoritative source of integrated analytical solutions for the Soldier and Future Force Modernization Enterprise to ensure the Army decisively defeats any adversary, anytime, anywhere. Leadership Patrick J. O'Neill - Director/SES, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Analysis Center Connect Website - Email - Facebook - Twitter Armaments Center The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center, headquartered at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, serves as the Army’s primary source for armaments and munition research, development and engineering. The CCDC Armaments Center ensures decisive capabilities for unified land operations to empower the Army, the Warfighter and our nation. The CCDC Armaments Center is a strategic national asset that has contributed to some or all aspects of the design, development and production of the U.S. armaments used from World War II into current conflicts. The Armaments Center traces its history to Sept. 6, 1880, when the Army opened the Dover Powder Depot, which was renamed the Picatinny Powder Depot just four days later. The CCDC Armaments Center’s legacy is built on understanding and solving complex warfighter problems and saving lives. As part of Army Futures Command, the CCDC Armaments Center will continue to develop high quality weapons and munitions for U.S. Warfighters, today and in the future. Leadership Mr. John F. Hedderich III - Director, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center Connect Website - Email - Facebook - Twitter - YouTube Aviation & Missile Center The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center, headquartered at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the Army’s focal point for providing research, development and engineering technology and services for aviation and missile platforms across the life cycle. The CCDC AvMC has a long history of providing unparalleled service to its aviation and missile customers, while always striving to provide the greatest service to its ultimate customer – the Soldier – by providing technology and weapon system solutions to ensure his/her victory on the battlefield. The CCDC AvMC traces its origins back to October 1948, when the chief of ordnance designated Redstone Arsenal as the center for research and development in the field of rockets. In 1962, the U.S. Army Missile Command, including the Directorate of Research and Development, was activated and has since been re-designated multiple times. Leadership Mr. Jeffrey L. Langhout - Director, DEVCOM Aviation & Missile Center Connect Website - Email - Facebook - Twitter - LinkedIn - YouTube - Instagram C5ISR Center The Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance – or C5ISR – Center, is an Army applied research and advanced technology development center under the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, or DEVCOM, which is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Futures Command. The DEVCOM C5ISR Center discovers and develops innovative technologies that enable information superiority and tactical overmatch for our country’s most important customer: our Joint Forces. As the Army’s primary integrator of C5ISR technologies and systems, the center conducts applied Research and Development, or R&D, across a wide variety of capability areas that touch all six of the Army’s Modernization priorities. These include cyberspace operations, electronic warfare, Intelligence, data analysis and fusion, tactical network design, wireless communications, radar, sensors, electro-optics, mission command applications, autonomy and machine learning, power and energy, modeling and simulation, counter-IED, minefield detection/defeat, and assured positioning, navigation and timing. The DEVCOM C5ISR Center also works closely with Defense Department and national basic research organizations to influence research investment and adopt, adapt and mature relevant scientific breakthroughs. Moreover, the center maintains close ties to the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Centers of Excellence and operational units in order to stay in touch with the evolving realities of the Soldier environment, anticipate challenges, refine requirements and inform operational tactics, techniques and procedures. The C5ISR Center utilizes its diverse technical expertise, Soldier feedback and a systems-of-systems engineering approach to develop solutions that will provide unprecedented levels of situational awareness, information superiority and precision targeting to our Joint Forces, regardless of the environment in which they are operating. More than 3,000 Department of the Army civilians, military service members and contractors make up C5ISR Center’s workforce of scientists, engineers and business support professionals. Headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, the C5ISR Center has more than 1.4 million square feet of state-of-the-art laboratories, test beds and integration facilities, which feature extended connectivity to national labs and other military research organizations across the country. The C5ISR Center also has personnel and facilities located at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia; Ft. Huachuca, Arizona; Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey; Ft. Sill, Oklahoma and various other locations. MISSION To enable the networked Warfighter by discovering, developing and rapidly delivering innovative technologies that enable decisive lethality through information dominance in Multi-Domain Operations. VISION An Army that dominates the electromagnetic spectrum, commands the operation and creates decisive effects. Any time, any place. Leadership Dr. Donald Reago Jr. - Director (Acting), U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command C5ISR Center Mr. Jonathan Keller - Deputy Director, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command C5ISR Center Connect Website - Email - Facebook - Twitter - LinkedIn - YouTube Chemical & Biological Center U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical & Biological Center is the only chemical and biological defense technology center of its kind. CCDC CBC activities span the life cycle of chemical and biological defense research and product development. The CBC specializes in the research and development of innovative technological solutions to solve chemical and biological defense threats to our nation — both abroad and in the homeland – for the Defense Department and a host of other Federal agencies. Its personnel have an unmatched depth of expertise and institutional knowledge in protection, detection and decontamination systems and materiel. An organizational grandchild of the original Edgewood Arsenal, CCDC CBC has provided chemical and biological solutions to the Soldier for nearly a century. Leadership Dr. Eric Moore - Director, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical & Biological Center Connect Website - Email - Facebook - Twitter - LinkedIn Ground Vehicle Systems Center The CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center, headquartered at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Michigan, is the Army’s primary organic engineering talent to develop the next generation family of combat vehicles and thus deliver land dominance in the future fight. As part of Army Futures Command, the CCDC GVSC is forging the future by developing world-class engineering talent in the areas of survivability and protection, autonomy and robotics, propulsion and mobility, electronics and power management, fuels and lubricants and ground system design and optimization. The CCDC GVSC traces its history to the establishment of the Tank-Automotive Components Laboratory in 1946, an outgrowth of the Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant. During the early years, emphasis was placed on evolving new technologies to improve military ground vehicles, culminating in the development of the M1 Abrams tank. Leadership Mr. Michael Cadieux - Director, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Ground Vehicle Systems Center Connect Website - Email - Facebook - Twitter - LinkedIn - YouTube Soldier Center The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center, headquartered at Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Massachusetts, is the lead organization for the Army’s Soldier Domain Technology and a critical part of the Army’s soldier lethality programs. The CCDC SC uses science and engineering expertise— combined with collaboration with industry, Defense Department and academia partners in the innovation ecosystem— to advance Soldier and squad performance optimization, readiness, lethality and synthetic training environments. As part of Army Futures Command, the center optimizes and modernizes Soldier/squad performance, and increases combat readiness and lethality in order to ensure dominance in multi-domain operations. This novel approach supports the current fight while transforming to future force with the Soldier as the decisive edge. First opening in 1954 as the Army Quartermaster Research and Development Center and known locally as the “Natick Army Labs” the CCDC SC is deeply rooted in the area’s innovative academic and industrial science & technology communities. The center also has a Simulation and Training Technology Center in Orlando, Florida. Leadership Mr. Douglas Tamillo - Director, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center Connect Website - Email - Facebook - Twitter - LinkedIn - YouTube
  • The Medical Research and Development Command (MRDC), headquartered at Fort Detrick, Maryland, encompasses eight subordinate commands located throughout the world. MRDC is the Army’s medical materiel developer, with responsibility for medical research, development and acquisition. The command’s expertise in these critical areas helps establish and maintain the capabilities that the Army needs to remain ready and lethal on any battlefield. BG Anthony McQueen - Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command CSM Victor Laragione - Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command
  • THE ARMY'S FIRST SOLDIER-LED SOFTWARE FACTORY SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS. BY SOLDIERS. FOR SOLDIERS. The Software Factory is looking for the best and the brightest from around the Army. We are a rank- and MOS-immaterial organization striving to incorporate the best practices from across industry and the Department of Defense (DOD). It will immerse Soldiers and Civilians from across the Army in modern software development, leveraging the full spirit of the innovation ecosystem. SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS • UI/UX DESIGNERS • PRODUCT MANAGERS • PLATFORM ENGINEERS We solve problems. We design solutions for the end-user. We innovate. We use agile methodology. We are constantly learning. We are increasing the digital proficiency across the Force and developing modern software solutions for Army problems. Contact ASWF Information Packet [PDF - 315 KB] ASWF 2021 Annual Report [PDF - 2.7 MB] Success Story: Supply Support Activity (SSA) Automation [PDF - 609.5 KB] AFC Emerging Opportunities Catalog (FY23) [PDF - 212.3 KB] Software Factory Announcement Software Factory + ACC Partnership Software Factory Track Videos The videos are not publicly available; a CAC is required to log in and view. PRODUCT MANAGER: Interview Video 1 - Interview Video 2 PRODUCT DESIGNER: Interview Video SOFTWARE ENGINEER: Interview Video 1 - Interview Video 2 PLATFORM ENGINEER: Interview Video
  • The Futures and Concepts Center (FCC) assesses the threat and future operational environment and develops future concepts, requirements and an integrated modernization pathway to increase lethality and overmatch, enabling Soldiers and units to compete—and, if necessary—deploy, fight and win future wars. Learn more about FCC and our sub-organizations at our website. LTG Thomas H. Todd, III - Deputy Commanding General for Acquisition and Systems and Chief Innovation Officer, Army Futures Command CSM Robin M. Bolmer - Command Sergeant Major, Futures and Concepts Center
  • The Research and Analysis Center TRAC (formerly the TRADOC Analysis Center) conducts operations research and analysis to inform decisions about the most challenging issues facing the Army and the Department of Defense (DOD). TRAC’s work program is aligned with the highest priorities of the Commander, Army Futures Command (AFC) and the Chief of Staff of the Army. TRAC studies have underpinned the key decisions made by the Army and DOD regarding nearly every major Army initiative and program since TRAC’s inception in 1986, enabling new Army capabilities and investments valued in the hundreds of billions. Headquartered at Fort Leavenworth KS, TRAC has a highly skilled workforce of over 300 civilian and military personnel assigned to four subordinate centers across the U.S. TRAC transitioned from the Training and Doctrine Command to the Army Futures Command in 2018. TRAC Locations and Information TRAC HEADQUARTERS Pamela Blechinger - Director TRAC-HQ COL Matthew Jensen - Deputy Director TRAC HQ Fort Leavenworth visitor info: https://home.army.mil/leavenworth/index.php/about/visitor-information TRAC Fort Leavenworth Cody Beck - Director TRAC-FLVN COL Riley Post - Deputy Director TRAC-FLVN TRAC Fort Leavenworth (TRAC-FLVN), located at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, employs more than 130 personnel who execute analysis in support of DoD leaders. Our workforce includes Combat Analysts (FA49), Operations Research Analysts, Computer Scientists, and Management and Program Analysts. Combined teams of civilians and active-duty military conduct research in four primary areas: studies and analysis, scenarios and wargaming, combat modeling and simulation, and analytical tool development. Fort Leavenworth visitor info: https://home.army.mil/leavenworth/index.php/about/visitor-information TRAC Fort Lee LTC George Hughbanks - Director TRAC-LEE TRAC Fort Lee (TRAC-LEE) is located at Fort Lee in the Richmond Virginia Metro Area. TRAC-LEE military and civilian analysts conduct sustainment analysis, including research and modeling of logistics, medical, and personnel support functions. TRAC-LEE often collaborates with the Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM) and other stakeholders to enable decisions about sustainment and acquisition issues posed to us by Army Senior Leaders and decision makers. Fort Lee visitor info https://home.army.mil/lee/index.php/about/visitor-information TRAC White Sands Missile Range Dr. Garrett R. Lambert - Director, TRAC-WSMR COL Jeffrey Adams - Deputy Director, TRAC-WSMR TRAC-White Sands Missile Range (TRAC-WSMR), located at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, has historically conducted operations analysis from the individual Soldier to Brigade level. Analysts at TRAC-WSMR develop and maintain the scenarios that underpin Army concepts and requirements; develop, configure, manage, and apply models and simulations; and research, develop, and share new analytic methods. We collaborate across a network of Army, DoD, and multinational partners. White Sands Missile Range visitor info: https://www.wsmr.army.mil/Pages/WhiteSandsRoadBlockSchedule.aspx TRAC Monterey LTC James Jablonski - Director, TRAC-MTRY TRAC-Monterey (TRAC-MTRY), located in Monterey, California, is the research and innovation arm of TRAC and TRAC's data science center of excellence. Analysts at TRAC-MTRY conduct research into new data science and machine learning methods with students and faculty at the Naval Postgraduate School. Recent projects focused on simulation optimization, using machine learning to predict personnel attrition, natural language processing, reinforcement learning in wargames and combat simulations, decision analysis, and high-performance computing. Naval Postgraduate School visitor information: https://www.nps.edu/visit

Integration & Sync Teams

  • The Army Applications Laboratory (AAL), based in Austin, Texas, aligns innovative solutions and technologies with Army problems, resources and programs to rapidly discover, validate and transition technology applications in support of Army modernization. Learn more at www.aal.army. COL Robert J. (Jay) Wisham - Director of the Army Applications Laboratory
  • The Acquisition and Systems (A&S) Directorate at AFC headquarters facilitates the Army modernization enterprise’s efforts to refine, engineer, integrate and develop solutions to meet identified requirements. A&S maintains operational oversight of the cost, schedule, integration and technical performance of all programs aligned within and between the Army’s CFT efforts. A&S is the command’s focal point for integration and synchronization with ASA(ALT) and the 12 program executive offices. Forthcoming - Director of Acquisition & Systems
  • The Army Artificial Intelligence Integration Center (AI2C), located at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, leads and integrates Army artificial intelligence (AI) strategy and implementation, synchronizes key development efforts and sets the foundations for operationalizing AI within the Army Modernization Enterprise. THE AI INTEGRATION CENTER TEAMWe are inviting all individuals and teams that would be interested in leading or collaborating in the development of solutions for these Areas of Interest and identify opportunities to meet the Army’s many other needs. Are you the solution? Submit ideas / capabilities here. Forthcoming - Director of the Artificial Intelligence Integration Center

Direct Supporting Units

  • The history of the 75th Training Command extends back to its combat days of World War II as the 75th Infantry Division. April 1943 – Activation The unit was activated as the 75th Infantry Division at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, with an authorized strength of 15,514. November 1944 – Deployment to European Theater The 75th Infantry Division deployed by sea to England. December 1944 – The Ardennes Campaign On the 15th, the Division had its bloodiest day of combat. During the month, there were 465 killed and 1,707 wounded in action. February 1945 – The Colmar Campaign The Division was assigned to the 7th Army and boarded trains for Alsace, France, where it secured the North and East flank of the city. The Division was part of the effort to finally push the Germans out of France. March 1945 – The Battle for the Ruhr The Division deployed to Holland as part of the VII Corps of the Second British Army. The Division was in three countries and assigned to four Army Groups within a short ten-week period. May 1945 – After Victory in Europe Day The 75th Infantry Division assumed security and military government duties in Westphalia, Germany. For its participation in WWII, unit members received four Distinguished Service Crosses, 193 Silver Stars, seven Legion of Merits, 30 Soldier’s Medals, and 1,321 Bronze Star Medals. The Division suffered numerous casualties, including 817 killed in action, 3,314 wounded in action and 111 who died from their wounds. The 75th Maneuver Area Command In February 1957, the Department of the Army designated the Division as the 75th MAC. The original mission of the MAC was to train commanders and staffs from battalion through corps-level units. In 1977, the MAC began conducting computer-based exercises. Computer-assisted map exercises were one of the first simulation models. The 75th Division (Exercise) Training remained as the mission of the 75th Division (Ex). The Division provided simulation exercises, and command and staff training for all Reserve Component battalion and higher headquarters in its area of operation. The 75th Division (Training Support) The 75th Division (TS) became a multi-component organization with Active Duty, National Guard, and Army Reserve and civilians in its ranks. Operational command of the Division was Fifth United States Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. This established a more formal relationship between the Division and its client units. On Jan. 27, 2003, the 75th Division (TS) was mobilized for the first time since World War II in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and the Global War on Terror. The 75th Division (TS) trained thousands of Soldiers in the years that followed. The 75th Mission Command Training Division The 75th MCTD served as a dynamic organization dedicated to providing high fidelity, realistic training and assessment to our partner units. More than 1,000 75th Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. The 75th Training Command On Oct. 18, 2012, the Division became the 75th Training Command, a change that acknowledges the structure and mission more appropriately. The 75th Training Command became the Army’s premiere staff training organization, providing world-class training around the world to thousands of troops annually. The 75th Innovation Command On Dec. 17, 2018, the Division was designated as the 75th Innovation Command, a shift that focuses the organization to drive operational innovation, concepts and capabilities. The shift will enhance the readiness and lethality of the Future Force by leveraging the unique skills, agility and private sector connectivity of America’s Army Reserve, in direct support to Army Futures Command. MG Martin F. Klein - Commanding General, 75th Innovation Command CSM Kristal Florquist - Command Sergeant Major, 75th Innovation Command
  • On Nov. 18, 1998, the vice chief of staff of the Army approved consolidation of developmental and operational testing. That decision led to the redesignation on Oct. 1, 1999 of the Operational Test and Evaluation Command to Army Test and Evaluation Command. Central to the consolidation was ATEC assuming overall responsibility for all Army developmental and operational testing. The Test and Evaluation command became a major subordinate command of ATEC and was redesignated the U.S. Army Developmental Test Command, with DTC headquarters remaining at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Also, the Test and Experimentation Command was redesignated the U.S. Army Operational Test Command, with OTC headquarters remaining at Fort Hood, Texas. The third ATEC subordinate command that was redesignated encompassed both the Operational Evaluation Command and the Evaluation Analysis Center, which were combined to form the new U.S. Army Evaluation Center, completing the earlier decision to move developmental and operational evaluation into a single, integrated command. When working at ATEC, employees become involved with people of many disciplines and receive “hands on” experience with the most sophisticated and advanced technology in the world. Our staff designs and uses highly accurate and precise instrumentation to test sophisticated military systems under controlled conditions at testing facilities located around the country. Newly assigned personnel become involved in important projects, working closely with a wide range of specialists from other Government agencies and industries. Today, ATEC is organized into developmental testing, operational testing and evaluation. MG James J. Gallivan - Commanding General for the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command
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  • Project Convergence is the Joint Force experimenting with speed, range, and decision dominance to achieve overmatch and inform the Joint Warfighting Concept and Joint All Domain Command and Control. A campaign of learning, it leverages a series of joint, multi-domain engagements to integrate artificial intelligence, robotics, and autonomy to improve battlefield situational awareness, connect sensors with shooters, and accelerate the decision-making timeline. Because whoever can see, understand, and act first will win. Project Convergence 2022 Technology Gateway The Army Futures Command (AFC) hosted the Project Convergence 2022 Technology Gateway at Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) Arizona from 19 SEP to 18 OCT 2022. This was a great opportunity for industry to showcase their emerging capabilities in an operational environment. For more information about PC22 Technology Gateway or the upcoming release of the AFC Partnership Portal, please email AFCportal@army.mil Industry Roundtable AFC Industry Roundtable Session Army Futures Command (AFC) recently hosted the Project Convergence 2022 Roundtable session to Industry Partners on March 24th, 2022. Topics included: Project Convergence 22 Update Project Convergence Portal Update Q&A between industry and AFC If you weren't able to attend, the event slides are available for viewing on SAM.gov under the "Attachments/Links" section. We hope to see you at our next event! What is the Army Doing? In the Army Modernization Strategy, we outline a vision for the Total Army to be a Multi-Domain Force by 2035. To do this, we must modernize how we fight, what we fight with, and who we are. View Army Narrative [PDF - 211.7 KB] Project Convergence Video [YouTube Link] This means that we must place renewed emphasis on the people we take to war, the weapons systems they will use, the process which commanders make decisions, how we transform data into information, and where our forces are postured to create opportunities for us and our Allies. Through the Project Convergence framework, we are demonstrating technologies as often as every two weeks. These events inform each other, and they build to annual capstone events. Demonstrations will consist of multi-domain operational environments, where the Army will demonstrate artificial intelligence and networked lethality technologies that augment human sensing and decision making in order to improve the warfighter’s lethality and pace of battle. For more information from these events, visit our DVIDS page. Each capability we are testing supports our efforts in the five phases of multi-domain operations: Compete Compete to expand the competitive space by enabling the defeat of information and unconventional warfare, conducting intelligence and counter-adversary reconnaissance, and the demonstration of credible deterrence. Penetrate Penetrate strategic and operational stand-off by neutralizing enemy long-range systems, contesting enemy maneuver forces, and maneuvering from operational and strategic distances. Dis-Integrate Dis-integrate the enemy’s anti-access and area denial systems by defeating enemy long- and short-range systems, conducting independent maneuver and deception operations. Exploit Exploit freedom of maneuver to defeat enemy objectives by neutralizing enemy mid- and short-range systems, and isolate and defeat enemy maneuver forces. Re-Compete Re-compete to consolidate and expand gains and physically secure terrain and populations which can enable sustainable outcomes with partners and set conditions for long-term deterrence. These efforts contribute to the Nation's goals of achieving Combined Joint All Domain Command and Control (CJADC2): the warfighting capability to sense, make sense, and act at all levels and phases of war, across all domains, and with partners, to deliver information advantage at the speed of relevance.
  • Mission To sustain the U.S. Army Futures Command, Austin, as an integral part of the Army Small Business Programs Team and a premier leader within the U.S. Army Futures Command by optimizing business opportunities for small business concerns to support the Command’s many programs’ missions and strengthen our nation’s economic development. COLLABORATE WITH US! Work with our industry and academic partners to efficiently support the delivery of modernization solutions! The Army Futures Command (AFC) Office Of Small Business Programs (OSBP) manages the Small Business Program for AFC. OSBP ensures adherence to policies, procedures and regulations impacting small businesses, and seeks to maximize small business opportunities. Register your business, or search industry capabilities at our Industry eKiosk Opportunities RFI - Autonomy for Mobility and Security in Austere Environments and Expeditionary Operations Project Convergence DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory Broad Agency Announcements for Basic and Applied Research Army xTech Prize Competitions Army Applications Lab (AAL) Special Program Awards for Required Technology Needs (SPARTN) AAL BAA for Disruptive Applications (W911NF-19-S-0004) Army SBIR/STTR Program Find All Government Opportunities on SAM.gov Relevant links SAM.gov Federal Supply Classification Codes (FSC) The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Department of Defense - OSBP Department of the Army - OSBP Paving the Way for new ideas The Army understands that the strength of our fighting force – and, by extension, our ability to protect the nation – is heavily influenced by the efficiency, flexibility, durability and accuracy of our operational tools and equipment. Our partnerships with small business helps keep us abreast of state-of-the art technologies and solutions, contributing to our ongoing efforts to modernize the Army. Some examples of recent small business partnership successes include: Developing augmented reality goggles for military working dogs, which help handlers provide directional cues from a distance. Applying new radio frequency and photonic technology to eliminate communication signal interference. Utilizing advances in chemical detection technology to detect chemical weapons at low concentration levels. Investing in the future Do you have a product or idea that you think would benefit the Army? We invite you to connect with us to discuss capabilities briefing opportunities; to register, please email us at usarmy.austin-tx.futures-cmd.mesg.afc-hq-sbo-all@army.mil You can also stay up-to-date on opportunities offered through the Army Applications Lab by joining its network via https://aal.army/join/. For those new to working with the Army, we suggest also exploring the below resources and topics. Understanding army Contracting Become Familiar with Contracting Regulations and Procedures It's very important to understand the rules that govern Department of Defense (DoD) acquisitions, as they are complex. The following regulations govern contracting procedures within the Army and are available online Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) - https://www.acquisition.gov Utilize the Army Small Business Programs The Army runs several socioeconomic programs that provide assistance to small businesses of various types (http://osbp.army.mil/). Examples include: Service-Disabled / Veteran-Owned Small Business Historically Underutilized Business Zones Small Disadvantaged / 8(a) Business Woman-Owned Small Business Subcontracting Mentor-Protag Small Business Innovation Research Small Business Technology Transfer Historical Black Colleges and Universities / Minority Institutions Pursue Subcontracting Opportunities A large secondary market exists in subcontracting opportunities with DoD prime contractors. The DoD Prime Contractor Directory identifies large prime contractors, projects and points of contact. You can use this directory to assess potential subcontracting opportunities. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) SUB-Net database allows you to search for potential subcontracting opportunities and includes solicitations and opportunities posted by large prime contractors and other non-federal agencies. The SBA's "Subcontracting Assistance Directory" also identifies people you can contact if you have questions about subcontracting. Monitor Federal Business Opportunities Federal business opportunities are posted on www.SAM.gov. This is a single point of entry for the federal government that is updated daily. Explore DoD Research and Engineering Opportunities The Defense Innovation Marketplace is a communications resource to provide industry with improved insight into DoD research and engineering investment priorities. The Marketplace contains strategic documents, solicitations and information on news and vents to better inform independent research and development (IR&D) planning. The IR&D Secure Portal also houses project summaries that provide DoD with visibility into IR&D efforts submitted. Connecting Industry and DoD Once you determine the product or service you wish to sell to the Army, you’ll need to register your company in SAM. First, however, you’ll need to identify an appropriate Federal Supply Classification Code (FSC) for your company. FSCs are used to group products into logical families for management purposes. FSCs are listed here: https://everyspec.com/FSC-CODE. You’ll also need to consult The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), a system that groups establishments into industries based on its primary activity, to determine the NAICS code for your business size. You can utilize the Small Business Administration (SBA) size standard table to determine your business size in that NAICS code. Please keep in mind that it’s not uncommon for companies to qualify as small for one type of product they sell, but as large for another. When you’ve determined your FSC and NAICS codes, you can register in SAM. Registration is free and can be accomplished online at www.sam.gov. During this process, you will be assigned a new CAGE (Commercial and Government Entity) code if one doesn’t already exist; or, if you have an existing CAGE code, your information will be updated. The CAGE code is a five-character alphanumeric identifier assigned to entities located in the United States and its territories. After your initial SAM registration, you must update your registration every year. Be sure not to overlook the Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS) profile of your SAM registration. This database is also used by government buyers seeking specific small businesses. Additional Resources Federal Supply Classification Codes (FSC) The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) The System for Award Management (SAM.gov) Federal Register Small Business Administration (SBA) Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) DoD's Small Business Professionals (SBP)
  • Civilian Employment OpportunitiesExplore our current job listings on the AFC job board! Learn About BenefitsWorking as a Civilian provides many benefits!
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