The following resources are intended to provide professional development opportunities for the total Army. As we remain committed to an all-volunteer Army that is the most decisive land force in the world, strengthening our Army Profession based on implicit and universal trust has never been more important. The contents of this page will include rich venues for professional development that include Senior Leader speeches, Contemporary Military Forums (CMF), panels and meetings that address a wide-range of professional topics such as leader development, enhancing Soldier capabilities, modernization, force structure and Army families.

2016-2017 Professional Articles

Senior Leaders



How to sustain the US Soldier
Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general, U.S. Army Material Command

Installation management supports complex environment
Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, assistant chief of staff, Installation Management

Maturing cyber capabilities critical to Army future
Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon,commanding general, U.S. Army Cyber Command (Second Army)

Budgets, climate change installation priorities
Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy and Environment)

Reducing risk through safety, sustainability
Jo-Ellen Darcy, assistant secretary of the army (Civil Works)

Sure funding required for positive outcomes
Robert Speer, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller)

Making projection of hard power possible
Katharina McFarland, acting assistant secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology)

Uninterrupted information crucial to agile Army
Lt. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, chief information officer/G-6

How to project, sustain an expeditionary force
Lt. Gen. Gustave F. Perna, deputy chief of staff, G-4

Modernization vital to joint force success
Lt. Gen. John M. Murray, deputy chief of staff, G-8

Engineers build foundation of nation's readiness
Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, commanding general and chief of engineers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Space, missile defense vital for joint forces
Lt. Gen. David L. Mann, commanding general, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command and Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense


Keeping bold deterrence while shifting forces
Lt. Gen. Thomas Vandal

The Army’s Military Intelligence Corps – Ready Today, Preparing for Tomorrow
Lt. Gen. Robert P. Ashley Jr., deputy chief of staff, G-2

Citizen-Soldiers serve total Army, joint force
Retired Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley, former commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command and Chief of Army Reserve

In-depth defense of the homeland
Lt. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, commanding general, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army)

Powerful partnerships paramount to success
Maj. Gen. Clarence K.K. Chinn, commanding general, U.S. Army South

Enhancing reserve component readiness
Lt. Gen. Stephen M. Twitty, Commanding General First Army, commanding general First Army

Efforts still expanding to meet land force needs
Gen. Robert B. Abrams, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command

Unpredictable world feeds high operational tempo
Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson, deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7

Army's architect' adapts for current and future success
Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general, Training and Doctrine Command

Building stronger ties across 16 time zones
Gen Robert B. Brown, commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific

Rebalancing forces for expanding requirements
Lt. Gen. Michael X. Garret, commanding general, U.S. Army Central

Complex continent sees unprecedented changes
Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commanding general, U.S. Army Europe

Global engagement on precision operations
Lt. Gen. Ken Tovo, commanding general, U.S. Army Special Operations Command and Maj. Duane Mosier, U.S. Army Special Operations Command

Tensions continue in evolving region
Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander, U.N. Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea

New flexibility results in year of momentum
Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., commander, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan and Resolute Support

Building a network, fighting violence
Maj. Gen. Joseph P. Harrington, commanding general, U.S. Army Africa