Shaping the Army of 2020

Tuesday October 11, 2011

What is it?

The United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) is leading the Army's transition into the future through "Shaping the Army of 2020." This TRADOC initiative provides the steady vision that will transition the Army into a future force that is prepared for missions across the full range of military operations. The "Army of 2020" focuses on developing adaptive leaders and organizations, modernizing equipment, and revolutionizing training to strengthen the Army. These initiatives (among others) will be explored in the 2011 AUSA Annual Meeting presentations at the TRADOC exhibit"booth #6843"on the "Hall D" new exposition floor space.

What has the Army done?

TRADOC and the Army have discussed internally for some time how to strengthen the force as we shape the Army of 2020. At the AUSA Annual Meeting, TRADOC forums will discuss the way ahead with our larger Army community.

Why is this important to the Army?

As we reduce our presence in Iraq and begin to draw down our forces in Afghanistan, it's become clear that the Army is approaching a critical transition point. While we must maintain our focus on the current fight, we must also look to our future. In doing so, we must capture the imagination of our heroic generation of returning combat leaders. How will we staff, train, and equip our future readiness-focused force in a way that honors our battlefield successes yet acknowledges future threats to the nation? TRADOC forums at AUSA provide an important opportunity for the Army to engage in focused dialogues that discuss the important questions of how the Army will adapt to our future.

What is planned for the future?

TRADOC will conduct eight forums on the convention floor (booth #6843) during the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, held Oct. 10-12, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Monday October 10, 2011:
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. "Building Partner Capacity"
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. "Doctrine 2015"

Tuesday October 11, 2011:
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. "The Training Brain"
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. "21st Century Training"
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. "The Learning Concept"

Wednesday October 12, 2011:
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. "Applications at the Edge"
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. "The Squad"
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. "Brigade Modernization"

TRADOC will continue to use these forums at both Fall and Winter AUSA meetings to engage the Army in critical dialogue on how we will succeed in "Shaping the Army of 2020."

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