Closing the Gaps Before the Next War: The Army’s New Sense of Urgency

| LTG Guy Swan III (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Guy Swan III (Ret.)
Former Commander, U.S. Army North

Close to six thousand people, including current military leaders and members of the defense industry, are gathered at AUSA’s 2019 Global Force Symposium in Huntsville, AL this week.  The theme for this year’s three-day event is ‘Readiness for Multi-Domain Operations’ and the idea is to explore the Army’s quest to transition from an adaptive organization to one that leads with innovation by 2025 –  a mission that’s called for in the latest Army Operating Concept. 

The Cipher Brief’s Brad Christian (who is also an Army veteran) talked with AUSA Vice President, and Cipher Brief expert, Lieutenant General (Ret) Guy Swan, about the Army’s top challenges, and what it needs to do in order to close the capability and readiness gaps relative to emerging near peer competitors.

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Lieutenant General Guy C. Swan III currently serves as Vice President at the Association of the United States Army. During more than 35 years of active service, he commanded at every level through Army Service Component Command. A career armor/cavalry officer, his general officer assignments included Commanding General of U.S. Army North; Director of Operations for United States Northern Command (NORTHCOM); Commanding General of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington and Commander of... Read More

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