Military Capabilities

US Army establishing new modernisation outpost in Austin

13 July 2018

Key Points

  • The service has created a new four-star command tasked with overseeing force modernisation
  • Leaders intend to provide “unity of effort” through Army Futures Command

The US Army has selected a location for the new organisation charged with overseeing its force modernisation efforts.

During a 13 July briefing at the Pentagon, Army Secretary Mark Esper announced the service’s plans to locate the headquarters for Army Futures Command (AFC) in Austin, Texas. He described AFC as “a new organisation that epitomises our commitment to bold reform and to transforming the army’s modernisation processes”.

Chief of Staff of the Army General Mark Milley told reporters the service is “resetting the institution, the enterprise of the US Army, to produce results … in order to set the army up for future combat”.

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