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Army Secretary Says Talent Reform Is Top Priority For 2020 « Breaking Defense

Army Secretary Mark Esper addresses the Talent Management Task Force he created to overhaul the cumbersome, centralized military personnel bureaucracy. PENTAGON: With equipment modernization now in overdrive, Army Secretary Mark Esper is shifting his focus to the human beings that will use the new weapons. In a media roundtable Thursday …

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Bell V-280 Flies 322 MPH: Army Secretary Praises Program « Breaking Defense

WASHINGTON: Bell’s V-280 Valor prototype exceeded 280 knots this week, making good on the aircraft’s namesake speed, the company announced this afternoon. And it’ll fly faster before it’s done, a Bell executive told me in an interview. The news is the latest public triumph for Bell’s tiltrotor technology at a …

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Army Leaders Seek Budget Input From Beyond The Pentagon « Breaking Defense

ASSOCIATION OF THE US ARMY HQ: Army leaders are working hard to build consensus for painful cuts to free up funding for their Big Six modernization priorities by reaching out beyond the Pentagon’s walls. “When I was here before,” said Lt. Gen. James Pasquarette, who returned to the Pentagon last week …

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Army Futures Command: $100M, 500 Staff, & Access To Top Leaders « Breaking Defense

Mark Esper reviews troops at his formal welcome as Army Secretary. WASHINGTON: Army Futures Command just officially stood up Friday, but the service has big plans for its new HQ, created to unify rival modernization bureaucracies. Not only will the command ultimately grow to roughly 500 staff and an annual …

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How McCain & Milley Created Army Futures Command: It Almost Didn’t Happen « Breaking Defense

Gen. Mark Murray (left) formally receives the colors of the newly created Army Futures Command from the Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley (left) As freshly promoted General John “Mike” Murray became the first chief of the newly created Army Futures Command at a ceremony in Austin today, he revealed …

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