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The Army Released a New Vision Statement - Here are 3 Things Soldiers Need to Know

The Army Released a New Vision Statement - Here are 3 Things Soldiers Need to Know by Meghann Myers - Army Times

You’ve probably heard some of this before.

In the coming decades, the Army will have to prepare for high intensity conflict against enemies with similar weapons, in urban environments, facing the possibility of long periods without communication or helicopter support.

But how will they get there?

Over the past year, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and Army Secretary Mark Esper have given many speeches about the future of war and and where the Army is heading.

On Wednesday, they officially released their vision statement wrapping up what they can predict about the future with how the Army is going to rise to those challenges by 2028.

“I liken it to, although it’s not as elegant as, John F. Kennedy’s vision of sending a man into space, landing him on the moon and returning him safely within 10 years,” Esper told Army Times on Tuesday.

“I think a vision, by its nature, is aspirational, but we are doing things now to plan, prepare or implement it,” Esper said…

Read on.