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Fueling an Army of High Velocity Learners

This is the latest addition to the U.S. Army TRADOC G2 Mad Scientist Initiative’s Future of Warfare 2030-2050 project at Small Wars Journal. This paper provides a framework on the future of war in 2050 and is also a call to action, providing examples of current and emerging nutritional research to help the Army take its first steps toward a nutrition revolution.

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Learn.Practice.Repeat.

This article is the latest addition to the U.S. Army TRADOC G2 Mad Scientist Initiative’s Future of Warfare 2030-2050 project at Small Wars Journal. To predict learning in 2050, we must observe learning now in 2018; the technologies of learning, the culture of learning, and the audience of learning.

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Thoughts on Military Education, Training and Leader Development in 2050

This article is the latest addition to the U.S. Army TRADOC G2 Mad Scientist Initiative’s Future of Warfare 2030-2050 project at Small Wars Journal. "Today, in the summer of 2018, 2050 is only 32 years from now. As we explore education and training for 2050, perhaps we should reflect on where we were 32 years ago in 1986."

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Mad Scientist Learning in 2050 Conference

Mad Scientist Learning in 2050 Conference

8-9 August 2018
Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

This conference partners the U.S. Army TRADOC Mad Scientist Initiative with Georgetown University's Center for Security Studies to collaborate in researching emerging learning and knowledge capabilities.

Future learning techniques and technologies are critical to the Army's operations in the 21st century against adversaries in rapidly evolving battlespaces. The ability to effectively respond to a changing Operational Environment (OE) with fleeting windows of opportunity is paramount, and Leaders must act quickly to adjust to these evolving OEs and more advanced and lethal technologies. This conference will explore the following three questions:

  • How will emerging technologies improve learning or augment intelligence in professional military education, at home station, while deployed, and on the battlefield?
  • How can the Army accelerate learning to improve Soldier and unit agility in rapidly changing OEs?
  • What new skills will Soldiers and Leaders require to fight and win in 2050?

This event brings together individuals from across the Government, academia, and industry to explore the evolution of the OE through 2050.

Livestream link here.

Demons in the Tall Grass

This article is the latest addition to the U.S. Army TRADOC G2 Mad Scientist Initiative’s Future of Warfare 2030-2050 project at Small Wars Journal. Set in 2035, it's an innovative look at combat between Angolan and Namibian forces and their respective Russian and South African advisors, both of whom employ autonomous combat systems.

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Mad Scientist Initiative - Installations of the Future: Day in the Life of a Garrison Commander

This article is the latest addition to the U.S. Army TRADOC G2 Mad Scientist Initiative’s Future of Warfare 2030-2050 project at Small Wars Journal. By AT&T Global Public Sector: Roger Wong, Usha Mohan, Michael Canty, Tina Chester, Richard Chung and Terry White.

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