Mad Scientist

The Mad Scientist Initiative by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) explores the future through collaboration and partnerships with academia, industry and government. It seeks to uncover emerging and disruptive technologies and ideas by engaging outsiders and unconventional sources, bringing insights from the global marketplace of ideas into the Army through a credible, fair, and transparent process. More information here and an overview video here.

SWJ is pleased to help TRADOC extend their outreach for inputs and provide a vehicle for broadcasting findings to the Small Wars Community of Interest.

This page is dedicated to the memory of Mr. Joel Lawton, U.S. Army civilian analyst, U.S. Marine, veteran of the war in Afghanistan.

 

As weapons platforms become increasingly digital, the risk from electronic interference becomes increasingly troublesome—including hacking, jamming, and even hijacking of remote platforms.

The G-2 said he can foresee a time in the near future when Army ground-based systems will be used to create favorable conditions for the Navy and the Air Force.

Continue on for an introduction and a download link for the Mad Scientist: Megacities and Dense Urban Areas Compendium.

Mad Scientist # 15: As an Army “Mad Scientist”, I am both intellectually mad and emotionally mad about the armor/force protection topic.

Information on the upcoming Mad Scientist Conference to be held at USMA 13-14 September at Thayer Hall, with a specific focus on generating and employing the 2050 Cyber Army.

Mad Scientist # 14: On today’s battlefield, if it can be sensed it can be killed from afar, often with a single round. As the level of precision improves, this will only become truer.

Couldn’t make the 2016 Mad Scientist Conference? Continue on for the video presentations.

Mad Scientist # 13: The Gray Zone is an ambiguous space. Not easy to visualize, it is cloaked making things beneath not always what they seem.

Mad Scientist # 12: With the advancing field of genomics and gene modification, the possibility has arisen for applying these technologies to enhance a soldier’s physical capacity.

Mad Scientist # 11: War is man’s oldest profession. While we might aspire for peace, the exigencies of our world demand we prepare for war.