Army Holds Closed-Door Debates Over HQ Cuts, Strategy

Posted August 26, 2014 at 5:10am

Army Times reports that “to map deep cuts throughout Army headquarters, or decide any other thorny issue facing the service, the Army’s top leadership has launched a new weekly power huddle at the Pentagon.”  

“Spearheaded by Army Undersecretary Brad Carson, a former Oklahoma congressman and Army general counsel who took office in March, the forum is called the Army Management Action Group, or AMAG. Carson, in an Aug. 5 interview with Army Times, described how strategic budget decisions are being made, and how they could fundamentally reshape the force.”  

“Carson and former Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John Campbell have run the AMAG to help guide senior leader decisions. The No. 2 general and his civilian counterpart field advice from Army Secretary John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Raymond Odierno, and present information back to them for their final decisions, making it a two-way street.”