U.S. General: Europe ‘at Front’ of U.S. Army Approach

Posted January 26, 2015 at 12:54pm

Stars and Stripes reports that “if the Army’s new operating concept is about preparing to fight in an increasingly complex security environment, forces in Europe are in some ways on the leading edge, said the Army’s top general in charge of training.”  

“’In many ways, what’s going on here in U.S. Army Europe is really leading the force, from an Army point of view,’ said Gen. David Perkins, commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, during a visit to Germany on Monday. ‘They are dealing in a very complex world.’”  

“In October, the Army issued an operational concept dubbed ‘Win in a Complex World,’ which puts a premium on adapting to a range of unpredictable threats and working with allies to counter them.”  

“’What we’re saying is, in the future, we see the rate of complexity increasing, which means the ability of our leaders to understand that complex world is going to be more about the leaders than any single piece of equipment,’ Perkins said in a telephone interview from Wiesbaden, where he was at USAREUR headquarters to talk with leaders about the service’s new operational focus.”