AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast

Special Edition: Army Future Study Program

March 29, 2021

The Army Future Study Program (FSP) is examining how the Army could integrate emerging technologies in transformational ways to deter, fight, and win.  Dr. Jean Vettel and COL Stephanie Ahern of Army Futures Command (AFC) describe the outcomes of two recent FSP events conducted to refine Army Aimpoint 2035: Character of Warfare 2035 Seminar (November 2020) and Character of Landpower 2035 Seminar (February 2020).  With AFC in the lead, the Army is using a Team Ignite approach to integrate expertise from the threat, science, tech, concept and operations communities to more quickly and effectively inform “what could be.”

This episode builds on an earlier episode from 30 November 2020: Special Edition: Team Ignite – Bringing Together Futures Expertise in Different Domains

  • Guests:  
    • COL Stephanie Ahern, Director of Concepts, Futures and Concepts Center (FCC), U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC)
    • Dr. Jean Vettel, Chief Scientist, Futures and Concepts Center (FCC), U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM)
  • Host: COL(Ret) Dan Roper, AUSA’s Director of National Security Studies


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