The much-anticipated report from theNational Commission on the Future of the Army was released on Jan. 28. In 208 pages of findings, the commission proposed 63 recommendations on force structure, organizational alignment, and balancing of the Total Force. It also took on relationships between the Regular Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve, offering roadmaps to a more integrated Army. Below are some of the key highlights of the report.
In a Washington Post article, retired Lt. Gen. David W. Barno recently wrote that the Army’s transition from two of the longest wars in U.S. history to relative peace at home “...could weaken the Army’s warfighting capabilities and drive talented, combat-experienced young leaders from the force.”