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ALAMO CHAPTER CHAPTER - Jul 16, 2019

Army Futures Command Continues to Prepare

Col. Wade Johnston, USA, chief information officer (CIO) of the Army Futures Command, told a packed room at the chapter's July monthly luncheon that it has been 50 years since a Four-Star Headquarters was stood up. This is a significant reorganization for the Army since 1973. The command is located in Austin, Texas, with Gen. John Murray as its first commander. The command was created to develop how future soldiers will fight with new technology to ensure rapid delivery to the warfighter. Modernization was a key issue in creating this command whose focus leans towards strategic innovation and capabilities that will address future challenges. Army Futures Command is uniquely organized. They are currently staffed at 55 percent and look to reach a goal of 500 employees soon. As CIO, Col. Johnston said the biggest challenge he faces today is building his staff. "I need to reach a goal of 35 folks and at the same time establish policies and procedures." By the end of this summer, Army Futures Command should reach a 70 percent staffing rate as they continue to prepare to deploy, fight and win the nation's wars.

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Col. Wade Johnston, USA, chief information officer, Army Futures Command, explains the challenges facing the Army today to members and attendees of the chapter's July luncheon.
Col. Wade Johnston, USA, chief information officer, Army Futures Command, explains the challenges facing the Army today to members and attendees of the chapter's July luncheon.
Shannon Hattersley, vice president, Prosphere, accepts the Chapter Contributor certificate from Chapter President Rick Lipsey during the July luncheon. Corporate sponsorships allow the chapter to offer free admission and lunch to military and Department of Defense employees.
Shannon Hattersley, vice president, Prosphere, accepts the Chapter Contributor certificate from Chapter President Rick Lipsey during the July luncheon. Corporate sponsorships allow the chapter to offer free admission and lunch to military and Department of Defense employees.
During the chapter's July luncheon, Rich Ruiz, senior engineer, Abacus, accepts the AFCEA corporate member plaque from Lipsey for their continuous support.
During the chapter's July luncheon, Rich Ruiz, senior engineer, Abacus, accepts the AFCEA corporate member plaque from Lipsey for their continuous support.

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