Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Gen. Mark Milley, U.S. Army chief of staff, as an inductee into the 2017 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena.
Milley said at an October 2016 meeting that the Army should update strategies and systems since land armies will be “fundamentally different” in 25 to 30 years.
“We must invest in hardening our systems and, equally important, train on the techniques of operating with limited electronics,” he said at the time.
The general reiterated his prediction in February at the Virginia Military Institute, where WDBJ-TV reported he told cadets that current Army leaders will not recognize the battlefield that future soldiers will fight on in 2035 or out to 2050.
Milley joined his U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force counterparts in a 2016 testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, where he said the Army needs stable funds to maintain operations, deploy a ready ground force and support counterinsurgency and counterterrorism efforts.
He told the audience at an event hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army that the military branch will adapt to survive the future battlefield despite budget and readiness challenges.
Milley met with Chinese military leaders in 2016 to address China’s concerns over the deployment of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system in South Korea.
Milley has more than 35 years of military experience including command and staff positions in eight divisions and Special Forces.
He previously headed the Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Executive Mosaic congratulates Gen. Mark Milley and the Army team for their selection to receive this award.