WHO WE ARE
The Futures and Concepts Center was initially established as the Futures Center on Oct. 1, 2003, as the single organization within the Army to represent “the engine” of futures development to bring key decisions to the Army leadership in a proactive way. The center was responsible to the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command commanding general for development of the future force, optimization of future combat systems capabilities and joint force integration. On Feb. 15, 2006, the Futures Center was re-designated as the Army Capabilities Integration Center, and with it came the additional responsibilities to the Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff for determining and integrating force requirements and synchronizing the development of doctrine, organizations, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel and facility solutions across the Army. On Dec. 7, 2018, ARCIC was re-designated as the Futures and Concepts Center, and re-aligned under the newly formed Army Futures Command. Since its inception, the Futures and Concepts Center has adapted to changes in the strategic environment, technology and the dictates of war, and will continually provide timely support to Soldiers, units and leaders in the operational force both today, and in the future.
FCC develops concepts, determines requirements, conducts experimentation, and begins integration of the future force to ensure the Army wins in 2035 and beyond.
FUNCTION AND INTENT
The FCC provides the intellectual foundation and disciplined approach to design, develop and field a more lethal future Army. By 2028, the U.S. Army has optimized minimum necessary resources to execute an MDO Campaign in a theater of war.