FCC Futures & Concepts Center
WHO WE ARE
The Futures and Concepts Center was initially established as the Futures Center on Oct. 1 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.
The FCC assesses the threat and future operational environment, develops future concepts, requirements and an integrated modernization pathway to increase lethality and over-match to enable Soldiers and units to compete—and, if necessary—deploy, fight and win future wars. 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 a Multi-Domain Operations Campaign in a theater of war.
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.
FUTURES & CONCEPTS CENTER COMMANDS
Eric J. Wesley
Director, Futures and Concepts Center
Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Futures Command
Lt. Gen. Eric J. Wesley is from Fullerton, California. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1986 and was commissioned as an armor officer in the U.S. Army. He holds a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies through the National War College, and a master’s degree in international relations from Troy State University. Among his many assignments, Eric served two years in the White House on the National Security Council as the director for Afghanistan-Pakistan Policy. He later returned to Afghanistan where he was the director for Future Plans for International Security Assistance Force, Joint Command in Afghanistan. He then served as the deputy commanding general (support) for the 1st Infantry Division followed by duty on the Army staff as the deputy director of Program Analysis and Evaluation for the Army G8 (resource management). Most recently, Eric served as the commanding general, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Georgia.
MG John A. George
John A. George
Deputy Director / Chief of Staff Futures and Concepts Center
Maj. Gen. John A. George grew up as an “Army Brat” living on various Army posts across the United States and abroad. He was commissioned as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1988. John holds a Master of Science in social psychology from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science in national resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, District of Columbia.
CSM Paul E. Biggs
Command Sergeant Major Futures and Concepts Center
Command Sergeant Major
Paul E. Biggs
Command Sergeant Major / Futures and Concepts Center
Command Sgt. Maj. Paul E. Biggs is a native of Lebanon, Ohio. He joined the Army Apr. 21, 1988, and attended one-stop unit training at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. A tanker by trade, Paul has served at multiple levels to include, most recently, the Military District of Washington. Paul holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Maryland.