Futures & Concepts Center



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.


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.


D. Scott McKean

Deputy Commanding General, Army Futures Command; Director, Futures and Concepts Center

Lt. Gen. D. Scott McKean leads the development of future concepts, requirements and experimentation to support persistent Army modernization.

McKean is from San Jose, California, and commissioned into the Army as an armor officer upon graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1990. During his Army career, he has led at every level from platoon through division command, including in Iraq and Korea. Some of McKean’s previous roles include Chief of Staff at United States Central Command and Chief of Armor at Fort Benning.

Command Sergeant Major
Robin M. Bolmer

Command Sergeant Major, Futures and Concepts Center

Command Sgt. Major Robin M. Bolmer, is a native of Ashburn, Georgia, and entered the U.S. Army on September 16, 1993. An Armor Soldier by trade, he has served in positions from driver / loader to Armor Platoon Sergeant. He has led Soldiers as a First Sgt. and Command Sgt. Major in garrison and in combat environments. He has completed all levels of military school and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from American Public University.