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FCC Futures & Concepts Center

WHO WE ARE

HISTORY

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.

MISSION STATEMENT

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

Intelligence
INTELLIGENCE CDID

OUR LEADERSHIP

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Lieutenant General
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

Deputy
Director / Chief of Staff
Futures and Concepts Center

Major General
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.

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JMC Joint Modernization Command

MISSION

JMC plans, prepares and executes Joint Warfighting Assessments (JWAs) and other concept & capability assessments (CCAs), provides objective analysis and feasible recommendations to enhance Joint/Multi-National Interoperability (JMNI) and inform Army Modernization decisions. On order, conducts directed assessments in support of Cross Functional Teams (CFT).

VISION

The Army’s lead for warfighting concept and capability assessments, supporting modernization to ensure that future forces win in a complex world.

WHO WE ARE

TRADOC Mission StatementThe Research and Analysis Center (TRAC) is an analysis agency of the United States Army. TRAC conducts research on potential military operations worldwide to inform decisions about the most challenging issues facing the Army and the Department of Defense (DoD). TRAC relies upon the intellectual capital of a highly skilled workforce of military and civilian personnel to execute its mission.

TRAC conducts operations research (OR) on a wide range of military topics, some contemporary but most often set 5 to 15 years in the future. How should Army units be organized? What new systems should be procured? How should soldiers and commanders be trained? What are the costs and benefits of competing options? What are the potential risks and rewards of a planned military course of action? TRAC directly supports the mission of the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), to develop future concepts and requirements while also serving the decision needs of many military clients.

MISSION

As the Force Modernization Proponent for Cyberspace Operations, Signal Communications, and Electronic Warfare, Cyber CDID develops, evaluates, integrates, and communicates concepts, doctrine, requirements and solutions across DOTMLPF, Warfighting functions and formations to improve our Army and ensure the combat effectiveness of the future force.

VISION

Be the Premier Capability Development provider for Signal, Cyber, and Electronic Warfare across all Warfighting Functions

MOTTO

The Future of Fires Begins Here

MISSION

To develop Fires CDID-related concepts, requirements, and experimentation to validate DOTMLPF integrated combined arms capabilities that complement other joint, interagency, and multinational capabilities. Acts as the user representative to the materiel developer for FA and AMD systems.

DirectorCOL Janice H. Chen

MISSION

The Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate (CDID) determines and develops future force capabilities and future Infantry and Armor requirements across the Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership Development, Personnel, and Facilities (DOTMLPF) domains, resulting in a trained and ready maneuver force fully integrated into the Army, Combined and Joint Warfighter to maintain the battlefield supremacy of our Soldiers and the formations in which they fight.

WHO WE ARE

The MSCoE Capability Development and Integration Directorate (CDID) develops DOTMLPF-integrated combined arms capabilities for Army and joint forces. The MSCoE CDID:

  • Develops protection, maneuver support, chemical, engineer, and military police related concepts, organizations and doctrine.
  • Determines materiel and supporting training requirements through the JCIDS process and provides deployable new equipment training (NET) teams.
  • Conducts capability-based and DOTMLPF assessments and experiments.
  • Conducts Level I and II DOTMLPF integration.
  • Provides support to current operations through deployed new equipment training and the Agile Process.

DirectorMr. Donald Sando

MISSION

The Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate (CDID) determines, developes, synchronizes and integrates Army sustainment capabilities within the Army and Joint Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational (JIIM) environments from concept to capability development for CASCOM and force modernization proponents across the Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership Development, Personnel and Facilities (DOTMLPF) domains, resulting in a trained and ready sustainment force fully integrated into the Army, Combined and Joint Warfighter.

DirectorCOL Tracy Lanier

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