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Gen. Gustave Perna

AI, Initiative, & Lots Of Smart Bombs: Gen. Perna On Supplying Major Wars

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The massive Army Materiel Command needs to get a lot lighter on its feet for future conflicts, its four-star chief says.

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Army Leaders Seek Budget Input From Beyond The Pentagon

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“When I was here before,” said Lt. Gen. James Pasquarette, who returned to the Pentagon last week for his fifth tour there, “the four-star commanders around the Army had no say, no input. They’re in the room now when the big decisions are made.”

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Army AMC Head Wants To Stop Buying Ships

Posted by Colin Clark on


Gen. Gus Perna, head of Army Materiel Command, is a brave man. He came to Pacific Command’s AOR and announced he wants the Army to stop building the transport ships and so-called watercraft that could be crucial to any conflict in the Indo-Pacific region.

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Get Off The ‘Hamster Wheel’ & Fix Readiness: AMC Commander

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley says over and over that his top priority to getting the Army ready to “fight tonight.” What does that mean in practice? For Army Materiel Command, which keeps troops supplied, it means literally putting its money where his mouth is. If readiness for major combat operations is really the… Keep reading →

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Over Where? Army Struggles To Relearn Rapid Deployment

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


HUNTSVILLE, ALA: This morning, Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley warned Congress that “I have grave concerns” about the Army’s ability to respond to a major war — say, with Russia, Gen. Milley’s no. 1 threat — “in a timely manner.” Here in Huntsville, generals and executives explained a big part of the reason why.… Keep reading →

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