Courtney McBride

Courtney McBride was the managing editor of Inside the Army until May 2018. She previously worked for Hotline and National Journal. A native of the Philadelphia area, she studied the modern Middle East at the University of Pennsylvania.

Archived Articles
Daily News | May 24, 2018

Army senior leaders have selected Lt. Gen. Mike Murray to lead Army Futures Command, slated to reach initial operational capability in July of this year.

Daily News | May 23, 2018

The Army has postponed "indefinitely" its plan to upgrade the M113 armored personnel carrier for echelons above brigade -- an approach billed as an interim solution to the mobility and survivability limitations of the Vietnam-era vehicle.

Daily News | May 22, 2018

The scarcity of new ground vehicle development programs means future systems that rely more heavily on cutting-edge technologies will encounter "cost, schedule and performance challenges," according to a new report.

Daily News | May 22, 2018

A proposed amendment to the House version of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill would impose new restrictions on real property leases by the Defense Department, and could add new hurdles to the headquarters selection for Army Futures Command.

The Insider | May 21, 2018

Some must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Army.

Daily News | May 18, 2018

Army Secretary Mark Esper has made a stationing decision for the eight cross-functional teams pursuing the service's six modernization priorities.

Daily News | May 17, 2018

The Army will need to abandon the traditional procurement model to achieve its goal of modernizing on an expedited schedule, according to the service's top civilian official.

Daily News | May 16, 2018

During a May 15 hearing of the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee, lawmakers queried Army senior leaders about the service’s plans to modernize and called for disciplined execution of its increased funding.

Daily News | May 16, 2018

Lawmakers aim to support the Army's effort to build a division-sized prepositioned set of equipment in Europe, but would not categorize the move as a wartime expense.

Daily News | May 15, 2018

The version of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill passed by the House Armed Services Committee last week includes a provision that would require the Defense Department to provide information on its efforts to protect Army maneuver forces from low-cost unmanned aircraft systems.

Daily News | May 14, 2018

The Army intends to spend $580 million from fiscal year 2020 through FY-24 on efforts to provide assured position, navigation and timing capability, according to a recent report.

The Insider | May 14, 2018

Some must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Army.

Daily News | May 11, 2018

As the Army prepares to stand up a new organization tasked with overseeing modernization, a congressional committee is seeking further insight into the process.

The Insider | May 9, 2018

Several Army general officers were nominated for promotion on May 7.

Daily News | May 8, 2018

The Army needs to combine greater outreach to industry -- traditional and otherwise -- with less prescriptive requirements to foster innovation and improve acquisition, according to the service secretary.

Daily News | May 8, 2018

NASHVILLE, TN -- The Army is weighing the possibility of boosting CH-47 Chinook force structure to support the requirements of the 101st Airborne Division.

Daily News | May 8, 2018

NASHVILLE, TN -- The Defense Department's funding boost in fiscal year 2018 has provided "tremendous help" to Army aviation, enabling the service to accelerate its modernization plans, according to an official.

Daily News | May 7, 2018

The Army's pursuit of long-range precision fires capability relies on "an incremental approach" across multiple capabilities for employment at different echelons, according to a new document.

The Insider | May 7, 2018

Some must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Army.

Daily News | May 4, 2018

The Army has laid out its vision of the future force and a path to achieving it, but maintains that fiscal uncertainty or diminished budgets could derail the effort.

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