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 | April 11, 2018

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army's effort to transform and modernize its network capabilities requires disciplined acceptance of risk, service officials said last month.

The Insider | April 10, 2018

Several senior Army officers were nominated for promotion on April 9.

Daily News | April 10, 2018

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army's phased approach to bolstering the short-range air defense capability of its maneuver forces in Europe is proceeding as planned, but service officials are adamant that M-SHORAD will be just one element of a layered approach to air and missile defense.

Daily News | April 9, 2018

The Army Research Laboratory has established a new outpost designed to leverage academic and private-sector resources to advance the service's science and technology priorities.

Daily News | April 9, 2018

The Army Rapid Capabilities Office, established in August 2016 with a mandate to close critical gaps on an accelerated basis, is moving inside the traditional acquisition process.

Daily News | April 9, 2018

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- Funding instability has led to a slight schedule slip in requirements development for the first Future Vertical Lift aircraft, but the Army aims to regain ground where possible, according to the TRADOC capability manager for FVL.

The Insider | April 9, 2018

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

Daily News | April 6, 2018

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The formation of Army Futures Command will enable the three existing major commands to focus on their core missions, according to the head of Army Materiel Command.

Daily News | April 5, 2018

Army senior leaders expect to make cuts to existing programs in order to fund their ambitious modernization objectives over six priority areas, according to the service secretary.

The Insider | April 4, 2018

The Army today announced a slew of new assignments for one- and two-star generals and one promotable colonel.

Daily News | April 4, 2018

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Pacific is the "perfect" region to serve as a test bed for long-range precision fires and to facilitate multi-domain operations because the services necessarily collaborate there on a daily basis, according to the commander of U.S. Army Pacific.

Daily News | April 3, 2018

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army's aviation branch is "in a relatively healthy posture right now," thanks in part to congressional appropriations, but like the rest of the force is shifting its focus toward a potential near-peer adversary, according to the branch chief.

Daily News | April 3, 2018

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Future Vertical Lift cross-functional team aims "to accelerate selected disruptive technologies" to enable Army aviation operations in a contested environment, over greater distances and through advanced teaming with unmanned aerial systems to "keep us viable in the air domain," according to its director.

The Insider | April 2, 2018

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

Daily News | March 29, 2018

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army has launched a new initiative to bolster its efforts "to span the chasm between critical Army modernization challenges and the vast community of non-traditional innovators," according to the service's assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology.

Daily News | March 28, 2018

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- Army Futures Command is intended to provide a coherent vision for force modernization, without which the service has experienced "a lot of confusion" and failed to capitalize fully on its investments, according to the service's under secretary.

Daily News | March 27, 2018

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- In order to maintain its strategic and operational advantage in the future, the Army "must challenge and change the status quo," according to the head of Army Materiel Command.

Daily News | March 27, 2018

The Army's Future Vertical Lift cross-functional team is focused not only on replacements for the service's rotary aviation fleet, but on developing new unmanned aerial systems for "advanced teaming."

Daily News | March 27, 2018

The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command is particularly well-suited to assist the Army in refining the Multi-Domain Battle concept, due to its geographic dispersion, "unique jointness" and possession of key defensive systems, according to its commander.

Daily News | March 26, 2018

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The accelerated acquisition time line for the Precision Strike Missile, a successor to the Army Tactical Missile System, is due to "access to the leadership to bring decisions and resources forward," as well as technological developments in industry, according to a service official.

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