Army hopes to 'fill gaps' in formations with increased end strength

By Connie Lee / March 15, 2017 at 11:23 AM
The Army intends to use the end-strength increase directed by the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act to "fill in gaps" in current formations, according to the service's deputy chief of staff (G-3/5/7). Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson, appearing before the House Armed Services readiness subcommittee March 8, said the global demand falls "disproportionately" on the Army. The current force meets 48 percent of combatant command demand and is set to meet 70 percent of emerging needs. The subcommittee heard...

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