Inside the Army - March 5, 2018

Retiring REF director warns against one-size-fits-all approach

Courtney McBride   | March 02, 2018
The Army's Rapid Equipping Force has been touted as a potential model for efforts to expedite acquisition, but its outgoing director highlighted the challenges inherent in that approach. Col. Lanier Ward told reporters Feb. 27 at Ft. Belvoir, VA, that some more traditional Army organizations have been urged to "become more REF-like." While some elements of the REF's practices could be extrapolated to the wider force, he suggested "a large, Army-wide fielding activity" merits greater scrutiny. "We get to work...

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