Inside the Army highlights

By Courtney McBride / April 17, 2017 at 10:42 AM

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

1. The "biggest challenge" the Army faces in its drive toward readiness recovery is the lack of "consistent and predictable funding," according to the director of operations, readiness and mobilization in the office of the deputy chief of staff (G-3/5/7).

Full story: Winski: Army regaining readiness, but funding questions loom

2. The Army is preparing to test two systems designed to address a growing unmanned aerial system threat in Europe, with a view to employing them as early as this summer, according to the commander of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment.

Full story: 2nd Cav testing counter UAS capability in Europe

3. Details have yet to emerge on how, or even if, the massive executive branch reorganization directed by the White House this week will impact the Pentagon, but some are voicing skepticism concerning any potential civilian workforce reductions.

Full story: Pentagon may dodge Trump's government efficiency initiative

4. The development of security force assistance brigades is expected to help the Army prevent separating leadership from soldiers, according to Maj. Gen. William Hix, director of strategy, plans and policy in the office of the deputy chief of staff (G-3/5/7).

Full story: Senior strategist highlights security force assistance brigade benefits