Newly Commissioned

By Sebastian Sprenger / August 15, 2011 at 9:33 PM

Army Secretary John McHugh today announced the creation of a panel designed to overhaul what an service announcement described as a generating force stuck in the 1970s. The goal of the "Institutional Army Transformation Commission" is to implement changes -- and develop new ones -- formulated earlier this year by a task force carrying a similar mandate, according to an Army statement.

"While I've been encouraged by the task force's early work, the simple fact is that large-scale institutional transformation takes years to mature before agile, cost-effective organizations emerge -- with a culture of continuous improvement incorporated in all activities," McHugh was quoted as saying.

According to an Army spokesman, the commission will be led by Leonard Braverman, whose title is technical director in the office of the deputy under secretary of the Army. The maximum number of commission members is 15 from across the Army -- plus, perhaps, a few private-sector experts.

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