What Do You Think?

By Kate Brannen / September 23, 2009 at 5:00 AM

The Army's Capstone Concept, an important vision paper on the service’s view of the future and its own role in it, is now open to public feedback. Brig. Gen. H.R. McMaster, who has been tasked with leading the revision of the document, has sent a draft to Small Wars Journal with the goal of encouraging people to read it and submit comments and suggestions for review, according to the Web site.

This is just the beginning of an unusual series of reviews scheduled to take place before the Capstone Concept is published in December.

Before reaching final draft status, the document will be read and reviewed by a number of groups not normally included in Army concept development, Col. Bob Johnson, chief of joint and Army concepts at the Army Capabilities Integration Center, told Inside the Army in an interview in June.

Throughout the fall, the Army is planning review sessions with the think tank and academic community, as well as joint, interagency and multinational partners. The service is also organizing a number of workshops with graduate school students around the country.