Friday, July, 08, 2016

The Future of the Army, New America DC

A Conversation with the Under Secretary of the Army


Photo: Flickr/Under Secretary of the Army


July 8, 2016

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


New America

740 15th St NW #900

Washington, D.C. 20005

War is experiencing a major inflection point. The future of warfare will be shaped by new technologies such as: the role of ever-smaller drones and robots on the battlefield; offensive cyber war capabilities; extraordinary surveillance capabilities, both on the battlefield and of particular individuals; greater reliance on Special Operations Forces operating in non-conventional conflicts; and the militarization of space. How will the Army adapt and prepare for future wars?

Mr. Patrick J. Murphy was appointed as the 32nd Under Secretary of the Army and Chief Management Officer (CMO) by President Obama on Jan. 4, 2016. Mr. Murphy assumed duties as the Acting Secretary of the Army three days after being sworn-in and remained in the position until May 18, 2016. He leads the management and operation of the Army, which would rank as a Fortune 10 company if it was a public company. His focus is on dynamic and efficient business operations, transforming the Army to be more innovative and responsive, expanding the Soldier for Life initiative, public-private partnerships, and aggressively utilizing social media to tell the Army story to new audiences in a more compelling way.

New America is pleased to welcome Under Secretary of the Army Patrick J. Murphy for a discussion of the future of the Army.

Follow the discussion online using #FutureofWar and following @NewAmericaISP.


The Honorable Patrick J. Murphy
Under Secretary of the Army


Peter Bergen
Director, International Security Program, New America