Army Vision and Modernization Priorities

Featuring Dr. Mark T. Esper
Secretary of the Army


Dr. Nora Bensahel
Distinguished Scholar in Residence,
School of InternationalService

American University


Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

Please join the Atlantic Council on Tuesday, May 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for the next event in our Defense-Industrial Policy Series, featuring the Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper.

Dr. Esper was confirmed by the US Senate, November 15, 2017, and sworn in as the 23rd secretary of the US Army, November 20, 2017, following a career in business, on Capitol Hill, and as a US Army officer. Six months on the job, and the new Secretary of the Army is ready to advance the conversation about implementing his priorities:

  • How relief from the Budget Control Act caps will fill holes in the accounts that sustain readiness;
  • How the Futures Command will link operational experience to technical expertise to accelerate modernization;
  • How reform of organizations, policies, and processes will conserve time, money, and manpower; and
  • How a recommitment of leaders to Army values can empower the force.

The Defense-Industrial Policy Series is a platform for senior government executives in defense and aerospace to address the public policies that shape these industries’ markets. By engaging the perspective of government leaders about issues at the interface of defense ministries and industries, the series aims to cultivate a constituency for practical solutions to these problems.