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The Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. James McConville joined Government Matters to discuss his top priorities, challenges and vision for modernizing America’s Army.

  • McConville said the Army is undergoing the biggest transformation in 40 years, with long-range precision fires as a major priority, starting with hypersonic missile capabilities.
  • He said the Army is helping Ukraine by reassuring allies and partners and providing weapons, equipment and training and said there are around 48,000 soldiers in Europe supporting NATO partners.
  • The Army is focused on reducing fuel and improving energy efficiency and is making progress on hybrid vehicles, said McConville.
  • He said the Army is balancing three areas within a limited budget: recruiting, ensuring readiness and modernizing.
  • The Army is actively recruiting young men and women, educating people about the many career possibilities and asking soldiers to reach out to their friends about joining, McConville said.
  • McConville’s focus as chief of staff is manning, organizing, training and equipping the Army, but as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he helps develop broader military strategy and provides advice to the secretary of defense and the president.

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