Leaders learn about Army doctrine changes
Lt. Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., conducts a key leader development discussion about new Army doctrine July 29 at Fort Riley. Photo by: Sgt. Michael Leverton, 1ST INF. DIV.
Story by: Sgt. Michael Leverton
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The commanding general of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center visited Fort Riley July 29 to discuss changes in Army doctrine with 1st Infantry Division leadership.
Lt. Gen. David G. Perkins, who also serves as the commanding general for Fort Leavenworth, Kan., spoke with division's leaders about the effect the changes in Army doctrine will have on training leaders and empowering all Soldiers.
Perkins told "Big Red One" senior leaders that this doctrinal overhaul, which was completed in August, was a massive undertaking.
"We decided to redo all of our doctrine at the same time," Perkins said. "That's never been done before."
He continued to talk step-by-step about the process behind the Army's new philosophy on changing its doctrine.
Perkins will continue to visit installations across the Army to discuss mission command.
The visit was one in a series of professional development engagements 1st Inf. Div. leaders will attend. The professional development program kicked off in July.