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Killeen: TAMU-CT looks forward to working with new Army command

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Published: Jul. 17, 2018 at 6:44 PM CDT
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Texas A&M University-Central Texas is looking forward to working with the U.S. Army Futures Command, which will be located in Austin where a team of about 500 will take on the challenge of designing the Army of the future.

The Army says is its most significant reorganization effort since 1973.

Army leaders say the new command will help the service adapt to the emerging threats from powers such as China and Russia, after years of counterinsurgency warfare.

Texas A&M University and Texas A&M University Central Texas will be part of a consortium of educational institutions and state agencies that will support the command.

A&M Central Texas President, Marc Nigliazzo, says this an exciting opportunity for the growing campus

"Because of our locations, because of the direct access to Fort Hood, and our long history of interacting with Fort Hood, this puts us in a position to do some work with and through the Army and the new command system," he said.