Army and Air Force to Collaborate on Education and Innovation

Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) visited officials from Air Education and Training Command (AETC) January 7-8 to collaborate with Air Force leaders on advancing education and innovation within the respective military services.

Perkins spoke with Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, AETC commander, and Air University leaders on Maxwell Air Force Base, broaching on several subjects affecting both commands, from the future of recruiting to the emergence of new technologies.

TRADOC is the Army counterpart of AETC.

"As you deal with a very fast changing world, everybody wants to innovate so you want to be on the cutting edge," Perkins said. "One of the keys to innovation is a wide level of collaboration. Those units that collaborate a lot tend to innovate a lot."

Army and Air Force leaders discussed employing technologies to train and educate Soldiers and airmen, not just in the classroom, but in perpetuity when they return to their units. Leveraging new technologies for continual education is vital to reach and recruit younger generations entrenched in an information-saturated world.

For more information about the collaborative initiative, read the official Army press release.

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