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Transcom’s Darren McDew Eyes Continued Readiness to Meet DoD Needs

Gen. Darren McDew
Gen. Darren McDew

Gen. Darren McDew, the new commander of U.S. Transportation Command, believes that the unit can meet the Defense Department‘s deployment and distribution needs amid future challenges, DoD News reported Thursday.

Amaani Lyle writes that McDew anticipates challenges such as state and nonstate threat actors, the contested space and cyber domains and fiscal or economic uncertainties.

“To ensure the command is always ready, we must recapitalize our air, sea and surface assets,” McDew said at the Transcom change-of-command ceremony earlier this week, according to the report.

McDew also cited aging military assets and technology developments that hinder global access as challenges the command will face in the near future.

“We need the agility, the flexibility and the resiliency our teaming with other government agencies and industry partners brings to bear — now more than ever,” McDew added.

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