U.S. Army Secretary Eric Fanning has discussed the role of the service branch in joint warfighting efforts during his visit to Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia.
“We are a joint force now,” Fanning told attendees of the Army Training and Doctrine Command Commanders’ forum during his keynote speech.
“We rely on the Air Force. We rely on the Navy, but they all definitely rely on us.”
“Where that joint fight comes together in so many ways is on the ground with the Army.”
The Army said Wednesday that Fanning offered guidance for TRADOC personnel on how to carry out their functions and discussed the combination of medical capabilities as part of the National Defense Authorization Act and the service branch’s audit readiness requirement for fiscal 2017.
He also mentioned efforts to address sexual assault issues and the association of behavioral health with post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide prevention.
Fanning also met with the military branch’s divers and ship crew members during his visit to the 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) Third Port at Joint Base Langley-Eustis.