The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command has joined the Army Futures Command and rebranded the name to the Combat Capabilities Development Command during a ceremony on Jan. 31. CCDC's science and technology advisers met with cross functional teams and the Modernization Task Force to prepare for the command's transition to AFC, the Army said Thursday.
As part of the AFC, CCDC will perform engineering, analysis, scientific research and technological development efforts supporting the military service's modernization initiatives.
"As we wind down and come out of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan the message is very, very clear, we need to re-focus on large-scale, ground combat and we need to re-focus on the future," said John Murray, commanding general at AFC.
CCDC started a campaign plan seeking to secure operational visibility through the reorganization of management structures and the command's portfolio in line with the Army's modernization efforts. The Army Materiel Systems Activity also joined AFC and changed its name to Data & Analysis Center.