Atlanta is one of 15 finalists for the Army’s new “Future Command”. Part of a broader modernization effort from the military, the Future Command will focus specifically on how “the Army researches, develops, and procures new equipment.”
The Army announced that the Future Command must be a city with access to academia and business expertise. Which makes Atlanta a logical finalist. And, candidly so are the other 14 finalists: Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle.
Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue were quick to hail Atlanta’s selection.
“As the U.S. Army modernizes to meet new challenges and a modern battlefield, our soldiers must have the best access and equipment to fight and win in combat,” said Isakson. “I’m glad to see that the Army recognizes Atlanta’s unique advantages.”
“There’s no doubt in my mind that Atlanta is the best place for the Army Futures Command,” said Perdue, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. “Atlanta is the Southeast’s innovation hub and gateway to the world.”