Army looking for recruits who ‘thrive in conditions of chaos’

At one time, the Army was looking for men and women who could become “Army strong.” It’s now specifically looking for soldiers who “thrive in conditions of chaos.”

“We used to say we need individuals who are comfortable in conditions of ambiguity. Now we need people who improve and thrive in conditions of chaos. There is a big difference between comfortable and thriving,’ Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, commander of the Army Combined Arms Center, said Wednesday, Army Times reported.

The officer made the comments while leading “The Human Dimension” panel at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) convention in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.

“Now you can buy unmanned aerial systems on the Internet. Now it’s not just a matter of soldiers being able to shoot and kill. Now it’s down to the private to decide ‘Do I use force or not.’ That’s difficult,” Lt. Brown added, Army Times reported.

Full article: Army looking for recruits who ‘thrive in conditions of chaos’ (Washington Times)

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