AUSTIN, Texas – The Department of the Army will conduct an activation ceremony for Army Futures Command to officially mark the opening of its newest command Aug. 24.

Unique in structure and design, Army Futures Command is being headquartered in Austin to better partner with academia, industry, and innovators in the private sector, in an environment where ideas and solutions can be developed rapidly to meet Army requirements.

Top U.S. Army senior leaders and local elected officials will conduct a press conference immediately following the activation ceremony.


The Honorable Mark T. Esper, Secretary of the Army

General Mark A. Milley, 39th Chief of Staff of the Army

The Honorable Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas

The Honorable Steve Adler, Mayor of Austin

*Other key elected officials

WHEN / WHERE:           Activation Ceremony, 11 a.m.

University of Texas System Building

Press Conference, 12:45 p.m.

University of Texas System Building

WHY:    To recognize the beginning of Army Futures Command’s partnership with the city of Austin and the most significant reorganization of the U.S. Army since 1973.

REGISTRATION: Media interested in covering the events must register for credentials by 12 p.m., Aug. 20, under the “Media” tab at Media outlets will be contacted with their credential status Aug. 22.