General Funk bringing the ’70s back to Army TRADOC
FORT EUSTIS, Va. — Gen. Paul E. Funk II, the commanding general of Army Training and Doctrine Command, wants TRADOC to join him in Funky Town.
"I like to think of my command as the P-Funk All Stars, bringing the ’70s and the rest of the Cold War back," Funk said during a recent interview. "Funk's Rule #71 is things were better in the '70s.”
“It's on target,” he added. “In the '70s, the Army forgot about Vietnam and developed Air-Land Battle. Today, the Army is literally deleting the lessons learned from Iraq and Afghanistan and developing Multidomain Operations. I get to lead that effort, which is truly an honor. I'm living the dream.”
“Live the dream is Funk's Rule #89."
Funk is hopeful that his efforts will prepare the Army for all possible future wars.
"Counterinsurgency is my number four priority. It's high up there," Funk said. "But I have 17 number-one priorities. And we're in a severely resource constrained environment, our defense budget right now isn't even a trillion dollars. So …
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