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Carter Ham

President and CEO of the Association of the U.S. Army

Carter Ham is president and CEO of the Association of the U.S. Army. A 38-year Army veteran and retired four-star general, he led U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Army Europe, and the 1st Infantry Division.

The US Army’s in Good Shape, But Tough Choices Loom

Some 500 programs are being scrutinized for cuts to support top acquisition priorities.


The US Army’s Reset Is Underway — and Threatened by Budget Chaos

Don’t let Congressional fecklessness reverse hard-won combat readiness and upcoming leaps in capability.


A US-Based Army Can’t Get to the Fight Fast Enough

We need to rebuild our forward-based troop strength, get serious about strategic lift, and more.


Unpredictability Is the Biggest Threat Facing America’s Army

Foes are increasing their reach in unexpected ways, while budget whiplash at home is needlessly draining the force of time and resources.


The Army's Coming Readiness Challenge is No Myth

Today's Army is already too small to meet its national security objectives without risks, and there are serious hurdles to making things better.