US Foreign Policy

Chairman’s Forum with TRADOC Commander, General David G. Perkins

General David G. Perkins, the Commander of US Army Training and Doctrine Command, joined Stimson Chairman Amb. Lincoln P. Bloomfield Jr., for the latest installment of Stimson’s Chairman’s Forum series. General Perkins, who in March became the Commander of TRADOC, will share his vision and plans for shaping the Army of the future and its evolving roles in the defense of US national security. This informal, strategic conversation took place at The Stimson Center and was open to the press and public.

WHAT: TRADOC Commander, General David G. Perkins, USA discusses the future of the U.S. Army with Amb. Lincoln P. Bloomfield Jr. The conversation is on the record.


Gen. David G. Perkins, Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

General David G. Perkins assumed duties as Commander, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command on March 14, 2014 after serving as Commander, United States Army Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. General Perkins was the 21st Commander of the United States Army Combined Arms Center from November 2011 to February 2014, where he was the lead for synchronizing leader development across the Army, the management of the Army’s training support and training development enterprises, and the development and integration of the doctrine the Army uses to fight and win our Nation’s wars. General Perkins also served as the Brigade Commander for the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) during the invasion of Iraq, where he earned the Silver Star, the nation’s third highest award for valor.

Amb. Lincoln P. Bloomfield Jr., Chairman of the Board of Directors, The Stimson Center

Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr. is founder and president of Palmer Coates; senior adviser at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; operating partner at Pegasus Capital Advisors; senior adviser at ZeroBase Energy. He was US special envoy for man-portable air defense systems threat reduction from 2008-2009 and assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs from 2001-2005. Bloomfield previously served as: deputy assistant secretary of  state for Near Eastern affairs (1992-1993); deputy assistant to the vice president for national security affairs (1991-1992); and principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs (1988-1989), among other policy positions in the Defense Department dating to 1981. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

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