ATLANTA — Army aviation aligns exactly with how the Army expects to operate in the future as outlined in its operating concept, the US Army's Training and Doctrine Command commander said, highlighting the important role Army aviation will continue to play down the road.

Speaking at the Aviation Association of America's Mission Solutions Summit on Friday, Gen. David Perkins described the world as increasingly complex, full of unknowns and unpredictable, but said the Army will be guided by several principles in order to be successful in future conflicts.

Perkins used a slide to outline those principles of how to "Win in a Complex World," which is also the title of the Army's operating concept released in 2014. He said the Army has to be able to maneuver from multiple locations and domains. The Army also wants to present multiple dilemmas to the enemy, so the enemy is unable to adapt.

Additionally, he said, the service must remain mutually supporting despite it's dispersal over large areas. Finally, the Army wants to be able to give commanders multiple options, which puts them in a position of advantage.

When Perkins switched the slide, a diagram and list of principles appeared with a change of title: "Army Aviation."

Perkins discussed how the Army could follow the principles of the operating concept, saying: "The good news is I think we figured it out. In fact it's called Army aviation."

This is a "quintessential definition of Army aviation," he said.

Army aviation covers all domains, connects ground forces in areas over a large theater, presents multiple dilemmas to the enemy and provides multiple options for the commander, Perkins said.

Perkins acknowledged this isn't new for Army aviation, but now, through the concept, its mission is clear.

Jen Judson is an award-winning journalist covering land warfare for Defense News. She has also worked for Politico and Inside Defense. She holds a Master of Science degree in journalism from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kenyon College.

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