WASHINGTON — The Army Rapid Capabilities Office has already had a major metamorphosis since its inception in 2016, shifting from a focus on just three near-term challenges to an emphasis on a broader portfolio that aligns with the Army’s major modernization efforts.
But now the RCO is getting a new name, a new charter and will be led by a three-star general, according to the Army’s acquisition chief. That leader is Maj. Gen. L. Neil Thurgood, who’s nomination to be promoted to a three-star general has been submitted for congressional approval, Bruce Jette confirmed to Defense News. Thurgood is currently the director of Army hypersonic programs.
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