From the Office of the Secretary of the Army to the Army Staff, no one in the U.S. Army today is a stranger to budget cuts. Since 2011, the Army has shouldered a hefty percentage of the $1.2 trillion in federal spending cuts. Thanks to a brief reprieve over the last couple years, the impact to date has been minimized. However, as we look to 2016 and the looming return of those cuts in full force, there’s good cause for concern. Army Chief of Staff Gen.