Gen. Perna said the U.S. Army will likely take lessons from the upcoming Defender-Europe 2020 exercise to rethink how APS is outfitted and positioned in Europe.
‘We want to show our enemies ... we are not going to sit around and wait for you to start; we are going to be ready when you start.’‘It's not just put it in a warehouse and high-five ourselves–it's get it there, exercise it and demonstrate that we can maneuver around the Pacific.’
While he would not get into specifics, Perna said that leaders at Army Pacific Command will draft their strategy for APS and then‘brief courses of action’to Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and COS Gen. James McConville.
※course of action:
COA, a possible plan open to an individual or commander that would accomplish.
Chief of Staff.
COS is the most senior staff officer in a headquarters.