In a year's time, the commanding general will oversee 17-thousand soldiers studying military intelligence at Fort Huachuca.
And now, more than ever, a big chunk of that involves cyber space.
"As we have evolved, we've discovered that cyber is really is its own domain. Right here at Fort Huachuca, our NETCOM is defending the army network, and they're in cyber combat everyday with those who would want to intrude on our networks. And so it's a pretty important." Maj. Gen. Scott Berrier told KGUN9.
And as modernized as the army may be today another part of the commanding general's job is to be looking ahead.
"My piece of that is an intelligence functional concept that looks out 30 years from now, takes the assets and capabilities that we have today and advances in thinking what it is in 30 years that we need to support the army in unknown and uncertain environments," Berrier told KGUN9
While the army has posts in the U.S. and all over the world the importance of Fort Huachuca as a training center cannot be overstated.
"I think it's paramount. Manned and unmanned teaming ... training of soldiers ... imperative to our army and our nation as a whole," Berrier told KGUN9.