French Symposium on Soldier Enhancement

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Editor’s note:

A symposium on French army initiatives to enhance soldier capabilities was held in Paris 19 June 2017 at the Headquarters of the French Armed Forces titled “The Enhanced Soldier: The Needs and Prospects of Increasing the Fighter’s Abilities.” The Army University Press at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, agreed to publish translated versions of the presentations given in seven parts as Military Review Online Exclusive articles to promote broader understanding of allied views and initiatives on a subject of intense collective interest. The below is the first of the seven presentations. The other presentations are published in separate documents. (Publication at Fort Leavenworth on 31 October 2020.)

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The Enhanced Soldier - Part 1

The Needs and Prospects of Increasing the Fighter’s Abilities

Maj. Gen. Bernard Barrera, French Army

Published: 2020

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This is the first in a series of articles from a symposium on French army initiatives to enhance soldier capabilities held 19 June 2017 in Paris at the Headquarters of the French Armed Forces. Then Maj. Gen. Bernard Barrera provided the introductory remarks during the symposium, titled “The Enhanced Soldier: The Needs and Prospects of Increasing the Fighter’s Abilities.” 


The Enhanced Soldier - Part 2

Definitions

Gérard de Boisboissel
Jean-Michel Le Masson

Published: 2020

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This is the second in a series of articles from a symposium on French army initiatives to enhance soldier capabilities held 19 June 2017 in Paris at the Headquarters of the French Armed Forces.


The Enhanced Soldier - Part 3

Historical Study on the Evolution of the Infantryman’s Personal Equipment

Capt. Antoine Roussel, French Army

Published: 2020

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This is the third in a series of articles from a symposium on French army initiatives to enhance soldier capabilities held 19 June 2017 in Paris at the Headquarters of the French Armed Forces.


The Enhanced Soldier - Part 4

Policing and Enhancement, from Reality to Needs: The Demonstration of 15 September 2016 in Paris

Christian Ghirlanda, CRS Central Directorate

Published: 2020

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This is the fourth in a series of articles from a symposium on French army initiatives to enhance soldier capabilities held 19 June 2017 in Paris at the Headquarters of the French Armed Forces.


The Enhanced Soldier - Part 5

Enhancing the Combatant: Requirements Based on Battlefield Experience

Capt. Louis-Joseph Maynié, French Army

Published: 2020

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This is the fifth in a series of articles from a symposium on French army initiatives to enhance soldier capabilities held 19 June 2017 in Paris at the Headquarters of the French Armed Forces.


The Enhanced Soldier - Part 6

Soldiers and Enhancement: A Fundamental Ethical Approach

Professor Dominique Lambert

Published: 2020

This is the sixth in a series of articles from a symposium on French army initiatives to enhance soldier capabilities held 19 June 2017 in Paris at the Headquarters of the French Armed Forces.


The Enhanced Soldier - Part 7

Conclusions and Perspectives

Lt. Gen. Patrick Godart

Published: 2020

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This is the seventh in a series of articles from a symposium on French army initiatives to enhance soldier capabilities held 19 June 2017 in Paris at the Headquarters of the French Armed Forces.