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New program allows soldiers to innovate from the bottom up

New program allows soldiers to innovate from the bottom up

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A new competition launched by the U.S. Army hopes to harvest innovative ideas from the bottom upBy SARAH BLAKE MORGAN Associated PressOctober 28, 2020, 9:17 PM• 3 min readCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In combat, U.S. Army Maj. Evan Adams is a tank officer responsible for leading intricate cavalry and reconnaissance operations. But more than a decade ago, he was a graphic design major in college, a skill he put to use in a new Army effort aimed at gathering innovative ideas from within.On Wednesday, the 18th Airborne Corps announced Adams as the winner of their inaugural Dragon Innovation Challenge. Amid government red tape and military bureaucracy, the “Shark Tank” like competition hopes to harvest new ideas from the bottom up.Col. Joseph Buccino, spokesman for the 18th Airborne Corps, sees this as a...