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WASHINGTON (Army News Service) -- Five brigades in the future might consist of only officers and NCOs with no junior Soldiers. Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley calls these "train, advise and assist" brigades and he explained how they will work during a June 23 forum hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. "This idea is not hollow at all," Milley said in response to a question by Dr. Kathleen Hicks, moderator of the forum and director of the CSIS International Security Program. "These guys would be operationally used all the time." Each brigade would deploy to a different combatant command area to help train allies and partners, he said. Their mission would be similar to what units have been doing in Iraq and Afghanistan. The structure of the new units would be similar to that of a current infantry brigade's chain of command, Milley said,...