Pentagon Solutions: Getting the right equipment to the warfighter

Wednesday - 4/27/2011, 4:55pm EDT

Bernard C. McPherson, Command Sergeant Major, PEO Soldier

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Command Sergeant Major Bernard C. McPherson

The Program Executive Office Soldier is a government organization in charge of rapid prototyping, procurement and delivery of equipment to warfighters.

PEO Soldier views the soldier as "an integrated system" ensuring everything the warfighter carries works together, according to the Army's website.

Command Sergeant Major Bernard C. McPherson, command sergeant major of PEO Soldier, explains how the organization function and whether budget cuts will affect the ability to fund research and development for equipment needed by troops.

Watch CSM McPherson explain the gear warfighters wear.

Some of the uniforms and equipment CSM McPherson brought to the Federal News Radio studio: