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Army Announces Topics, Speakers for Annual Meeting Contemporary Military Forums

The Army has announced the topics and invited lead speakers for the nine Contemporary Military Forums scheduled for the 2013 Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 21 – 23, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the nation’s capital.

Reinforcing the theme of the Association’s 2013 Annual Meeting and Exposition – “America’s Army: Globally Responsive, Regionally Engaged” – the Contemporary Military Forums are an important part of AUSA’s role in promoting and enhancing professional development.

The forums and lead speakers are:

  • “Enhancing North American Security — Missions at Home,” Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., commander, U.S. Northern Command, and commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command (Invited).
  • “Leader Development,” Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army chief of staff (Invited).
  • “Army Future,” Gen. Robert W. Cone, commander, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (Invited).
  • “Ready and Resilient,” Gen. John F. Campbell, Army vice chief of staff (Invited).
  • “Modernization,” Lt. Gen. James O. Barclay III, deputy chief of staff, G-8, (Invited).
  • “Regionally Aligned Forces,” Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commander, U.S Army Forces Command (Invited).
  • “Strategic Landpower: U.S. Army, Special Operations, USMC,” Gen. Robert W. Cone, commander, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (Invited).
  • “Privatization Partnership,” Hon. Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment (Invited).
  • “Building the Army’s Cyber Forces – Regionally Aligned and Globally Responsive,” Lead Speaker – To Be Determined.

Recognized by the Army chief of staff, Gen. Raymond Odierno, as a key element in communicating “The Army Story” to the American public, AUSA’s Contemporary Military Forums, presented by the Association’s educational directorate – the Institute of Land Warfare – and supported by the Army, will again tackle a variety of topics that generate important information and messages to attendees, the media and those in the virtual arena.

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Army Developing Programs for AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition

Reinforcing the theme of the Association of the United States Army’s 2013 Annual Meeting and Exposition – “America’s Army: Globally Responsive, Regionally Engaged” – Army officials recently announced that the service’s leadership is currently engaged in planning and developing programs that will be presented at this year’s professional development meeting.

Recognized by the Army chief of staff, Gen. Ray Odierno, as a key element in communicating “The Army Story” to the American public, AUSA’s Contemporary Military Forums, presented by the Associations educational directorate – the Institute of Land Warfare – and supported by the Army, will again tackle a variety of topics dealing with themes generating important messages to attendees, the media and those in the virtual arena.

The Army, according to a spokesman, will also offer special presentations at an “Army Forum” located in close proximity to the Army exhibit in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

The Army Forum will feature 45-minute discussions focusing on topics addressing subject-matter areas of prime importance to the Army and the general public.

Described by the Army as “a valuable platform for communicating Army strategic themes and messages, and a unique professional development opportunity for soldiers and civilians,” the Association’s Annual Meeting will also feature military and civilian speakers to include: Secretary of the Army John H. McHugh (invited); Gen. Ray Odierno, Army chief of staff, (invited); the former secretary of defense, Robert Gates (Marshall Medal recipient); and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler.

The AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition will take place Oct. 21 – 23 in the nation’s capital.

Again this year, the meeting has a projected attendance of approximately 30,000 participants to include members of all ranks from the active Army, National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve; retirees […]

Gates will Receive AUSA’s George Catlett Marshall Medal

3/15/2013

Dr. Robert M. Gates, a former secretary of defense and director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and the current chancellor of the College of William and Mary, will receive the 2013 George Catlett Marshall Medal, the highest award presented by the Association of the United States Army.

Awarded annually to an individual who has exhibited selfless service to the United States of America, the medal will be presented to Gates by the Association’s Council of Trustees to recognize his contributions to the United States as a cabinet member, educator, presidential adviser and a strong supporter of national defense and the men and women of the armed forces and their families.

“His service exemplifies his unique and patriotic commitment to the highest American ideals of freedom, liberty and democracy,” an AUSA official said.

The award presentation will take place Oct. 23 at the George Catlett Marshall Memorial Dinner, the final event of the three-day AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington.

“As an exceptional patriot, who served his country during our nation’s most volatile, challenging, complex and turbulent times — including the Global War on Terrorism and an era of constrained financial resources — Secretary Gates, as the twenty-second defense secretary and the fifteenth CIA director – displayed extraordinary and singular abilities, including uncommon dedication, diplomacy and strategic and tactical expertise,” AUSA President Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA, Ret., said.

Adding, “As the first secretary of defense to be appointed to that cabinet post by two presidents of different political parties – George W. Bush and Barack Obama – he exemplified the best of public service and sacrifice to the nation.”

Sullivan also […]

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