Important Updates

Army Secretary Approves Army Participation in 2013 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition

Important Professional Development Forum for ‘Entire Army’

September 11th, 2013

The Department of the Army has given final approval for Army personnel to participate in the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition to be held Oct. 21-23 in Washington, DC, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

The theme for this year’s professional development forum is: “America’s Army: Globally Responsive, Regionally Engaged.”

The approval came from Secretary of the Army John McHugh. His authorizing memo states, “[The AUSA Annual Meeting] is one of the Army’s three key strategic communication and outreach platforms, and also serves as a professional development forum for the entire Army, including its civilians and family members.”

As expressed in the Operations Order For Army Participation issued by Director of the Army Staff Lt. Gen. William T. Grisoli, “…[t]he AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition is one of the largest land warfare expositions and professional development forums focused on the Army’s strategic role in national security. The event provides a robust and cost effective platform for the Secretary of the Army, the Chief of Staff, and other Army senior leaders to engage key audiences and articulate the state of the Army and their priorities. It also serves as a mechanism to establish critical relationships with Soldiers, Army Families, National and International leaders and industry.”

The AUSA Annual Meeting is designed around maximum interaction and an exchange of ideas at a minimum cost to participants. Attendance is free. Attendees, both physical and virtual, will be exposed to AUSA’s Contemporary Military Forums featuring senior Army leaders speaking on a host of critical and timely topics. AUSA Family Forums will offer presentations tackling the real world challenges facing soldiers and their families. All forums will be […]

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.

The Army, […]

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 […]

Important Changes Regarding the George C. Marshall Reception

Marshall-Dinner-2012Please be advised that the George C. Marshall Reception is now part of the George C. Marshall Dinner creating a single event. There will be no separate reception in the exhibit halls. The exhibit halls will close at 1700 on Wednesday, 23 October.

Tickets for the George C. Marshall Dinner now include the cost of the reception and can be purchased on the AUSA home page for $110, beginning 3 June. They will also be available on-site at the Ticket Pick Up Registration Desk at the Walter E. Convention Center.

The decision to combine these two events was made in light of the expanded exhibit space, which significantly diluted participation in the exhibit hall reception.

We hope that this change will make your participation at the AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition more convenient and efficient.

We look forward to seeing you at this great event in October.