Thanks to all the Attendees and Speakers

Thank you to everyone for helping to make the inaugural 2014 AUSA Hot Topic series a success. The theme for the first hot topic was “Sustaining the Force 2025” The purpose of this important gathering was to how sustainment and logistics factor into the Army emerging Force 2025 concept, an overview of the Army’s role in Joint Operations, support to Regionally Aligned Army Forces, end-to-end logistical processes, current technologies that can be integrated into today’s logistics systems, future technologies and command and control systems, the planning and execution of joint rapid deployment and distribution, and joint interdependence which is critical to improved joint force effectiveness.

Over 150 people participated in the Sustainment Seminar, including representatives from the Army and other services, the Department of Defense, and Industry.

Senior defense leaders that participated, including:

  • GEN John Campbell, Vice Chief, U.S Army.
  • GEN Dennis Via, Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command
  • Mr. Robert M. Speer, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army, (Financial Management and Comptroller)
  • LTG Raymond Mason, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4
  • LTG Thomas Spoehr, Director, Office of Business Transformation
  • Lt.Gen William M. Faulkner, Deputy Commandant for Installations and Logistics, U.S. Marine Corps
  • LTG Patricia E. McQuistion, Deputy Commanding General/Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Materiel Command
  • LTG Michael E. Williamson, Military Deputy/Director, Army Acquisition Corps, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army, (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology)
  • Vice Adm Mark D. Harnitchek, Director, Defense Logistics Agency

The next Hot Topic will be on 12 June and will be on Cyber Security.

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A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FORUM

The Association of the United States Army’s Institute of Land Warfare (AUSA ILW) presents the 2014 ILW Sustainment Hot Topic seminar to be held May 20, 2014 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. This focused one-day event will include participation from the U.S. Army G-4, the U.S. Army Materiel Command, and the U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command.

The 2014 ILW Sustainment Hot Topic seminar will feature speakers and panel presentations that will address issues to include: how sustainment and logistics factor into the Army emerging Force 2025 concept, an overview of the Army’s role in Joint Operations, support to Regionally Aligned Army Forces, end-to-end logistical processes, current technologies that can be integrated into today’s logistics systems, future technologies and command and control systems, the planning and execution of joint rapid deployment and distribution, and joint interdependence which is critical to improved joint force effectiveness.

The seminar will provide an open forum for attendees to interact and participate in discussions with leaders from the Army, the Department of Defense, Industry, and Academia.

Scope & Objective

A key objective of the symposium is to provide a forum that facilitates open discussion among attendees, speakers and panelists on sustainment as the Army moves forward to ensure that the warfighter remains supported on today’s and tomorrow’s battlefield, especially in the post-Afghanistan period. Army logisticians play an indispensable role in delivering materiel readiness every day to our forces as the land-power component of the Joint Force.