FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Release Number: 2012 - 51
(ARLINGTON, Va. – December 12, 2012) The president of the Association of the United States Army, Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA, Ret., today announced the appointment of Lt. Gen. Guy Swan, USA, Ret., as the Association’s vice president for education effective Dec. 10.
Swan, who served more than 35 years in the Army and retired last year as the commanding general, U.S. Army North and Fifth Army, will lead AUSA’s educational mission by overseeing the Institute of Land Warfare, ARMY Magazine, and AUSA NEWS.
He will interact with the Association’s legislative staff in its outreach efforts to members of Congress, their staffs, the media, local and national leaders and the American public.
Swan will also coordinate AUSA’s roll in fostering professional development that is in integral part the Association’s Annual Meeting and Exposition, symposia, forums and lecture series.
“Guy Swan brings a wealth of experience and expertise to AUSA. He has served his country, the Army and the profession of arms in peace and war in a variety of key positions, and we are pleased and honored to welcome him into AUSA’s leadership ranks,” Sullivan said.
Swan said, “The Army and AUSA have been very good to me and my family during my career. The work that AUSA does on behalf of the institution, the soldier and their families will allow me to continue to use my skills and experience to assist AUSA in continuing its important mission in supporting our Army, our soldiers and family members.”
In this position, Swan will succeed Lt. Gen. Ted Stroup, USA, Ret., who is retiring from AUSA on Dec. 31 after 16 years of dedicated service.
“Ted Stroup has been a remarkable, trusted and valued colleague during his years as an AUSA vice president,” Sullivan said.
Adding, “He will remain a part of the AUSA family as a Senior Fellow and I look forward to working with him in that capacity in the years to come.”
Since 1950, the Association of the United States Army has worked to support all aspects of national security while advancing the interests of America's Army and the men and women who serve.
AUSA is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America's Army -- active, National Guard, Army Reserve, civilians, retirees, government civilians, wounded warriors, veterans, and family members.
AUSA provides numerous professional development opportunities at both the local and national levels.