Annual Meeting Stories 

Monday, 21 Oct 2013

Commander of Africa Command: Regionally Aligned Forces are the future

Sullivan: Focus on the future, ‘don’t tilt at windmills.’   

 Army Reserve looks to public-private partnerships to prepare for deployments. 

2 NCOs receive leadership, scholarship awards.

Size, mix of forces in future concern Army National Guard director. 

 NCOS hear about link between trust, leadership.  

‘Unprecedented fiscal constraints’ puts Army at crossroads.                

 Secretary warns of painful cuts to come. 

McHugh vows sexual assault, abuse will not be tolerated. 

Sgt. Maj. of the Army says Best Warrior Competition to be held in November 

Army Vice Chief: We are still a nation at war 

Vice chief calls on NCOs to promote Ready and Resilient campaign. 

Defense firms use Annual Meeting to support agencies helping troops, families. 


Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013

Hiring Event is a hit with troops at Annual Meeting. 

Army transitions from one of execution to preparation.  

Chief calls of leaders to spend personal time with young soldiers  

A chance to confess how it came to be   

German firm pitches Puma as Bradley replacement   

In QDR, Army needs to stress its relevance. 

Trying to define ‘operational reserve’ can be elusive.

Breakdown in unit trust led to atrocity.

‘Leadership is an in influencing process’ to combat sexual assault, hazing and curbing suicides.

Army seeks partnerships with private firms to save money.

 Army re-looking ‘blended units.’

 Regionally aligned forces will apply across all components

Outerwear firm looks for business with the Army

Chief: Next 2 years Army to act on reforms to prepare soldiers for future.

Remember basics, build trust to get through ‘fog of uncertainty’ over defense.


Wednesday, 23 Oct. 2013

Firms display possible replacements for rotorcraft fleet

Army’s priority remains developing leaders

Saving energy improves operational effectiveness

Sufficient sleep is most important to good health.

Georgetown psychiatrist: Move beyond focus on mind in treating mental health issues. 

Tight budgets surprisingly may help Army technologically 

Businesses work on developing lighter, stronger armor 

 Army has come long way in responding to domestic disasters

AMC commander: Looming cuts mean thinking out of the box

 Company tackles aviation’s poor visibility continuing danger

 Furloughs, shutdown damaged DA civilian morale

 Landpower leaders stress need to understand human domain in warfare

Effective education, leader development needed to keep DA civilians

Norwegian firm has long business history with American Army.

Operation Homefront provides havens during financial storms.

Cyber security threat remains complex.

Industry, Army alliance remains strong even in drawdown.

Gates : Soldiers’ recent sacrifices would have made George C. Marshall proud.

AUSA Awards Defense Secretary Robert Gates the Marshall Medal – Acceptance Speech AUSA 2013