Scope & Objective 

The Association of the United States Army’s Institute of Land Warfare (AUSA ILW) will produce an unclassified Winter symposium for members of industry and the military community at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL from 20-22 February 2013. 

The three-day event will include featured presentations from the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, the United States Army Materiel Command, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology).  The theme of this year's event is "America's NEXT First Battle: Manning, Training, Equipping".


A central focus of the symposium is the Army’s progression towards transforming while drawing down combat operations.  Special emphasis will be devoted to the indispensable role that our industry partners provide to the United States Army.  Guest presentations and panel discussions will provide a myriad of information as it relates to the direction and progress of balancing our resources, equipment, personnel, doctrine and training to provide the essential protective umbrella that our nation deserves.   

The Army has made a substantial investment of time and resources to focus on how best to do business and accomplish the mission of defending the citizens of the United States and fulfilling our international commitments.  The presentations at the 2013 AUSA Winter Symposium will highlight the efforts that TRADOC, AMC and other Army organizations have made towards transforming the Army using an Enterprise Approach to management.   

Support to our Soldiers will be balanced, focused, and technologically superior to any Army in the world.  Senior Army, DOD and Industry leaders will provide dialog and information on the progress of our efforts to modernize and sustain the force and more importantly, win on any battlefield.   

The key objective of AUSA’s ILW Winter Symposium will be to provide an open forum for attendees to interact and participate in discussions about the Army modernization efforts and immediate needs of our Soldiers in harm’s way.  Participants will be available for challenging questions from the audience.