Association of the United Sates Army officials announced July 17 that the 2015 AUSA symposium, traditionally convened in the February – March time frame, will be held, for the second consecutive year, in Huntsville, Ala.
The symposium, titled: “The Association of the United States Army Global Force Symposium and Exposition,” will take place at Huntsville’s Von Braun Center March 31 to April 2.
This annual symposium is conducted with support from a featured command, namely the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) and the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC).
The U.S Army Training and Doctrine Command, commanded by Gen. David G. Perkins, and headquartered at Fort Eustis, Va., is the featured command for the 2015 symposium.
The United States Army Materiel Command, commanded by Gen. Dennis Via, and headquartered at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., that supported the 2014 symposium, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASAALT) are major participants in this year’s professional development forum.
Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA, Ret., president of the Association of the United States Army, said, “Due to the outstanding success of AUSA’s 2014 symposium and exposition in Huntsville – with record-breaking attendance and great support from the Army – it was decided to locate our 2015 Global Force Symposium and Exposition again in Huntsville.
“With its close proximity to AMC headquarters and other important commands, and supported by TRADOC and ASAALT, this location will again allow us to maximize military, civilian and industry attendance during this period of constrained budgets and limited resources.
“This is a superb opportunity for professional development and remains very cost effective.”
Adding, “As a well-respected professional development forum, the Association’s Global Force Symposium and Exposition will continue to provide an all-important platform for participants to learn about and see not only what the Army needs, but also what industry is developing in the latest and best technologies to train, educate, arm, equip, sustain and protect our soldiers for the future fight.”
Other commands and agencies at Redstone include: Army Aviation and Missile Command, Army Security Assistance Command, Army Contracting Command, Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Command, Army Space and Missile Defense Command, and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, to cite a few.
Huntsville is also the home of the Association’s Redstone – Huntsville Chapter with over 2,600 military and civilian members.