M E M O R A N D U M
TO: Professors of Military Science
& AUSA-ROTC Faculty Advisors
CC: CG, U.S. Army Cadet Command
FROM: Barbara Bruce, ROTC Administrator
SUBJECT: 2014 AUSA Annual Meeting
DATE: 17 July 2014
The 2014 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition – A Professional Development Forum -- will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Oct.13 – 15, 2014.
1. Registration -- All cadets, faculty advisors and professors of Military Science and U.S. Army Cadet Command staff attending the meeting must be registered and can pick up their tickets and badges at the AUSA Ticket Pickup/Will Call counter in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center as follows:
Friday, October 10 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 11 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 12 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, October 13 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 14 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 15 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Advance ROTC registration form is attached.
AUSA cadet companies and ROTC units making consolidated reservations should submit attendees' names in advance so that name badges may be prepared. Completed registration forms with full payment must be received at AUSA Headquarters by Sept. 19th.
There is no charge for the ROTC Luncheon; however, seats will go to Ticket Holders first. Those without tickets will be allowed into the luncheon on a space available basis.
Please do not order tickets unless you intend to use them. Each year we have numerous "no-shows." Not only do we have to pay for these meals, but many cadets who could have attended are denied the opportunity because the luncheon is at capacity.
2. ROTC Luncheon -- This luncheon, on Monday, Oct. 13, is hosted by AUSA and will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, located next to the Convention Center. There is no charge for cadets and cadre, but the space is limited. Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Those with tickets will enter first and receive priority seating. Please complete and return the enclosed ROTC Advance Registration Form.
3. President's Reception -- Held on Monday evening, Oct. 13, at 6:30 p.m., this reception will honor the Secretary of the Army, the Chief of Staff and the Sergeant Major of the Army. Tickets should be purchased in advance; however, tickets will be on sale at the AUSA sales booth in the Convention Center.
4. Eisenhower Luncheon Reception -- Held on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 11:30 a.m., this AUSA-hosted reception will be held in the Convention Center’s exhibit halls A, B and C.
5. Eisenhower Luncheon – Held on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 12:30 in the Convention Center Ballroom. Tickets must be ordered in advance, or purchased at the AUSA sales booth.
6. Marshall Reception And Dinner – The George C. Marshall Reception is now part of the George C. Marshall Dinner creating a single event. This event will be held on Wednesday evening, Oct 15, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance on the AUSA home page or on site at the Ticket Pick-Up Registration Desk, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
7. Dress -- Uniform for all sessions, except the George Catlett Marshall Reception and Dinner, will be Army seasonal uniform or business suit. For the Marshall Dinner -- Army Blue/White/Green with bow tie, Army Blue/White Mess or civilian black tie.
8. Ticket Refunds -- Requests for refunds should be made in writing and received at AUSA National Headquarters no later than Sept 19. Cancellations made after that date will be refunded only if ticket(s) are resold.
9. AUSA'S ROTC Point of Contact will be in Room 151B in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
10. Housing -- A list of hotels located near the Annual Meeting is available on AUSA’s website -- www.ausa.org. It is important that you make your reservations as early as possible.
ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY
P.O. BOX 1560, ARLINGTON, VA 22210
2014 AUSA Annual Meeting, October 13 -- 15, 2014
ROTC Advance Registration Form
FUNCTION NO. TICKETS MEMBERS AMOUNT
Guard/Reserve Breakfast, Monday, 13 Oct. _____ $40.00 _______
ROTC Luncheon, Monday, 13 Oct. _ No Charge
President’s Reception, Monday, 13 Oct. _ $50.00
Eisenhower Lunch, Tuesday, 14 Oct. _ $60.00
Civilian Luncheon, Wednesday, 15 Oct _______ $50.00 _______
Marshall Reception and Dinner, Wednesday, 15 Oct. $110.00 _______
(All Registrations Must Be Accompanied by Total Payment)
Please Type or Print
School: Company Name:
Name of Advisor Registering:
Name of PMS Registering:
Please list the names of Cadets Registering to attend the AUSA Annual Meeting. If more than 10 cadets plan to attend, please send the names via e-mail in an excel spreadsheet no later than 19 September to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also scan this form and return it to me at the aforementioned email address.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER, GENERAL DAVID G. PERKINS, THE COMMANDING GENERAL OF TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND.
AS THE COMMANDING GENERAL OF THE U.S. ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND, GENERAL PERKINS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SELECTING AND RECRUITING EVERY U.S. ARMY SOLDIER, TRAINING AND EDUCATING PROFESSIONALS, AND DESIGNING THE FUTURE U.S. ARMY TO SUPPORT NATIONAL SECURITY. A GRADUATE OF THE U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY AT WEST POINT IN 1980, GENERAL PERKINS HAS HELD NUMEROUS SENIOR LEADERSHIP POSITIONS OVER HIS CAREER. THESE INCLUDE SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, 104TH U.S. CONGRESS; BATTALION COMMANDER, LEADING OVER 1,000 PERSONNEL DURING OPERATION ABLE SENTRY IN MACEDONIA; BRIGADE COMMANDER, LEADING OVER 3,000 PERSONNEL DURING THE INVASION OF IRAQ IN 2003; EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF; AND DIVISION COMMANDER, LEADING OVER 10,000 PERSONNEL DURING THE TRANSITION OF U.S. FORCES FROM IRAQ IN 2010-2011. MOST RECENTLY, FROM NOVEMBER 2011 TO FEBRUARY 2014, GENERAL PERKINS COMMANDED THE U.S. ARMY’S PREMIER EDUCATION AND LEADER DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTION AT FORT LEAVENWORTH, RESPONSIBLE FOR MANAGING TRAINING DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT, DEVELOPING U.S. ARMY DOCTRINE, AND SYNCHRONIZING LEADER DEVELOPMENT, ALL OF WHICH PROVIDES THE FOUNDATIONAL ELEMENTS FOR THE U.S. ARMY TO CONDUCT ITS MISSION. GENERAL PERKINS IS A NATIVE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. HE HOLDS A MASTERS DEGREE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, AND A MASTERS DEGREE IN NATIONAL SECURITY AND STRATEGIC STUDIES FROM THE NAVAL WAR COLLEGE.