Tuesday, December 01, 2015

AUSA awards to Army units and Association chapters were presented at the Annual Meeting’s opening ceremony by Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA, Ret., AUSA
president, left, and Lt. Gen. Roger Thompson, USA, Ret., vice president for membership and meetings, right.


Largest Chapter: Central Texas – Fort Hood Chapter
Maj. Gen. John Uberti, deputy commander, III Corps and Fort Hood; John Crutchfield,
president, Central Texas – Fort Hood Chapter; and Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick Akuna,
command sergeant major, III Corps and Fort Hood.




Reserve Command with Strongest Support to AUSA:
99th Regional Support Command

Brig. Gen. Greg Mosser, deputy commander, 99th Regional Support Command; and Command
Sgt. Maj. James Wills, command sergeant major, 99th Regional Support Command.




National Guard Division with the Most AUSA Members: 42nd Infantry Division
Brig. Gen. Gary Yaple, deputy commanding general, 42nd Infantry Division.




Largest Active Duty Division: 1st Cavalry Division
John Crutchfield, president, Central Texas – Fort Hood Chapter; Maj. Gen. Michael
Bills, commanding general, 1st Cavalry Division; and Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew
Barteky, command sergeant major, 1st Cavalry Division.




Best Chapter – Target 1,500-plus: Redstone – Huntsville Chapter
Gen. Dennis Via, commander, Army Materiel Command (AMC); John Wright, chapter
president; and Command Sgt. Maj. James Sims, command sergeant major, AMC.





Best Chapter – Target 900 to 1,500: Capt. Meriwether Lewis Chapter
Amy Tiemeyer, chapter president; Carlene Joseph, immediate past president; and Lt.
Gen. Steven Lanza, commanding general, I Corps.





Best Chapter – Target 900 to 1,500: Hawaii Chapter
Col. Ben Lukefahr, USA, Ret., chapter president, Hawaii Chapter; Command Sgt. Maj.
Scott Brzak, command sergeant major, 25th Infantry Division; and Maj. Gen. Charles
Flynn, commanding general, 25th Infantry Division.





Best Chapter – Target 500 to 899: North Texas – Audie Murphy Chapter
Col. Richard Kaniss, USA, Ret., chapter president, North Texas – Audie Murphy Chapter;
Col. John Antal, USA, Ret., executive vice president; and Col. J.P. Hogan, state president.





Best Chapter – Target 500 to 899: Maj. Gen. Harry Greene – Aberdeen Chapter
Tamera Rush, chapter president, Maj. Gen. Harry Greene – Aberdeen Chapter; Maj. Gen.
Bruce Crawford, commanding general, Communications and Electronics Command
(CECOM); and Command Sgt. Maj. William Bruns, command sergeant major, CECOM.






Best Chapter – Overseas: Kuwait Chapter
Col. Randy Williams, USA, Ret., chapter president, Kuwait Chapter.






The opening ceremony of the 2015 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition featured a patriotic performance by soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), The
United States Army Band, ‘Pershing’s Own,’ and a keynote address by Army Secretary John McHugh.