Center for Leadership

The AUSA Center for Leadership provides expertise and depth to help educate, inspire, and connect AUSA chapters, ROTC units, and the Total Army.

AUSA's General (Retired) Bob Brown, AUSA’s President and CEO, established the Center for Leadership on October 1st, 2021 to help educate, inspire, and connect leaders of character and cohesive teams across the Total Army. The Center for Leadership participates in myriad forums and platforms to share leader development ideas and best practices. This includes the “Leading Great Teams” podcast (released on the 2nd Monday of each month), the “On Leadership” section of Army Magazine, and several AUSA-sponsored symposiums and conferences each year.


To be recognized as experts that deliver relevant and inspirational leader development programs to the Total Army.


To help educate, inspire, and connect leaders of character and cohesive teams across the Total Army.


To develop leaders at the brigade level and below across the Total Army by bridging the gap between Army priorities and leader development efforts.


The AUSA Center for Leadership Team


General (Ret.) David Perkins
Distinguished Chair for Leadership



CSM (Ret.) David Clark
Senior NCO Leadership Chair



Colonel (Ret.) Scott Halstead



Erica Kenner
Senior Program Manager



Angela Pubal
Program Manager




Leadership Programs

"Leading Great Teams" podcast, released monthly. Subscribe to AUSA's Army Matters Podcast to be notified when new episode are released.

Webinars and virtual presentations on leadership topics, such as LTG (Ret.) Dubik's Noon Report on Washington's War and more.

In-person events including staff rides for Army Senior Leaders and AUSA partners and a “Building Trust” Conference to be held at AUSA National.

Leader Solariums for Captains, Sergeants First Class, Chief Warrant Officers 2, across the Total Army.

Center for Leadership Events

Upcoming Events

  • OCT 8 - Center for Leadership Staff Ride to National Museum of the United States Army
  • OCT 10 - 12 - Leader Solarium in conjunction with the AUSA Annual Meeting
  • DEC 15 - Building Trust Conference


Recent Events

May 17-19 - Junior Leader Solarium at LANPAC

The Association of the United States Army - AUSA Center for Leadership conducted a Junior Leader Solarium at LANPAC 2022 in Honolulu from 17-19 May. Day 1 focused on moral leadership and building trust, Day 2 focused on strategic leadership and strategic empathy, and Day 3 focused on human capital development. The Solarium participants included 89 American leaders from across the Total Army and 8 allies & partners from Australia, Canada, Fiji, Japan, Mongolia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

Read more about the Junior Leader Solarium here.


Coming Soon

Leadership Fellows Program

The Center for Leadership is building a Leadership Fellows Program to provide retired senior leaders (General Officers, Officers, Command Sergeants Major, etc.) that will help teach and facilitate important leadership discussions with AUSA chapters. This initiative will mirror the diversity of the Total Army as young leaders continue to learn how to build and lead cohesive teams within their units.

Leadership Classes and Modules

The AUSA Center for Leadership will have the unique opportunity to leverage technology to accelerate learning and inspire audiences on leadership topics. Modules will be available for our 9 regions and 120 chapters in September 2022!