Center for Leadership

The AUSA Center for Leadership educates, inspires, and connects 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 develop 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 including at the AUSA Leader Solarium and AUSA Leadership Staff Ride and throughout the “On Leadership” section of Army Magazine.

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Deliver relevant and inspirational programs that develop leaders of character and cohesive teams across the Total Army.


Educate, inspire, and connect leaders at the brigade level and below by bridging the gap between Army priorities and leader development efforts.


The AUSA Center for Leadership Team

Colonel (Ret.) Scott Halstead



CSM (Ret.) Mario O. Terenas
Deputy Director



Erica Kenner
Senior Program Manager



Angela Pubal
Senior Program Manager




AUSA Center for Leadership Chairs

General (Ret.) David Perkins
Distinguished Chair for Leadership



CSM (Ret.) David Clark
Senior NCO Leadership Chair



Center for Leadership Events

Upcoming Events

  • October 9-11, 2023: 2023 AUSA Annual Meeting
    • Leader Solarium
    • Young Professional Forum
    • “Inspiration to Lead” Exercise
    • Young Professional Advisory Council Meeting
  • February or March 2024: The AUSA Leadership Staff Ride will celebrate the selfless and exceptional service of African American Soldiers from 1775 to present.

Past Events

  • July 26-27, 2023: AUSA Warfighter Summit & Exposition Leadership Panel
  • May 16-18, 2023: LANPAC Leadership Forum
  • April 27-29, 2023: Wisconsin ARNG Leadership Forum
  • April 12-13, 2023: Nevada ARNG Leadership Forum
  • March 24, 2023: Fort Stewart Leadership Forum
  • February 8, 2023: Leadership Staff Ride to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and the National Museum of the United States Army
  • October 10-12, 2022: Leader Solarium at the 2022 AUSA Annual Meeting
  • October 11, 2022: Inspiration to Lead Exercise
  • October 8, 2022: Staff Ride to the National Museum of the United States Army
  • May 17-19, 2022: Junior Leader Solarium at LANPAC


    Coming Soon

    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 are available for AUSA Premium members!