Hosted by The Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
The Close Combat Lethality Task Force established by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on February 8, 2018 will be the focus of a discussion hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army’s Institute of Land Warfare on April 11, 2018. Secretary Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general, has directed the cross-functional task force to make recommendations on improving combat preparedness, lethality, survivability and resiliency of close-combat formations, which he notes “have historically accounted for almost 90 percent of our casualties.” He wants the task force to study personnel policies, training methods, technology, human performance and talent management. The task force will include representatives from the Army, Marine Corps, Special Operations Command, Defense Department and Joint Staff. The April 11 discussion will feature Robert Wilkie, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, who is responsible for the task force, and MG Robert Scales, USA, Retired, who will chair an advisory board assisting the task force. The AUSA event is an opportunity for military, media, think tanks, academia, and others to learn about the task force’s portfolio.
Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 1330–1500
AUSA’s Conference & Event Center
2425 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia 22201
Mr. Robert Wilkie
Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
MG Robert H. Scales, USA, Ret.
Former Commandant, U.S. Army War College
[email protected] or call 703-907-2602
Duty uniform or business attire.
This event will be livestreamed. Watch it online at https://www.ausa.org/live.