Close Combat Lethality Task Force Discussion

Close Combat Lethality Task Force Discussion

General Gordon R. Sullivan Conference & Event Center

2425 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
United States

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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

 

RSVP

[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.

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