The Yom Kippur War
June 5, 2018
General Gordon R. Sullivan Conference & Event Center
Presented by the Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
and the Institute for Advanced Military Thinking (IAMT)
Please join AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare and the Israeli Institute of Advanced Military Thinking for a presentation on first-hand experiences and lessons learned from the Yom Kippur War. Joining us will be Brigadier Generals (Retired) Avigdor Kahalani and Gideon Avidor. Both presenters held key leadership positions during the conflict. BG (Ret.) Kahalani commanded the 77th Battalion, 7th Brigade in the Northern Command and was awarded the Medal of Valor, Israel’s highest military decoration, for his actions on the Golan Heights. He also was awarded the Medal of Distinguished Service for service during the Six-Day War in 1967. He will be discussing leadership and the human factor in war. He is the author of several books, among them The Heights of Courage and A Warrior’s Way. BG (Ret.) Avidor was the G3 of the 252nd Division – Regular Sinai Armored Forces HQ. He will discuss the importance of tactical surprise during the initial 48 hours on the Suez Canal Front.
The event will be moderated by Lieutenant General (Retired) Sean B. MacFarland. LTG (Ret.) MacFarland was the Deputy Commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and brings a wealth of experience from all levels of leadership in the U.S. Army.
Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 1130–1400
AUSA’s Conference & Event Center
2425 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia 22201
BG Avigdor Kahalani, IDF, Retired
Commander of the 77th Battalion, 7th Brigade in the Northern Command during the 1973 war
BG Gideon Avidor, IDF, Retired
G3, 252nd Division, Regular Sinai Armored Forces HQ (before the war) and Armored Division (during the war)
Pre-registration is required to attend this event. Register online or by phone at 703-907-2602. Please register by 29 May 2018.
Duty uniform or business attire.
This event will be livestreamed. Watch it online at https://www.ausa.org/live.
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