Executive Leadership

Executive Leadership

Board of Directors
Chairman: Phebe N. Novakovic
Deputy Chairman: Thomas W. Rabaut
Thomas Arseneault
William M. Brown
Leanne Caret
The Honorable Rudy deLeon
Scott T. Greene
MG Patricia P. Hickerson, USA Ret.
Andy Hove
LTG Larry R. Jordan, USA Ret.
MSG Leroy A. Petry, USA Ret.
GEN Dennis J. Reimer, USA Ret.
Mark C. Roualet
Mitch Snyder
LTG Jack C. Stultz, USA Ret.
SMA Jack L. Tilley, USA Ret.
GEN Carl E. Vuono, USA Ret.
CW5 Phyllis J. Wilson, USA Ret.
National Officers
President & Chief Executive Officer
GEN Carter F. Ham, USA Ret.
Corporate Secretary
Ann Belyea

Manisha Patel

Region Presidents
First: Ms. Susan M. Di Vila
Second:  COL W. Glenn Yarborough, Jr., USA Ret.
Third:  Bruce A. Flechter
Fourth: Gus J. Rodriguez Jr.
Fifth: CSM Rick Morris, USA Ret.
Sixth: SGM Jerry L. Glesmann, USA Ret.
Seventh: LTC Vic Conner, USA Ret.
Pacific: COL Benjamin D. Lukefahr, USA Ret.
European: CW3 Anthony Ray Williams, USA Ret.

Leadership Bios

GEN Carter F. Ham, USA Ret.

President & Chief Executive Officer 

General Ham is the president and chief executive officer of the Association of the United States Army. He is an experienced leader who has led at every level from platoon to geographic combatant command.  He is also a member of a very small group of Army senior leaders who have risen from private to four-star general.

General Ham served as an enlisted infantryman in the 82nd Airborne Division before attending John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. Graduating in 1976 as a distinguished military graduate, his service has taken him to Italy, Germany, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Macedonia, Qatar, Iraq and, uniquely among Army leaders, to over 40 African countries in addition to a number of diverse assignments within the United States.

He commanded the First Infantry Division, the legendary Big Red One, before assuming duties as director for operations on the Joint Staff at the Pentagon where he oversaw all global operations. His first four-star command was as commanding general, U.S. Army Europe. Then in 2011, he became just the second commander of United States Africa Command where he led all U.S. military activities on the African continent ranging from combat operations in Libya to hostage rescue operations in Somalia as well as training and security assistance activities across 54 complex and diverse African nations.

General Ham retired in June of 2013 after nearly 38 years of service. Immediately prior to joining the staff at AUSA, he served as the chairman of the National Commission on the Future of the Army, an eight-member panel tasked by the Congress with making recommendations on the size, force structure and capabilities of the Total Army.

He resides with his wife, Christi, in Arlington, Virginia.

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General Robert Brooks Brown, USA, Ret.

Executive Vice President

General Robert Brooks BrownGeneral Brown is an experienced leader, culminating over 38 years of service as Commanding General, U.S. Army Pacific, the Army’s largest Service Component Command, responsible for 106,000 Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians across the Indo-Pacific Region.

General Brown is a 1981 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, where he was commissioned as an Infantry Second Lieutenant. His assignments took him across the globe including deployments in support of Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti, Operation Joint Forge in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and two combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Other senior level commands include the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, Georgia.

Known as an innovator, team builder, and leader developer, General Brown was involved in significant change within the Army. He was a key leader in the development of the modular brigade and Stryker Brigade Combat Team; the improvement of the Army’s educational system through the development of Army University; the writing of the Army’s first Leader Development Doctrine in Field Manual 6-22; the Army Human Dimension Strategy and the future Army warfighting concept of Multi-Domain Operations.

He also served as Chief of Staff for U.S. Army Europe; Deputy Commanding General (Support) for the 25th Infantry Division; Commander, 1st Brigade (Stryker) 25th Infantry Division; Commander, 2nd Battalion 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division; the Joint Staff, J-8; Army Staff, Strategy and War Plans Division G3/5/7 in the Pentagon; Aide-de-Camp, Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Army; Executive Officer to Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command; Assistant Professor and Deputy Director, Center for Enhanced Performance, USMA, West Point and Infantry Assignment Officer, HRC.

General Brown holds a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy, a Master of Education from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Science in National Security and Strategic Studies (Distinguished Graduate) from National Defense University. He was a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Association of the United States Army before becoming Executive Vice President in January 2021.

He and his wife, Patti, have three daughters, and five grandchildren.


BG John “Jack” Haley, USA, Ret.

Vice President, Membership & Meetings

Brigadier General Jack Haley is the Vice President, Membership and Meetings for the Association of the United States Army.  

Throughout his more than 30-year Army career, he served in tactical, operational, and strategic assignments worldwide to include three overseas assignments in Germany and three combat tours in Iraq.  He was privileged to command America’s sons and daughters at numerous levels to include Company, Battalion, Brigade, Regiment and Corps.  

His strategic assignments included tours at Army Human Resource Command, the White House, the Pentagon and Army Materiel Command.  As a General Officer, he served as the 38th Chief of Ordnance and as the Commanding General of the 593d Expeditionary Sustainment Command.  Following retirement, he was the CEO and President of Miltope Corporation until his arrival at AUSA. 

BG Haley’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Chemistry from Saint Lawrence University and a Masters in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.  

BG Haley and his wife Jennifer have been married for over 33 years and have two children.


LTG Guy C. Swan III, USA Ret.

Vice President, Education

Lieutenant General Guy C. Swan III currently serves as an AUSA Vice President. During more than 35 years of active service he commanded at every level through Army Service Component Command. A career armor/cavalry officer, his general officer assignments included Commanding General, United States Army North/Fifth Army; Commanding General, United States Army Military District of Washington and Commander, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region; Commanding General, 7th Army Training Command, United States Army Europe/Seventh Army; Chief of Staff and Director of Operations, Multi-National Force-Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom; Director of Operations, United States Northern Command; and Chief of Army Legislative Liaison.

General Swan's other key assignments included Commander, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment; Assistant Deputy Director for Strategy and Policy for the Joint Staff; and Deputy Operations Officer for the 1st Armored Division during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

A 1976 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, General Swan holds a Master of Military Art and Science degree from the United States Army's School of Advanced Military Studies. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University and was a National Security Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

General Swan is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group, and the FEMA National Advisory Council.  He is also a Certified Emergency Manager(CEM) and a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), board certified in security management.

General Swan is married to the former Melanie Taylor Curry of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They have two children:  Ryan, a US Army lieutenant, and Melissa, a college junior.


SMA Daniel A. Dailey, USA Ret.

Vice President, Noncommissioned Officer & Soldier Programs

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, U.S. Army retired, joined the staff of the Association of the U.S. Army, where he serves as vice president of Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier Programs.

A native of Palmerton, Pennsylvania, Dailey enlisted in the Army in 1989 and attended basic training and advanced individual training as an 11B (infantryman) at Fort Benning, Georgia. During his career, Dailey held every enlisted leadership position in the mechanized infantry, ranging from Bradley Fighting Vehicle commander to command sergeant major. Dailey has served with the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Infantry Divisions stateside and overseas. In March 2009, he was selected as the 4th Infantry Division command sergeant major, where he served as both the command sergeant major of Fort Carson, Colorado, and U.S. Division‐North, Iraq. In 2011, Dailey was selected to serve as the command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). Dailey was sworn in as the 15th sergeant major of the Army on Jan. 30, 2015, and relinquished the position on Aug. 9, 2019.

In addition to four tours in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn, Dailey deployed in support of Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. He earned the Bronze Star with Valor for his leadership during the 4th Infantry Division’s two‐month Battle for Sadr City in 2008. 

Dailey is a graduate of class 54 of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy and the Command Sergeants Major Course. Dailey holds a Bachelor of Science (Summa Cum Laude) from Excelsior College.

Dailey has been married to his wife, Holly, for 26 years. They have one son, Dakota.