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
MG Patricia P. Hickerson, USA Ret.
Andy Hove
LTG Larry R. Jordan, USA Ret.
LTG David H. Ohle, USA Ret.
MSG Leroy A. Petry, USA Ret.
GEN Dennis J. Reimer, USA Ret.
Mark C. Roualet
Frank A. St. John
Philip E. Sakowitz, Jr.
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
Treasurer

Manisha Patel

Region Presidents
First: Ms. Susan M. Di Vila
Second:  CSM W. Douglas Gibbens, USA Ret.
Third:  Kris McBride
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 

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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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LTG Patricia E. McQuistion, USA Ret.

Vice President, Membership & Meetings

Lieutenant General Patricia E. McQuistion, US Army Retired, joined the staff of the Association of the United States Army, where she serves as vice president of membership & meetings, after completing 35 years of uniformed service in a variety of positions primarily in logistics and supply chain solutions. She is a life member of AUSA.

She finished her Army career as the deputy commanding general for the Army Materiel Command and senior commander of Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. As a general officer, she commanded the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, headquartered at Rock Island, Illinois, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command for U.S. Army-Europe and Seventh Army in Kaiserslautern, Germany, and the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Supply Chains in Columbus, Ohio.

She has served in numerous command and staff assignments in Hawaii, Germany, Virginia, Kansas, Texas, Egypt, Pennsylvania, and Kuwait, (plus three tours at the Pentagon).

She is a graduate of the University of Akron (Ohio), where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a commission in the U.S. Army through the ROTC program. She subsequently earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Acquisition Management) from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and a Master of National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.

Military awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters; the Bronze Star; the Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters; the Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster; the Air Force Commendation Medal; the Army Achievement Medal; the Army Staff Identification Badge; and the Ehrenkreuz der Bundeswehr in Gold.

Pat is married to Colonel Leif Johnson, US Army, Retired. They have three grown children: Leif, Nick, and Laura, one grandson (so far), and a golden retriever.

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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.

 

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