Army Chief Speaks at AUSA Coffee Series

Army Chief Speaks at AUSA Coffee Series

Gen. Randy George
Photo by: U.S. Army/Christopher Kaufmann

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Randy George will speak Feb. 6 as part of the Association of the U.S. Army’s Coffee Series.

The event will take place at AUSA headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. The event opens at 7:30 a.m. with registration, coffee and networking. The program is scheduled to begin at 8:15 a.m., which is an hour later than typical Coffee Series events.

The in-person event has sold out, but it will be available via livestream. For more information or to register, click here.

George was sworn in Sept. 21 as the 41st Army chief of staff. He had served as the Army vice chief of staff since August 2022 and previously was the senior military assistant to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

A former commander of I Corps and the 4th Infantry Division, George is a 1988 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. He commanded I Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, from February 2020 to June 2021, and the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado, from August 2017 to October 2019.

As division commander, George led the 4th Infantry Division headquarters to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. He also was a brigade commander in the division, leading his soldiers to Afghanistan in 2009.

The native of Alden, Iowa, also has served multiple deployments to Iraq.

As Army chief of staff, George has emphasized a focus on warfighting. “Warfighting is the reason our Army exists,” George said in October. “We are not a Europe Army or a Pacific Army. We are not brigade-centric or division-centric. We’re a global force that fights when called upon at the scale required.”

George also has directed the Army to focus on delivering ready combat formations, continuous transformation and strengthening the Army profession. This includes “ruthlessly” prioritizing how the Army uses its time and resources, empowering Army installations to build readiness and provide resources for soldiers and their families, enforcing standards and discipline in the ranks and transforming how the force trains, equips and fights.

“The Army faces many challenges today at home and abroad, and there will be more in the years ahead, but this is not new,” he said last fall. “Facing down challenges both known and unknown is what our Army is built to do.”