Army G-9 Speaks at AUSA Coffee Series

Army G-9 Speaks at AUSA Coffee Series

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The Army’s deputy chief of staff for installations will speak April 25 at a Coffee Series event hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army.

Lt. Gen. Kevin Vereen, the Army G-9, will be joined by Sgt. Maj. Michael Perry, his senior enlisted adviser, at the in-person event at AUSA headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, where they will discuss the Army installations enterprise and its impact on Army readiness.

The event opens at 6:30 a.m. with registration, coffee and networking. The program is scheduled to begin at 7:15 a.m.

It is free for military members, government employees and the media. All attendees are encouraged to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Masks are optional.

Online registration is open through 5 p.m. Eastern April 21. If there are still seats available, same-day registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6:30 a.m. April 25.

For more information or to register, click here.

Vereen has been the Army G-9 since September. His office is responsible for leading integration across the Army to modernize installations, enhance quality of life and develop and implement policies, plans, and programs that enable the Army to recruit, train, deploy, fight and win. Most recently, Vereen commanded Army Recruiting Command.

Before the G-9, Perry was the command sergeant major for the 1st Theater Sustainment Command. He moved to the Army G-9 after completing that assignment last March.

As the Army modernizes, it must ensure its installations follow suit, senior Army leaders have said.

“You can’t have a modern force without modern installations,” Paul Farnan, principal deputy assistant Army secretary for installations, energy and environment, said last April. “As technology has evolved, so has our Army and so must our installations. … In today’s world, our installations are not just where we live, work and train. It’s where the fight starts.”

Safe and healthy family housing, along with strong quality of life programs on Army installations, also have a direct effect on readiness, Vereen said last fall.

“Not being able to focus on the task at hand, but focusing on a spouse back home, or a kid back home, it does erode readiness,” Vereen said.