AUSA 2023 Closes With Marshall Medal Presentation

AUSA 2023 Closes With Marshall Medal Presentation

Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Randy A. George attends the Leader Solarium at AUSA 2023 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., Monday, Oct. 9, 2023. (Pete Marovich for AUSA)
Photo by: Pete Marovich for AUSA

Day Three of AUSA 2023 features a series of contemporary military forums and the presentation of the Association of the U.S. Army’s highest award.

On-site registration opens at 8 a.m.

In the morning, a town hall with military families will feature Army Secretary Christine Wormuth, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Randy George and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Weimer. There also will be a contemporary military forum titled “Strengthening the Army Profession for 2030 and Beyond” led by Gen. Gary Brito, commander of Army Training and Doctrine Command, and Mario Diaz, deputy undersecretary of the Army.

An Army civilian forum will feature Agnes Gereben Schaefer, assistant Army secretary for manpower and reserve affairs, Lt. Gen. Christopher Mohan, deputy commanding general and chief of staff for Army Materiel Command, Lt. Gen. Maria Gervais, deputy commanding general and chief of staff for Army Training and Doctrine Command, and other experts.

At noon, Weimer will provide a briefing on his initiatives for the upcoming year.

Another panel, titled “Delivering Ready Combat Power—Taking Care of People,” will be led by Gen. Charles Hamilton, commander of Army Materiel. Gen. Andrew Poppas, commander of Army Forces Command, will lead a separate panel titled “Reality of War—Forging Teams for the Future Fight.”

The annual meeting concludes with the George Catlett Marshall Memorial Reception and Dinner, a black-tie event in the ballroom of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

This year’s recipient of the George Catlett Marshall Medal, AUSA’s highest award, is retired Gen. Eric Shinseki, a former Army chief of staff and Department of Veterans Affairs secretary. A combat veteran who was wounded in Vietnam, Shinseki was the first Asian American to achieve the rank of four-star general.

Presentations continue at Warriors Corner, at the Army exhibit in Booth 6927 in Hall D. The day’s presentations include discussions on countering small-unmanned aerial systems, intelligence modernization, resilience in the Indo-Pacific, developments in the Arctic, and more.

At Innovator’s Corner, Booth 2261 in Hall B, the Army xTech Program will showcase winners and finalists from its technology search, with companies showing off new solutions to Army problems.

The exhibits are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This year’s hashtag is #AUSA2023.

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