AUSA Announces 3-Day Global Force Next

AUSA Announces 3-Day Global Force Next

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The Association of the U.S. Army will host a three-day virtual event called Global Force Next instead of an in-person symposium this March in Huntsville, Alabama.

The decision comes amid COVID-19 health and safety concerns.

“While it may not replace the full experience of the in-person event, Global Force Next will serve to keep us connected with Army senior leaders and messages, with industry partners and academia, and with AUSA members around the globe,” said retired Gen. Carter Ham, AUSA president and CEO. “We are planning for a forum that will resonate with our industry partners and provide them important updates about the future of the Army.” 

Global Force Next will take place March 16–18, and it will focus on Army modernization efforts and Army Futures Command’s eight cross-functional teams. 

The cross-functional teams—Long-Range Precision Fires, Next-Generation Combat Vehicles, Future Vertical Lift, Air and Missile Defense, Network, Soldier Lethality, Synthetic Training Environment, and Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing—will provide updates and talk about their plans to continue advancing the Army’s modernization efforts.

There also will be a panel on foreign military sales and keynote presentations from senior Army leaders, including the Army secretary and chief of staff.

AUSA is committed to returning to Huntsville for an in-person event when it can do so safely and responsibly, and the association continues to work with its partners at the Von Braun Center on possible dates for a live event later in 2021 or early 2022.

Registration for Global Force Next is expected to open later in January.

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