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AUSA Global Forces Symposium and Exposition

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The 2015 AUSA Institute of Land Warfare Global Force Symposium and Exposition - a professional development forum - will take place March 31 – April 2 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala.  

The three-day event will include featured presentations from the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, the United States Army Materiel Command, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology). The event will explore the capabilities outline in the Army Operating Concept and how the force transforms from being adaptive to driving innovation for Force 2025 and beyond. Special guest presentations coupled with panel discussions from our senior military and industry leaders, addresses critical points of acquisition, research and development and partnering between military and industry. For the Army this means restructuring military-industrial programs. The Army must take a hard look at its acquisition processes, with an eye towards the future, in order to continue maintaining a competitive overmatch against potential adversaries. 

NOTE: All participants/speakers are on an invited basis only and subject to change.

Highlights from the agenda include:

Tuesday, March 31 

8:10 AM – Presentation: Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command 

8:40 AM – Panel discussion: "Army Warfighting Challenge," chaired by Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Jr., deputy commanding general, futures/director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command 

1:40 PM – Presentation: Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Jr., deputy commanding general, futures/director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command 

2:10 PM – Panel discussion: “Increasing the Rate of Innovation,” chaired by Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins, director, Capabilities Developments Directorate, Army Capabilities Integration Center, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command 

3:55 PM – Presentation: Lt. Gen. Frederick B. Hodges, commander, United States Army Europe 

4:25 PM – Panel discussion: “Force 2025 and Beyond Maneuvers,” chaired by Lt. Gen. Kevin W. Magnum, deputy commanding general/chief of staff, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command

 

Wednesday, April 1 

8:05 AM – Presentation: Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general, United States Army Materiel Command 

8:45 AM – Panel discussion: “S&T Driving Innovation for the Force 2025 and Beyond,” chaired by Patrick J. O’Neill, chief technology officer (acting), United States Army Materiel Command and Mary J. Miller, deputy assistant secretary of the Army (research and technology), United States Army 

1:00 PM – Presentation: Hon. Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army (acquisition, logistics & technology) 

1:30 PM – Panel discussion: “Building Leaders Who Thrive in Chaos,” chaired by Lt. Gen. Robert B. Brown, commanding general, United States Army Combined Arms Center 

3:25 PM – Keynote speaker: Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, chief of staff, United States Army 

4:15 PM – Panel discussion: “Systems Engineering and Acquisition for the Cyber Challenge,” chaired by Maj. Gen. Daniel P. Hughes, program executive officer, Command, Control, and Communications (tactical) (PEO C3T)

 

Thursday, April 2 

8:10 AM – Panel discussion: “Sustaining Army Readiness to ‘Win in a Complex World,'” chaired by Hon. Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army (acquisition, logistics & technology), and Lt. Gen. Patricia E. McQuistion, deputy commanding general/chief of staff, United States Army Materiel Command 

9:30 AM – Presentation: Dr. Robery P. Griffin, Jr., deputy under secretary for science and technology, United States Department of Homeland Security 

10:55 AM – Presentation: Dr. James P. Woolsey, president, Defense Acquisition University

To learn more about Global Force, please visit the event's webiste at http://ausameetings.org/globalforce/.

Advance registration is currently in progress. You may register in advance until close-of-business on Mar. 18 by visiting http://ausameetings.org/globalforce/registration/. After Mar. 18 you must register on-site.