AUSA LANPAC Symposium Focuses on Indo-Asia-Pacific Region

Friday, March 21, 2014


The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) 2014 LANPAC Symposium and Exposition will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 8 --10, at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel.

The U.S. Army Pacific Command (USARPAC), headquartered at Fort Shafter and commanded by Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, is the featured command for this AUSA Institute of Land Warfare professional development forum.

The symposium, also with cooperation from U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, and commanded by Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, will focus on the theme: “Land Forces: Assuring Security and Stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific.” 

The three-day program will highlight: information warfare and cyber activities; leveraging training with technology; partnerships with nongovernmental organizations; humanitarian assistance and disaster response; and changes, challenges and opportunities in this strategic security environment, Association officials said.

Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA, Ret., AUSA president, said, “This LANPAC -- ‘Land Power in the Pacific’ -- symposium will bring together invited representatives from more than 32 countries and will highlight the role of land forces in the Asia-Pacific theater during peace and war.”

Adding, “Participants will explore, in depth, the concept of strategic land power and the future of the Asia-Pacific theater with valuable perspectives from U.S. military and civilian leaders, industry leaders and service leaders from allied countries in this very important region of the world.”

In addition to General Brooks, invited speakers include: Gen. Dennis Via, commander, U.S. Army Materiel Command; Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas Jr., commander, U.S. 7th Fleet; Gen. Kiyofumi Iwata, chief of staff, Japan Ground Self Defense Force; Gen. Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan, chief of staff, Bangladesh Army; Lt. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, U.S. Army chief information officer, G-6; and Brig. Tim Gall, land component commander, Headquarters, Joint Forces, New Zealand.  

Sullivan noted, “We have designed this symposium not only to deliver the Army’s message, but to display the capabilities of allied armed forces organizations and AUSA industry members who provide commercial products and services in support of their missions.

“With military and industry exhibits displaying the latest technology, weapons and equipment in our exhibit hall, this year’s symposium and exposition will be an outstanding event.” 

Currently, industry exhibits include: Action Target; Airbus Group; Alaska Structures; BAE SYSTEMS; Boeing; BOH FPU Systems; College of Engineering, University of Hawaii; Dawson Technical; Environet, Inc.; F5 Networks; General Atomics; Hawaii Technology Development Venture; and Kipper Tool.  

L-3 Warrior Systems/Insight Operations; Lind Electronics; Lockheed Martin Corporation, Militarybyowner Advertising, Inc.; Pelatron, Inc.; Perkins Technical Services, Inc; Raytheon; RUD Chain, Inc.; Stars and Stripes/DoD; and the Association of the U.S. Army  will also exhibit. 

Military exhibitors include: 8th Theater Sustainment Command; 25th Infantry Division; 311th Signal Command; 599th Transportation Brigade; U.S. Army, Pacific; and U.S. Army Pacific C-IED Fusion Center. 

Exhibit opportunities are available in the exhibit hall on a first-come, first served basis according to AUSA officials at http://ausameetings.org/lanpac/, “Symposium Information.” 

 Individual registration is available online until March 28 at http://ausameetings.org/lanpac/

Registration on site at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel will be open Monday, April 7, from 1 to 5 p.m.; April 8, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; April 9, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and April 10, 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.   

There is no charge for government and military personnel, and for an exhibit hall daily admissions pass.