AUSA Launching Speakers' Bureau

AUSA Launching Speakers' Bureau

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The Association of the U.S. Army’s Institute of Land Warfare is launching a speakers’ bureau of experts on Army programs. The pilot program will provide speakers schooled in national security issues, military history and other topics to AUSA chapters and to other groups interested in learning more about the Army.

In 2017, AUSA is prepared to support six speaker requests. Continuation of the program into 2018 will depend on interest.

The stable of potential speakers includes experts on a range of topics. For example, retired Gen. Leon E. Salomon is an inductee in the Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame who can talk about logistics and contracting; retired Gen. Louis C. Wagner is a former Army Materiel Command commanding general who can talk about ground combat and ground combat vehicles; and retired Gen. William “Buck” Kernan, who commanded the 101st Airborne Division and the XVIII Airborne Corps, can talk about special operations and international defense industry business management.

Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Jimmie W. Spencer, whose assignments included serving as the top enlisted member of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, and retired Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel K. Elder, also in the Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame, are also part of the speakers’ bureau.

Retired Lt. Gen. Guy Swan III, AUSA vice president for education, said the speakers’ bureau “will further the overall mission of the Institute for Land Warfare by educating members and the public on military history and national security issues. The bureau provides a valuable resource and promotes visibility of the Institute, reinforcing its position as the educational arm of the association.”

Here is a full list of the available speakers:

Here is the form to request a speaker for your event: