AUSA’s New Warfighter Summit Kicks Off July 27

AUSA’s New Warfighter Summit Kicks Off July 27

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A new two-day event focused on the Army’s warfighters, hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army, kicks off July 27.

The inaugural AUSA Warfighter Summit and Exposition will take place July 27–28 at the Crown Complex near Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The in-person summit is focused on the warfighter, and its theme is “America’s Response Force: Ready Today, Ready Tomorrow.”

On-site registration is available. For more information, click here.

For those unable to attend in person, a livestream of keynote speeches and panels will be available here.

“AUSA is excited to present a new event aimed at the Army’s most important asset—the soldier,” said retired Gen. Bob Brown, AUSA president and CEO. “Our two-day leader and professional development event near one of the Army’s largest and busiest installations will highlight the importance of properly equipping, preparing and supporting those who fight America’s wars.”

Gen. Andrew Poppas, who assumed command of Army Forces Command July 8, is scheduled to deliver the opening keynote on July 27.

Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston are scheduled to be the keynote speakers on the second day, and leaders from Army Special Operations Command, the XVIII Airborne Corps and the 82nd Airborne Division also are slated to speak.

During the panel discussions, attendees will hear about building family support readiness, equipping the future force, Army special operations and the future of irregular warfare, the nature of the future battlefield, and the Army’s support to NATO allies in Eastern Europe.

There also will be a session with Grinston and senior enlisted leaders from across Fort Bragg, and attendees can network with key decision-makers and learn from industry about the latest equipment, products and technologies aimed at addressing warfighters’ needs.

The Warfighter Summit also will feature the Battle Challenge, where participants compete against each other and the clock in a series of military skills and fitness challenges. It is free and open to all attendees.

All attendees, exhibitors and speakers are to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Masks are optional.