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Big Final Day Planned at AUSA 2017

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U.S. Army
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

On the third and final day of the 2017 Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Association of the U.S. Army, acting Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy will give a major speech, there’ll be a joint-service discussion about future warfare, and everything wraps up with a special dinner.

McCarthy and Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan will speak at the ticketed Sustaining Member Luncheon.

An important professional military forum starts at 9 a.m., focused on the Multi-Domain Battle concept. Gen. David G. Perkins, Army Training and Doctrine Command commanding general, is the lead speaker, followed by a panel that includes Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, U.S. Cyber Command, Defense Department and German Army representatives talking about cross-domain solutions.

Forums are planned to talk about future Army manning, training and equipping needs, Department of Army civilian contributions and how to build a pool of talented cyberwarriors.

Lt. Gen. Kenneth E. Tovo, Army Special Operations Command commanding general, is lead speaker at an afternoon panel on special warfare.

The winner of the Walking Challenge will be announced at 4:30 p.m. at the AUSA Pavilion, Booth 307 in Hall A.

The final event of AUSA 2017 is the George Catlett Marshall Dinner, hosted by Phebe N. Novakovic, chairman of the AUSA Council of Trustees. She will present AUSA’s highest award, the George Catlett Marshall Medal, to actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise, founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation.