CSA Milley’s Eisenhower Address Is Tuesday’s Highlight
The highlight of Day Two of AUSA 2018 is the Eisenhower Luncheon address by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley, but this will be a day with a wide mix of events, beginning with a morning appearance by Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence at a family forum and concluding with an evening concert by Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band that is open to anyone registered for the annual meeting.
On-site registration opens at 7:30 a.m. More than 20,000 people were registered on Monday, 4,000 more than last year.
Between Pence and Lt. Dan’s Band, there will be a day full of presentations at Warrior’s Corner on the cross-functional teams created by the Army to streamline modernization programs. This Army exhibition space is located at Booth 7727 in Hall D. Those cross-functional team presentations will continue Wednesday.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen is speaking at an afternoon forum on response to national disasters.
A series of Army civilian career program seminars begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Marriott Marquis, adjacent to the convention center.
Several important topics will be covered in contemporary military forums. Morning forums include one on building readiness and lethality and a second on sustaining the force. In the afternoon, panels will look at recruiting and retention and Total Force readiness.
Army leaders—the secretary, chief of staff and sergeant major of the Army—will appear together at a late-afternoon town hall meeting to talk about soldier and family programs. Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, assistant chief of staff for installation management, will be the moderator.