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Day 3 of AUSA Now Kicks Off with Esper Address

Thursday, October 15, 2020

The third day of AUSA Now features an address by Defense Secretary Mark Esper, a town hall focused on family issues and many other forums and events.

Esper opens the day’s main events with a presentation at 10 a.m. 

A military family forum on permanent change-of-station moves, led by Lt. Gen. Douglas Gabram, commander of Army Installation Management Command, begins at 10:30 a.m., and Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville and Lt. Gen. Gary Brito, the deputy Army chief of staff for personnel, will lead an 11 a.m. contemporary military forum titled “Winning the War for Talent.”

At noon, the Association of the U.S. Army will honor the Army Family during the Marshall Award presentation. The George Catlett Marshall Medal is AUSA’s highest award.

In the afternoon, Gen. Ed Daly, commander of Army Materiel Command, leads a contemporary military forum titled “Balancing Readiness and Modernization Across the Sustainment Warfighting Function,” Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston leads a This is My Squad panel discussion, and Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, is scheduled to speak.

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, McConville and Grinston will participate in a town hall event focused on issues facing Army families, and there will be a forum for Army cadets.

Presentations will continue throughout the day at the Warriors Corner, with discussions on delivering hypersonic and directed energy capabilities, talent-based career alignment, future vertical lift, public information warfare in Iraq and Syria, and Project Convergence.

For the full schedule, click here

This year’s hashtag is #AUSANow.

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