George’s Eisenhower Address is Day 2 Highlight

George’s Eisenhower Address is Day 2 Highlight

Registration at AUSA 2023 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., Monday, Oct. 9, 2023. (Tristan Lorei for AUSA)
Photo by: Tristan Lorei for AUSA

The highlight of Day Two of AUSA 2023 is the Dwight D. Eisenhower Luncheon address by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Randy George, but there also are many events for soldiers and family members.

On-site registration opens at 7 a.m.

In the morning, Lt. Gen. Jon Jensen, director of the Army National Guard, will lead a seminar titled “Generational Readiness—The Next Greatest Generation is Now!” Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Weimer will lead a professional development forum featuring senior enlisted leaders from across the Army, including Army Forces Command, Army Training and Doctrine Command, Army Futures Command, Army Materiel Command, the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve.

There will be a military family forum titled “Let’s Get Tactical—Resiliency and Upstream Prevention Tool Kit Building,” and Army Undersecretary Gabe Camarillo will host a Digital Transformation Panel.

Several professional development programs for Army civilians are scheduled throughout the day, and Army Reserve Chief Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels will lead a seminar titled “Be All You Can Be—Integrating Civilian Skills into the Future Fight.”

After the Eisenhower Luncheon, Gen. Charles Flynn, commander of U.S. Army Pacific, will lead a forum on land power in the Indo-Pacific, and Gen. Darryl Williams, commander of U.S. Army Europe and Africa, will lead a forum on land power in Europe and Africa.

A Homeland Defense Seminar featuring Air Force Gen. Glen VanHerck, commander of U.S. Northern Command, Lt. Gen. John Evans, commander of U.S. Army North, Lt. Gen. Maria Barrett, commander of Army Cyber Command, Deanne Criswell, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and other experts will focus on the future of homeland defense and setting the theater for multidomain operations.

An afternoon military family forum will feature two panels—one on health care and the other on military spouse employment. Speakers include Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. R. Scott Dingle, Lt. Gen. Telita Crosland, director of the Defense Health Agency, and Patricia Barron, deputy assistant defense secretary for military community and family policy and former director of Family Readiness for AUSA.

Presentations at the Warriors Corner, in Booth 6927 in Hall D, include discussions on international efforts to train Ukraine’s military, the role of NCOs in the Indo-Pacific, marketing the Army to Gen Z, and more.

At Innovator’s Corner, Booth 2261 in Hall B, the Army xTech Program will showcase winners and finalists from its technology search, with companies showing off new solutions to Army problems.

The exhibits are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This year’s hashtag is #AUSA2023.

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