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McConville’s Eisenhower Address is Tuesday’s Highlight

Attendees arrive to register on the opening day of 2019 AUSA Annual Meting and Exposition at the Washington Convention Center on Oct. 14, 2019.
Attendees arrive to register on the opening day of 2019 AUSA Annual Meting and Exposition at the Washington Convention Center on Oct. 14, 2019.
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Pete Marovich for AUSA
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The highlight of Day Two of AUSA 2019 is the Eisenhower Luncheon address by new Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville, but this will be a day with a wide variety of events for soldiers, Army civilians and family members.

The day will conclude 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 a.m.

In the morning, a panel of experts led by Lee Kelley, director of Military Community Support Programs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, will talk about military spouse employment. A separate family-focused forum will address Army housing and permanent change-of-station moves, two high-profile issues for Army families.

There also will be several professional development programs for Army civilians throughout the day, and a forum with Lt. Gen. Christopher Cavoli, the commanding general of U.S. Army Europe, will highlight Defender Europe, a new exercise planned for 2020.

David Pekoske, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration and senior official performing the duties of deputy secretary for Homeland Security, is speaking at an afternoon forum on multidomain homeland defense.

Army leaders—Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston—will appear together at a late-afternoon town hall meeting to talk about soldier and family programs.

A downloadable app can provide schedule updates, exhibit floor maps and a searchable index of exhibitors: https://www.ausa.org/mobile. This year’s hashtag is #AUSA2019.

Read all Annual Meeting news here.