McConville’s Eisenhower Address is Tuesday’s Highlight

McConville’s Eisenhower Address is Tuesday’s Highlight

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Photo by: Rod Lamkey for AUSA

The highlight of Day Two of AUSA 2021 is the Eisenhower Forum address by Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville, but this will be a day packed with a variety of events for soldiers and family members.

On-site registration opens at 7 a.m.

In the morning, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston 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.

A military family forum, led by Patricia Barron, deputy assistant defense secretary for military community and family policy, will discuss the soldier and family readiness system, and Lt. Gen. Jon Jensen, director of the Army National Guard, will lead a seminar titled “Meeting Future Operational Challenges.”

There will be several professional development programs for Army civilians throughout the day, and Gen. Mike Murray, commander of Futures Command, will lead a forum titled “Project Convergence: A Campaign of Linked Experimentation and Learning.”

Gen. Ed Daly, commander of Materiel Command, will lead a forum titled “Sustainment Transformation in Support of the Multi-Domain Operations Force,” and a homeland security session looking at the need to improve national resilience programs will feature John Tien, deputy secretary of homeland security, Lt. Gen. John Evans, commander of U.S. Army North, and Jensen.

Army leaders—Army Secretary Christine Wormuth, McConville and Grinston—will appear together at an afternoon town hall meeting to talk about soldier and family programs.

A forum led by West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. Darryl Williams looks at the formation of cohesive Army teams, and the final forum of the day discusses transforming land power to meet global challenges. Speakers include Gen. Christopher Cavoli, commander of U.S. Army Europe and Africa, and Gen. Charles Flynn, commander of U.S. Army Pacific.

Presentations at the Warriors Corner, in Booth 1825 in Hall B, include discussions on hypersonics, installation transformation, synthetic training, Future Vertical Lift, and more.

At Innovator’s Corner, Booth 2461 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. 

AUSA 2021 also will feature health and safety measures, including a vaccine requirement, masks and social distancing. Seating at many events, including major speeches and forums, will be limited, but there will be overflow rooms for viewing.

In addition, most AUSA-hosted breakfasts, lunches and dinners have been converted to forums and presentations. 

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

This year’s hashtag is #AUSA2021.

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