Strategic Landpower Dialogue Features Wormuth, George

Strategic Landpower Dialogue Features Wormuth, George

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The Association of the U.S. Army is joining the Center for Strategic and International Studies in presenting a discussion with Army Secretary Christine Wormuth and Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Randy George.

The Sept. 19 event is the first of the Strategic Landpower Dialogue, a public, on-the-record speaker series on security issues hosted by CSIS and AUSA.

The inaugural event with Wormuth and George will take place 10–11:15 a.m. Eastern Sept. 19 at CSIS headquarters, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. It also will be livestreamed on the CSIS YouTube channel. To attend in-person or online, you must register here.

Wormuth and George will discuss the strategic role of land power, including the U.S. Army’s transformation for multidomain operations, implications of the war in Ukraine, the service’s role in the Indo-Pacific, and recruiting and retention.

The Strategic Landpower Dialogue events, sponsored by General Dynamics, will serve as a unique source of insights into the current thinking and future challenges for land forces in a rapidly evolving security environment while highlighting the Army’s strategic role in U.S. national defense.

“The Association of the U.S. Army is excited to partner with an organization as respected as CSIS to launch the Strategic Landpower Dialogue for what we believe will be an essential forum shaping the discussion on the critical role of land power to U.S. national defense,” said retired Gen. Bob Brown, AUSA’s president and CEO.

“The United States will only prevail in the future fight with a U.S. Army capable of providing overmatch in land warfare as part of a joint force that integrates combat power across all warfighting domains,” Brown said. “Given that in Ukraine, we see the largest land war in Europe since World War II, it is a critical time to discuss these issues.”

Wormuth has been the Army’s top civilian leader since May 2021. Before serving as the 25th Army secretary, Wormuth was director of the International Defense and Security Center at Rand Corp., and she has worked on defense and national security policy for more than 25 years, including serving as the undersecretary of defense for policy from 2014 to 2016.

George, the Army vice chief of staff since August 2022, has been nominated to be the service’s next chief of staff. His nomination is pending Senate confirmation.

He previously was the senior military assistant to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. A 1988 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, George commanded I Corps from February 2020 to June 2021 and the 4th Infantry Division from August 2017 to October 2019.