Sep 09. The Association of the U.S. Army’s Annual Meeting & Exposition,
“America’s Army: The Strength of the Nation – Noncommissioned Officers:
The Strength of the Army,” AUSA’s 2009 Annual Meeting & Exposition. A Professional Development Forum, 5 – 7 October 2009, Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington, D.C.
28 Sep 09. AUSA’s Annual Meeting and Exposition, at the Walter E. Washington
Convention Center, will feature the events listed below. All the events
will be posted on its web page at www.ausa.org, “Annual Meeting
Schedule,” and will appear in the Annual Meeting and Exposition Program.
Monday, Oct. 5
7:30 to 9 a.m. – US Army Reserve / National Guard Leadership Breakfast.
Speaker: Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston
9:30 to 11:15 a.m. – Opening Ceremony: Speaker: Secretary of Defense
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. – SMA Awards Luncheon / Soldier and NCO of the Year.
Speaker: General Peter W. Chiarelli, vice chief of staff, USA
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. – Corporate Members’ Luncheon. Host: MG Patricia P.
Hickerson, USA (Ret.), Council of Trustees, AUSA
1 to 5 p.m. – ILW Book Program Author Presentations – 10 Author
2 to 4 p.m. – ILW Contemporary Military Forum – “Building Resiliant
Soldiers, Families, and Civilians” – Mediator Lt. Gen James D. Thurman,
deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7
2 to 4 p.m. – ILW Contemporary Military Forum – “Army Modernization” –
Mediator Lt. Gen Speakes, deputy chief of staff, G-8
2 to 4 p.m. – Retiree Seminar. “VA National Cemeteries, Army Retirement
Services, DFAS Retired Pay”.
2 to 4:30 p.m. – AUSA Military Family Forum – “Army Families: The
Strength Behind the Soldier” – Speakers Lt. Gen George W. Casey Jr.,
chief of staff, US Army / Mrs. Casey
3 to 3:30 p.m. – Year of the NCO Muster.
Sep 09. BATTLESPACE Editor Julian Nettlefold will be at AUSA for the duration. Contact: +44 (0) 77689 54766.
02 Sep 09. Col. David A. Appling, USA, Ret., will be presented the Maj. Gen. Anthony J. Drexel Biddle Medal for outstanding contributions to the Association of the United States Army. Appling will receive the Biddle Medal Oct. 5 at AUSA’s Annual Meeting and Exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Appling, who joined AUSA in 1957 as he entered the Army as a second lieutenant of ordnance through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, has served in various positions with AUSA throughout his military and civilian careers. He helped establish AUSA’s Silicon Valley Chapter as an industry-focused organization in a defense-oriented environment.
08 Sep 09. Lt. Gen. Robert H. Forman, USA, Ret., will receive the Gen. Creighton W. Abrams Medal for exceptional service to the U.S. Army at this year’s Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition. Forman served for more than 36 years culminating with his retirement in 1987 as the deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. He joined the Army after graduating from Arizona State University with a commission as a second lieutenant of field artillery through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and went on to serve as a commander, military instructor, staff officer and trainer who fought in the Korean War and had two tours in Vietnam. After retiring, Forman served as president of AUSA’s Fifth Region from 1990 to 1994. After a two-year hiatus, he was sought after to accept two more terms
setting an unprecedented eight years in office.
15 Sep 09. The executive director of the U.S. Army Test, Management and Diagnostic Equipment Activity, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., will be recognized with the Association of the United States Army’s Department of the Army Civilian Award for outstanding service to the Army, its soldiers, civilians and families. Richard E. Turner, a Department of the Army civilian employee and a member of the Senior Executive Service, leads a workforce of more than 620 professionals at 61 sites world