03 Feb 14. Association of the United States Army (AUSA) officials have announced that the 2014 AUSA Winter Symposium and Exposition will be held, for the first time, in Huntsville, Ala., Feb. 19-21. Traditionally, this annual symposium is conducted on alternate years with support from a featured command, namely the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) or the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). The Army Materiel Command, headquartered at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, is the featured command for this 2014 professional development forum. The symposium will be held in the Von Braun Center and will focus on the theme: “America’s Army – Sustaining, Training, and Equipping for the Future.” Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA, Ret., president of the Association of the United States Army, said, “Locating our 2014 symposium in Huntsville, Alabama, with its close proximity to AMC headquarters, will allow us to maximize military, civilian and industry attendance during this period of constrained budgets and limited resources. This is a superb opportunity for professional development, and it remains very cost effective.” Adding, “As a well-respected professional development forum, the Association’s annual Winter Symposium and Exposition will continue to provide an all-important platform for participants to learn about and see not only what the Army needs, but also what industry is developing in the latest and best technologies to arm, equip, sustain and protect our soldiers for the future fight.”
The sold-out exposition will feature over 200 exhibits highlighting the latest state-of-the-art arms, equipment and developing technologies for today’s Army and the Future Force. Other commands and agencies at Redstone include the: Army Aviation and Missile Command, Army Security Assistance Command, Army Contracting Command, Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Command, Army Space and Missile Defense Command, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, to cite a few. Huntsville is also the home of the Association’s Redstone – Huntsville Chapter with over 2,600 military and civilian members. Online registration is open until Feb. 7, and then you may register onsite at the Von Braun Center.
03 Feb 14. 2014 AUSA Winter Symposium & Exposition, “America’s Army: Sustaining, Training, and Equipping for the Future.” For the first time, the annual Association of the U.S. Army’s Institute of Land Warfare Winter Symposium and Exposition will take place in Huntsville, AL, at the Von Braun Center from February 19-21. The featured Command for the 2014 Winter Symposium will be the U.S. Army Materiel Command, headquartered at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville.
Other commands and agencies at Redstone include:
• Army Aviation and Missile Command
• Army Security Assistance Command
• Army Contracting Command
• Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Command
• Army Space and Missile Defense command
• U.S. Missile Defense Agency
The key objective of AUSA’s ILW Winter Symposium is to provide an open forum for attendees to interact and participate in discussions about the Army modernization efforts and immediate needs of our soldiers in harm’s way. Participants will be available for challenging questions from the audience. NOTE: All participants/speakers are on an invited basis only and subject to change.
UPDATED: Highlights from the agenda include:
Wednesday, February 19
8:10 AM – Special Guest Presentation from the Honorable Robert J. Bentley, Governor, State of Alabama
8:30 AM – Presentation, “The AMC Perspective,” from Gen. Dennis L. Via, Commanding General, United States Army Materiel Command
9:00 AM – Panel discussion, “Operating in the New Normal – Post Conflict Support,” moderated by Brig. Gen. James R. Moran, USA, Ret., Vice President of Army Systems for The Boeing Company
10:15 AM – Presentation, “Modernization,” from the Honorable Heidi Shyu, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and