AUSA 2020 Virtual Exposition Now 15 Oct Schedule

By Robert Martin, PAO    13 October 2020

AUSA 2020 Virtual Exposition Now

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Thursday, 15 October 2020

08:00 - 0830

Warriors Corner: Building a Culture of Character Growth

This session will provide a brief overview of the West Point Character Education Program and the newly established Character Integration Advisory Group. The panel will discuss the overarching USMA Character Education Framework and provide a cadet perspective regarding implementation across the Honor, Respect, and Trust programs within the Corps of Cadet.

08:45 - 09:15

Warriors Corner: Rapidly Delivering Hypersonics, Directed Energy, and Disruptive Capabilities

Speakers: Mr. Stanley Darbro, LTG L. Neil Thurgood, Marcia Homes

The Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) is delivering rapid experimental prototypes with residual combat capability in support of both the Army Modernization and National Defense strategies. The current RCCTO focus is on the strategic areas of hypersonics and directed energy, while we continue to execute other critical missions by exploring and identifying both emerging and disruptive technologies. By rapidly transitioning prototypes to the field, the U.S. Army will be able to deter and defeat near-peer adversaries. This Warrior's Corner session will provide a look at the RCCTO mission and progress on our signature prototyping efforts.

09:00 - 10:30

Greece and the United States Roundtable Discussion

Greece and the United States: Building Stronger Defense Ties through Multilevel Collaborations: A timely and important discussion focusing on the prospects of a wider cooperation between the U.S. and Greece in the field of defense and security sectors. The discussion will demonstrate the existing exceptional potentials for both the Hellenic and American Industries in their efforts for industrial cooperation, co-production, joint ventures, and high technology transfer and investment programs.

0930 – 1000

Warriors Corner: Enabling Multi-Domain Operations through 3D Terrain

Speakers: MG Maria Gervais, Gary Blohm, Karen Saunders, Mr. Ryan McAlinden

1000 – 1030

Secretary of Defense Presentation

Speaker: Dr. Mark T. Esper

1030 – 1130

AUSA Military Family Forum II: Military Moves

Moderator: Mrs. Patricia Barron, LTG Douglas M. Gabram, MG Michel M. Russell, Sr. Ms. Helen A. Roadarmel, Rebecca I. Porter

1100 – 1130

Warriors Corner: Fostering People, Modernization, Readiness through an Organizational Pandemic Response

U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) is playing a leading role in the development of novel vaccines, diagnostics, therapeutics, & the exploration & application of enabling technologies as part of the nation’s COVID-19 response. Key USAMRDC staff are also engaged in supporting the Strategic National Stockpile & Operation Warp Speed efforts. Beyond the current pandemic, the materiel & knowledge products resulting from this investment have the potential to be situationally adapted in order to protect both Warfighter & their medical providers in other disaster-type situations as well as in Multi-Domain Operations. USAMRDC has partnered with industry & academia across the United States, & with the Joint Force & the other Services to deliver on the nation’s COVID investment in the Army medical science & technology & program management capabilities.

Speakers: COL Stuart Tyner, PhDand Ms. Leigh Anne Alexander


Winning the War for Talent

Gen. James McConville

LTG Susan Lawrence

LTG Brito G-1 (Moderator)


SES Carol Burton, Civil HR Agency



1130 – 1200

Retired Soldier and Veteran Seminar

Speaker: Mr. Mark Overberg

1145 - 1215

Warriors Corner: Talent Based Career Alignment

The Army Talent Management Task Force is establishing the Talent Based Career Alignment program that actively competes for the retention of our most talented officers. Exceptionally talented junior officers have many opportunities to seek employment outside the Army after their initial obligation. To retain those officers, this new program provides increased predictability and stability. It identifies and selects officers at the Captains Career Course to align their talents to an Assured Mid- Career Pathway. This pathway guarantees their follow-on assignment after company command- contingent upon continued high levels of performance in company command. In essence, it allows officers to know their career pathway from the Captains Career Course to their attendance at ILE.

Speakers: MG J.P. McGee and COL Mark Susnis

1200 -1300

Marshall Award Presentation: The Army Family

Speaker: Gen. Carter Ham

1230 1300

Warriors Corner: Future Vertical Lift Update

MG David Francis, Commanding General, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence, BG Wally Rugen, Director, Future Vertical Lift Cross Functional Team, and BG Rob Barrie, Program Executive Officer Aviation, provide an update on Army Future Vertical Lift programs. FVL is number three in the Army's modernization priorities and essential to preparing the Army for Multi-Domain Operations. Many of the FVL programs made significant progress in increasing reach, survivability and lethality during FY 2020 as they prepare to be MDO capable in 2028 and MDO ready in 2035.

Speakers: BG Robert Barrie, MG David Francis and BG Walter Rugen


Balancing Readiness and Modernization across the Sustainment Warfighting Function

GEN Ed Daly (AMC CG)

Moderator: LTG (R) Mitchell Stevenson

MG Charles Hamilton, AMC G-3

MG Todd Royar, AMCOM CG

MG Rodney Fogg, CASCOM CG

MG Chris Mohan, 21st TSC CG

Mr. Dan Reily

1300 – 1345

SMA Panel: This is My Squad

Moderator: SMA Daniel Dailey, SMA Michael A. Grinston, CPT Daniel Dickey, MSG Jonathan Wilcox

CPT Kenneth Danos, SFC Wayne Irion, 1SG Hector Puente, CPT Douglas Rohde, 1SG Nathan Brookshire

1315 – 1345

Warriors Corner: Public Information Warfare in Iraq and Syria – Who’s Winning

Fresh from a deployment in the Middle East, the former spokesman explains the contested information environment in Iraq and Syria, shares best practices, and proposes questions for Defense Department leaders to shift culture and improve effectiveness of public information operations. The U.S.-led Coalition to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria partners with Iraq Security Forces and Syrian Democratic Forces to eliminate Daesh remnants and promote regional security.

Speakers: COL Myles Caggins and MAJ Gabriela Thompson

1345 – 1430

Chief, National Guard Bureau Seminar

Speakers: GEN Daniel R. Hokanson, Maj. Gen. Michael E. Stencel, Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc,

Maj. Gen. Richard R. Neely, Gen. Rajmund Andrzejczak, Maj. Gen. Torrence W. Saxe,

Maj. Gen. Dovchinsurengiin Ganzorig, BG Laura L. Clellan, Maj. Gen. Yousef al-Hnaity,

MG Michael R. Berry, Air Commodore Darryl Daniel, Gen. Ramses Rueda Rueda,

MG Raymond F. Shields, Jr., BG Roger D. Lyles and Maj. Gen. Ori Gordin

1400 -1430

Warriors Corner: Tactical Space Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)

The G-2 Warriors Corner presentation will highlight how Army Military Intelligence (MI) modernization is supporting Army modernization to deliver intelligence to the point of need with greater speed, precision, and accuracy.The presentation will describe how the Army, in partnership with USD(I&S), NRO, and NGA, are providing Army Commanders with deep-sensing space-based ISR capabilities at echelons not directly used in nearly two decades of counter-insurgency (COIN) operations.The Army’s Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2 will describe how the Army’s Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Task Force is working “by, with, and through” the U.S. Army Futures Command, to shape requirements for an Army ISR framework that can leverage organic collection systems and access to data from National, Joint, Coalition, and Industry Partner collectors.The Director of the Assured, Positioning, Navigation and Timing (APNT) Cross Functional Team (CFT) will describe how the APNT CFT-led Sensor-to-Shooter (S2S) campaign of learning, with direct support from the ISR Task Force and Army Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities Program (TENCAP), are utilizing space-based demonstration ISR systems to shorten S2S timelines and enhance situational awareness.Through these efforts, AUSA attendees will learn how the Army, through unity of effort, is ensuring that space-based ISR can provide Army Commanders with the priority, responsiveness, timeliness, or capacity required to meet MDO operational force requirements across the continuum of operations, from competition to crisis to conflict.

Speakers: Mr. John J Strycula, SES Alexander T. Miller, Mr. Philip Baude, Mr. David Lilley

1400 – 1445

AUSA Military Family Forum III: Army Senior Leader Town Hall

Moderator: LTG Jason T. Evans, Speakers: Secretary Ryan D. McCarthy,

GEN James C. McConville, SMA Michael A. Grinston, GEN Edward M. Daly

Larry Gilchrist

1430 – 1515

Army Cadet Forum

Army Collaboration Bridges “Valley of Death” with SPARTN

Long Range Precision Fires Director, BG John Rafferty, and Self Propelled Howitzer Systems PM, COL Tim Fuller, will announce selectee’s for Fire Faster; the first topic of the Special Program Awards for Required Technology Needs (SPARTN) program. SPARTN is a collaboration between AFC and ASA(ALT) for a whole of acquisition approach to SBIR that enables small businesses transparent access and higher incentives to mature their technology through procurement.SPARTN offers an opportunity for solvers to work directly with problem owners and end users under the AAL Cohort model to ensure their solutions satisfy both stakeholder groups as they develop them.

Speakers: GEN Mike Murray, COL Timothy R Fuller, BG John L. Rafferty,

COL Len Rosanoff

Daily Wrap Up

Gen. Cater Ham