By Robert Martin, PAO 13 October 2020
Are you planning on viewing the AUSA conference? Here are some helpful hints for this year’s virtual conference.
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Navigating the Lobby, the Lobby is the central hub with the daily newsletter (visible upon logging in), a daily welcome video, as well as links to the main event rooms (Gallery, Exhibit Hall, and Program & events).
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)
MG JP McGee, Dir, ATMTF
SES Carol Burton, Civil HR Agency
LTG Rainey, CAC CDR
MG Vareen, USAREC CDR
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
Marshall Award Presentation: The Army Family
Speaker: Gen. Carter Ham
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
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
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