FORT LIBERTY, N.C. –
Senior Army leaders from Fort Liberty and across the U.S. Army and industry will provide details and discussions on “America’s Army: Ready for Today, Modernizing for 2030 and Beyond” at the upcoming Association of the United States Army Warfighter Summit and Exposition July 26-27 in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
This is the second year AUSA is hosting the Warfighter Summit.
The summit’s primary focus is the Soldier and the defense industry professionals who support the Army warfighter. To meet evolving threats, the U.S. Army is undergoing a once-in-a-generation transformation to develop the capability to converge effects on land, in the air, sea, space and cyberspace. This transformation includes investment in people, reorganization of Army forces, the development of new equipment, and the adoption of new concepts on how to fight and allow the Army to maintain superiority over any potential adversary.
“The Army’s most valuable asset is its people,” said Gen. Gary Brito, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. “Our Army will, and it always has … acquired the best tank, the best helicopter, the best Humvee, the best you name it,” he said. “All of those pieces of equipment … will not work, if not for our Soldiers, leaders, and civilian professionals from all walks of life and every state and territory.”
“The Army must keep up its modernization momentum, we need to approach 2040 with a sense of urgency now,” Rainey said. “Transforming the Army to ensure war-winning future readiness … is the best guarantee that our successful materiel modernization efforts will produce lethal formations that will deter our enemies, and, if required, dominate the land domain in conflict.”
Fort Liberty leaders will emphasize the Army post’s role as America’s Contingency Force during a discussion by Lt. Gen. Christopher Donahue, commanding general of the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Liberty, and by XVIII Airborne Corps’ Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas J. “T.J” Holland. U.S. Army Special Operations Command’s deputy commanding general, Maj. Gen. Patrick Roberson, also will highlight Fort Liberty’s role in irregular warfare.
There will be a fireside chat with Maj. Gen. Donn Hill, commanding general of the Army Security Force Assistance Command, also based at Fort Liberty; and by Lt. Gen. Kevin Vereen, deputy Army chief of staff for installations, G-9, at the Pentagon.
A highlight of the Warfighter Summit will be a discussion by Sergeant Major of the Army Michael Grinston, who will speak about the vital role of the U.S. Army’s Non-Commissioned Officer Corps as the U.S. Army faces the future’s often uncertain events.
“America is entering a new era of global security challenges,” Poppas said, “and with it we are ushering in a new generation of warfighters. We must be ready for what comes next.”
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