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Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012

Listen live during AUSA as leaders discuss how TRADOC is leading transition to Army of 2020

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FORT EUSTIS, Va. — Senior leaders from U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command will discuss how TRADOC is leading the Army’s transition to the Army of 2020 during the upcoming Association of the U.S. Army’s Institute of Land Warfare Winter Symposium Exposition in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., today through Friday.

This year, those who are unable to attend the exposition will have the unique opportunity to watch TRADOC panels and presentations live via streaming Web video courtesy of the Army’s Ustream channel.

“We’ve got one chance to get this right,” said Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of TRADOC, referring to the structural and human transitions the Army currently faces. “This time of transition — after a decade of war — is one of the most important times in the command’s 38-year history.”

Cone’s presentation, titled “Leading the Transition to the Army of 2020,” is one of the TRADOC panels and presentations that will be broadcast live on the Army’s Ustream channel, http://bit.ly/Watch_TRADOC_at_AUSA, throughout the three-day exposition. TRADOC events at AUSA Winter Symposium: (Watch the following events via the Army’s Ustream Channel: http://bit.ly/Watch_TRADOC_at_AUSA)

• Leading the Transition to the Army of 2020 -— 7:30 to 8:20 a.m. Thursday.

Cone will discuss “Leading the Transition to the Army of 2020” during his opening remarks. Cone will discuss how TRADOC is leading the Army’s transition to the Army of 2020 through structural and human transitions, modernizing with creative, iterative and affordable solutions.

•Investment Strategy Approach to Modernizing across DOTMLPF — 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Lt. Gen. Keith C. Walker, deputy commanding general of Futures and director of TRADOC’s Army Capabilities and Integration Center, will lead an Institute of Land Warfare Panel composed of Lt. Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of the Combined Army Center, senior Army leaders, industry reps and other members from non-Department of Defense agencies. The panel will explain how TRADOC’s comprehensive approach to modernization will help provide timely, innovative, effective and affordable solutions to help the Army transition to the future force of 2020. A media roundtable will be held following the event.

•The Agile Capabilities Lifecycle Process — 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Walker, along with Brig. Gen. Randal Dragon, Brigade Modernization Command, Fort Bliss, Texas, and a panel of other senior Army leaders and representatives of industry and non-DOD agencies will discuss how the process for getting capabilities into the hands of Soldiers more quickly offers a more comprehensive evaluation, better refinement and quicker fielding from a government and industry perspective. A media roundtable will be held following the event. The following TRADOC presentations will be available via TRADOC’s Youtube site: www.youtube.com/usarmytradoc.

•TRADOC Amphitheater Demonstration: Requirements Determination — 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

This presentation by Rickey Smith, Army Capabilities Integration Center senior professional for capabilities development, will provide audiences with a better understanding of how the Army generates requirements.

•TRADOC Amphitheater Demonstration: 21st Century Training — 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday. Col. Robert White, deputy commander of the Combined Arms Center-Training, will discuss how commanders train at home station to develop agile leaders and versatile units. He will also address the roles of the schools and the combat training centers in complementing home station training.

•TRADOC Amphitheater Demonstration: Squad: Foundation of the Decisive Force — 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday.

Col. Walter Piatt, commandant of the Infantry School, will discuss the first step in the Army’s long-term plan for shaping the Army of 2020 by determining what the squad needs to achieve overmatch against the enemy.

He will also discuss the Army’s enhancements to increase effectiveness of the squad and the plan to mitigate critical capability gaps. He will be joined by Command Sgt. Maj. Steven McClaflin, Infantry School command sergeant major.

Follow TRADOC’s AUSA panels and presentations through Facebook and Twitter: www.facebook.com/USArmyTRADOC and www.twitter.com/tradoc.

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