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Army Leaders to Discuss"Enabling a Joint, Expeditionary Army"

The central focus of the winter symposium is the Army's decisive commitments to joint and expeditionary force capabilities

"Enabling a Joint, Expeditionary Army" will be the theme of the Association of the United States Army winter symposium Feb. 16-18 at the Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

The central focus of the winter symposium is the Army's decisive commitments to joint and expeditionary force capabilities. Special emphasis will be devoted to the indispensable role that partnerships with industry, the acquisition and logistics communities, training communities, and joint communities play in achieving these capabilities.

The Honorable Dr. Francis J. Harvey, Secretary of the Army, will attend along with Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker. Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Richard A. Cody will serve as a panelist in a discussion entitled "Science and Technology Contribution to a Joint Army."

In addition, the Honorable Claude M. Bolton Jr., Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology ASA(ALT) and Dr. Thomas H. Killion, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology, will each make presentations describing how their offices serve as science and technology enablers for a joint and expeditionary Army.

The Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)and the Army Material Command (AMC) are co-hosting the event. Gen. Kevin P. Byrnes, commanding general, TRADOC, will discuss how TRADOC is supporting an Army at war and how the command is adapting training and leader development to prepare Soldiers for the operational force. Gen. Benjamin S. Griffin, commanding general, AMC, will focus on the task of incorporating lessons learned from the warfighter into the lab, schoolhouse and production facility.

All media opportunities will be held in Room 318 at the Convention Center.

For more information, please call Maj. Kevin Inglin, TRADOC, at 757-788-3506 or 757-927-2739 after Feb. 15 , or AMC at 757-788-3506 or 703-408-6882.For additional information, please call OCPA Media Relations at 703-697-4314.

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