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SPACE-RELATED SESSIONS AT AUSA CONFERENCE, Oct 16, 2019, DC, 9:15 am ET and 10:00 am ET

The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) will hold its annual conference October 14-16, 2019 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.  Two sessions on October 16 relate to space activities.

A session on October 16 from 9:15-9:55 am ET, in the “Warrior’s Corner” section of the program, is entirely devoted to space: “Tactical Space: Delivering Future Force Space Capabilities.”  Speakers are:

  • Willie Nelson, Director, Assured Positioning, Navigation & Timing Cross Functional Team,United States Army Futures Command
  • Joseph Welch, Deputy Program Executive Officer, Command, Control and Communications-Tactical, United States Army
  • BG Robert Collins, Program Executive Officer, Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors, United States Army
  • Thomas Webber, Director, Technical Center, United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command
  • Patrick O’Neill, Director, C5ISR Center, United States Army Combat Capabilities Development Command
  • Dr. Derek Tournear, Assistant Director for Space (and Acting Director), Space Development Agency, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering

Also that morning, from 10:00-11:45 am ET, SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell will be on a panel entitled: “AUSA’s ILW Contemporary Military Forum: Delivering Force Modernization.” Other speakers on the panel are Nadia Schadlow from the Hudson Institute (former Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy) and Lt. Gen. Neil Thurgood, Director of Hypersonics, Directed Energy, Space, and Rapid Acquisition, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisitions, Logistics and Technology).

Details of those panels and the conference as a whole are on the AUSA website.


October 16, 2019
9:00 am - 11:00 pm