HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, discussed the Army’s way ahead during the opening day of the 2015 Global Force Symposium at the Van Braun Center here, March 31.
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (March 31, 2015) — Army leaders and the defense industry converged in Huntsville Tuesday, kicking off the three-day Association of the United States Army Institute of Land Warfare Global Symposium and Exposition.
The Training and Doctrine Command’s top leader Gen. David Perkins presented this year’s theme: Win in a Complex World.
“You’re either winning or losing,” Perkins said as he welcomed attendees, telling the audience they would get some insight over the course of the symposium into how the Army’s looking at the future.
TRADOC is the featured command of this year’s symposium. AUSA brought its symposium to Huntsville last year when the Army Materiel Command took center stage.
Alabama Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey also welcomed the crowd, noting the Army generates about $17 billion for the state. “I’m a little partial to the Army,” Ivey said, recounting the service of her father who was awarded the Bronze Star.
Wednesday’s keynote speaker is Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno. AMC Commander Gen. Dennis L. Via and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Heidi Shyu will both present their commands’ perspectives in featured presentations.
Panels with Army and industry experts are scheduled throughout the symposium along with
Warrior Corners which provide short presentations with equipment demonstrations and command overviews.
Lt. Gen. Kevin Mangum, deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command leads a discussion on the needs for, and benefits of Force 2025 and Beyond Maneuvers as the Army’s Campaign of Learning. This panel discussion was during the first day of the Global Force Symposium in Huntsville, Ala. March 31.