WASHINGTON — A panel of experts will publicly discuss the Army’s improvements to quality of life for Soldiers and Families and efforts to prevent harmful and violent behaviors, at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Expo, Oct. 10, 2022.
The panel will discuss how the Army is prioritizing People First by improving the Army’s culture and quality of life, including the Quality of Life Task Force’s efforts to improve Army housing, including barracks and Army-owned Family housing; access to healthcare and childcare; options for spouse employment; and the PCS move experience.
The group will also examine the People First Task Force’s work to address domestic and intimate-partner violence, suicides, sexual harassment, and sexual assault.
Panelists will include:
- Yvette Bourcicot, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs)
- Lt. Gen. R. Scott Dingle, Army Surgeon General and commanding general of U.S. Army Medical Command
- Lt. Gen. Kevin Vereen, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9 (Installations)
- Maj. Gen. Christopher Norrie, Director of the Army People First Task Force
- Dr. Heather Krull, RAND senior economist and director of the Personnel, Training, and Health program at the RAND Arroyo Center
Moderating the panel will be Hon. Erin Conaton, former Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, an AUSA senior fellow.