By AMC Public AffairsOctober 2, 2009
AMC exhibit booth
The U.S. Army Materiel Command will showcase a wide variety of advancements and emerging technologies in logistics and acquisition at the Association of the U.S. Army's annual meeting and exposition at the Washington Convention Center Oct. 5-7.
Located in exhibit booth 1524, AMC will feature new and exciting technologies, including a RIPSAW virtual trainer; advances in fuel cell and rechargeable batteries; a table top model of a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Egress Trainer; and a virtual reality environment that highlights how AMC's Army Sustainment Command supports Soldiers around the globe.
AMC participation in speaking engagements
MONDAY, Oct. 5
LUNCHEON: "Corporate Members Luncheon"
Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody will discuss the challenges as the Army executes drawdown in Iraq and buildup in Afghanistan during this event from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom, Renaissance Hotel.
Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey J. Mellinger, AMC's command sergeant major, will discuss technology and the warfighter from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the U.S. Army exhibit booth.
PANEL: "Army Modernization Post Future Combat Systems (FCS)"
James Dwyer, AMC's deputy G-3/5 for support operations, will participate as a panelist to discuss Army modernization efforts from 2 to 4 p.m. in room 145B.
TUESDAY, Oct. 6
PANEL: "Army of the 21st Century"
Maj. Gen. Kevin A. Leonard will participate as a panelist to discuss current Army initiatives from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in room 146C.
Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Blake, ASC's command sergeant major, will discuss AMC's Reset efforts from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the U.S. Army exhibit booth.
PANEL: "Adapting our Institutions: The Enterprise Approach to Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN)"
Dunwoody will participate as a panelist with the other three core enterprise leads from 2 to 4 p.m. in room 146C.
PANEL: "Energy and the Environment for an Expeditionary Army"
Dr. Grace Bochenek, director of AMC's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, will participate as a panelist to discuss Army energy advancements from 2 to 4 p.m. in room 150B.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7
BREAKFAST: "Second Region Breakfast Meeting"
Mellinger will discuss warfighter feedback and innovation contributions during this event from 7 to 10 a.m. in room 146C.
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: "Institutional Adaptation"
As a follow-up to the panel discussion that happens on Oct. 6, Dunwoody will participate in a media opportunity to discuss Institutional Adaptation along with Lt. Gen. Robert Durbin, special assistant to the Army Chief of Staff for enterprise management; Jerry Hansen, acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for installations and environment; and Mark Rocke, office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, from 8 to 9 a.m. in room 140B.
PANEL: "Improving ARFORGEN - gaining a Common Framework for RESET"
Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, AMC's deputy commanding general, will participate as a panelist to discuss AMC's Reset efforts from 8 to 10 a.m. in room 202A.
For more information on AMC, please visit our Web site at www.amc.army.mil.
For further information, please contact Michelle McCaskill at (703) 806-8014, Diana Dawa at (703) 806-9127 or Melissa Bohan at (703) 806-8019. On Oct. 5-7, please use cell number (703) 626-1810 or (703) 855-8321.