Army Professional Development Opportunities

Monday October 22, 2012

What is it?

Strengthening our Army Profession is key to the enduring success of our Army today, in 2020, and beyond. The Army provides professional development opportunities to our all-volunteer Army, which is the most decisive land force in the world.

Army Professional Development Opportunities will be available at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, which will hold its 2012 Annual Meeting, Oct. 22- 24, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. This annual event is invaluable and provides the Army the opportunity to share ideas and communicate key messages to all components and internal and external audiences on the Army's priorities and key issues. Army participants can take part in unique professional development activities (both in person and virtually) that will increase their understanding of the Army Profession, leader development, and the Army of the Future and Beyond.

What has the Army done?

Army leaders and organizations around the world have prepared professional development and discussion forums for Soldiers, Army civilians, and family members over the three days of the event. They include: Opening Ceremony address by the Secretary of the Army, Eisenhower Luncheon address by the Army Chief of Staff, 11 Contemporary Military Forums, 4 Family Forums, 30 presentations in the Army Exhibit, and 18 presentations in the Army Presentation Space, Soldier, NCO, warrant officer and civilian seminars, and much more. Our leaders and participating subject matter experts will discuss topics pertinent to the Army today and in the future.

Schedule, live links or archived presentations will be available at Army Professional Development Tool Kit web page or on DVIDS.

Why is this important to the Army?

The annual meeting is an important event that provides both professional development for Soldiers, families, and Army civilians as well as a unique communication opportunity. The Army's participation in this event facilitates the discussion of Army priorities, national security challenges, and initiatives to maintain the best led, best trained, and best equipped force in the world. The Army's participation is not only onsite at the event but also virtual on the web to the Army around the world.

What is planned in the future?

The Professional Development Tool Kit webpage will be kept updated throughout the year to include valuable resources to maintain an understanding of the U.S. Army, its priorities, and future plans.

Resources:

Army Professional Development Tool Kit
Live broadcasts from AUSA
DVIDS: 2012 AUSA Annual Meeting
Green Book (articles in the October issue of Army Magazine by our senior leaders

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Oct. 22- 24: Association of the Unites States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition (AUSA), Washington D.C.

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"AUSA is a unique professional opportunity to engage in healthy dialogue about the future of the Army with our industrial partners, Soldiers, civilian workforce, Congress, and the press who participate in this annual meeting."

-Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal, speaking about the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition

AUSA forums to be webcast live

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- Mark Buller, deputy division chief, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine's (USARIEM) Biophysical and Biomedical Modeling Division (BBMD), Natick, Mass., highlights the fact that the technology used to monitor Felix Baumgartner's heart and respiratory rate was supported and developed with the assistance of USARIEM's BBMD researchers.

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