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Oct 2017
Oct 2017


Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mount Vernon Place Washington , District of Columbia 20001
Tel: (202) 249-3217
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AUSA 2017 Annual Meeting & Exposition - Association of the United States Army


Event Overview:

Held every October in Washington, D.C., the AUSA Annual Meeting is the largest landpower exposition and professional development forum in North America. The Annual Meeting consists of informative presentations, panel discussions on pertinent military and national security subjects, workshops and important AUSA business meetings.

There will be dozens of professional development events, seminars and presentations during this event including:

    AUSA Institute of Land Warfare (ILW) Contemporary Military Forums
    AUSA Military Family Forums
    Sergeant Major of the Army NCO and Soldier Forum
    Small Business Forum
    Warrant Officer Professional Development Seminar
    Army National Guard Seminar
    Chief, Army Reserve Seminar
    Pre-Retirement/Survivor Benefit Plan Briefing
    Numerous International Networking events
    Department of the Army Civilian Professional Development Seminar


    Over 26,000 attendees from around the world
    600 displays in five halls located on both levels of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center
    Close to 300,000 net square feet of display space
    Nine international pavilions: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Korea, Turkey and the United Kingdom
    New AUSA Homeland Security Pavilion
    Small Business Pavilion
    Veterans Career Hiring Pavilion organized by the American Freedom Foundation
    Army Display with multiple messages set up by AMC
    Army Warriors Corner – Included presentations from senior personnel supporting key Army Themes
    Army Acquisition Rally Point – Occupied by ASA(ALT) personnel for meetings/visits and outreach.
    Installations, Energy & Environment (IEE) Rally Point

Exhibitor Information:

Be a Part of one of the World’s Largest Land Warfare Expositions

Why Exhibit?

Showcase your brand to over 26,000 attendees including senior leaders from the Army, DoD, Congress, and foreign dignitaries.

Stay ahead of industry trends by discovering new developments in technology.

Expand your network and connect with colleagues from the world wide defense industry.

About AUSA:

Since 1950, the Association of the United States Army has worked to support all aspects of national security while advancing the interests of America’s Army and the men and women who serve.

The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) is a private, non-profit, professional educational organization dedicated to maintaining a strong national security with a special emphasis on land power and the United States Army. AUSA is the only professional organization uniquely supporting the needs and interests of the total Army including:

• Active Duty
• Army National Guard
• Army Reserve
• Department of the Army Civilians
• Retirees and Family Members


Keynote Speakers

James Mattis


United States general and secretary of defense

Jim Mattis became the 26th Secretary of Defense on January 20, 2017.

A native of Richland, Washington, Secretary Mattis enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve at the age of 18. After graduating from Central Washington University in 1971, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps.

During his more than four decades in uniform, Secretary Mattis commanded Marines at all levels, from an infantry rifle platoon to a Marine Expeditionary Force. He led an infantry battalion in Iraq in 1991, an expeditionary brigade in Afghanistan after the 9/11 terror attack in 2001, a Marine Division in the initial attack and subsequent stability operations in Iraq in 2003, and led all U.S. Marine Forces in the Middle East as Commander, I Marine Expeditionary Force and U.S. Marine Forces Central Command.

During his non-combat assignments, Secretary Mattis served as Senior Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense; as Director, Marine Corps Manpower Plans & Policy; as Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command; and as Executive Secretary to the Secretary of Defense. 

As a joint force commander, Secretary Mattis commanded U.S. Joint Forces Command, NATO’s Supreme Allied Command for Transformation, and U.S. Central Command. At U.S. Central Command, he directed military operations of more than 200,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen, Coast Guardsmen, Marines and allied forces across the Middle East. 

Following his retirement from the U.S. Marine Corps in 2013, Secretary Mattis served as the Davies Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, specializing in the study of leadership, national security, strategy, innovation, and the effective use of military force. In 2016, he co-edited the book, Warriors & Citizens: American Views of Our Military.

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