vAUSA Global Force Next
Von Braun Center, United States
2021 Virtual Global Force Next is an important three-day virtual event, from 16-18 March 2021, that will focus on Army modernization efforts and the Army Futures Command’s eight Cross Functional Teams (CFTs):
Long Range Precision Fires, Next Generation Combat Vehicles, Future Vertical Lift, Air & Missile Defense, Army Network, Assured Position, Navigation, and Timing, Soldier Lethality, Synthetic Training Environment.
Eight CFT panels will provide updates and future endeavors they are undertaking to continue the Army’s drive to modernize the force. A ninth panel is planned to provide updates on related topics for foreign military sales. AUSA is developing this forum based on feedback from our annual meeting AUSA Now, and with the realization that March 2021 presents a key opportunity for the Army to share additional information about their future modernization plans.
“While it may not replace the full experience of the in-person event, Global Force Next will serve to keep us connected with Army senior leaders and messages, with industry partners and academia, and with AUSA members around the globe. We are planning for a forum that will resonate with our industry partners and provide them important updates about the future of the Army,” said retired US Army GEN Carter F. Ham, President and CEO of the Association of the United States Army.
Global Force Next will also include keynote presentations from Army leaders, including the Secretary of the Army, Chief of Staff of the Army, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology, Army Futures Command (AFC), and Army Materiel Command (AMC).