The Army Women’s Foundation is presenting a free professional development program from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on October 9 in Washington, D.C. for officers and enlisted personnel. The program, titled Leading in a Complex World, will be held in Room 209 B-C, in the Washington Convention Center during the Annual Meeting of the Association of the United States Army. AUSA and its Institute of Land Warfare are hosting AWF’s presentation.  To attend the professional development program, you must be registered to attend AUSA’s Annual Meeting.

Maj. General Mari K. Eder, USA, Ret., will deliver the keynote “Firsts, Seconds and Leader Thirds” to address breaking ground and encouraging others to follow. A panel of extraordinary Soldiers also will discuss their experiences, challenges and successes. Scheduled to participate are:

  • Brig. General Cindy R. Jebb, 14th Dean of the Academic Board, USMA, West Point;
  • Chief Warrant Officer 5 Phyllis Wilson; Senior Leadership Instructor, US Army Warrant Officer Career College, Fort Rucker;
  • Command Sgt. Maj. Julie Guerra, US Army HQDA G-3/5/7 DAMA SS, Pentagon; and
  • Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Marks, World Class Athlete Program, 2016 Olympic Paralympian, 2016 Invictus Games Gold Medalist.

Command Sgt. Maj. Donna Brock, USA, Ret., former senior enlisted advisor to the 43rd Surgeon General of the U.S. Army, will moderate the panel.

“The Army Women’s Foundation supports Soldiers and Veterans. We recognize their contributions to the U.S. Army and our nation and we want to empower them to succeed in the Army. Whether we wear the Army uniform today, or have worn it in the past, we are all Soldiers for Life,” said AWF Board President Brig. General (Ret.) Anne Macdonald, USA.

The U.S. Army Women’s Foundation is the premier organization for today’s Army women and veterans, a strong partner for their continued success, and a dynamic advocate for telling their stories.

The U.S. Army Women’s Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Fort Lee, Virginia. The mission of the Army Women’s Foundation is to promote public interest in the Army and recognize and honor the service of all U.S. Army women.