Senior Conference L
"THE ARMY WE NEED:
the Role of Landpower in an Uncertain Strategic Environment"
1-3 June 2014
EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE AGENDA
SUNDAY, 1 JUNE 2014
12:00-5:00 p.m. ARRIVAL
5:00-6:00 p.m. RECEPTION
6:00-7:00 p.m. DINNER
7:00-7:15 p.m. WELCOMING REMARKS AND INTRODUCTION
7:15-8:15p.m. OPENING KEYNOTE: "LANDPOWER IN TIMES OF
COMPLEXITY, UNCERTAINTY, AND AUSTERITY"
8:15-9:00 p.m. CONFERENCE OVERVIEW
9:00 p.m. AFTER DINNER MIXER
MONDAY, 2 JUNE 2014
7:15-8:00 a.m. BREAKFAST
8:00-9:45 a.m. SESSION 1: PRESERVING US INFLUENCE IN AN
UNCERTAIN, COMPLEX GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
1. What are the most significant threats to US national security?
2. How does landpower address these significant threats?
3. What lessons can the nation learn from historical responses to unforeseen threats?
10:00-11:30 a.m. SESSION 2: UNDERSTANDING THE CONTEXT
OF THE UPCOMING ARMY TRANSITION
1. What is the historical pattern of Army transition periods?
2. How has the army dealt with reduced budgets in the past?
3. What is the current state of Department of Defense and Army budgets.
4. What is the congressional approach to funding the Department of Defense.
1:30-3:00 p.m. SESSION 3: THE ARMY AS PART OF THE JOINT,
INTERAGENCY, AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL TEAM
1. What do transnational national security challenges, such as terrorism or conflict
in cyberspace, imply about the Army's needed capabilities.
2. What are the strategic capabilities and joint force enablers provided by the Army?
3. How can the Army improve its integration with other instruments of national power,
as well as other military services, host nations, allies, and international
3:15-4:45 p.m. SESSION 4: TOWARDS THE ARMY OF THE FUTURE:
PREVENT, SHAPE, AND WIN
1. What capabilities does the Army need to prevent and shape?
2. How should the Army balance investments amongst personnel, operational
readiness, force modernization, and research?
3. How should the Army approach innovation and adaptation to better meet the
demands of preventing and shaping?
5:00-6:00 p.m. GUIDED TOUR OF UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY
AT WEST POINT
6:45-7:30 p.m. RECEPTION
7:30-8:30 p.m. DINNER
8:30-9:30 p.m. DINNER KEYNOTE ADDRESS: "MANAGING
NATIONAL SECURITY RISK"
9:30 p.m. AFTER DINNER MIXER
TUESDAY, 3 JUNE 2014
7:30-9:15 a.m. BREAKFAST SESSION: LEADING THE FUTURE ARMY-
A GENERATIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE CHALLENGES
OF THE FUTURE
1. How do junior leaders approach their professional responsibilities in a rapidly
changing world while facing fiscal austerity?
2. What are the biggest threats to the professional satisfaction they’ve experienced
during their service to the nation?
3. What would junior leaders like senior leaders to do in support of mission readiness
and professional development?
9:30-11:30 SESSION 5: PARADIGM SHIFT: HOW MUST THE ARMY
CHANGE FOR THE FUTURE?
1. How do we rethink and redesign our approaches to US Army material and human
capital development in light of current and future strategic imperatives?
2. How should the Army provide incentives for innovation and creative thinking that
lead to agile and adaptive organizations?
3. What cultural norms and world views, if any, are hindering change and increased
11:45-1:00 p.m. LUNCH, CLOSING KEYNOTE, AND CONFERENCE WRAP