More than 2.6 million service members have deployed over the past 13 years to Iraq, Afghanistan, and other theaters of war. Despite the many strains on the force and its growing distance from the American people, the successful deployment and sustainment of the all-volunteer force during these wars stands as a major accomplishment. However, as the military comes home and resets itself from war, and prepares both for peace and the conflicts of the future, the moment has come to reflect on the successes and failures of the past 13 years. It is exactly the right time to design the all-volunteer force of the future.
The Center for a New American Security hosted a half-day conference on Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. addressing these important issues.
Hon. Michèle Flournoy, CEO, Center for a New American Security
The U.S. Military:
Both A Part of Us and Apart From Us
Moderator: LTG David W. Barno, USA (Ret), Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security
Hon. Brad Carson, Under Secretary of the Army
Dr. Janine Davidson, Senior Fellow for Defense Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
Dr. Richard Kohn, Professor Emeritus (History and Peace, War, and Defense), University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Congressional participation pending
All-Volunteer Force of the Future
Moderator: Phillip Carter, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security
Tim Kane, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution at Stanford University and author of Bleeding Talent
Dr. Margaret C. Harrell, Director, Army Health Program; Senior Social Scientist, the RAND Corporation
MajGen Arnold Punaro, USMC (Ret), Chief Executive, The Punaro Group
Spencer Kympton, President, The Mission Continues
GEN Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Light networking reception followed.
Date & Time
Thursday, November 20, 2014
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
The Willard InterContinental Hotel, Grand Ballroom
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004
The Center for a New American Security would like to thank PenFed Credit Union for their generous support of this event.