As always, the Symposium opens with a keynote presentation. This year, however, features a webinar of three distinguished senior leaders highly consequential to this year’s theme of “Civil Affairs: A Force for Influence in Competition.”
After opening remarks from Association President Colonel (Ret.) Joe Kirlin and a program update from Association Vice President Colonel (Ret.) Christopher Holshek, Association Vice President and former USACAPOC(A) Commanding General Major General (Ret.) Daniel Ammerman facilitates the presentations and discussions.
Lieutenant General Charles Hooper (Ret.), Former Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency is this year’s keynote speaker. The former Foreign Area Officer will provide his perspective on “Beyond Random Acts of Kindness: Coordinating Military Engagement in the Era of Multi-Domain Operations.”
Lieutenant General Jody J. Daniels, former CA officer and the first woman selected as Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command, will follow up with (pre-recorded) remarks on “Civil Affairs and the Future of the Army Reserve.”
Brigadier General Robert S. Cooley Jr., former 353rd CA Command commanding general and now U.S. Army Reserve Command Chief of Staff, will close with comments and further interactive discussion.