After our first successful day at the 2017 AUSA Annual Meeting, our second day and third day were even more remarkable.
With our internal theme being “Agility is back in the game and we are open and ready for U.S. government business,” we certainly hit the ground running. The remaining days of AUSA were filled with substantive meetings while the traffic at our booth kept the whole team busy. We juggled schedules, held meetings in multiple locations, and engaged partners and potential customers that were interested in Agility.
Caption: Agility DGS employees discussing strategic opportunities with potential partners at our booth.
On Wednesday, the week wrapped up with the culminating event of AUSA, The Marshall Dinner. The honored guest and Marshall Award recipient was Gary Sinise, also known as Lieutenant Dan from the famous Forrest Gump movie. Accepting the award, Gary Sinise gave a powerful, passionate, and highly patriotic speech about his passion and commitment to the Army and the U.S. military.
Caption: Gary Sinise, moments before receiving the George Marshall Award.
The success of the 2017 AUSA Annual Meeting simply stated that Agility DGS’s reputation is in intact and we are ready to do business.
Special thanks to all those who helped make AUSA a resounding success for Agility DGS.
Army Strong. DGS Strong.
The first day of the 2017 AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition at the Washington D.C. Convention Center was a great success for Agility Defense & Government Services. Our internal theme has been: Agility is back in the game and we are open and ready for U.S. government business.
Busy exhibition floor
The news has been very well received by customers and partners. In a way, we are using the AUSA event as our coming out party. Our booth is seeing good traffic and our meeting schedule is full.
Rashad Sinokrot with GCC and John Arnold with Agility DGS
We have two more days to go, and we are confident that the next two days will be as productive as today. We have a great team working AUSA and we are all engaging in the business development effort.
In the most recent Military Officers Association of America’s (MOAA) magazine the chair of MOAA’s board, General (R) John Tilelli wrote a great message. It captures his devotion to our military and reminds us all that there is no easy road in maintaining a world class military. Thank you General Tilelli for your service to MOAA and to all of us past and present who have served or are serving our nation.
LTG Ray Mason’s comments during a recent Congressional hearing are “spot on.” There is no free lunch here. Deferring readiness by deferring reset and needed maintenance reminds me of the old “pay me now or pay me a lot more later” commercial. This is a problem that needs immediate attention but it won’t get it – too bad.
See Lance M. Bacon’s article from the Army Times here.
” ‘[Readiness] is eroding. And the longer this goes, the more it will erode,’ Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, deputy chief of staff for logistics, told House Armed Services subcommittee on readiness last Wednesday.
Mason made the point personal as he told lawmakers how he brought his 236-member civilian workforce in and told them he had to send them all home without pay – and he didn’t know when he would be able to bring them back.”