The Agility DGS business development team recently attended defense transportation conferences including AUSA Global Force Symposium, Joint EUCOM/AFRICOM Deployment and Distribution Conference (JEADDC), and the NDIA National Logistics Forum. These conferences present opportunities for our team to promote and market Agility DGS as the premier logistics provider for government customers in challenging environments.
- AUSA Global Force Symposium – From March 26-28, 2018, our business development team attended the Association of the United States Army’s Global Force Symposium, a three-day event featuring presentations from Army leadership and keynote remarks from several Army officials. The exposition helped our team understand the interests of warfighters and senior Army leaders with the spirit of entrepreneurial and commercial leaders of the defense industry. Attendees included Dan Mongeon, Mark Young and Rich Brooks.
- JEADDC conference – From May 21-23, 2018, our team attended The EUCOM / AFRICOM Deployment and Distribution Conference, a forum focused on increasing and improving both relationships and information flow across the European distribution enterprise. From the conference, we learned about stakeholder operations models, shared deployment and distribution opportunities, and collaboration possibilities with the Department of Defense. Attendees included Mark Young, Darrell Gifford, Nick Taylor and Keven Falvo.
From left to right: Nick Taylor, Darrell Gifford, Mark Young and Keven Falvo
- NDIA conference- From May 15-16, 2018, our team attended the National Defense Industrial Association Conference, a meeting bringing together senior government and industry logistics policy officials and practitioners to address current challenges facing the delivery of logistics capabilities and services in the current and future severely resource constrained environment. The meeting provided our team the opportunity to foster our public and private partnership in defense transportation through the discussion of new policies, technologies, and best practices. Attendees included Dan Mongeon, Mark Young, Rich Brooks, and George Allen.
“These conferences are great learning and networking opportunities to help us stay up-to-date and learn new ways to improve our businesses”, commented Mark Young. “In addition, they also help us build visibility within the defense industry profession by raising DGS’s profile, and help us identify new business opportunities.”
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.
AUSA recently added General (Retired) Ann Dunwoody to its Council of Trustees. This is a great selection for AUSA and our Army. Well done AUSA and congratulations, Ann.
In a recent AUSA Landpower Essay (Strategizing Forward in the Western Pacific and Elsewhere), Huba Wass de Czege provides a broad brush of the AirSea battle concept as it relates to the development of a comprehensive strategy for the region. Now that is a mouthful. I knew Huba when we were serving in the Army and was always impressed byt he insights he brought to the big, tough questions faced by our armed forces. With regard to this excellent, very thought-provoking article, here is my comment:
What about logistics? In my opinion, leaving logistics out of any strategic conversation, is a mistake.
See Huba Wass de Czege’s ILW publication here.
The 2013 Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting is over and the great AUSA team should chalk this one up as another win! with over 28,000 attendees and a well-balanced program, it was all worth attending. There were many highlights, but the star was clearly the Marshall Dinner and Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ acceptance speech. He is a great American. His service to our country would truly resonate with George Marshall.
To see more on the 2013 AUSA Annual Meeting, please visit here.