U.S. Army Europe wraps up senior leader conference

Jan. 20, 2012

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

HEIDELBERG, Germany -- More than 250 senior leaders, senior spouses and invited guests participated in the U.S. Army Europe Senior Leader Forum, Jan. 18-20 in Bad Kissingen, Germany.

Senior leaders from throughout USAREUR, Installation Command-Europe and other commands based in Europe participated in the forum hosted by USAREUR commander Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling.

Deputy Secretary of Defense for Plans Dr. Janine Davidson and the U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Ambassador Ivo Daalder spoke to the group about USAREUR’s strategic significance to national defense.

“Flow of information is what these three days is all about,” Hertling told the assembled leaders. The forum included several plenary and breakout sessions for the officers, command sergeants major and spouses.

The event served as a launch pad for several USAREUR “firsts.”

Hertling unveiled the first USAREUR Campaign Plan, a 28-page booklet that lays out what USAREUR does as an organization and provides a vision and guideposts for the command’s success. The general also introduced the new USAREUR command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport Sr., who took over his new duties Jan. 3, and presented the first USAREUR Professional Writing Competition awards.

Read Ambassador Daalder’s remarks to the forum, Europe's Strategic Importance to America Security.

Read and listen to information about the USAREUR Campaign Plan.

Read about the professional writing competition and the winning entries.

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