U.S. Army Europe hosts 31st Legion of Merit conference

Oct. 26, 2011

U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

HEIDELBERG, Germany Approximately 75 U.S. and European senior military leaders from six countries and members of leading military think tanks are scheduled to meet here Oct. 27 to share their viewpoints and experience in discussions of European security cooperation and partnership.

The event, the 31st U.S. Army Europe Legion of Merit conference, traditionally brings together senior active and retired military members who have been awarded the U.S. Army Legion of Merit medal. This year the conference, hosted by USAREUR commander Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, has been expanded to include other military experts as well.

The purpose of the annual conference is to sustain and strengthen U.S. and partner nation relationships. Participants will be briefed on and discuss topics such as building partner capacity, consequence management in Europe, theater logistical support and USAREUR transformation.