AUSA’s Noon Report webinar series features presentations by senior Army leaders responsible for key programs and initiatives, as well as contemporary military authors who weave together the past, present and future story of the United States Army.

Please join us on Tuesday, 18 July, at 12:00 PM EDT, for a Noon Report with General James C. McConville, 40th Chief of Staff of the Army. General McConville will provide an update on the state of the Army and reflections from his tenure as Chief of Staff of the Army.

  • 1145-1200: Log-on
  • 1200: Opening remarks by GEN (R) Robert Brown, President & CEO, AUSA
  • 1205-1225: Fireside Chat with GEN James C. McConville, 40th Chief of Staff of the Army and GEN (R) Robert Brown, President & CEO, AUSA
  • 1225-1245: Question & Answer Session
  • 1250: Closing remarks by GEN (R) Robert Brown, President & CEO, AUSA
GEN James C. McConville
40th Chief of Staff of the Army
General James C. McConville assumed duties as the 40th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, on August 9, 2019 after most recently serving as the 36th Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army. He is a native of Quincy, Massachusetts and graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He holds a Master’s of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and was a National Security Fellow at Harvard University in 2002.

General McConville’s command assignments include the Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) where he also served as the Commanding General, Combined Joint Task Force101, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan; Deputy Commanding General (Support) of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) where he also served as the Deputy Commanding General (Support) of Combined Joint Task Force-101, OPERATION
ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan; Commander of 4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division,
OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq; Commander of 2nd Squadron, 17th Calvary Regiment 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); and Commander of C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division (Light).

His key staff assignments include the U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1; Chief of
Legislative Liaison; Executive Officer to the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army; G-3 for the
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); J5 Strategic Planner for the United States Special
Operations Command; S-3 for the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade; S-3 for 5th Squadron,
9th Cavalry; and S-3 for Flight Concepts Division.

General McConville is the Senior Army Aviator qualified in the AH-64D Longbow Apache,
the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior, the AH-6, AH-1 Cobra and other aircraft. His awards and decorations include two Distinguished Service Medals, three Legions of Merit, three Bronze Star Medals, two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, three Meritorious Service Medals, two Air Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, the Combat Action Badge, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Master Army Aviator Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.
GEN Robert Brown, U.S. Army Retired
President & CEO, AUSA
General Brown is an experienced commander who has led at every level, from platoon through Army Service Component Command. Serving as Commanding General of U.S. Army Pacific, General Brown led the Army’s largest service component command responsible for 106,000 Soldiers across the Indo-Pacific Region before his September 2019 retirement.

General Brown is a 1981 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, where he was commissioned as an Infantry Second Lieutenant. His assignments took him across the globe including deployments in support of Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti, Operation Joint Forge in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and two combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Before U.S. Army Pacific, he commanded the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; and the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, Georgia.

He also served as Chief of Staff for U.S. Army Europe; Deputy Commanding General for the 25th Infantry Division; Commander, 1st Brigade (Stryker) 25th Infantry Division; Commander, 2nd Battalion 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division; the Joint Staff, J-8; Army Staff, Strategy and War Plans Division G3/5/7 in the Pentagon; Aide-de-Camp, Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Army; Executive Officer to Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command; Assistant Professor and Deputy Director, Center for Enhanced Performance, West Point and Infantry Assignment Officer, HRC.

General Brown holds a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy, a Master of Education from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Science in National Security and Strategic Studies (Distinguished Graduate) from National Defense University.
General Brown retired after more than 38 years of service. He was a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Association of the United States Army before becoming President & CEO in October 2021.

He and his wife, Patti, have three daughters, three sons-in-law and seven grandchildren.
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