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 Wednesday, 8 June 2022, at 12:00 EDT to hear a presentation by LTG James Dubik, USA, Ret. In presenting a unique perspective on George Washington’s wartime leadership during the Revolutionary War, Dubik will provide insights on war and leader development, rooted in history, that are applicable for contemporary leaders.

Wed, Jun 8, 2022 · 11:55 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (GMT -4:00)
  • 1145-1200: Log-on
  • 1200: Opening remarks by LTG Guy Swan, U.S. Army Retired, AUSA Vice President, Education
  • 1205-1225: Fireside chat with LTG James Dubik and Dr. Tom McNaugher
  • 1225-1245: Question & Answer Session
  • 1250: Closing remarks by LTG Guy Swan, U.S. Army Retired, AUSA Vice President, Education
LTG James Dubik
U.S. Army Retired
Lieutenant General James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.), Institute of Land Warfare and for the Study of War Senior Fellow, currently conducts research, writes, teaches, and briefs on behalf of the Institute. His areas of focus include the future of war, the nature and conduct of war, strategic leadership, counterinsurgency, and security force assistance and reform.

LTG Dubik retired in July of 2008 after commanding the Multinational Security Transition Command-Iraq and the NATO Training Mission-Iraq during the Surge of 2007-8. His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, four awards of the Legion of Merit, and five awards of the Meritorious Service Medal. He is ranger, airborne and air assault qualified and holds the expert infantryman’s badge, master parachutist badge as well as the Army Staff Identification Badge.

Dubik was the Commanding General of I Corps at Ft. Lewis and the Commanding General of 25th Infantry Division. He has served in the 82D Airborne Division, both the First and Second Ranger Battalions, was a Brigade Commander in the 10th Mountain Division during Operation Uphold Democracy, and Deputy Commanding General of Multinational Division North, Bosnia-Herzegovina. He created the Army’s first Stryker Brigade Combat Team and developed the training methodologies for these formations.

He has a PhD in Philosophy from Johns Hopkins and a Masters degree in Military Arts and Sciences Degree from the United States Army Command and General Staff College. He is also a graduate, the Marine Corps’ Amphibious Warfare School, Army Command and General Staff College, and the Advanced Operational Studies Fellowship Program, U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies. He completed an MIT fellowship program for national security studies as well as executive programs in national security at Harvard’s JFK School of Government and Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Dubik is a former Professor of the Practice, Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program.

He is President and CEO of Dubik Associates, an international consulting firm with a focus on leader development, organizational change, and national strategic and intelligence issues. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Association of the United States Army writing for Army magazine; a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Security Advisory Council, and the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition; a 2021-2022 Washington Research Fellow at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington; a 2012-2013 General Omar N. Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership; a member of the U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame; a distinguished member of the U.S. Army 75th Ranger Regiment; and on the Board of Leadership Roundtable. And he is a Recipient of the 2017 Thomas B. Hagan Dignitas Award.

Dubik is co-author, with General (Retired) Gordon Sullivan, of Envisioning Future Warfare (1995), and the author of Just War Reconsidered: Strategy, Ethics, and Theory 92016). He has published over 200 essays, articles, opeds, and monographs on a variety of leadership, war, and other national security matters.
Dr. Thomas McNaugher
Professor, Security Studies Program, Georgetown University
McNaugher is currently an adjunct professor in Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service; he joined the faculty as a full-time visiting professor in 2011. A West Point graduate, Tom served in Vietnam, and as an activated Reservist in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He retired from the Army Reserves in 2000, after more than 30 years of service. He was a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution from 1989 to 1995, when he joined the RAND Corporation. At RAND until 2011, he worked in a variety of assignments, including as Vice President and Director of RAND’s Arroyo Center, the Army’s Federally-funded think tank. He has an MPA and a PhD in Political Science, both from Harvard University.
LTG Guy Swan, U.S. Army Retired
Vice President, Educatio, AUSA
Lieutenant General Guy C. Swan III currently serves as an AUSA Vice President. During more than 35 years of active service he commanded at every level through Army Service Component Command. A career armor/cavalry officer, his general officer assignments included Commanding General, United States Army North/Fifth Army; Commanding General, United States Army Military District of Washington and Commander, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region; Commanding General, 7th Army Training Command, United States Army Europe/Seventh Army; Chief of Staff and Director of Operations, Multi-National Force-Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom; Director of Operations, United States Northern Command; and Chief of Army Legislative Liaison.
General Swan's other key assignments included Commander, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment; Assistant Deputy Director for Strategy and Policy for the Joint Staff; and Deputy Operations Officer for the 1st Armored Division during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
A 1976 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, General Swan holds a Master of Military Art and Science degree from the United States Army's School of Advanced Military Studies. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University and was a National Security Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
General Swan is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group, and the FEMA National Advisory Council. He is also a Certified Emergency Manager(CEM) and a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), board certified in security management.
General Swan is married to the former Melanie Taylor Curry of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They have two children: Ryan, a US Army lieutenant, and Melissa, a college junior.