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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.

AUSA’s Noon Report Webinar series invites you to join us on Wednesday, 1 June 2022, at 12:00 EDT to hear a presentation by Stephen L. Moore, author of Patton’s Payback—The Battle of El Guettar and General Patton’s Rise to Glory. Moderated by Gerald B. O’Keefe, Moore will show how the legendary George Patton reinvigorated a defeated Army Corps to claim victory over Germany’s most-feared general, Erwin Rommel. Patton’s leadership and tactics on the World War II battlefield are illuminating for those re-examining the modern role of armor.

When
Wed, Jun 1, 2022 · 11:55 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (GMT -4:00)
Agenda
  • 1145-1200: Log-on
  • 1200: Opening remarks by LTG Guy Swan, U.S. Army Retired, AUSA Vice President, Education
  • 1210-1225: Presentation by Stephen Moore
  • 1225-1245: Q&A Session
  • 1250: Closing remarks by LTG Guy Swan, U.S. Army Retired, AUSA Vice President, Education
Presenters
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Stephen Moore
Stephen L. Moore is a sixth generation Texan who graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University, where he studied advertising, marketing, and journalism. He is the author of two dozen books that primarily cover military non-fiction and Texas history. He and his wife Cindy live in North Texas, where Steve works as the marketing director for a Dallas-area electronics manufacturer.
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LTG Guy Swan, U.S. Army Retired
Vice President, Education, 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.

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Jerry O'Keefe
After 37 years of combined service as an Army Officer and Department of the Army Civilian/SES. Jerry’s last job in the Army was as the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. In that role Jerry was a Principal Official of Headquarters, Department of the Army and served as the senior career civilian and senior executive in the Department of the Army overseeing a myriad of programs and functions in the Army and in the Pentagon to include chairing the Department of Defense Concessions Committee from 2013-2018. Jerry also serves as an AUSA Senior Fellow and is on the Board of the Civilian Marksmanship Program.