NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(MONROE, Conn., Apr. 8, 2019) – The 2019 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit, sponsored by the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) will be held April 14-16, 2019, at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.

This AAAA-sponsored two-and-a-half-day event brings the entire Army Aviation community together to network for Solutions for Warfighters!

  • Join thousands at the Professional Sessions in the main ballroom Monday and the new Aviation Warfighter Theater in the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday to hear Leadership messages and see Soldier Award presentations.
  • Engage senior leaders in Q&A both Monday and Tuesday afternoon in the Aviation Warfighter Theater in the Exhibit Hall.
  • Go to Working Group open meetings in rooms near the Exhibits. Topics include: Program Executive Officer Soldier Industry Panel, Aviation Accessions Panel, Aviation Warrant Officer Readiness Review, Aviation Enlisted Branch Update, Army Aviation Battlespace Observations, Army Aviation Virtual Training and Simulation Panel, Air Cavalry Warfighters Forum, Army Aviation Mission Survivability Forum, and an Army Aerial ISR Forum.
  • Lock in private one-on-one meetings with PMs, and TCMs, in their show offices for individual discussions.
  • Experience next generation Army Aviation technology and functional static displays of helicopters in the 280,000 square foot exhibit hall.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Mr. Jeffrey S. White, Principle Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology
  • General James C. McConville, Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Army
  • Mr. William P. Marriott, Executive Director, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command
  • Lieutenant General Theodore D. Martin, Deputy Commanding General/Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
  • Lieutenant General James M. Richardson, Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Futures  Command
  • Lieutenant General Laura J. Richardson, Deputy Commanding General/Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Forces Command
  • Major General John R. Evans, Jr., Commanding General, U.S. Army Cadet Command
  • Major General William K. Gayler, U.S. Army Aviation Branch Chief & CG, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Ft. Rucker, Alabama
  • Major General Troy D. Kok, Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Accessions Task Force
  • Major General Frank M. Muth, Commanding General, U.S. Army Recruiting Command
  • Major General Erik C. Peterson, Commanding General, First Army Division West
  • Major General Brian E. Winski, Commanding General, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
  • Brigadier General Jean-Yves Bouillaud, Commanding General, Army Light Aviation Command, French Army
  • Brigadier General Timothy J. Daugherty, Commanding General, U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center and Director of Army Safety
  • Brigadier General J. Ray Davis, Assistant Director, Army National Guard Aviation and Safety
  • Brigadier General David J. Francis, Director of Army Aviation, G-3/5/7, DAMO-AV, U.S. Army
  • Brigadier John Fenwick, Director General, Australian Army Aviation
  • Brigadier General Michael C. McCurry, Deputy Commanding General-Support, 2nd Infantry Division
  • Brigadier General John E. Novalis II, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Multinational Corps Northeast, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Brigadier General Anthony W. Potts, U.S. Army Program Executive Officer Soldier
  • Brigadier General Jami C. Shawley, Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Aviation Command
  • Air Commodore Alastair Smith, Head, Air Manoeuvre Capability, British Army Headquarters
  • Brigadier General Thomas W. Todd III, U.S. Army Program Executive Officer Aviation

AAAA National Annual Awards will be formally presented April 15 during the opening session.

Hall of Fame Induction Banquet: Army Aviation’s “Oscar Night” is a FORMAL event that will take place Monday, April 15.

Soldier Appreciation Dinner Concert: The closing concert is on Tuesday, April 16 and will be a CASUAL event featuring two American Country artists –  former Army Aviator Ryan Weaver and two-time CMA/ACM/Grammy song of the year nominee Lee Brice!

Soldier Café: A place set aside for U.S. Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve Soldiers and families to enjoy a meal at a discounted rate. Snacks and beverages will be available all day.  Sponsored by Team Chinook.

Housing/Event Registration: The Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center is sold-out; however, you can call 1-877-491-7397 and they will reserve a room at another Marriott property based on availability. Online Registration closed 4/3. Onsite registration opens 4/13 at 1PM. Information can be found on www.quad-a.org/19SUMMIT.

Warriors To The Workforce Hiring Event: The American Freedom Foundation will host Warriors To The Workforce Nashville presented in association with Operation Stand Down Tennessee on April 15th and 16th to help veterans find jobs. The event will bring together major companies throughout the country to profile their services and provide employment opportunities for our veterans. Veterans, transitioning military service members and military spouses will have the chance to talk with employers and submit qualifications to help them better transition to civilian life.

A Free Mobile APP is available for any iOS or Android device. You can download 19SUMMIT at the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to stay abreast of up-to-the-minute information pertaining to the Summit. For all Internet enabled smart phones & tablets, go to chirpe.com/19Summit to access the web version of the mobile app. Sponsored by L3 Technologies.

With the APP, you will be able to:

  • Access exhibitor information and floor plan (including products & specials)
  • Save your favorite exhibitors to an Expo Plan
  • Search for sessions that interest you
  • Save your sessions to a personal itinerary
  • Receive updates and Agenda/Schedule changes on the “Buzz” channel
  • Email exhibitors directly and access their website
For more information, contact the AAAA National Office at (203) 268-2450, aaaa@quad-a.org or visit quad-a.org/19SUMMIT.