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ROA National Security Symposium
January 29-February 1, 2012
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Reservists and national security experts from across the country will gather in Washington DC for four days of strategic discussion, networking, and professional development. ROA's NSS has become the nation's premier educational opportunity for service members from all branches of the Reserve Component to interact with civilian, military, and think tank leaders. Don't miss your chance to take part in this exceptional event for the reserve community.
Speakers Confirmed to Date:
General Martin Dempsey, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Congressman Buck McKeon, Chairman, House Armed Services Committee
Congressman Allen West
Senator Richard Lugar
MichÃ¨le Flournoy, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
David McGinnis, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs
Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator
Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
ROA National Convention
Open to ROA members; this year's convention will decide several critical issues for ROA's future. Members will vote on one of the most important changes ever proposed to ROA governance- expanding member eligibility to include enlisted personnel.
General Martin E. Dempsey addresses an audience in October 2011. (DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen)
Speaker Highlight: General Martin E. Dempsey
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army General Martin E. Dempsey, will deliver remarks at this year's National Security Symposium. General Dempsey serves as the principle military adviser to the President, the Secretary of Defense, and the National Security Council.
Representatives demonstrate new technology at the 2010 Reserve Component Expo.
On the Agenda:
Annual Reserve Component Expo
Grand Opening Monday, January 30
Running concurrently with the NSS and the ROA national convention, the Expo features industry and military organizations showcasing their newest products and services, including education, financial services, professional development, career management, technology, health and wellness, and more.
Crafting a Defense Policy for an Operational Reserve
Monday, January 30
Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, MichÃ¨le Flournoy will discuss the formulation of national security and defense policy with the integration of the National Guard and Reserve Component.
Read her biography