Authors R. D. Hooker, Jr., and Russell W. Glenn will represent the UNG Press on an authors’ forum at the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition, which will be held in Washington, D.C. from October 11–13, 2021. Dr. B.J. Robinson, director of the press, and Managing Editor Corey Parson will also attend the exposition, representing the partnership between the UNG Press and AUSA Book Program.
The AUSA Annual Meeting is “the largest land power exposition and professional development forum in North America,” according to the event’s website. Attendees will have access to three days of presentations on the state of the Army, panels and seminars about military and national security subjects, networking events, latest technology exhibitions, and 700+ vendors. See the full schedule here.
The 2020 conference was held virtually in the wake of the pandemic, but with careful health and safety requirements, including masks, proof of vaccination, and encouraged social distancing, the 2021 event will be held in person as usual.
Dr. R. D. Hooker, Jr., author of Beyond Vom Kriege: The Character and Conduct of Modern War, and Dr. Russell W. Glenn, editor of Trust and Leadership: The Australian Army Approach to Mission Command, will join five other authors on a panel moderated by retired LTG Theodore G. Stroup. The forum will take place in person on Monday, October 11at 1 p.m. in Room 145 A, Convention Center (see more details).
As an AUSA Book Program partner, the UNG Press aids AUSA’s educational mission by producing high-quality works about military themes, including Army history, technology, combat strategy, and military theory and policy. The upcoming exposition is especially noteworthy because it is the first time that UNG Press authors will present at the AUSA Annual Meeting.
The first book published under the partnership was Beyond Vom Kriege: The Character and Conduct of Modern War, a collection of essays that offer a first-hand account of global conflicts and strategies that influenced American national security strategy across six presidential administrations. Author R. D. Hooker, Jr., is a professor and the Theodore Roosevelt Chair in National Security Affairs at the National Defense University. He has served as senior director of the National Security Council, director of the Institute for National Strategic Studies at NDU, dean of the NATO Defense College in Rome, and former White House Fellow. He served for 30 years in the U.S. Army.
Trust and Leadership: The Australian Army Approach to Mission Command, edited by Dr. Russell W. Glenn and written by serving and retired military officers, is an essay collection revealing how Australian mission command was applied during ten global conflicts from Australian Imperial Forces in the first World War through 21st century operations. Dr. Glenn served in Korea, Germany, the United Kingdom, and a combat tour in Iraq during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm with the 3rd Armored Division. He was a senior defense analyst with RAND and served on the faculty of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at The Australian National University.