AUSA's 2024 Leader Solarium

What is the Leader Solarium?

The Association for the U.S. Army’s (AUSA) Center for Leadership Leader Solarium is a three-day professional development event for U.S. Army leaders serving at the Brigade level and below, planned and executed on behalf of the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, General Randy George.


Inspired by President Dwight D. Eisenhower's tradition of using upward feedback to find solutions for organizational issues. This year’s Leader Solarium is a three-day program designed for 110 specially selected Battalion Commanders and Sergeant Majors from across the Total Army. The 2024 Leader Solarium theme is “How can the Army strengthen the profession?”


The Leader Solarium begins with a briefing on the current state of operations by the Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA) and the Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA). Participants are given a problem set to consider and work in small groups to formulate solutions. On the third day, these groups present their solutions to the Secretary of the Army, CSA, and SMA. This final briefing is a unique opportunity, as no other event in the U.S. Army brings together the three most senior leaders to receive upward feedback from service members to recommend solutions.


Who attends the Leader Solarium?

Attendance at the Solarium is by invitation only. The Leader Solarium attendees are 110 U.S. Army Battalion Commanders and Sergeant Majors from across the Total Army, specially selected by their senior commands.

If selected to attend the Leader Solarium, you must register for the 2024 AUSA Annual Meeting, when registration opens in July.

More information for registered participants will be emailed in early August 2024.

Where does the Leader Solarium take place?

This professional development opportunity is one of four events led by AUSA’s Center for Leadership as part of AUSA’s Annual Meeting. It takes place in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

If you are a selected participant to attend the 2024 Leader Solarium and are unsure of the room location, please contact Cynthia Gertsen at

Leader Solarium Dates

Monday, 14 OCT to Wednesday, 16 OCT

Leader Solarium Times

The agenda is still being finalized. Typically, the agenda runs from 0630 to 1430 daily.


U.S. Army service members must wear OCPs.

Do you have questions about this event or want to learn more? Email Cynthia Gertsen at

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