On behalf of AUSA, thank you for joining us at our new Warfighter Summit and Exposition! We are excited to welcome you to this important event. Our sessions and presentations will reflect this year’s theme, “America’s Response Force: Ready Today, Ready Tomorrow.” Outlined below is key information to help you prepare for this year’s Warfighter Summit. All events take place in the Crown Complex, unless otherwise noted.

Crown Center 301 East Mountain Drive Fayetteville, North Carolina 28306

Registration Hours

Tuesday, 26 July            1300 – 1700
Wednesday, 27 July       0800 – 1830
Thursday, 28 July           0800 – 1700

Exhibit Hall Hours

Wednesday, 27 July     0930 – 1800
Thursday, 28 July         0930 – 1700

ADA Compliance

AUSA complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal opportunities for persons with disabilities. If you require special assistance, please contact Suzanne McCollum or Lori Wulf.


The agenda can be found HERE. We have world-class panels and speakers including:
  • Community Grit: Building Family Support Readiness
  • USASOC and the Future of Irregular Warfare
  • Changing the Character of Warfare
  • Equipping the Future Force
  • Innovation at the Edge: Outloading America's Contingency Corps for the Ukraine Assistance Mission 
  • SMA Panel on Soldier Readiness

Keynote speakers:

GEN James McConville
Chief of Staff, U.S. Army

GEN Andrew Poppas
Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces Command

SMA Michael Grinston
Sergeant Major of the Army

Army Displays

PEO STRI – Booth 312
The Program Executive Office Simulation, Training and Instrumentation mission is, Develop, Acquire and Sustain Simulation, Training, Testing and Modeling Solutions to Optimize Warfighter Readiness. Ensuring, through modernizations, Soldiers have the high fidelity, realistic training and testing products to remain second to none on the battlefield.

U.S. Army Forces Command – Booth 231
FORSCOM trains, mobilizes, deploys, sustains and reconstitutes combat ready forces to meet requirements of Combatant Commanders across the full spectrum of operations. The organization also conducts homeland security operations and transforms operational forces and institutional processes. Above all, we ensure the well-being of our soldiers, civilians, retirees, and their families.
AS2 Special Operations Semi Trailer
Please stop by the AS2 Special Operations Semi Trailer located in the back of the exhibit hall! The trailer includes:

  • Parachute Simulator (2) Virtual Reality
  • Oculus Rift VR System Virtual Reality
  • Augmented Reality Sand Table Virtual Reality
  • AH-6 Flight Simulator Army System
  • MOS Career Navigator Army System
  • Soldier & Weapon Displays Weapons
  • Taste of Liberty

Outdoor Army Displays
Please take time to visit the outdoor displays that will include the Army’s Light Infantry Vehicles.

AUSA Membership– Booth 300

Warfighter Summit attendees can be the first to take advantage of our new Basic Membership at no cost! Sign up to receive AUSA materials in a digital format, connect with your local chapter, and take advantage of discounts and savings. Want more? AUSA still offers our premium membership for those wishing to receive a print version of ARMY Magazine and other benefits. Membership with the Association of the United States Army offers tailored professional opportunities, community events, and educational materials for the Total Army—Active, Guard, Reserve, Civilians, industry partners, retirees, veterans, family members, and supportive citizens in your local community. Visit Booth 300 to learn more, pick up free materials, and join today! For more information, visit

Battle Challenge Competition 

A highly innovative “Competition with a Purpose,” the Battle Challenge is a unique fitness and ability-based military action sport comprised of marksmanship skills and job-related tasks that are highly relevant to the U.S. Armed Forces. Performing a series of nine tasks under pressure of time, Battle Challenge competitors race against the clock and their gender group opponents for the bragging rights to be the “Best of the Best” in an adrenaline filled side-by-side battlefield simulation that takes place on a mirrored course. Prizes for the fastest male and fastest female will be awarded.

Sponsored by: GEICO

  • 27 July: 1000 – 1330 and 1400 – 1700
  • 28 July: 0930 – 1200 and 1230 – 1430

Do you have what it takes!? Check out what everyone is talking about!

Defense Technology Symposium - 26 July

The Defense Technology Symposium (DTS) will be held in conjunction with this year’s AUSA Warfighter Summit and will highlight the advanced technology needs of the Department of Defense (DoD) as well as the correlating capabilities of the innovation ecosystem in North Carolina and the southeast. The DTS will establish a dialogue and partnerships between industry, academia and government to address the future technology needs of America’s warfighters.

Why should you participate?

  • Join us for a single day, a single location to meet and interact with government, academia, and industry innovators
  • Learn what others are doing that may help provide solutions to your organization’s gaps/problems
  • Expand your connections with the NC Innovation Ecosystem

Fayetteville Technical Community College
Tony Rand Student Center, Multi-Purpose Room (building #7)
2201 Hull Road Fayetteville, North Carolina

For more information: Defense Technology Symposium (

Dress Code


  • Military – Army Combat Uniform (ACU)/ Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP)/Fatigues or Service Equivalent
  • Civilian – Business Casual Attire

Speakers & Panelists:
In keeping with the overall theme of the AUSA Warfighter Summit & Exposition and its focus on the Soldier/Warfighter, the uniform for speakers & panelists is following:

  • Military –Army Combat Uniform (ACU)/Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP)/Fatigues or Service Equivalent
  • Civilian – Business Casual Attire

Exhibitor List and Floor Plan

Exhibit space sold out this year! We have more than 60 exhibitors displaying the latest products and services for the Warfighters. The exhibitor list and floor plan can be found HERE.

Health and Safety Requirements 

As we welcome you back to in-person events, AUSA is committed to the health and safety of our attendees. We continue to monitor recommendations from local health authorities and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for essential large group meetings and events. In consultation with the Army and given the recent trends in COVID-19 transmission levels, we have determined that in the best interest of all attendees, AUSA is requiring attendees to be 100% vaccinated against COVID-19, within 14 days of receiving your badge. A person is considered 100% vaccinated 14 days prior to 27 July 2022, by receiving a two-dose vaccine series, such as Pfizer and Moderna, or any World Health Organization-approved vaccine for international participants listed below.

  • Oxford/AstraZeneca
  • Serum Institute of India/Covishield Sinopharm (Beijing)
  • Sinovac/CoronaVac
  • A single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine


View the sessions live as they happen HERE.

Lunch Receptions

These receptions will take place in the exhibit hall and provide you exclusive networking time with everyone participating at this year’s event.

  • 27 July | 1215 –1330
  • 28 July | 1100 – 1230

Opening Reception 

Join us in the exhibit hall on Wednesday, 27 July from 1700 – 1830 to meet with attendees and network with exhibitors.

Presentation and Photos

Conference presentations and photos will be available shortly after this event and can be found on our website HERE.

Show Guide

Our Show Guide for this event can be found HERE. This is a great resource to begin planning your trip! Be sure to also pick up the printed version on-site at the Registration Desk.

Social Media

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Sponsors - Thank you! 

We’d like to thank the following companies for supporting this year’s important event. Much of what AUSA does would not be possible without their tremendous support. On behalf of AUSA, thank you to each of our sponsors!

  • Campbell University
  • Navistar Defense
  • NCMAC – North Carolina Military Affairs Commission

Interested in being a sponsor at one of our events in the future? If so, please contact Gaye Hudson, Deputy Director, International and Sponsorships Programs, AUSA.


Wi-Fi is available during this event. Use: AUSA Attendee | Password: 2022warfighter

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