Archived News and Articles from the AUSA Greater NY Liberty Chapter

AUSA First Region Leaders Conference

At the AUSA First Region Leaders Conference April 21-23  I was fortunate to represent you, as president.  In the photo with me on behalf of our Greater NY Statue of Liberty Chapter is GNY Chapter was one of our chapter Executive Committee members and U.S. Army Reserve Ambassador for the State of New York, the Hon. Gary Port.  Key to the event –  the President of the West Point AUSA Chapter, John L. Bucheit was the host for the first AUSA First Region Leaders Conference held at West Point.  Centered in the photo is a good friend to West Point and AUSA supporter NY State Senator Mike Martucci who formally welcomed us to Orange County.

Thank you to our FIRST Region President Sue DiVila and her team for such a well organized conference.  John Burkheit ensured that the event ran perfectly and in such impressive surroundings.   We were so fortunate.

We were very proud to be present and recognize with award and scholarship from AUSA , the exceptional cadet in our Region, to Cadet (LTC) Hertoff Moneus.  More to come.

AUSA GNY SOL receives 19 Streamers in 2020

“Thank You” in this Thanksgiving season to all our Members, Families and Community Supporters who made the achievement of these 19 awards for 2020 performance possible. This was all done during the worst of times where routine solutions were unavailable, so with agility and resilience you adjusted and used innovative ways to accomplish such a great result.

The President and Board of Directors
Association of the United States Army
Greater New York-Statue of Liberty Chapter

Zoom Forum – 28 Oct 2020, 7:00 PM

Zoom Forum

You are invited 28 October 2020, 7:00pm to 8:00pm, to the Greater New York-Statue of Liberty Chapter Zoom Forum, “A Conversation with LTG (R) Guy Swan”. LTG Swan will be discussing his personal experiences and observations about the many pivotal points impacted by the AUSA initiatives to best support our Army Soldiers, families, retirees, veterans, development, operations and well being.

If you have a question you would like to ask LTG Swan, please send your question(s) to news[at] Please, NO political questions. Due to time considerations, not all questions submitted will be asked of LTG Swan.

A most interesting and enjoyable session is promised.

To Log On for the Greater New York-Statue of Liberty Chapter Zoom Forum on October 28, at 7:00pm please go to:

Zoom Forum Link:

Meeting ID: 884 6261 4479
Passcode: 169297

Or by telephone:

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Meeting ID: 884 6261 4479
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LTG Guy C. Swan III, USA Ret.
Vice President, Education
Association of the United States Army

Lieutenant General Guy C. Swan III currently serves as an AUSA Vice President. During more than 35 years of active service he commanded at every level through Army Service Component Command. A career armor/cavalry officer, his general officer assignments included Commanding General, United States Army North/Fifth Army; Commanding General, United States Army Military District of Washington and Commander, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region; Commanding General, 7th Army Training Command, United States Army Europe/Seventh Army; Chief of Staff and Director of Operations, Multi-National Force-Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom; Director of Operations, United States Northern Command; and Chief of Army Legislative Liaison.

General Swan’s other key assignments included Commander, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment; Assistant Deputy Director for Strategy and Policy for the Joint Staff; and Deputy Operations Officer for the 1st Armored Division during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

A 1976 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, General Swan holds a Master of Military Art and Science degree from the United States Army’s School of Advanced Military Studies. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University and was a National Security Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

General Swan is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group, and the FEMA National Advisory Council. He is also a Certified Emergency Manager(CEM) and a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), board certified in security management.

General Swan is married to the former Melanie Taylor Curry of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They have two children: Ryan, a US Army lieutenant, and Melissa, a college junior.

AUSA Noon Report – LTG Raymond Scott Dingle


The AUSA Noon Report brings the popular Breakfast Series from our headquarters with the same quality content, essential topics and timely information you have come to expect from AUSA programs.

Join key leaders from the defense industry, academia, military and government for this timely presentation with live Q&A on Wednesday, 29 July. There’s no cost to attend this event. Register today – space is limited!



  • 1145-12: Log-on
  • 1200: Opening remarks by GEN Carter Ham, U.S. Army Retired, President and CEO, AUSA
  • 1210: Fireside chat with LTG R. Scott Dingle, 45th Surgeon General of the U.S. Army and Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command and GEN Carter F. Ham, U.S. Army Retired
  • 1245: Closing remarks by GEN Carter Ham, U.S. Army Retired


LTG R. Scott Dingle
45th Surgeon General of the U.S. Army and Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command
GEN (R) Carter Ham
President and CEO, AUSA

2020, Memorial Day

Let us not forget those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we may enjoy our freedoms. They will never be forgotten.

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