2014 AUSA North Texas and America’s Future Series Military Symposium and 5 Star Awards Luncheon

Join us Saturday April 26 at the Hotel InterContinental in Dallas for the 2014 AUSA North Texas Military Symposium featuring General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as our keynote speaker.

The 2014 AUSA Military Symposium and AFS 5 Star Award Luncheon events focus on Our Military Service Members Transitioning and Re-integrating into civilian communities as we draw down the military over the next few years. The theme for the events is the Warrior and Family Support Initiative championed by office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs.

During the Awards Luncheon (beginning at 11:00AM) we will honor corporate leaders and those firms who support our military in these key areas. Our host Mr H Ross Perot a former 5 Star Award recipient will make the presentations.

During the Awards Luncheon we will also honor a former military leader who continues to serve as a civilian with the America’s Future Series (AFS) Megellas Military Leader of the Year Award, named for LTC (R) James “Maggie” Megellas, the 82nd Airborne’s most highly decorated officer during WWII. Former Navy Seal Clint Bruce, founder of Carry the Load, and a Megellas recipient will present the award to Melanie and former Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell.

Following the Luncheon we will host the 2014 Military Symposium. General Dempsey will deliver the keynote address detailing the need for grassroots programs enabling access to proper health care, quality educational opportunities, and meaningful employment for our returning service personnel and their families. Following General Dempsey’s address a panel of experienced leaders will talk about the programs they are driving that support the tenets of the Warrior and Family Support Initiative.

Doors open at 10:00 AM and the Luncheon begins at 11:00 AM followed by the Symposium beginning at 1:00 PM.  The symposium is free and open to the public.

The Awards luncheon has a nominal fee. If you register for the Luncheon you will also receive admission to the Symposium at no additional cost.

You can register at the “Events” tab near the top of this page on the right side.

August Charity “Hold-Em” Poker Event

MPC CHIPS Invitation Flyer 08-17-13v3Join us 17 August 2013 at the Lemon Bar in Frisco, TX  for an afternoon of fun as we raise money in support of the programs AUSA North Texas sponsors.  $3000 in prizes up for grabs including tournament credits in the WinStar Casino River Series and a 2 night stay for two at the Marriott Tucson, University Park.  All players start with $1000 in FREE chips. Additional chips available for optional donation to our beneficiary programs.

Check in at 1100 AM. Tournament begins at 1130 AM

Battlefield Staff Ride to Normandy in Planning

Heads Up!  The AUSA North Texas Leadership Program “Passing the Torch” is in the initial stages of organizing a Battlefield Staff Ride to the Normandy Beaches next year for senior ROTC cadets at TCU and subordinate programs here in N TX.  We plan to take 5 cadets and 1 cadre member to participate in a battlefield staff ride on the D-Day beaches.  The cadets will be accompanied by sponsors and we are in the process of identifying those sponsors. We envision a 5 day trip focused on the leadership lessons that can be gleaned from this historic period.  Watch for more details as planning proceeds. Interested sponsors contact us at jp@northtexasausa.org

Army Birthday Celebration

Army's 238th Birthday CelebrationJoin us 14 June 2013 at Twin Creeks Golf Club in Allen TX and celebrate the Army’s 238th Birthday.

300 Twin Creek, Allen, TX 75014


$10/person pay at the door. Hors d’oeuvres, beer and Birthday Cake included. Wine and Mixed Drinks available at Cash Bar

RSVP to jp@northtexasausa.org


The Alamo

Approximately 80 people attended our Leadership and A Movie event on the TCU Campus on February 27, 2013. Viewed “The Alamo”, the 2004 version starring Billy Bob Thorton in the role of Davy Crockett. leadership themes explored during our interactive discussion after the movie included:

  1. Examples of “leading by example” from the movie
  2. How Col Travis dealt with Bowie’s challenge to his leadership at the Alamo
  3. The different leadership styles of Travis, Bowie and Crockett
  4. Why Travis (and the rest of the contingent) stayed at the Alamo when they knew their defense of the position meant certain death
  5. General Houston’s strategic objective and how he achieve it

Movies are an excellent metaphor for the study of leadership. They offer some entertainment, an opportunity to explore history and a vehicle to drive conversation about leadership.

The Leadership and A Movie Program hosted by AUSA North Texas strives to raise the “Leadership Quotient” for all who attend. Our primary audience consists of ROTC Cadets at Universities in North Texas but it is open to all members of AUSA and their guests. Look for our next event scheduled for April 24 (site TBD) and consider joining us for a free meal and a great discussion around leadership based on the movie “We Were Soldiers”.