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NEWS | Sept. 27, 2022

Leaders to discuss improvements to Army quality of life, 'People First' efforts

By John Bell Army News Service

A panel of experts will publicly discuss the Army’s improvements to quality of life for Soldiers and Families and efforts to prevent harmful and violent behaviors, at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Expo in Washington, D.C., Oct. 10, 2022.

The panel will discuss how the Army is prioritizing People First by improving the Army’s culture and quality of life, including the Quality of Life Task Force’s efforts to improve Army housing, including barracks and Army-owned Family housing; access to healthcare and childcare; options for spouse employment; and the PCS move experience.

The group will also examine the People First Task Force’s work to address domestic and intimate-partner violence, suicides, sexual harassment, and sexual assault.

Panelists will include:

Moderating the panel will be Hon. Erin Conaton, former Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, an AUSA senior fellow.

The event will be livestreamed via the official U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9 Twitter and on DVIDS.