All-Volunteer Force Forum
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When: November 19, 2019
10:00 am
Where: United States

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The All-Volunteer Force Forum Presents

What:   A Discussion of the All-Volunteer Force: Is it Fair, Equitable, Ethical, Efficient, Effective, Sustainable?


  • Major General Dennis Laich, USA (Ret) author of Skin in the Game: Poor Kids and Patriots
  • William Hartung, Director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy 
  • Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, USA (Ret) Professor of Government and Public Policy at the College of William and Mary
  • Former Marine Officer Gil Barndollar, Military Fellow-in-Residence, Center for the Study of Statesmanship, currently writing a book on conscription and modern war, with research in the UAE, Sweden, Finland, Israel, and Colombia

Where:  Senate Visitor Center Room 201-00, U.S. Congress

When:   10:00am to Noon, Tuesday, November 19, 2019

How:     A short presentation from each of the members of the All-Volunteer Force Forum listed above, followed by an opportunity for questions from the audience

Senate and House staff who are able to attend are strongly encouraged to do so as the four panelists are each expert in various aspects of this very important and critical discussion.  Your questions and comments are more than welcome. 

If opportunity presents itself, we ask that prospective attendees send us an email and let us know you plan to attend. It helps with the space requirements as well as with Senate Visitor Center security requirements.  Please email with just first and last names.