Association of the United States Army

Arsenal of Democracy Chapter


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Annual Breakfast Meeting

28 April 2016 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am

The Arsenal of Democracy Chapter, Association of the United States Army, is pleased to announce its Breakfast Meeting on Thursday, 28 April 2016, 0730-1000 hours at the Macomb Community College (MCC), John Lewis Center in Warren, MI. The Breakfast Meeting is in collaboration with the Michigan National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Chapter’s Michigan Defense Exposition (MDEX) Event.

Our guest speaker is Lieutenant General Jerry Sinn, US Army Retired, Vice President of Finance & Administration and the Corporate Treasurer of AUSA.

Lieutenant General Sinn, USA Ret., is responsible for all financial aspects of the Association and the day-to-day operations of the national headquarters. He coordinates with the Finance and Audit Committee on the budget and audit processes, and counsels the Association’s leadership on financial matters. General Sinn is also responsible for AUSA’s accounting, personnel, administrative services, and the operations of the headquarters building.

Beginning in 2012 General Sinn co-owned and operated Quadrate, LLC. a business focused on providing engineering, project management, and business development services. From 2007 to 2012, General Sinn served as a Senior Vice President, Land Warfare Strategy and Planning for DRS Technologies, Inc. and then as President, DRS Technologies Tactical Systems Group, an operating company with subordinate elements in the United Kingdom, Florida, Alabama, & Missouri. The company developed and manufactured platform electronics, prognostic & diagnostic equipment, radars, electrical power generating equipment, tactical vehicles (Armored Knight and Joint Assault Bridge), heavy loading equipment for the Air Force, and electronic displays.

Prior to joining DRS Technologies, General Sinn spent 30+ years in the US Army. During that time he had typical command and staff assignments from company through brigade. As a general officer he served as the Assistant Chief of Staff Resource Management, Army Materiel Command; Director of Operations & Support, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management & Comptroller; Commanding General of the North Atlantic Division, Army Corps of Engineers; Director of the Army Budget; and as the Military Deputy for Budget.

General Sinn will speak about the 2017 President’s Budget, the 2019 Program Objective Memorandum expectations, status of the initiative to mitigate or eliminate sequestration, and key takeaways from the National Commission on the Future of the Army Report.

Breakfast/Check-in:  Check-in and name-tag pick up will begin at 0730.  Breakfast will open at 0800 with a buffet of scrambled eggs, hash browns, a breakfast meat and fresh fruit bowl, accompanied by bagels; served with orange juice, freshly brewed regular and decaffeinated coffee, and assorted herbal and gourmet teas.

Registration:  Registration MUST be done through the AUSA Arsenal of Democracy Website.  All reservations must be made by 22 April.  This is essential to ensure that the appropriate amount of food is prepared by the MCC staff and to get name tags made.  Please see link below for registration:


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Ticket Prices:  Tickets for AUSA Members are $25 per person.  Tickets for Non-AUSA Members are $40 per person and include a 2 year membership to AUSA.  Attendees will be issued a name-tag at check in. This will serve as the breakfast ticket.  For Non-AUSA Members, after picking up name tag at check-in, there will be a table provided for filling out the AUSA Membership form.  If you wish to reserve a table of 8, please indicate this on the registration form.  All tables are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be assigned from front to back in the order that the reservation and payment was received.

Payment in Advance: ALL Payments must be made in advance.  Payment can be made by credit card through the website link.  You may also pay in advance by check payable to AUSA/Arsenal of Democracy Chapter.  Mail checks to Mike Bracket, 44260 Cadburry Drive, Clinton Township, MI, 48038.

Event Location and Parking:  John Lewis Center Macomb Community College, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road Warren, Michigan.  Please see the map below for details on parking locations — lots adjacent to the John Lewis Center (K301) are 4, 5, 7 and 8.

Dress: Dress is business casual for civilians and Class B or C uniform for military.

If you have any questions or require additional information; please contact:

Nick Twardokus

Breakfast Committee Chairman

(480) 620-4978


28 April 2016
7:30 am - 10:00 am
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NIck Twardokus


Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center
14500 E. 12 Mile Road; P-Building, Warren, MI 48088 United States
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