|JINSA Co-Sponsors Symposium on "New Technologies for the U.S. Army"|
On October 18, 2012, JINSA, in conjunction with the Reserve Officers Association (ROA), and the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) held a symposium on "New Technologies for the U.S. Army: Future Prospects and Policy Implications."
As an organization dedicated to supporting a strong American military, JINSA was honored to host discussions relating to new technologies that will prepare the U.S. Army to better address future security challenges. It is our hope that this will be the first of a series of symposia that will address this important issue for each branch of the armed services and the Department of Homeland Security.
JINSA Holds National Security Roundtable with IDF Southern Command Chief of Staff Brigadier General Roi Elkabetz
On October 18, 2012 JINSA held a National Security Roundtable in Washington, DC with Brigadier General Roi Elkabetz, the Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces' Southern Command. From 2009 to 2010, he served as Southern Command's Operations chief. The Southern Command is responsible for Israel's borders with Egypt and Jordan, Israeli towns near Gaza, and the Negev, Eilat and Arava regions. General Elkabetz gave a timely discussion given recent developments in Egypt and the Sinai.
New York and Long Island Cabinets Host Commander in Chief of the Israeli Air Force Major General Ido Nehushtan
On October 17, 2012 JINSA's New York and Long Island Cabinets hosted Major General Ido Nehushtan, the sixteenth Commander in Chief of the Israeli Air Force. Prior to that, he served as head of Planning Directorate in IDF General Headquarters. A fighter pilot, Maj. Gen. Nehushtan has filled a wide variety of other command and administrative positions. The JINSA Cabinets were formed to explore issues affecting both American and Israeli security.
|Maj. Gen. Nehushtan, IAF with JINSA Chairman Michael Nachman (left) and Co-Chairman of JINSA's Advisory Board David Steinmann (right). |
JINSA Advisory Board Member Maj. Gen. Sid Shachnow Honored by the Green Beret Foundation
On October 3, 2012, JINSA's own Sid Shachnow was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Beret Foundation, an organization that provides critical services and financial support for Green Beret families. Sid Shachnow is a Holocaust survivor who attained the rank of Major General in the United States Army. After immigrating to America where he attended school for the first time in his life, Sid ultimately joined the U.S. Army and, in 1962, volunteered for the United States Army Special Forces, also known as the "Green Berets" where he served for the next 32 years until he retired in 1994. Maj. Gen. Shachnow is the author of Hope and Honor, an autobiographical account of his early life and service in the U.S. Army.
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