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Mitchell Hour - November 19

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (EST)

Mitchell Hour - November 19

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The Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies

Invites You to Attend a

November 19th presentation

The Department of Defense in an Era of Constrained Budgets:

“Smaller and Less Capable” is not the Only Option

Featuring: Admiral Mark Fitzgerald (Ret), Lt General David Deptula (Ret) and Colonel Douglas Macgregor (Ret)

As sequestration forces the military to erode readiness, eliminate weapon systems, and reduce personnel, the Services need to consider organizational change.  Preserving the status quo with fewer assets will result in significantly reduced combat capability—a risky proposition given the burgeoning array of challenges America faces around the globe. Alternatively, military leadership can seek to reshape the way their forces train, organize and equip to achieve greater effectiveness in a more efficient fashion. Our panel will discuss this potential through the lens of the Macgregor Transformation Model (MTM)—an approach that allows for a reduction in the overall size of the Department of Defense; affords a substantial reduction in operating costs; and yields an increase in combat capability.

Please join us for what promises to be a most thought-provoking discussion.

This event continues a dialogue initiated through an op-ed published in the August 15th, 2013 issue of The National Interest.


Admiral Mark Fitzgerald (Ret)

Lieutenant General David Deptula (Ret)

Colonel Douglas Macgregor (Ret)

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

Light Breakfast Served

Capitol Hill Club

300 First St SE

Washington, D.C. 20003

Parking and Transportation
The Club is located across the street from the Capitol South Metro Station servicing the Blue and Orange lines.
Military: Uniform of the day 

Civilian: Business Attire 

For additional information, 

Contact: Doug Birkey

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This is an open invitation from the Air Force Association – please feel free to widely disseminate.

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When & Where

Capitol Hill Club
300 First St SE
Washington, DC 20003

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (EST)

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The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is an independent, non-profit research, studies, and analysis organization founded by the Air Force Association. It takes its name from America’s most famous and arguably greatest airman, Brig. Gen. William Mitchell. The Institute seeks to carry on, in the modern day, General Mitchell’s tireless and dedicated effort to expand airpower thinking and increase public awareness of the need for this unique military instrument. The Institute is based in the Washington, D.C. area.

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