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The United Services Institute of the Australian Capital Territory and the Field Marshal Sir Thomas Blamey Memorial Fund are delighted to announce that the 2018 ACT Blamey Oration will be delivered by General John Allen AO (USMC, Retd). General Allen is the President of the prestigious Brookings Institute and a distinguished fellow in the Foreign Policy Program at Brookings. He is a former commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan and US Forces in Afghanistan. In 2014, he was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the International Campaign Against Terrorism as the Commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan from 18 July 2011 to 10 February 2013.
This special event will be held at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, on Tuesday 4 December 2018 at 1900 for 1930 hours.
The working title for the Oration is American Leadership in the 21st Century.
You can register for the event here or by contacting Mickey in the office (T: 02 6266 3446; E: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ticket prices are:
USI/RUSI members: $95/head
Regrettably, we must also pass on Paypal processing fees of $3/head for members and $4/head for non-members. If paying by direct debit to our bank account please ensure you include your name and invoice number in the reference when paying.
Ticket prices include pre-dinner canapés and drinks, a three course dinner and wine at the table.
Members please note: spouses, partners and other guests are most welcome, but there is no "first guest at member price" discount for this event; your non-member guests will need to join USI of the ACT to secure the member price or be registered at the non-member price.
We regret that, due to protocols at this venue, we cannot offer refunds for cancellations after 23 November.
Dress for this event is lounge suit.
(Photo & bio: Brookings)
The 2018 ACT Blamey Oration is proudly sponsored by L3 Technologies Group Australia, the Department of Home Affairs and the Department of Defence.
Booking and Pricing details TBA
The Council of USI of the ACT is pleased to announce the Institute's Annual Christmas Drinks, to be held at the Officers Mess of the Australian Defence Force Academy from 1700-1900 hours on Thursday 13 December 2018.
This event provides an opportunity for members and guests to network in a relaxed social setting while marking the close of a successful 2018 program and looking forward to an exciting 2019.
Tickets are once again just $10 per head. This price includes snacks and drinks.
Registration is now open here.
Do come along and mark the end of another great USI year!
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Mail address: CP3-1-157 PO Box 7912 CANBERRA BC ACT 2610. Telephone: 02 6266 3446.
Special Thanks: The RUSIDSS-A of Australia gratefully acknowledges the support of the Department of Defence for its continuing assistance.
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