Information Release



Contact:   Hugh Strawn




Date:         January 22, 2015


Leading Change in the 21st Century:  Lessons from the U.S. Army

Keynote Address
2015 Claims Conference


The rapidly changing environment of today poses many challenges for the leadership of large and complex organizations.  The keynote speaker at the 2015 PLRB Claims Conference, General Robert W. Cone, U.S. Army (Retired) will share lessons-learned as the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.


General Robert W. Cone

U.S. Army (Retired)


Budget restrictions, increased competition, the speed and immediacy of the digital age, the advent of ubiquitous social media, a new generation of workers who will replace the aging Baby Boomers are but a few of the dynamics that are changing the work place.  General Cone led the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command which had the responsibility of transforming the army to prepare for future challenges.  He served as a principal architect of doctrine, future concepts, and training and leader development for the U.S. Army.


General Cone commanded the Department of Defense-wide program to capture lessons learned in Afghanistan and Iraq, and implement them in the military training systems.  He will share with the Claims Conference General Session the key elements of how the lessons learned were applied to new training. 


An airborne Ranger, General Cone has extensive experience commanding units at all levels, including combat in Afghanistan and Iraq.  A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, he is an acknowledged training innovator.


The 2015 PLRB Claims Conference will be held March 29 to April 1 at the Anaheim Convention Center.  The General Session will officially open the Conference on Monday, March 30.  Registration information , as well as educational session selections are available here. 


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