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PIVOT TO EXCELLENCE: Yom Kippur War History & Perspectives Pt 1
The Institute of Advanced Military Thinking, Jewish War Veterans and the Suncoast Chapter of AUSA have teamed up to offer a three-part analysis of the definitive Middle Eastern War of the 1970s.  The 1973 Yom Kippur War was the culmination of thirty years of hostilities between Israel and her neighbors and threatened to turn the Cold War between the Soviet Bloc and the USA hot. We are proud to present the world's  leading experts on the Yom Kippur War. In part one, we will analyze the following points of the Golan Heights Campaign and the Central Sector:

The Battle for the Central Sector
The Artillery Battle
The Northern Command
The War from The Syrian Perspective

Join our virtual summit, open to all who wish to learn from those who led the battles that shaped the Middle East as we know it today .

Apr 25, 2021 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Guy Swan
Lieutenant General Guy C. Swan III currently serves as an AUSA VP. During more than 35 years of active service he commanded at every level through Army Service Component Command. A career armor/cavalry officer, his general officer assignments included Commanding General, United States Army North/Fifth Army; Commanding General, United States Army Military District of Washington and Commander, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region; Commanding General, 7th Army Training Command, United States Army Europe/Seventh Army; Chief of Staff and Director of Operations, Multi-National Force-Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom; Director of Operations, United States Northern Command; and Chief of Army Legislative Liaison. General Swan's other key assignments included Commander, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment; Assistant Deputy Director for Strategy and Policy for the Joint Staff; and Deputy Operations Officer for the 1st Armored Division during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
Jeffery Sacks
JWV National Commander @JWV
Jeffrey Sacks was elected as National Commander of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America (JWV) during its 124th Annual, and first virtual, National Convention, held in August 2020. A member of JWV since 1996, Jeff previously served as JWV’s National Awards Committee Chairman, Resolutions Committee Vice Chairman, and National Executive Committeeman from Illinois. Jeff was Commander of JWV’s Department of Illinois, and of JWV Post 153 of Chicago. He is a life member of JWV, VFW, American Legion, National Sojourners, and Military Order of the World Wars. Jeff also serves on the Board of the National Museum of American Jewish Military History. Jeff is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm and was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service. As an Army Reserve Captain, he commanded the 822nd Military Police Company of the US Army Reserve in Southwest Asia in 1991. Under his command, the 822nd MP Company received a Meritorious Unit Commendation, among other decorations.