Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies Australia

ACT: 2017 ACT Blamey Oration: Stan McChrystal: Leading in Uncertainty

  • 22 Nov 2017
  • 19:00 - 23:00
  • National Gallery of Australia


  • This event is open to all with an interest in national security and defence issues

Registration is closed

The United Services Institute of the Australian Capital Territory and the Field Marshal Sir Thomas Blamey Memorial Fund are pleased to announce that the 2017 ACT Blamey Oration will be delivered by former United States Army general, best-selling author and founder of the McChrystal Group, Stan McChrystal.

This special event will be held at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, on Wednesday 22 November 2017 at 1900 for 1930 hours.

The topic for the Oration has not yet been confirmed, but the working title is "Leading in Uncertainty".

Ticket prices will include pre-dinner drinks, a three course dinner and wine at the table.

Registration details will be announced shortly, but please save the date.

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.

Due to protocols at this venue, we cannot offer refunds for cancellations after 17 November.

Dress for this event is lounge suit.


The 2017 ACT Blamey Oration is proudly sponsored by L3 Communications Australia, the Australian Army and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.


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