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KC AUSA
Elected Officer Candidates
for the 2020 – 2022 Term

President

Scott Weaver
Scott Weaver
President and Lead Consultant
GCEG Group, LLC

Scott Weaver is an accomplished leader and educator with over 15 years of success in organizational leadership, global program and project management, strategic analysis and operational planning in organizations ranging up to 125K employees and $12B in budget.

He is a retired Army combat veteran who served as an infantry officer, scholar and strategist.  His strategic-level assignments focused on Southwest Asia and Europe.  He served nine years on the faculties of the Army’s three degree-granting institutions: the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College.

At the Army’s Installation Management Command, Scott led five business divisions and 162 personnel in supervising 16 related programs ($7B annual budget) supporting 74 city managers across the globe. At the Army Command & General Staff College, he directed the development and delivery of graduate-level education for over 6,000 U.S. and foreign mid-level leaders.  As a strategist at U.S. Central Command, U.S. Embassy-Baghdad and the Army War College, Scott led the development and delivery of key strategic analyses, operational plans and policy products that supported U.S. national aims in Iraq, Afghanistan and Southwest Asia.

Scott’s operational experience included Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, the Kosovo Air War (Operation Allied Force), Operation Northern Watch, and Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.  He worked Theater plans for U.S. Central Command several times during 2002-2013.

Following retirement from the Army in 2014 with the rank of Colonel, he became a Scouting professional with the Boy Scouts of America in Kansas City.  In 2017, he became the president and lead consultant of GCEG GROUP, LLC.

Scott works with Academy Leadership as a facilitator and executive coach and is an adjunct faculty member with Park University. A lifelong learner, he is currently an executive MBA candidate at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, University of Missouri-Kansas City. His community activities include the Community Veterans Advisory Board for Johnson County Community College; serving as executive vice president of the KC Chapter of the Association of the United States Army; membership on the Westwood, Kansas planning commission; the Rotary Club of Kansas City Plaza; serving as an ambassador for ShelterBox USA; and continuing to volunteer with the Heart of America Council, Boy Scouts of America.

His education includes a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Military Academy, a Master of Arts from the University of Iowa, a Master’s in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, and a Master’s in Military Arts and Sciences from the School of Advanced Military Studies at the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College.

Executive Vice President

Jim Kane
Jim Kane
Sprint

MAJ (R) Jim Kane transitioned out of the military in 2018 after 22 years of service. After enlisting in the Army reserves in 1995, he began his active duty career in 2000 upon graduation from the Reserve Officers Training Program at Saint Norbert College in DePere, WI. 

A career field artilleryman, Jim’s first assignment was with the 1st Infantry Division in Germany.  He led a 155mm howitzer platoon when the September 11th 2001 attacks struck the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Moving to Fort Hood, TX in 2003, Jim deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom as part of the III Corps staff which became the Multi-National Corps-Iraq. He specialized in the planning and integration of Air Force support with ground forces.

After attending the Field Artillery Captains Career Course in Fort Sill, OK, Jim and his family moved to the Republic of Korea in 2006. He commanded a field artillery battery in the 2nd Infantry Division near the Demilitarized Zone for two years before being selected to work on the Eighth Army Headquarters in Yongsan.

Returning to the United States in 2009, Jim spent the next six years in various leadership roles on Fort Sill, OK.  He was a key leader within the basic training brigade on Fort Sill during both the gender-integration of basic training, and also during the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell”. After a transition to the 75th Field Artillery Brigade, Jim deployed with the brigade to the Persian Gulf.

In 2015, Jim and his family moved to Fort Leavenworth, KS where he served as an Observer/Coach Trainer for the Mission Command Training Program before being selected for the prestigious School of Advanced Military Studies. After graduation, he was assigned as a planner on the headquarters staff for the NATO mission in Afghanistan.

MAJ Kane’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Kosovo Campaign Medal, and the NATO medal. Jim holds a bachelors in Philosophy from Saint Norbert College, as well as a Masters of International Relations from Troy University, and a Masters in Operations from the School of Advanced Military Studies.

Major (R) Jim Kane is originally from Mundelein IL.  He is married to Major (R) Tina Kane and they have three sons, James, Joseph and Ares, and one daughter, Hannah. They currently live in Kansas City Missouri, and Jim is pursuing a second career in the telecom industry at Sprint headquarters in Overland Park, KS.

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General membership meeting with highlights from the 2019 AUSA National Meeting, KC AUSA Awards, and a preview of upcoming events Continue Reading

KC AUSA BreakfastKCI Project Update Date: Friday, March 29, 2019Time: 7:30am – 9:00amVenue: The Westin at Crown Center1 East Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108 The Greater Kansas City Chapter of AUSA is pleased to announce that we are hosting the 2019 AUSA Region 5 Leaders Conference in Kansas City from March 28 – 30.… Continue Reading

The Greater Kansas City Chapter of AUSA is pleased to announce the inaugural presentation of the Col. Roger H.C. Donlon Patriot Award. We will present this first award to actor and philanthropist Gary Sinise during a luncheon on Monday, 11:30 a.m., February 25, at the KC Marriott Downtown Hotel (200 W 12th St, Kansas City,… Continue Reading

SAVE THE DATE and PLAN TO ATTEND! Wednesday, October 24, 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Rd, KC, MO Registration cost is $15 / person. The event will include networking, breakfast buffet, and the program.  The program will update everyone on new initiatives and program guidance from AUSA National; give… Continue Reading

NCO Professional Development Forum with SMA Kenneth Preston USA ret. Friday September 14, 2018 9:00am to 10:30am Kauffman Foundation Conference Center 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City MO Kansas City Room ARE YOU CURRENTLY OR ONCE WERE AN NCO? DO YOU HAVE PLANS ON BECOMING AN NCO? ARE YOU A MILITARY LEADER RESPONSIBLE FOR GROOMING NCOs?… Continue Reading

Breakfast with SMA Kenneth Preston Friday, September 14, 2018 7:30am – 9:00am Kauffman Foundation Center Troost Room ARE YOU CURRENTLY OR ONCE WERE A LEADER OF SOLDIERS? DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT AUSA IS DOING IN NCO AND SOLDIER PROGRAMS? WOULD YOU VALUE THE INSIGHT OR GUIDANCE OF A FORMER SERGEANT MAJOR OF THE… Continue Reading

08 AUG 2018 6:00pm to 9:00pm 8058 Flint Street Lenexa, KS 66214 PURPOSE: Creating Synergy and Efficient Connections for the Military Community and Military-Support Organizations of KC Metro AUDIENCE: Military, Prior-Service Military, Veterans, Military Families, and the businesses and organizations that comprise the KC Military-Support Community FORMAT: Networking: 6:00 – 6:40 pm; Panel Program: 6:45… Continue Reading

We graciously invite you and a guest to attend the KC AUSA Officer Installation and Awards & Recognition Reception WHEN: Monday, January 22, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM WHERE: Kauffman Foundation Center, 4801 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, MO 64110 WHY: Install the elected KC AUSA Chapter Leadership for the 2018 – 2020 term and Recognize… Continue Reading

DO YOU KNOW THAT… Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region VII is headquartered in Kansas City. When an emergency exceeds the resources of a city, state, or region, military assets may be activated or requested to support in the response. Defense Support to Civilian Authorities (DSCA) is a regular activity in natural disaster emergencies like… Continue Reading

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