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Elected Officer Candidates
for the 2020 – 2022 Term


Scott Weaver
Scott Weaver
President and Lead Consultant

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

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.


SAVE THE DATE of Saturday, June 15 2019 for the 244th Army Birthday Celebration and KC AUSA’s 20th Anniversary Celebration WHERE: KC Marriott Downtown, Count Basie Ballroom WHEN: 5:30PM to 9:00PM HOW: Stay tuned for more details! Continue Reading

Newsletter January 2019 The latest chapter newsletter is now published and is posted on our website! January 2019 Newsletter It is chock-full of great information starting with a heads-up on several significant events we are planning, various spotlights on people and programs, details on several JANUARY events that are in the next 2 weeks (see info below), and… Continue Reading

When Experience Doesn’t Count A report on veterans’ transition concentrating on Clarksville and Nashville, Tenn., warns age and length of service “is a significant obstacle” for some soldiers looking for their first private-sector job because older troops have been removed longer from civilian culture. “Some individuals who entered the military directly from high school often… Continue Reading

from AUSA’s 5 Things #4 Veterans Want Community Connections Veterans are looking for community activities such as recreation, connection with other veterans and volunteer opportunities, according to results of a community integration survey conducted by America’s Warrior Partnership, a nonprofit organization connecting service members and veterans with local veteran-centric nonprofits. “Our nation’s warriors are looking for… Continue Reading

from AUSA’s weekly 5 Thinks #3 An A-10 Alternative The A-10 Thunderbolt, a close-air support and ground attack plane beloved by ground troops since its introduction in the mid-1970s, is slated for retirement beginning in 2022, although there is some talk about upgrading the aircraft, known as the Warthog, so its service life could be extended… Continue Reading

Why were they called “doughboys” The History Channel It’s unknown exactly how U.S. service members in World War I (1914-18) came to be dubbed doughboys—the term most typically was used to refer to troops deployed to Europe as part of the American Expeditionary Forces—but there are a variety of theories about the origins of the… Continue Reading

Continuing to Continue The White House and Congress spent most of last week negotiating a bipartisan spending agreement for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1, 2016 but they couldn’t quite work out the details on several items, including how much extra money might to go the Army and Defense Department. The Army stands to… Continue Reading

Army Well-Represented in Congress When the 115th Congress convenes on Tuesday, Jan. 3, more than half of the veterans serving in the House of Representatives and 10 veterans serving in the U.S. Senate will have Army backgrounds. Three of the 10 Army veterans in the Senate have post-9/11 service, as do five of the 44… Continue Reading

KC AUSA Calendar of Events  25 MAY 2018 Army History Breakfast  09 JUN 2018 Army Birthday Celebration + Continue Reading


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