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AUSN ANNOUNCES NATIONAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

For Immediate Release
July 5, 2017

AUSN ANNOUNCES THE SELECTION OF ITS NATIONAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

As the nation celebrates the United States’ 241st year, the Association of the United States Navy (AUSN) welcomes aboard retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Robert D. Reilly, Jr. as its 13th National Executive Director.

Rear Adm. Reilly replaces Rear Adm. Garry E. Hall who is currently a member of the National Security Council and Special Assistant to the President as Senior Director for International Organizations and Alliances. 

AUSN’s search committee, over the course of four months, ultimately focused their efforts on a list of a dozen uniquely qualified candidates and Reilly was ultimately selected as the best fit for AUSN.

“Rob was head and shoulders above the rest with his passion for the Navy,” said retired U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Lou Crenshaw, Chairman of AUSN’s Board of Directors. “In addition to his impressive resume, his vision and focus will be instrumental to AUSN’s long-term success.”

A fourth-generation military officer, Reilly is keenly aware of his connection to naval heritage and the importance of AUSN, which began as the Naval Reserve Association in 1954 and transitioned to AUSN in 2009.

“I am most grateful for this opportunity and greatly appreciate the board’s vote of confidence in selecting me as the next National Executive Director.  I am looking forward very much to working with all of you to help grow and sustain AUSN’s enduring mission of service to our most important customers: our Sailors, and those who support them on the home front,” said Reilly.

Retired U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. David Bradley, AUSN’s National President, expressed his admiration for the selection. 

“Rob brings with him a wealth of experience and we all look forward to working with him in forging ahead in our mission to support the interests of our Navy community and the needs of the Navy,” he said. “I am excited to work with him at the upcoming Surface Navy Association West Coast Symposium later this month, AUSN’s Annual Business Meeting this Fall, as well as many future AUSN events.”

AUSN is the professional association for Sailors, and as their voice on Capitol Hill and the Pentagon, their advocacy work is critical to active, reserve, and retired veterans. AUSN supports Sailors throughout their careers, during their transition to civilian life and in retirement. For more information on AUSN and how to become a member, please visit www.ausn.org. 

Link to Reilly’s U.S. Navy Flag Officer (Retired) bio: http://www.navy.mil/navydata/bios/bio.asp?bioID=245

Link to Reilly’s Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rdreillyjr/

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