ARMY 242nd BIRTHDAY BALL

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Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley

Over There! A Celebration of the WWI Soldier

This year’s Army Ball may just be the best yet. We’ll celebrate the Army’s 242nd birthday with fine dining, top notch entertainment, and inspirational words from some of our most senior leaders. All just steps away from Tampa Harbor. You can register now by filling out the form on the right. Or scroll down to see the complete schedule of events. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Saturday June 10th 2017

The event begins at 1800-1900 Cocktail and Social Hour . Formal Ceremony goes from 1900 till 2100.  Dancing 2100-2400.

THE VENUE

Set in the heart of bustling downtown Tampa, Florida, the contemporary Hilton Tampa Downtown will be the site of the 242nd US Army Birthday Ball

The  Hilton is the 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award recipient.  It includes a rooftop swimming pool, whirlpool and sundeck, 24-hour fitness center, 211 Restaurant and Lounge, and a Starbucks café.

The Hilton Tampa Downtown hotel rooms are designed with comfort and convenience in mind, providing a place to unwind or to catch up on work. Explore the various types of rooms and amenities, and choose the space that’s right for you.
The Tampa Army Ball Committee is pleased to announce that they have reserved a number of rooms at the Hilton Tampa Downtown.

Hilton Tampa Downtown
211 North Tampa St. Tampa FL 33602
Tel: 813-204-3000

The rooms have been reserved for the night of the 9th of June and the 10th of June
Rooms can be reserved at a special price of $114 by clicking here
BLOCK EXTENDED UNTIL May 26th
Spaces are limited, make reservations soon!

For questions, please contact tickets@armyballtampa.org

 

What is the menu?

You can expect top notch dining and entertainment this year. Dinner will be a multi course meal with a selection of the chef’s custom plated beef, chicken, or vegetarian entrees. Dinner will include salads, rolls and coffee.

How much are the Tickets?

Tickets for Currently E-6 and lower are $20 per person.

Tickets for all others are $75 per person.

Wounded Warrior and Gold Star Mothers attend as our guests, but must pre-register at tickets@armyballtampa.org.

What should I wear to the Army Ball?

Military
Dress Blues, Dress Mess, or service equivalent.
Civilian
Black tie / formal evening wear.

About Gen. Milley

General Mark A. Milley assumed duty as the 39th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army August 14, 2015 after most recently serving as the 21st Commander of U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

A native of Winchester, Massachusetts, General Milley graduated and received his commission from Princeton University in 1980. He has had multiple command and staff positions in eight divisions and Special Forces throughout the last 35 years.

He has served in command and leadership positions from the platoon and operational detachment alpha level through Corps and Army Command including the 82nd Airborne Division and the 5th Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; the 7th Infantry Division at Fort Ord, California; the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York; the 2nd Infantry Division in Korea; the Joint Readiness Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana; the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky; and the 1st Cavalry Division and 3rd Infantry Division in Baghdad, Iraq.

He commanded the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division; the 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division; served as the Deputy Commanding General for the 101st Airborne (Air Assault); and served as the Commanding General for 10th Mountain Division. While serving as the Commanding General, III Corps and Fort Hood, he deployed as the Commanding General, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command and Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Forces – Afghanistan. Additionally, he served on the operations staff of The Joint Staff as the J33/DDRO, and as a Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon.

His operational deployments include the Multi-National Force and Observers, or MFO, Sinai, Egypt; Operation JUST CAUSE, Panama; Operation UPHOLD DEMOCRACY, Haiti; Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR, Bosnia-Herzegovina; Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq; and three tours during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan. He also deployed to Somalia and Colombia.

General Milley’s education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Princeton University, Master’s Degrees from Columbia University (International Relations) and from the U.S. Naval War College (National Security and Strategic Studies). He is also a graduate of the MIT Seminar XXI National Security Studies Program.

General Milley and his wife have been married for more than 30 years and have two children.

His awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal; Army Distinguished Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters; Defense Superior Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters; Legion of Merit with two bronze oak leaf clusters; Bronze Star Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters; Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf cluster; Army Commendation Medal with four bronze oak leaf clusters; Army Achievement Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster; National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with two bronze service stars; Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two bronze service stars; Iraq Campaign Medal with two bronze service stars; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Korea Defense Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 5; NATO Medal with bronze service star; and the Multi-national Force and Observers Medal. He is authorized to wear the Combat Infantryman Badge with star; Expert Infantryman Badge; Master Parachutist Badge; Scuba Diver Badge; Ranger Tab; Special Forces Tab; Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge; Joint Meritorious Unit Award; and Meritorious Unit Commendation and the French Military Parachutist Badge.

We have the most skilled, ethical, and combat hardened Army in our Nation’s history. No matter where we are around the world, America’s Soldiers are displaying courage, commitment and character. We are demonstrating unparalleled competence and agility. And no matter the challenge, no matter how complex the environment, or how dangerous the situation, our Soldiers fight and win. I am honored to lead this remarkable team. -Chief of Staff of the Army General Mark A. Milley
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