Panel Sessions

Tuesday, November 13

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

DoD CIO Panel: Focus on Asia Pacific - What is the CIO/C4I Perspective?

The DOD CIO/C4I perspective on how rebalancing toward Asia-Pacific will shape the day-to-day operation for their organizations.



Ms. Teresa Takai (confirmed)

Chief Information Officer

Department of Defense


Ms. Janice C. Haith, SES (confirmed)

Department of the Navy Deputy Chief Information Officer (Navy) Division

Mr. Terry Halvorsen, SES (confirmed)
Chief Information Officer

Department of the Navy


Col A.G. Hatcher, USAF (confirmed)
Director of Communications, A6

U.S. Pacific Air Forces

BGen Kevin Nally, USMC (confirmed)

Director, C4

Deputy Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (Marine Corps)


MG James T. Walton, USA (confirmed)
311th Signal Command (Theater)


Wednesday, November 14

9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Industry Panel: The US Tilt to the Asia-Pacific Region – What Does it Mean for Industry?

DOD's perspective on Industry's role with regard to the DOD's emphasis on Asia-Pacific.


Lt Gen Michael Peterson, USAF (Ret.) (confirmed)

Senior Vice President



Col James Dillon, USMC (confirmed)

Director, G6

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific


Col Karlton "Blade" Johnson, USAF (confirmed)

Assistant Chief of Staff, J6/Chief Information Officer
U.S. Forces Korea


Mr. Mark Loepker (confirmed)


National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP)


Wednesday, November 14

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Professional Development Panel for Young AFCEANS: Doing More with Less

With fewer resources available to accomplish greater results, senior panelists will share ideas, thoughts and processes with young and upcoming Government and Industry leaders.


Mr. Ilan Amir (confirmed)

Young AFCEAN Vice President for Industry,

AFCEA Hawaii

District Manager, ADP Hawaii

1LT James Micciche, USA (confirmed)

Young AFCEAN Vice President for Government,

AFCEA Hawaii

XO, Alpha Company, 307th ESB


Mr. Paul Besson (confirmed)

Vice President, Air Force Accounts and Business Development

General Dynamics Information Technology


Mr. Randall Cieslak, SES (confirmed)

Chief Information Officer

U.S. Pacific Command


SGM Kevin Jochims, USA (confirmed)

Operations Sergeant Major

311th Signal Command (Theater)


CAPT John MacMichael, USN (confirmed)

Commanding Officer

Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Pacific (NCTAMS)


Wednesday, November 14

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Pacific Realignment Panel: Reallocating Resources to Meet the Challenges and Opportunities in Asia-Pacific

Leaders from Asia-Pacific theater discuss the rebalancing impact on their organizations.


RADM Charles Ray, USCG (confirmed)


14th District, U.S. Coast Guard


Maj Gen Norman J. Brozenick, Jr., USAF (invited)

Commander, Special Operations Command Pacific

U.S. Pacific Command


MAJ GEN Richard Burr (confirmed)


1st Division Australian Defence Force


RADM Patrick Driscoll, USN (confirmed)

Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff

U.S. Pacific Fleet


BGen Richard L Simcock, II USMC (confirmed)

Deputy Commander

U.S. Marine Forces Pacific


Thursday, November 15

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

PACOM Panel: Asia-Pacific Focus from the PACOM Leadership Perspective

PACOM Leadership discusses the roles their Directorates will play as the DOD rebalances toward the Asia-Pacific.


Brig Gen J. Marcus Hicks, USAF (confirmed)

Director, Communications Systems, J6

U.S. Pacific Command


RDML Paul B. Becker, USN (confirmed)

Commander, USPACOM/J2

Director for Intelligence


RADM Robert P. Girrier, USN (confirmed)

Director for Operations, J3

U.S. Pacific Command


Maj Gen Michael A Keltz, USAF (confirmed)

Director, Strategic Planning & Policy (J5)

U.S. Pacific Command