Speakers and Panels


Featured Speakers

Tuesday, May 10

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Kickoff Address

LtGen Robert E. Schmidle, Jr., USMC (confirmed)

Deputy Commander

U.S. Cyber Command


Tuesday, May 10
Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Address *

ADM John C. Harvey, Jr., USN (confirmed)

U.S. Fleet Forces Command


Tuesday, May 10
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Plenary Session: "China Factors: Are the Chinese Doing to Us What We Did to the Russians?"

Moderator: Mr. David Hartman (confirmed)
Author and former Host, Good Morning America



The Honorable Wallace Gregson (confirmed)

former Assistant Secretary of Defense, Asian and Pacific Security Affairs

Principal, WC Gregson & Associates, Inc.


ADM Timothy J. Keating, USN (Ret.) (confirmed)

former Commander

U.S. Pacific Command


Mr. Ronald O'Rourke (confirmed)

Specialist in National Defense, Congressional Research Service

Author, China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities


Wednesday, May 11
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Plenary Address

The Honorable Michael W. Wynne (confirmed)
former Secretary of the Air Force

Image of General Raymond T. Odierno

Wednesday, May 11
12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Luncheon Address *

GEN Raymond T. Odierno, USA (confirmed)

U.S. Joint Forces Command


Thursday, May 12
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Plenary Address

VAdm Robert G. Cooling, RN (confirmed)

Chief of Staff

Allied Command Transformation


Thursday, May 12
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Luncheon Address *

ADM Gary Roughead, USN (confirmed)

Chief of Naval Operations



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Panel Sessions


Tuesday, May 10
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Looking Ahead: What's Working That We Can Use in Full Spectrum Ops?

Moderator: LTG John R. "Bob" Wood, USA (Ret.) (confirmed)
former Deputy Commander
U.S. Joint Forces Command



LTG Robert L. Caslen, Jr., USA (confirmed)
Commanding General

U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth


LtGen Dennis J. Hejlik, USMC (confirmed)

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command


VADM Alexander Krekich, USN (Ret.) (confirmed)
former President BAE Systems Ship Repair

former Commander Surface Forces Pacific


Lt Gen William J. Rew, USAF (confirmed)
Vice Commander

Air Combat Command


Tuesday, May 10
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief: What Can We Learn from Haiti and Pakistan?

Moderator: Dr. Linton Wells II, Ph.D. (confirmed)
Director, Center for Technology and National Security Policy

Distinguished Research Professor
Force Transformation Chair
National Defense University



RDML Sinclair M. Harris, USN (confirmed)

Navy Irregular Warfare Office


LTG P. K. Keen, USA (confirmed)
Commander, Joint Task Force Haiti

Military Deputy Commander, U.S. Southern Command


VADM Robert C. Parker, USCG (confirmed)
Commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area

former Director, Security and Intelligence, U.S. Southern Command


Wednesday, May 11
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Irregular Warfare: How Do We Achieve Dominance?

Moderator: LtCol Frank Hoffman, USMCR (Ret.) (confirmed)

Senior Director, Naval Capabilities and Readiness

Department of the Navy



Mr. Eric Bassel (confirmed)
Director, SANS Institute

Member, AFCEA Cyber Committee


BGen John W. Bullard, Jr., USMC (confirmed)
Prospective Deputy Commanding General

Marine Corps Combat Development Command


Maj Gen Charles J. Dunlap Jr., USAF (Ret.) (confirmed)

Visiting Professor of the Practice of Law
Associate Director, Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, Duke University

former Deputy Judge Advocate General, U.S. Air Force


CAPT Evin Thompson, USN (confirmed)

Naval Special Warfare Branch Head, Expeditionary Warfare Division, Navy Staff


Wednesday, May 11
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Ballistic Missile Defense: How Do We Achieve the Right Balance Between Traditional Missions and Burgeoning Requirements?

Moderator: CAPT R. Robinson Harris, USN (Ret.) (confirmed)
Director, Advanced Concepts

Lockheed Martin Mission System and Sensors



VADM Peter H. Daly, USN (confirmed)
Deputy Commander

U.S. Fleet Forces Command


RADM Joseph A. Horn, Jr., USN (confirmed)
Program Executive
Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense


CDR Bryan McGrath, USN (Ret.) (confirmed)

Director of Consulting, Studies and Analysis, a division of Delex Systems, Inc.


Wednesday, May 11
2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cyber Warfare: How Do We Provide Assured Comms to the Warfighter?

Moderator: LTG Jeffrey A. Sorenson, USA (Ret.) (confirmed)

former Chief Information Officer/G-6, Department of the Army



BG Joseph A. Brendler, USA (confirmed)

Chief of Staff

Defense Information Systems Agency


Dr. Eric Cole, Ph.D. (confirmed)
Author, Hackers Beware


RADM Edward H. Deets III, USN (confirmed)

Naval Network Warfare Command


COL Timothy Hill, USA (confirmed)
Director, Futures Directorate

U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command


Thursday, May 12
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

The Budget: How Do We Use What We Have More Effectively?

Moderator: The Honorable Dov S. Zakheim, Ph.D. (confirmed)
Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Senior Fellow, CNA Corporation
former Comptroller, Department of Defense



The Honorable Jay M. Cohen, RADM, USN (Ret.) (confirmed)

former Under Secretary for Science and Technology

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

former Chief of Naval Research


Mr. Raymond Haller (confirmed)
Senior Vice President and Director of The MITRE Corporation's Department of Defense Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence Federally Funded Research and Development Center


COL Douglas Macgregor, USA (Ret.) (confirmed)
Breaking the Phalanx and Warrior’s Rage


Lt Gen Christopher D. Miller, USAF (confirmed)
Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs (A8)
Headquarters U.S. Air Force


Special Presentations in the Engagement Theater on the Exhibit Floor, In the 900/1000 Aisle