Speakers and Panels

 

Featured Speakers

Tuesday, May 15
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Keynote Discussion
"Joint & Coalition Operations: What's the Way Ahead?"

VIDEO

 

Moderator:
LTG John R. Wood, USA (Ret.) (confirmed)

former Deputy Commander

U.S. Joint Forces Command

   
  Participants:
RADM Philip S. Davidson, USN (confirmed)
Director, Operations and Intelligence (N3/N2) & Deputy Commander
Task Force TWO ZERO
   
LtGen George J. Flynn, USMC (confirmed)
Director, J-7
The Joint Staff
   

V/Adm C.A. Johnstone-Burt, OBE MA, RN (confirmed)
Chief of Staff

North Atlantic Treaty Organization Allied Command Transformation

   
LTG Keith C. Walker, USA (confirmed)
Deputy Commanding General, Futures
Army Capabilities Integration Center, TRADOC
   
   

Tuesday, May 15
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon Keynote Address*

Gen James E. Cartwright, USMC (Ret.) (confirmed)

former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

and The Inaugural Harold Brown Chair in Defense Policy Studies

Center for Strategic and International Studies

VIDEO

   

Wednesday, May 16
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Keynote Address
GEN Martin E. Dempsey, USA (confirmed)
Chairman
Joint Chiefs of Staff

VIDEO

   

Wednesday, May 16
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon Keynote Address*
Gen John R. Allen, USMC (confirmed - via VTC)
Commander, International Security Assistance Force - Afghanistan
Commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan

in a conversation with
Dr. John A. Nagl (confirmed)
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security
Minerva Research Fellow, U.S. Naval Academy

VIDEO

   
 

Thursday, May 17
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Plenary Address
Mr. Michael Jones (confirmed)
Chief Technology Advocate
Google Ventures

VIDEO

   
 

Thursday, May 17
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon Keynote Discussion*
"Air-Sea Battle: What Should It Be?"

VIDEO

 

Moderator:
LtCol Frank Hoffman, USMCR (Ret.) (confirmed)
former Senior Director, Naval Capabilities and Readiness
Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy

and Director, NDU Press

National Defense University

   
  Participants:

Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (Ret.) (confirmed)
former Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance

U.S. Air Force

   
ADM Mark P. Fitzgerald, USN (Ret.) (confirmed)
former Commander
U.S. Naval Forces Europe, U.S. Naval Forces Africa and Allied Joint Force Command Naples
   
   

* Ticket required.  (tickets can be purchased during the registration process)



Panel Sessions

 
 

Tuesday, May 15
10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
"Profession of Arms: How Do the Services Meet Tomorrow's Expectations & New Challenges?"

VIDEO

 
Moderator:
MG Robert H. Scales, USA (Ret.) (confirmed)
former Commandant, U.S. Army War College
and Author
 
Panelists:
Maj Gen Thomas K. Andersen, USAF (confirmed)
Commander
Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education
 

RADM John N. Christenson, USN (confirmed)
President

U.S. Naval War College

 
MajGen John M. Croley, USMCR (confirmed)
Deputy Commander
U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command
 
BG William C. Hix, USA (confirmed)
Director, Concept Development and Learning Directorate
Army Capabilities Integration Center, TRADOC
 
 
 

Tuesday, May 15
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

"Young Warfighters: What Lessons Are Worth Keeping & How Do We Keep Our Fighting Edge?"

VIDEO

 
Moderator:
ADM Timothy J. Keating, USN (Ret.) (confirmed)
former Commander
U.S. Pacific Command
 
Panelists:

MAJ Christopher Bowers, USA (confirmed)

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

 

Capt Dave DePiazza, USAF (confirmed)
A3JO Combat Rescue Officer FAM

Air Combat Command

 

LCDR James "Cheeze" Presler, USN (confirmed)
AIRLANT, U.S. Fleet Forces Command

 

Capt Brett Swaim, USMC (confirmed)

Staff Judge Advocate

 

LT Joseph "Grant" Thomas, Jr., USCG (confirmed)
Commanding Officer

USCGC BLOCK ISLAND (WPB 1344)

 
 
 

Wednesday, May 16
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
"Manned and Unmanned Systems: What is the Right Mix?"

VIDEO

 
Moderator:
CAPT George Galdorisi, USN (Ret.) (confirmed)
Director, Corporate Strategy Group SPAWAR SSCPAC
Co-Author, The Kissing Sailor
 
Panelists:
Dr. Norman Friedman (confirmed)
Author
Unmanned Air Combat Systems: A New Kind of Carrier Aviation
 
Brig Gen Peter E. Gersten, USAF (confirmed)
Director of Plans and Programs
Headquarters Air Combat Command
 
COL Timothy P. Healy, USA (confirmed)
Chief, Mission Command and Awareness Division, Requirements Integration Directorate
Army Capabilities Integration Center, TRADOC
 
Lt Col Thomas "Buzz" L. Rempfer, USAF (confirmed)
Flight Commander, 2nd Special Operations Squadron
Air Force Special Operations Command
 
 
 

Wednesday, May 16
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
"Cyber Warfare: Are We Really Taking a Joint Approach?"

VIDEO

 
Moderator:
Lt Gen Charles Croom, USAF (Ret.) (confirmed)

former Director, Defense Information Systems Agency
Vice President, Cyber Solutions, Lockheed Martin
 
Panelists:

MG Mark Bowman, USA (confirmed)
Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computers, J-6

The Joint Staff

 

VADM Bernard J. McCullough, III, USN (Ret.) (confirmed)
former Commander

U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet

 
LtGen Richard P. Mills, USMC (confirmed)
Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration
U.S. Marine Corps
 

MG Steven W. Smith, USA (confirmed)
Cybersecurity Director

Army Chief Information Officer/G-6

 
Brig Gen Burke E. Wilson, USAF (confirmed)
Director, Air Component Coordination Element - Ft. Meade
24th Air Force, Air Force Space Command
 
 
 

Thursday, May 17
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
"Equipping the Force for the New Strategy: Reconstitution vs. New Acquisition"

VIDEO

 
Moderator:
Mr. Peter M. Swartz (confirmed)
Principal Research Scientist
Center for Naval Analyses
 
Panelists:

Dr. Eric J. Labs (confirmed)
Senior Analyst for Naval Weapons and Forces

Congressional Budget Office

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

MG Frederick Rudesheim, USA (confirmed)
Deputy Director J7, Joint and Coalition Warfighting

The Joint Staff

 
VADM Walter M. Skinner, USN (confirmed)
Principal Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition)