Speakers and Panels


Featured Speakers


Tuesday, January 24

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

Kickoff Address   

VADM William E. Gortney, USN (confirmed)

Director, Joint Staff


Tuesday, January 24

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Address *

ADM Mike Mullen, USN (Ret.) (confirmed)
former Chairman

Joint Chiefs of Staff


Wednesday, January 25

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Plenary Address
RADM Sean A. Pybus, USN

Naval Special Warfare Command


Wednesday, January 25

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Luncheon Address *

LtGen George J. Flynn , USMC (confirmed)

Director, J-7

The Joint Staff


Thursday, January 26

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Plenary Address

The Honorable Robert O. Work (confirmed)
Undersecretary of the Navy


Thursday, January 26

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Luncheon Address *

SFC Leroy Petry, USA (confirmed)
Medal of Honor recipient


in a Conversation with

David Hartman (confirmed)

former host of Good Morning America



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Panel Sessions


Tuesday, January 24

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

The Navy and the Marine Corps: Hang Together or Hang Separately?



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


VADM Gerald R. Beaman, USN (confirmed)

U.S. THIRD Fleet


VADM John Terence Blake, USN (confirmed)

Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Integration of Capabilities and Resources (N8)


BGen Daniel J. O'Donohue, USMC (confirmed)

Capabilities Development Directorate


MajGen Melvin G. Spiese, USMC (confirmed)

Deputy Commanding General

I Marine Expeditionary Force


Tuesday, January 24

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

The Future of Shipbuilding: What Can the Nation Afford?



CAPT R. Robinson Harris, USN (Ret.) (confirmed)

Director, Advanced Concepts

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Sensors

Co-Director, Washington Strategy Discussion Group


VADM Richard W. Hunt, USN (confirmed)

Commander, Naval Surface Forces
Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet


RDML David H. Lewis, USN (confirmed)

Program Executive Officer, Ships


Mr. Ronald O'Rourke (confirmed)

Specialist in Naval Affairs
Congressional Research Service

Author, Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program: Background, Issues, and Options for Congress


Mr. Mike Petters (confirmed)

President and Chief Executive Officer

Huntington Ingalls Industries


Wednesday, January 25

10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Warfighters vs. Support: Do We Have the Equation Right?


Mr. Ward Carroll (confirmed)

Editor in Chief


RDML Richard Breckenridge, USN (confirmed)

Submarine Group TWO


VADM Richard W. Hunt, USN (confirmed)

Commander, Naval Surface Forces
Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet


VADM Allen G. Myers, USN (confirmed)

Commander, Naval Air Forces
Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet


BGen Daniel D. Yoo, USMC (confirmed)

Commanding General

Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego and Western Recruiting Region


Wednesday, January 25

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Info at Sea: What Do the Warfighters Need?



VADM Herb Browne, USN (Ret.) (confirmed)

former President and CEO, AFCEA International

former Deputy Commander, U.S. Space Command


RADM(Sel) Jerry K. Burroughs, USN (confirmed)

Program Executive Officer for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence


RDML Peter A. Gumataotao, USN (confirmed)


Carrier Strike Group ELEVEN


BGen Gregg A. Sturdevant, USMC (confirmed)

Assistant Wing Commander

3rd Marine Aircraft Wing


Wednesday, January 25

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Info at Sea: How Much Security Can the Sea Services Afford?



LTG Peter M. Cuviello, USA (Ret.) (confirmed)

Director, Network Enabled Operational Support
Deloitte Consulting LLP

former Chief Information Officer/G-6, U.S. Army


RADM Patrick H. Brady, USN (confirmed)


Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command


RDML Robert E. Day, Jr., USCG (confirmed)

Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, and Information Technology

Coast Guard Cyber Command, Pre-Commissioning Detachment


Mr. Terry Halvorsen (confirmed)

Chief Information Officer

Department of the Navy


BGen Kevin J. Nally, USMC (confirmed)

Director, C4

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


Thursday, January 26

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Junior Warfighters: What Issues Keep Them Awake at Night?



Mr. Dan Moore (confirmed)

Director, International Missile Defense
Raytheon Missile Systems


Capt Anthony Hatala, USMC (confirmed)

Fire Control Officer on C-130J Harvest HAWK

VMGR 352


LT Benjamin Kohlmann, USN (confirmed)

F/A-18 Instructor Pilot



LCDR Micah Murphy, USN (confirmed)

Commanding Officer

USS Chief (MCM 14)


Capt Autumn D. Swinford, USMC (confirmed)

Marine Officer Instructor

University of Missouri NROTC


Thursday, January 26

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

China: How Big a Factor Should It Be In DoD Planning?



CDR Paul Giarra, USN (Ret.) (confirmed)

Global Strategies & Transformation


VADM John M. Bird, USN (confirmed)

Director of Navy Staff


LtGen Wallace "Chip" Gregson, USMC (Ret.) (confirmed)

Principal, WC Gregson & Associates, Inc.

former Assistant Secretary of Defense, Asian and Pacific Security Affairs


VADM Ann E. Rondeau, USN (confirmed)


National Defense University


Alan J. Vick, Ph.D. (confirmed)

Senior Political Scientist
RAND Corporation