Expeditionary Warfare Conference coming to Annapolis Oct. 24-26

Show addresses challenges of distributed operations of the Joint and Naval Force in a more contested warfighting environment. With that, we are pleased to team with the Mine Warfare Association. An optional, classified session at Northrop Grumman’s Annapolis offices also will be part of this event.

image001ARLINGTON, VA – Press registration now is open online for the 22nd annual Expeditionary Warfare Conference, Oct. 24-26, at the Westin Annapolis in Maryland, the National Defense Industrial Association announces. (http://www.ndia.org/events/2017/10/24/ewc17/registration)

This premier event will take place in Annapolis, giving defense and industry leaders, professionals, and government a venue close to Washington to meet and address challenges in the deployment, operations and sustainment of expeditionary forces, said retired Navy Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris. He is chairman of NDIA’s Expeditionary Warfare Division and vice president for the defense market at the Logistics Management Institute (LMI), a 56-year-old, not-for-profit government consulting firm.

This year, NDIA has partnered with the Mine Warfare Association for a session on the first day about aspects of mine warfare: design, countermeasures, de-mining and remediation of areas, unexploded ordnance and hazardous chemical, biological, and radiological materials.

Joining with the Mine Warfare Association “allows us to really look at the full spectrum of expeditionary challenges in an ever more contested operational environment,” Harris said. Expeditionary warfare is a central element of the Joint Concept for Access and Maneuver in the Global Commons (JAM-GC), he said, an initiative that followed the Air-Sea Battle operational concept.

“Expeditionary operations are essential and cover the full spectrum of military operations, whether you’re talking about disaster relief as we see in the Caribbean today, combat operations in support of Fifth Fleet, and obviously in support of Western Pacific (WESTPAC) operations,” Harris said.

This year’s session topics include current operations, mine warfare, capabilities development and acquisition, expeditionary logistics integration, and the challenges that resource sponsors have in addressing this aspect of warfare.

We’re honored to have many experts as keynote speakers, including:

  • · Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Brian Beaudreault, deputy commandant of plans, policies and operations
  • · Marine Corps Maj. Gen. David Coffman, director of the Expeditionary Warfare Division
  • · Marine Corps Major Gen. Vincent Coglianese, assistant deputy commander for installations and logistics
  • · Thomas Dee, acting undersecretary of the Navy
  • · Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Francis Donovan, commanding general of Fifth Marine Expeditionary Brigade, and commander of Task Force-51
  • · Kristin French, principal deputy assistant secretary of Defense and acting assistant secretary of Defense for logistics and materiel readiness
  • · Marine Corps Lt. Gen Robert Hedelund, commanding general of II Marine Expeditionary Force
  • · Navy Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for operations, plans and strategy
  • · Retired Navy Vice Adm. John Miller, The Fozzie Miller Group LLC
  • · Navy Rear Adm. John Neagley, program executive officer of littoral combat ships
  • · Navy Rear Adm. Peter Stamatopoulos, director of supply, ordnance and logistics operations division under the chief of Naval Operations
  • · William Williford, executive director of Marine Corps Systems Command
  • For more information, to see the agenda, and to register, visit the conference webpage: www.NDIA.org/EWC.
  • For specific media questions, contact Evamarie Socha at esocha@ndia.org or (703) 472-3806.
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