Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC)
Advanced Planning Briefing to Industry (APBI)

"Equipping The Warfighter To Win...Strategy For The Long War"

13 - 14 May 2008

Baltimore, MD


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Keynote Address:

  • "Challenges for Industry.What the USMC Needs from our Partners in Industry", Major General Edward G. Usher, USMC, Deputy Commandant Installations and Logistics

Overview and Strategic Vision for the MCSC

Emerging Requirements/ Capabilities and Future Needs of the Corps

PEO Land Systems Overview

Panel: Information Systems & Infrastructure (ISI)
Introduction: Colonel Ed Daniel, USMC, Acting Product Group Director, PG 10

  • Mr. Ken Beutel, Computing Platforms & Services (PM CPS)
  • Mr. Alfredo Cruz, Marine Corps Network & Infrastructure Services
  • Ms. Sonia Kitchen, Total Force Information Technology Systems
  • Mr. William Sandlin and Lieutenant Colonel James Stone, USMC, Global Combat Support Systems

Panel: Communications, Intelligence and Networking Systems (CINS)
Introduction: Mr. Gregory Pardo, Acting Product Group Director, PG 12

  • Ms. Theresa Conte, Communications and Networking Systems
  • Colonel Phillip C. Chudoba, USMC, Intelligence Systems

Panel: MAGTF C2 Weapons & Sensors Development & Integration (MC2I)
Introduction: Mr. Thomas Irwin, Product Group Director, PG 11

  • Mr. Kevin Holt, MAGTF C2 Systems
  • Mr. Reggie Brown, Radars
  • Lieutenant Colonel Donald B. McDaniel, USMC, Air Defense and Unmanned Systems
  • Mr. John Karlovich, Ground Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) (PEO LS)

Panel: Ground Transportation & Engineer Systems
Introduction: Mr. Gordon Taylor, Product Group Director, PG 15

  • Mr. William P. Macecevic, Engineer Systems
  • Mr. Michael A. Gallagher, Expeditionary Power Systems
  • Mr. Paul Mann, MRAP
  • Mr. Tom Miller, Motor Transport Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) (PEO LS)
  • Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR) (PEO LS)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Ben Garza, USMC, Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) (PEO LS)
  • Colonel Mike Micucci, USMC, Light Armored Vehicle (LAV), Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC) (PEO


Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Keynote Address:

  • Navy - Mr. Roger Smith, USN, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition), Expeditionary Warfare

Keynote Address:

"Interoperability, Systems Engineering"

  • Mr. John D. Burrow, Deputy Commander; Systems Engineering, Interoperability, Architectures and Technology, Marine Corps Systems Command

Panel: Armor & Fire Support Systems Product Group (AFSS)
Introduction: Mr. Robert Williams, Product Group Director, PG 14

  • Mr. Bryan Prosser, Assault Amphibious Vehicle Systems
  • Mr. John Garner, Expeditionary Fire Support System/Internally Transportable Vehicle
  • Mr. James Ripley, Fire Support Systems
  • Lieutenant Colonel Wendell Leimbach, USMC, Tank Systems
  • Colonel John Bryant, USMC, Expeditionary Fighting Vehicles (EFV) (PEO LS)

Panel: Infantry Weapons Systems Product Group
Introduction: Lieutenant Colonel Scott Huelse, USMC, Acting Product Group Director, PG 13

  • Mr. Mark Richter, Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad
  • Mr. William Barnebee, Recon and Amphibious Raids
  • Mr. Eric Miller, Optics and Non-Lethal Systems
  • Lieutenant Colonel Tracy Tafolla, USMC, Infantry Weapons

Panel: Combat Equipment & Support Systems Product Group (CESS)
Introduction: Colonel Edward Smith, USMC, Product Group Director, PG 16

  • Lieutenant Colonel Arthur J. Pasagian, USMC, Infantry Combat Equipment
  • Mr. Scott Adams, CBRN Systems
  • Lieutenant Colonel Charles Parton, USMC, TMDE Systems

Panel: Independent Program Managers
Introduction: Colonel Frank Kelley, Program Manager

Light Weight 155 (PEO LS)

"The Road Ahead.The Long War"


  • Advanced Planning Briefing to Industry, Jeraline S. Artis, Associate Director, Small Business Programs
  • Commercial Enterprise Omnibus Support Services, Ms. Patricia Mitchell, Director ACSS
  • USMC International Programs Comparative Testing Programs, Ms. Shawn Prablek, USMC, MARCORSYSCOM, International Programs