22nd Annual SO/LIC Symposium & Exhibition

"Defense, Diplomacy & Development: Translating Policy into Operational Capability"

8 - 9 February 2011

Washington, DC


  • "Redefining Intelligence Support in a Resource Constrained Environment", Capt Carrick Longley, USMC
  • "Foundations and Adaption: Transforming Policy into Operational Capability for Army Special Operations Forces", MAJ Ben Taylor, USA


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Keynote Adress: Defense, Diplomacy, Development, and Special Operations Forces:

Panel 1: Training and Employing SOF in Defense, Diplomacy, and Development Operations: Lessons from the Field

  • Col Daniel Masur, USMC, G-3, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command
  • COL Joe Osborne, USA, Director, Irregular Warfare Directorate, U.S. Special Operations Command, Central
  • CAPT Bill Wilson, USN, Commander, Naval Special Warfare Center
  • COL Fitz Fitzpatrick, USA, U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School

Keynote Adress: Joint, Interagency, and Multi-National Integration of SOF for Defense, Diplomacy, and Development:

  • BG Simon Hutchinson, GBR Army, Deputy Commander, NATO Special Operations Forces Headquarters (PowerPoint), (paper)

Panel 2: Interagency Integration of SOF for Defense, Diplomacy, and Development: Lessons from the Field

  • Mr. Robert Cassilly, Senior Iraq Training Coordinator, U.S. Department of State
  • Special Agent Richard Dobrich, Section Chief, Drug Enforcement Administration Foreign-deployed Advisory Support Team (DEA FAST)
  • Mr. Bill Flavin, Directing Professor Doctrine, Concepts, Education Training, U.S. Army Peacekeeping Stability Operations Institute, U.S. Army War College
  • Mr. Bernard V. Moore, II, Chief, USSOCOM Special Operations Support Teams, National Capitol Region, U.S. Special Operations Command, Crystal City


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Panel 3: SOF Roles in Information Operations in Defense, Diplomacy, and Development

  • Dr. Daniel Kuehl, Director, Information Operations Concentration, iCollege, National Defense University

Keynote Adress: DoD Initiatives for SOF in Defense, Diplomacy, and Development Operations:

  • Dr. Janine Davidson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Plans, OUSD (Policy)-OSD, U.S. Department of Defense

Panel 4: Adapting SOF for Defense, Diplomacy, and Development Operations

  • Ms. Sherri Goodman, Sr. Vice President and General Counsel, Center for Naval Analyses
  • BG Christopher K. Haas, USA, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, Africa
  • COL Chris Miller, USA, Director, Special Operations & Irregular Warfare, OASD for Special Operations & Combating Terrorism