Global Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Symposium & Exhibition

"Technology & Training Enablers for EOD 2025"

27 - 28 July 2015

North Bethesda, MD


Monday, July 27, 2015

Keynote Address: Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Training and Technology Requirements in the Coming Decade

  • Captain Vince Martinez, USN, Commanding Officer Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head EOD Technology Division and Chair, Joint Service Military Technical Acceptance Board
  • Captain William Noel, USN, Former Commanding Officer Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Chair, Joint Service Technical Training Acceptance Board

Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency's (JIDA) Future Role as a Combat Support Agency

  • Colonel Rich Edwards, USA, Chief of Strategy, Plans and Policy, J5, Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency (JIDA)

NATO Panel: Coalition Training and Technology Requirements

  • Colonel Gareth Bex, Army of the United Kingdom, Commander 29th Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Search Group
  • Colonel John Matthews, British Army, Assistant Director, Defence Explosive Ordnance Disposaland Search (DEODS)

Operational Environment and Threats for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)

  • Thomas Pappas, Director, Futures, G2, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)

Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Threats Globally - Industry's Role

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Strategy for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Critical Support

  • Commander Cameron Chen, USN, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Action Officer, Deputy Director for Global Operations, J-3 Operations Directorate

Weapons Technical Intelligence: Global Pursuit Strategy

  • Commander Mike Egan, USN, Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency (JIDA) Weapons Technical Intelligence Branch Chief


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Keynote Address: U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD) Priorities: Addressing Asymmetric Threat Challenges and the Fiscal Environment

  • Thomas Dee, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Expeditionary Programs and Logistics Management)

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Public Service Bomb Squads: Interagency Training and Technology Panel

  • Special Agent Brennan Phillips, Alcohol, Training and Firearms (ATF) Explosives Enforcement Officer and Coordinator for Exercise Raven's Challenge
  • Colonel Dean Meinert, USA, Chief, EOD and Humanitarian Mine Action, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict (SO/LIC)

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Unexploded Ordnance Panel

  • J.C. King, Director for Munitions and Chemical Matters, Headquarters Department of the Army
  • Colonel Marue "MO" Quick, USA, Army Representative, Deptartment of Defense Explosives Safety Board (DDESB)
  • Colonel Dean Meinert, USA, Chief, EOD and Humanitarian Mine Action, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense or Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict (SO/LIC)

National Association of Ordnance Contractors - Industry Trends and Opportunities

  • Steve Anderson, Member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Government Affairs Committee, National Association of Ordnance Contractors


Service State of the Union Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Presentations

U.S. Army

  • Lieutenant Colonel Percy "Wes" Rhone, USA, Deputy Chief, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Directorate, U.S. Army Ordnance Center and School

U.S. Marine Corps

  • Major Curtis Smith, USMC, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Program Action Officer, Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Navy

  • Captain Joseph DiGuardo, USN, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Program Office, Chief of Naval Operations, OPNAV 957

U.S. Air Force

  • Major General Timothy Green, USAF, U.S. Air Force Director of Civil Engineers, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force