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23rd Annual Expeditionary Warfare Conference

"Expeditionary Operations – Forces In Contact"

16 - 18 October 2018

Annapolis, MD


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Morning Keynote Address:

International Panel
Moderator: Shon Brodie, Co-Director Maritime Expeditionary Warfare, U.S. Marine Corps

  • LtCol Ben Toyne, Australian Liaison Officer, U.S. Marine Corps
  • LtCol Christophe DeGand, French Liaison Officer, U.S. Marine Corps
  • LtCol Nimrod Gross, Israel Defense Forces Liaison Officer, U.S. Marine Corps
  • LtCol José Ignacio Yániz López, Spanish Liaison Officer, U.S. Marine Corps
  • LtCol Martin Collin, United Kingdom Liaison Officer, U.S. Marine Corps

Mine Warfare Panel
Moderator: Dr. Sam Taylor, Senior MIW Leader, PEO USC

  • CAPT Danielle George, USN, Program Manager, Mine Warfare (PMS 495)
  • CAPT Peter Small, USN, Program Manager, Unmanned Maritime (PMS 406)
  • Stephen Olson, MIW Branch Head, OPNAV 952

Afternoon Keynote Address:

  • LtGen David Berger, USMC, Commanding General of the Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC) and Deputy Commandant, Combat Development and Integration (CD&I)


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Think Tank Panel
Moderator: Frank DiGiovanni, SES, Deputy Director, Expeditionary Warfare Division

  • Col Mark Cancian, USMC (Ret), Senior Advisor, CSIS
  • Dr. Jerry Hendrix, Former Senior Fellow and Director, CNAS
  • Bryan McGrath, Managing Director, The FerryBridge Group
  • LtCol Dakota Wood, USMC (Ret), Senior Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation

PEO Ships Session
Moderator: RADM William Galinis, USN, Program Executive Officer, Ships

  • PMS 317 - PEO Ships, CAPT Brian Metcalf, LPD Program Manager, PEO Ships/MPS 317
  • PMS 377 - Amphibious Warfare Program, Tom Rivers, Program Manager
  • PMS 385 - Strategic and Theater Sealift Program Office, CAPT Scot Searles, USN, Program Manager