Global Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Symposium & Exhibition

"Innovation for the Future"

6 - 8 August 2019

Bethesda, MD


Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Mission Keynote:
  • LTC Jeanette Bernaola, USA, Battalion Commander, Operation Inherent Resolve-Combined Joint Task Force, U.S. Army
Academic Support of HMA
  • William Bagley, Associate Research Engineer, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Heather Holsinger, Communication Manager, James Madison University Center for International Stabilization and Recovery
Raven's Challenge Update
  • John Simpson, Program Manager, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
OSU: MSFS Arson & Explosives
  • Tom Gersbeck, Graduate Faculty and Military Liaison, Arson-Explosives Investigation (AEI) Program, Oklahoma State University

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Panel: Congressional Perspective Panel
Moderator: Col Wes Hallman, USAF (Ret), Senior Vice President, Strategy & Policy, National Defense Industrial Association
  • John Holcomb, Military Legislative Assistant, Office of Congressman Rick Crawford (AK-1)
  • Maj Daniel Long, USAF, Office of Congressional Liaison, U.S. Air Force
Panel: Technical Solutions For HMA Challenges
Moderator: William Bagley, Associate Research Engineer, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Elise Becker, Vice President, Operations, Marshall Legacy Institute
  • Roland Evans, Advisor, Land Release, Operational Efficiency and Training Development
  • LTC Alexander Riebl, Advisor, IED Threat Mitigation, United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS)
  • Allen Tan, Director of Applied Technology, Golden West Humanitarian Foundation