30th Annual SO/LIC Symposium & Exhibition

"One SOCOM: Synchronizing Policy, Modernization & Operations"

5 - 7 February 2019

Arlington, VA

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Rapid Prototyping in SOF Equipping
Moderator: Daniel Cabel, USN (Ret), Special Operations Liaison, Naval Surface Warfare Center

  • Brent Andberg, Rapid Prototyping Strategic Capabilities Office
  • Tambrein Bates, Director, SOFWERX
  • John Lazar, Director, Rapid Reaction Technology Office
  • Brooke Pyne, ODTA, Tech Transfer (T2), Naval Surface Warfare Center


Wednesday, February 6, 2019


Rapid Acquisition in the Real World – Fielding Quickly for the Warfighters' Real Time Needs
Moderator: LCDR Jeff Williams, USN (Ret), President and CEO, Strategos Consulting, LLC

  • COL Joel Babbitt, USA, Program Executive Officer, SOF WARRIOR, U.S. Special Operations Command
  • Col Melissa Johnson, USAF, Program Executive Officer, Fixed Wing, U.S. Special Operations Command
  • Margaret McCaskey, Program Executive Officer, Special Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Exploitation, U.S. Special Operations Command

Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Unmanned Technology Panel
Moderator: RADM Brian Losey, USN (Ret), Partner, Shield AI

  • CDR Kevin Baugh, USN (Ret), President and CEO, KinowledgeBridge International Inc.
  • Shane Shaneman, Director, Strategic Government Research & Engagements, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Nick Wager, Ph.D., Defense Threat Reduction Agency


Thursday, February 7, 2019


  • Lisa Sanders, SES, Director, Science and Technology, U.S. Special Operations Command

The Future of the Digital Battlefield
Moderator: Lisa Sanders, SES, Director, Science and Technology, U.S. Special Operations Command

  • CDR James Clark, USN, SOF Program Manager, Strategic Capabilities Office
  • Patricia Herndon, SSTM, Director, Special Warfare and Expeditionary Systems Department
  • Charles Perkins, Ph.D., Principal Deputy, Emerging Capability & Prototyping

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