25th Annual Expeditionary Warfare Conference

"Naval Expeditionary Forces - Designing 21st Century Competitive Advantages"

22 – 23 February 2023

Arlington, VA


Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Opening Remarks

  • BGen J. Scott O'Meara, USMC (Ret), Chair, Expeditionary Warfare Division, NDIA, President and Founder, JSO Innovative Strategies, LLC
  • MajGen Arnold Punaro, USMC (Ret), CEO, The Punaro Group, LLC

Takeways From the War in Ukraine - and the Impact on U.S. Defense Strategy - Think Tank Session
Moderator: Jim Strock, Independent Consultant, Jim Strock Consulting, LLC

  • Col Mark Cancian, USMCR (Ret), Senior Adviser, CSIS International Security Program
  • Bryan Clark, Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
  • Lt Col Dakota Wood, USMC (Ret), Senior Research Fellow, Defense Programs, The Heritage Foundation
  • Dr. Steven Wills, Navalist, Center for Maritime Strategy, Navy League of the United States


Thursday, February 23, 2023

Small Business and Department of the Navy

  • Arveice Washington, Deputy Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Department of the Navy
  • Terry McKearney, Conference Co-Chair, Expeditionary Warfare Division, NDIA, President, The Ranger Group, Session Chair

Keynote: Building and Delivering the Future Marine Corps Force

  • BGen David Walsh, USMC, Commander, Marine Corps Systems Command
  • Richard Cope, Chief Executive Officer, KGM Technologies, Session Chair