Prequel Schedule

July Prequel

State of the Navy With CNO Adm. Mike Gilday

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Speakers: Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday

Moderator: Mr. Francis Rose, host, Government Matters

International Heads of Navy Panel

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Speakers: Vice Adm. Nick Hine CB, Second Sea Lord, Royal Navy

Rear Adm. Ewa Skoog Haslum, Chief of Navy, Swedish Navy

Rear Adm. Ignacio Villanueva Serrano, Force Commander, Spanish Navy

Adm. Hiroshi Yamamura, Chief of Staff, Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force

Moderator: Rear Adm. Francis Morley, Director, Navy International Program Office, U.S. Navy

Join us for a global look at the issues navies around the world are facing and the important roles that allies and diplomacy will play in addressing sea service needs in international waters in the 21st century.

Lunch and Learn: A Congressional Discussion on Sea Power

Time: 12:30 p.m. 

Speakers: Rep. Joe Courtney, Chairman, Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee

Rep. Rob Wittman, Ranking Member, Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee

Moderator: Mr. Francis Rose, host, Government Matters

The co-chairs of the Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee will discuss shipbuilding, acquisitions and other procurements that will affect the sea services in the coming years.  

Women and Warfare

Time: 1:00 p.m. 

Speakers: Rear Adm. Melissa Bert, Judge Advocate General, U.S. Coast Guard 

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, U.S. Navy (ret.)

Col. Kelly Frushour, Deputy Director, Communications Directorate, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps

Moderator: Col. Katherine Estes, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

A look at how women experience and navigate their careers in the U.S. sea services. As the military makes advances in prioritizing issues like diversity and inclusion, these women will discuss the impacts these shifts could have for future women who choose to serve.

The Future of Sea Power: A Look Into Maritime Policy

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Speakers: Adm. Jonathan Greenert, retired 30th Chief of Naval Operations 

Col. James McGinley, U.S. Marine Corps (ret.) 

Adm. Paul Zukunft, retired 25th Commandant of the Coast Guard

Mr. Jonathan Kaskin, retired Navy SES for Sealift

Moderator: Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, U.S. Navy (ret.),  Director, Business Development, Department of Navy, LMI

Join us as our expert panel assesses the threats to American maritime supremacy and how greater integration of U.S. seafaring forces might hold the key to maintaining our competitive edge. The future of our nation’s economic prosperity and national security will be decided in the oceans, archipelagos, and Arctic sea lanes where commercial, military, and national interests collide. As such, there are few considerations of greater consequence for our policymakers than the formulation of a comprehensive maritime strategy.

Wednesday, July 21

Navigating the Maritime Threat Environment: A Congressional Leadership Panel

Time: 11:00 a.m.
Speakers: Rep. Mike Gallagher, House Armed Services Committee

Rep. Elaine Luria, Vice Chair, House Armed Services Committee

Dr. Jerry Hendrix, U.S. Navy (ret.), Vice President, Telemus Group

Moderator: Mr. Bryan McGrath, Managing Director, The FerryBridge Group

Join us as our expert panel assesses the threats to American maritime supremacy and how greater integration of U.S. seafaring forces might hold the key to maintaining our competitive edge. Hear from subject matter experts who combine congressional insights with personal experience in the sea services. This timely discussion will bring a focus to the conclusive question of American national security in the 21st century: Who will control the seas?

Lunch and Learn: The Jones Act, Where Commerce and Defense Converge

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Speakers: Mr. Tony Padilla, Director, Office of Cargo and Commercial Sealift, Maritime Administration

Ms. Jennifer Carpenter, President and CEO, American Waterways Operators

Mr. Michael Roberts, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Crowley Maritime Corp., and President, American Maritime Partnership

Moderator: Dr. Sal Mercogliano, Associate Professor of History, Campbell University

The Jones Act is a crucial component of the U.S.-flag fleet and provides a critical mass of available mariners, vessels and shipbuilding capacity. As foreign competitors look to expand their global influence, building a robust U.S. Merchant Marine to counter the threat and prevent malign influence across our borders begins at home. How have Jones Act and waterways operators met and overcome challenges of the past year to maintain services?

Submarine and Undersea Warfare

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Time: 1:00 p.m.

Speakers: Mr. William J. Toti, President and CEO of Sparton, an Elbit Systems of America Company

Rear Adm. Bill Houston, Director, Undersea Warfare Division, N97, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy

Rear Adm. Jeffrey Jablon, Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

Dr. Andrew Mara, Vice President and Director, Systems, Tactics, and Force Development Division, Center for Naval Analysis

Mr. Kevin Graney, President, General Dynamics Electric Boat 

Moderator: Ms. Megan Eckstein, Naval Warfare Reporter, Defense News

A look at how the undersea forces are integral to projecting maritime power of the United States in light of great power competition through enhancing strategic deterrence, integrating combat power with the Joint Force through improved lethality and enabling all-domain maneuver warfare.

The Future of Wargaming

Time: 2:00 p.m.
Speakers: Dr. Megan Fillinich, R&D and Technology Strategist, L3Harris

Ms. Jennifer McArdle, Adjunct Senior Fellow, CNAS, Product Strategist, Improbable LLC

Dr. Elmer Roman, Director, Mission Integration, SES, Office of the Secretary of Defense 

Moderator: Dr. Kendy Vierling, Senior Liaison for Science and Technology, Training and Education Command, U.S. Marine Corps

Gaming environments are changing what is possible in warfighter training, yielding opportunities to blend what has traditionally been taught in the classroom with what warfighters otherwise learn in operational settings. Improvements in connectivity, connection latency, video processing capacity and new technologies like mixed reality are changing how we can use games to teach and where that learning can happen. Panelists will address the state of the art in use of games for training, discuss ongoing efforts and make predictions about where we go from here.