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2007 Munitions Executive Summit

“Sustaining Industrial Readiness”

Washington, DC

February 5–7, 2007

Conference Brochure and Agenda


Creating a Balanced and Responsive Munitions Industrial BaseMr. Mark DeYoung, President, ATK Ammunition Systems Group

A Warfighters PerspectiveCol Al Kelly, USA, Commander, 1-17th Infantry Regiment (Stryker) “Buffalos”

LuncheonBG Rebecca Halstead, USA, Chief of Ordnance / Commandant, USA Ordnance Center & Schools DCG for Ordnance, CASCOM        

PEO Cross:  Service Panel
           MG Paul S. Izzo, USA, PEO Ammunition
           - Brig Gen(S) Ken Merchant, USAF, Vice Commander, OGDEN Air Logistics Center
           - RDML (Sel) James P. McManamon, USN, Director, DON Weapons and Ordnance Safety (SEA 00V) and
                   NAVSEA Deputy Commander for Warfare Systems Engineering (SEA 06)
           - BG James E. Rogers, USA, Commander, Joint Munitions Command
           - Brig. Gen. Michael M. Brogan, USMC, Commander, Marine Corps Systems Command

Sustaining Industrial Readiness – An Export PerspectiveC.D. Wray, Director for Policy for Security Cooperation, Resources, and Exports, ODASA DEC

Industrial Committee of Ammunition ProducersDr. Dean, Bartles, VP & GM Large Caliber Weapons and Ammunitions General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems

BRAC 05 UpdateMr. Steve Mapley, Director, Industrial Support, Joint Munitions Command

Partnership Opportunities with IndustryMr. Ronald J. Davis, G-7, Deputy Chief of Staff for Business Transformation, US Materiel Command


Munitions Logistics and JMC’s RoleMr. Jyuji Hewitt, Deputy to the Commander, Joint Munitions Command

Health of the Industry:  A Wall Street and K Street PerspectiveMr. Pierre A. Chao, Senior Fellow and Director Defense-Industrial Initiatives

OSD PerspectiveMr. Anthony J. Melita, Deputy Director, OUSD (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics), Portfolio Systems Acquisition, Land Warfare and Munitions

Congressional PerspectiveMr. Dick Ladd, CEO, Robinson International, Inc.

Munitions Manufacturing Technology Panel
          Mr. Kevin Knotts, PMP, Principal Consultant, Federal Consulting Practice of Computer Sciences Corporation

PM – Acquisition Panel
          Mr. Jim Sutton, Deputy, PEO Ammunition
          COL John Koster, USA, PM Close Combat Systems
          COL Andre Kirnes, USA, PM Joint Services
          COL Ole Knudson, USA, PM Combat Ammunition Systems        



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