Conference Proceedings


2008 Combat Vehicles Conference

"Urgent Need Today For Tomorrow's Capabilities"

20 - 22 October 2008

Dearborn, MI

 

Agenda

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

WELCOME TO DETROIT REMARKS
Mr. John "Jack" Dugan, Deputy Commander, TACOM LCMC

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
LTG Michael A. Vane, USA, Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center United States Army Training and Doctrine Command

PANEL DISCUSSION: "Future Combat Systems (FCS)"
Panelists:

  • Manned Ground Vehicle Overview, COL Bryan McVeigh, Project Manager, Future Combat Systems (BCT)
  • Manned Ground Vehicles Non-Line of Sight Cannon Overview, LTC Robert (Bob) Hannah, Project Manager, Future Combat Systems (BCT)
  • Mounted Combat Systems Unmanned Ground Vehicles Overview, LTC Winfield Keller, Project Manager, Future Force Unmanned Aircraft Systems

GENERAL SESSION - "Urgent Need Today For Tomorrow's Capabilities"
BG Michael M. Brogan, USMC Commander, Marine Corps Systems Command

PANEL DISCUSSION: "PEO & PM Land Systems Command"
Moderator: Dr. Robert Lusardi, Deputy Program Manager Light Armored Vehicles, U.S. Army TACOM
Panelists:

  • Test & Evaluation, Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) Program, Lt Col Daryl Crane, USMC
  • Deputy Director, Test & Evaluation, PM Advanced Assault Amphibian

PANEL DISCUSSION: "PEO & PM Ground Combat Systems"

Moderator: Mr. Michael Viggato, Deputy PEO, Ground Combat Systems
Panelists:
  • Heavy Brigade Combat Team, COL Paul R. Lepine, PM HBCT
  • PM Mine Resistant Ambush Protection (MRAP)
  • Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Col. Robert Schumitz, PM SBCT
  • Lightweight 155 MM Howitzer, Mr. Michael Viggato, Deputy PEO, Ground Combat Systems
  • Modular Brigade Enhancements Ground Combat Support (GCS), Readiness & Sustainment (R&S), Mr. Kenneth Kish

 

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

R&D/FUTURE PROGRAMS

Dr. Grace Bochenek, Director, U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center
WAR PANEL: "Operation Iraqi Freedom"