Conference Proceedings

2008 13th Expeditionary Warfare Conference

"21st Century Expeditionary Warfare-Challenges, Opportunities and the New Maritime Strategy"

20 - 23 October 2008

Panama City, FL


NDIA Expeditionary Warfare Division (EWD) Organization Chart

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Welcome and Opening Remarks: CAPT Andrew Buduo III, Commander

Featured Speaker
Lieutenant General George J. Flynn, USMC, Commandant of the Marine Corps Representative, Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration

Mr. Roger Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy - Expeditionary Warfare

Mr. Eric Casey, Maersk Line, Ltd. "Global Solutions in the 21st Century- the Defense/Commercial Partnership"

Combined Panel: Shipbuilding Requirements/Capabilities and Industry
Panel Members:

  • Dr. John Pazik, Director of Ship Systems and Engineering, Office of Naval Research
  • "The Ship Acquisition Process Status and Opportunities", Mr. Art Divens, Program Executive Office, Ships
  • "Marine Corps Shipbuilding Requirements", BGen Walter L. Miller, USMC, Assistant Deputy Commandant, Combat Development an Integration, HQ USMC
  • Mr. Michael Toner, Executive Vice President - Marine Systems, General Dynamics, Inc.


Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Marine Corps Strategy for the Long War
Brigadier General Ronald Johnson, USMC, Director, Operations Division, PP&O, HQMC

Marine Corps Aviation in Support of the Long War
Brigadier General Jon Davis, USMC, Deputy Assistant Commandant Aviation, HQMC

MPF Support at the Blount Island Command
Colonel Joe Haviland, USMC, Commander, Blount Island Command

Ground Equipment Requirements
LT Col Ben Garza, PEO, Land Systems, Marine Corps Systems Command

Enhanced Company Operations Concept
Colonel Vince Goulding, USMC (Ret), Director, Experiment Division, Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory

Colonel Stuart Dickey, USMC, Commanding Officer, Expeditionary Warfare Training Group, Atlantic - "Revitalizing Amphibious Warfare Capabilities"

The Long War - Strategy to Hardware (USN Focus)
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NECC Battlespace


Thursday, 23 October 2008

Keynote Speaker
Major General Thomas Benes, USMC, Director Expeditionary Warfare Division, OPNAV (N85)

Major General Gordon Nash, USMC (Ret), Corporate Vice President of EW and Vice President Washington D.C. Operations, Sierra Nevada Corporation

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