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2008 Combat Vehicles Conference

“Urgent Need Today For Tomorrow’s Capabilities”

Dearborn, MI

20-22 October 2008


Tuesday, 21 October 2008



Mr. John “Jack” Dugan, Deputy Commander, TACOM LCMC



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


PANEL DISCUSSION: “Future Combat Systems (FCS)”


         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


         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


         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


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Wednesday, 22 October 2008



Dr. Grace Bochenek, Director, U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center


WAR PANEL: “Operation Iraqi Freedom”

         Bradley Battalion Commander, Captain Brian Gilbert

         MRAP EOD Company Commander, Captain James Kelley

         Former Stryker Company Commander, Captain Damian M. Gill

         Marine with light Combat Experience, Major Innes Quiroz

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