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2008 Combat Vehicles Conference


“Urgent Need Today For Tomorrow’s Capabilities”


Dearborn, MI

20-22 October 2008

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

 

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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”

         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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