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2008 13th Expeditionary Warfare Conference

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

Panama City, FL

20 - 23 October 2008



Onsite Agenda

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.

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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)


Panel Members:

         Rear Admiral Michael McDevitt, USN (Ret), Director, Center for Strategic Studies, Center for Naval Analyses


Panel Members:

         Mr. George Solhan, Deputy Chief of Naval Research, Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare and Combating Terrorism

         Captain Gilmore Briklund, USN, Chief of Staff, Expeditionary Strike Group TWO


NECC Battlespace

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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


Panel Members:

         CAPT Mark Mullins, USN, OPNAV N851 (Special Warfare)

         CDR Dave Hebert, USN, OPNAV N852 (Mine Warfare)

Panel Members:

         CAPT Edward Barfield, USN, OPNAV N853 (Amphibious Warfare)

         CAPT Barry Coceano, USN, OPNAV N857 (EOD/NCW)

         Mr. Kevin McConnell, Director, Fires & Maneuver Integration Division, MCCDC

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