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“Combating Terrorist Use of Explosives”


April 27 - 30, 2010

Fort Walton Beach, FL



Wednesday, April 27, 2010


Welcome Remarks

·       Mr. Jim O’Neil, Deputy Vice Chairman, NDIA EOD Planning Committee; Executive Director, EOD Memorial Foundation


Keynote Remarks The Three Dimensional EOD Warrior – Defense, Diplomacy and Development

·       Colonel Leo Bradley, USA, Chief EOD & HMA, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations Low Intensity Conflict & Interdependent Capabilities


NATO EOD Working Group Update

·       Wing Commander James P. Brudenell, Air Force of the United Kingdom Explosive Ordnance Disposal Working Group, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)


Science and Technology for Countering Improvised Explosive Devices

·       Dr. Ruth Doherty, Program Executive Officer for Counter IED, U.S. Department of Homeland Security


Irregular Warfare

·       Mr. David Johnson, Executive Director, Center for Advanced Defense Studies


Interagency Combating Terrorism Technology Support

·       Mr. Gabriel Ramos, Deputy Director for Technology, Department of Defense Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense


Interagency Improvised Explosive Device Defeat

·       Dr. Edwin A. Bundy, Program Manager, EOD/Low-Intensity Conflict, Department of Defense Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense

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Thursday, April 29, 2010


Keynote Remarks – Building Collaborations in Countering IEDs

·       Mr. Jim W. Blackburn, Assistant Capability Manager Engagement, European Defense Agency


Defense Threat Reduction Agency Support of the EOD Force

·       Mr. Michael Barry, Explosive Ordnance Specialist, DTRA Combating Terrorism Division



·       Navy - Commander Eugene Rathgeber, USN, EODGRUONE, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command

·       Marine Corps - Lieutenant Colonel Marc Tarter, USMC, EOD Action Officer/Occ Sponsor, Office of the Director, Logistics Plans, Policies and Strategic Mobility, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps

·       Air Force - Lieutenant Colonel Laurie Richter, USAF, EOD Program Director, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force A4/7


EOD Training Panel

·       Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey LaCaze, USA, Director, U.S. Army EOD Land Warfare Center of Excellence


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Friday, April 30, 2010


Coalition Joint Task Force Troy (Iraq) Efforts to Defeat Explosive Ordnance and Improvised Explosive Devices

·       Colonel Patrick J. Kelly, USA, Commander, 71st Ordnance Group EOD


Ground Forces Panel

·       Colonel Thomas J. Langowski, USA, 52d OD GP EOD


Explosive Ordnance Disposal Directorate Brief

·       SGM Frey


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