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ComDef West is being held adjacent to AFCEA/USNI WEST, 24-26 January, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center

West 2012

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Conference Co-Leads
Matthew Warren, Director, Pacific Armaments Cooperation, OUSD (Confirmed)
COL Choi, Sun Yup, Defense Logistics Attache, Embassy of Korea, Washington, DC (Confirmed)

0850-0900 Introductions of the Co-Leads
Learning the Lessons for Coalition Cooperation
  • Henrich von Bock, Deputy Director, German Liaison Office Def. Materiel, USA/Canada (Confirmed)
  • Rino Pivirotto, Executive Director, Navy International Programs Office (Confirmed)

    Moderator: Gibson G. LeBoeuf, VP, Washington Relations, Raytheon International (Confirmed)
1030-1100 BREAK
  • Dr. Linton Wells, II, Director, Center for Technology and National Security Policy, National Defense University (Confirmed)
1130-1200 Energizing Coalition Effectiveness - Training
  • COL Peter W. Aubrey, USA, Commander, US Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization (USASATMO) (Confirmed)
1200-1230 Defense Budgets – Perspectives & Priorities
  • RADM Jorgen Ericsson, Defense Attache, Embassy of Sweden, Washington DC (Confirmed)
Luncheon – Key Enablers for Coalition Success
  • Dr. Jennifer Stewart, DG Industrial Security Sector, Public Works & Govt.Services, Canada (Confirmed)
  • RADM James Syring, USN, PEO, IWS (Confirmed)
C4I Joint and Coalition Roadmap
  • Joe Orechovesky, Deputy Program Manager, U.S. Navy PEO C4I, International C4I Integration (PMW 740) (Confirmed)
1545-1615 Industrial Base Issues
  • Brett B. Lambert, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing & Industrial Base Policy (Confirmed)
1615-1730 UAVs
    Section 1 - Platforms

  • Michael J. Logan, Head, Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Lab., NASA (Confirmed)
  • Johan Hansson, Director, Business Development, UAV, Saab (Confirmed)
Section II - Ground Stations

  • Richard Sandifer, Director, Strategic Capture Management, BAE Systems (Confirmed)

Section III - Mission centric

  • Capt. George Galdorisi, USN (Ret.) Dir, Corp.Strategy Grp, SPAWAR Pacific (Confirmed) & Rachel Volner, Senior Analyst, Decision Support Group, SPAWAR (Confirmed)
  • Mike Isherwood, Aerospace Strategist, Northrop Grumman IS (Confirmed)

Moderator: Dr. Sam Tangredi, Director, San Diego Operations, Strategic Insight LTD (Confirmed)

1745-1900 Reception
DAY TWO Tuesday, 24 January 2012
0755-0800 Conference Day One Recap
New Directions for Defense Programs
  • Jeffrey A. Bloom, Japan Desk Officer, OUSD AT&L, IC/PAC (Confirmed)
  • Chuck Jones, Director, South Asia, Corporate International Business Development, Lockheed Martin (Confirmed)

    Moderator: Frank Cevasco, President, Cevasco International LLC (Confirmed)
0910-0930 AEGIS Missile Defense: The Next 20 Years
  • Capt. Richard T. Rushton, USN, Ret., Dir., Sea Based Ballistic Missile Def. Lockheed Martin MS2  (Confirmed)
0930-0950 V-22: Multi-Mission Capability-Cost Reduction
  • Lt.Col. Michael A. Boorstein, USMC, Commanding Officer, VMM-166 (Confirmed)
0950-1000 BREAK


Export Control Reform
  • Susanne Friedrichs, Counselor for Defense Cooperation (Economics), Embassy of Germany, Washington, DC (Confirmed)
  • Col. Nicolas Hué, Defense Cooperation Attaché, Embassy of France, Washington, DC (Confirmed)

Moderator: TBD

1100-1200 Procurement Iniatives
  • COL. Choi, Sun Yup, Defense Logistics Attaché, Embassy of Korea, Washington, DC (Confirmed)
  • Rob Jackson, Attaché, Defence Acquisition, British Embassy, Washington, DC (Confirmed)
  • LtCdr. Paula McKenzie, Def. Logistics Officer, Procurement Office, Embassy of New Zealand, Washington DC (Confirmed)
1200-1400 Luncheon on the Exhibit Floor:- AFCEA/USNI WEST Event
  • MajGen Melvin G. Spiese, USMC (confirmed), Deputy Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force

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