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 2003 Combat Vehicles Conference 3620 

2003 Combat Vehicles Conference

“Post-War Transformation”

Event #3620
September 22-23, 2003
Fort Knox, Kentucky

Overview
Our nation's ground forces have been hard at work over the past year. The lessons learned from the 'shock and awe' in the deserts of Iraq will have a profound effect on the way the Army and the Marine Corps continue their tailoring of 21st Century war-fighting. One thing is sure.

Transformation of our ground forces will take on an ever-increasing pace, as we sift through the aftermath of Iraqi Freedom. The theme of this year's conference is "Post-War Transformation," with presentation themes to include: "Post War Challenge" and "Objective Force Update," as well as a view from Congress. Panels will address the Iraqi War, USMC Program Updates, and a "TACOM Community Assessment."

The Conference concluded with a panel of past senior leaders providing a frank assessment of Army and Marine Corps Transformation initiatives. As always, the Conference provided ample opportunity for key Transformation issues to be dealt with head on.

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Agenda

Highlights included:

  • LTG John Riggs, USA, Director, OFTF, and LTG John Caldwell, USA, Military Assistant to the Army Acquisition Executive
  • Panels included – The Iraqi War Panel, Marine Corps Modernization, RECAPITALIZATION OF OUR LEGENDARY FORCES; Greybeards’ REFLECTION ON TRANSFORMATION
  • Topics/Subjects included key presentations on: The Objective Force Transition to the TRADOC Futures Center, Post War Challenge, Status of the Stryker BCTs, and USMC Expeditionary Ground Force Program Execution. Post War Challenge, Status of the Stryker BCTs and USMC Expeditionary Ground Force Program Execution

Sunday, September 21, 2003

 

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

“Early Bird” Reception and Registration
Country Inn & Suites, Shepherdsville

 

 

Monday, September 22, 2003

 

7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

Shuttle Busses depart Country Inn & Suites Shepherdsville Parking Lot for Gaffey Hall, Fort Knox

To assist in our planning purposes, please indicate on the registration form (will be available in late June), or when registering on-line, if you plan on using this service.

 

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration Check-In

 

7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

 

Session I - Executive Session
Session Chair - MG John E. Longhouser, USA (Ret.)
Senior Vice President, Land Forces and Strategic Planning MTC Technologies, Inc., and Chairman, Combat Vehicles Section, NDIA

 

8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Administrative Announcements

 

8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.

Welcome to Fort Knox - Transformation Update
MG Terry Tucker, USA
Commanding General (CG)
U.S. Army Armor Center and Fort Knox

 

8:50 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

The Objective Force Task Force Transition
LTG Johnny Riggs, USA
Director, Objective Force Task Force

 

9:20 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Coffee Break

 

9:45 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

TRADOC in Transformation (PDF, 572 KB)
MG Robert Mixon, USA
DCS Development, TRADOC

 

10:20 a.m. - 11:30 a.m..

Transformation Panel (PDF, 1.96 MB)

Panel Chair: Mr. Jerry Chapin, Deputy Commander, TACOM
COL Donald Kotchman, USA, Program Manager, MGV
COL David Ogg, USA, Program Manager, Stryker BCT
Mr. Richard Williams, LSI Chair MGV IPT

 
11:30 a.m. - 12 noon

COL Hughes
Fort Knox

   

12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Busses shuttle attendees to the Leader’s Club for lunch

 

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

 

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Busses shuttle attendees back to Gaffey Hall for Session II

 

Session II: USMC Session
Session Chair - Col Reed Bolick, USMC (Ret.)
Director, Marine Corps Programs
Cypress International

 

2:00 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.

Introductions
Col Reed Bolick, USMC (Ret.)

 

2:05 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Executing USMC Transformation (PDF, 224 KB)
BGen Bill Catto, USMC
Commander, Marine Corps Systems Command

 

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

EFV
Col Clayton F. Nans, USMC
Direct Reporting Program Manager, EFV

 

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

LAV (PDF, 435 KB)
Lt Col John Manza, USMC
Program Manager, LAV
USA TACOM

 

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Coffee Break

 

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

M1A1/MEFFV: Part I (PDF, 463 KB), Part II (PDF, 318 KB), Part III (PDF, 473 KB), Part IV (PDF, 573 KB)
Col Skip Gaskill, USMC
Program Manager, Tank Systems/MEFFV

 

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

AAV (PDF, 328 KB)
Mr. Bryan Prosser
Program Manager, AAV

 

5:00 p.m.

Adjourn for the day

 

5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Busses shuttle attendees to
The Patton Museum for Annual Reception

 

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Annual Reception at The Patton Museum

 

7:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Shuttle Busses depart the The Patton Museum for the
Country Inn & Suites Shepherdsville Parking Lot

 

 

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

 

7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

Shuttle Busses depart Country Inn & Suites Shepherdsville Parking Lot for Gaffey Hall, Fort Knox

To assist in our planning purposes, please indicate on the registration form, or when registering on-line, if you plan on using this service.

 

7:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Registration Check-In Continues

 

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

 

Session III: TACOM
Session Chair - COL William J. Major, USA (Ret.)
Corporate Vice President, Division General Manager, SAIC

 

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Acquisition Keynote (PDF, 1.7 MB)
LTG John Caldwell, USA
Military Deputy, ASAALT

 

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m

Integrated R&D for the Objective Force (PPT, 4.95 MB)
BG Charles Cartwright, USA
Deputy Commander, AMC R&D Command

 

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Iraqi War Panel (PPT, 16.5 MB)

Panel Chair: COL Curtis McCoy, USA
Program Manager Combat Systems
COL Tim Cherry, USA
MAJ Jonas Vogelhut, USA

 

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Coffee Break

 

11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

“Reflection on Transformation”
The Greybeards:
GEN Bill Hartzog, USA (Ret.) and GEN Al Gray, USMC (Ret.)


 

11:50 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Closing Remarks
MG John E. Longhouser, USA (Ret.)
Senior Vice President, Land Forces and Strategic Planning MTC Technologies, Inc., and
Chairman, Combat Vehicles Section, NDIA

 

12:00 noon

Conference Adjourns

 

12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Shuttle Busses depart Gaffey Hall for the Country Inn & Suites Shepherdsville Parking Lot

The SATCOM FBCB2-BFT System (PPT, 9.49 MB)

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