Expeditionary Warfare leaders will gather Thursday, February 23, 2017 to discuss the challenges that face our forces, plan for the next Expeditionary Warfare Conference, and recognize General James L. Jones, USMC (Ret) for his outstanding efforts and accomplishments in Expeditionary Warfare with the division's first ever presentation of the Smith-Turner Expeditionary Operations Award.
Smith-Turner Expeditionary Operations Award
2016 Award Winner: General James L. Jones, USMC (Ret)
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At the 21st Annual Expeditionary Warfare Conference, the Division will present its first award to an individual who has made distinctive lifetime contributions with significant impact in Expeditionary Warfare.
The Smith-Turner Expeditionary Operations Award, named after two of the foremost practitioners of Expeditionary Warfare during WWII: General Holland M. Smith, USMC, and Admiral Richmond K. Turner, USN, will recognize individuals who have provided momentous leadership, contributed significant guidance and decisions, and undertaken substantial actions resulting in improved national expeditionary warfare capability. The achievements for which this award to be considered will align with the mission of the Expeditionary Warfare Division to serve as the focal point and coordinating element within NDIA for the identification, study and resolution of expeditionary warfare and force protection issues in the littoral regions of the world impacting on the strength of the national defense industrial base and the armed services. Though not comprehensive, the scope and scale of an individual’s lifetime achievement can be considered through the EWD activities in the following committees: industry; amphibious warfare; littoral and mine warfare; expeditionary unmanned vehicles; C4I in the littorals; sea basing and sustainment; and force protection/anti-terrorism.