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 3120 - 2013 MOAA/NDIA Warrior Family Symposium 

3120 - 2013 MOAA/NDIA Warrior Family Symposium 


Mental Health: Linking Warriors and Their Families, Government & Society

Event Number

Event Date

 to 9/12/2013

Event Location
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Event Contact
Miss Tia Pitt at or (703)247-9467


The 2013 Warrior-Family Symposium (WFS), co-sponsored by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), will continue the collaborative efforts of government and non-government organizations by providing a public forum for exploring opportunities to collectively improve the physical, psychological and overall well-being of those wounded, ill and injured, and their families.

This year’s program takes a broad look at mental health and the challenges facing our warriors and family members across the generations, our Government and Society today, and in the years ahead, particularly in a post-war environment.

This program will delve into 3 provocative and engaging discussions on the significance of the psychological-cognitive injuries, including the impact on individuals, systems and communities:

  • What is the scope of mental health among our military members, veterans and their families?

  • What are the mental health implications to individuals, government, and society?

  • What are some of the innovative solutions taking place in the mental health field—
    a call-to-action on ways that individuals and organizations can affect change outside of today’s forum to help warriors-families today and tomorrow?

Who Should Attend: Administration, Congressional, Department of Defense, Military Service Departments, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other governmental and non-governmental leaders and staff members; medical and non-medical professionals, industry, academia, community leaders, service members, veterans, and their families-caregivers; and other interested organizations and individuals.



Download/View/Print the Symposium Agenda. (Updated 8/23/2013)


Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
Tel: (202) 312-1300


Register Now Online! 


Registration Fees

NDIA Members & Affiliates (AFEI, NTSA, PSA WID)


MOAA Members


Non-MOAA/Non-NDIA Members


Government Civilians


Active Military/Reserve or Guard (ID Required at Check-In) & Spouse


 Download/Print/View Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact Information

For questions, or to secure your sponsorship, contact Ms. Allison Hitchner, NDIA, (703)247-2573 or, or Ms. Cherie Zadlo, MOAA, (703)838-8139 or


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Speaker Biographies

• PANEL ONE – Fireside Chat: “Six Degrees of Separation for Warriors & Families: The Impact of Mental health Across Generations”

o Scott Thuman - Panel Moderator
o Bonnie Carroll
o MAJ Kevin Polosky, USA
o Debbie Sprague
o LtGen Bernard “Mick” Trainor, USMC (Ret)

• PANEL TWO – “The Significance: The Impact of Mental Health on Government and Society”

Alex Quade - Panel Moderator
Debbie Paxton
Kathryn Power
CAPT Richard Stoltz, USN
Terri Tanielian

• PANEL THREE - Interactive Open Lunch Forum: “Innovative Mental Health Solutions—Today and Tomorrow”

Dr. David Brown - Panel Moderator
o Lily Casura
o Dr. James Kelly
Greg Montgomery


Brian Delate


Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA POC: Miss Tia Pitt at or (703)247-9467

MOAA POC: LTC Suzanne Walker, USA (Ret) at or (703)549-2311

MEDIA POC: Ms. Susan Stalder at or (703)838-0546

Press Releases

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Open Registration for the 2013 Warrior-Family Symposium (WFS)



Affiliate Associations

The Association for Enterprise Information    National Training and Simulation Association    Precision Strike Association    Women in Defense