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 592A - C4ISR Breakfast – Featuring COL Steven Sliwa, USA, Director, Rapid Equipping Force, Fort Belvoir, VA 

592A - C4ISR Breakfast – Featuring COL Steven Sliwa, USA, Director, Rapid Equipping Force, Fort Belvoir, VA 


Featuring COL Steven Sliwa, USA, Director, Rapid Equipping Force, Fort Belvoir, VA

Event Number

Event Date

 to 10/2/2014

Event Location
Hyatt Arlington at Washington's Key Bridge

Event Contact
Ms. Molly Holt at or 703-247-2572

Speaker Information

Colonel Steven A. Sliwa, USA, was commissioned in 1986 upon graduation from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. After graduation from the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, he was assigned to the 1/320th Field Artillery Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He attended the Armor Officer Advanced Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky in 1990 and was then assigned to the 3rd Armored Division Artillery, Hanau, Germany where he deployed with the division for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Based on the drawdown of forces in Germany in 1992, he was reassigned to the 25th Infantry Division (Light) where he served as a Battalion Fire Support Officer, Battery Commander, and the S-3 for the International Police Monitors, Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti. 

In 1995, COL Sliwa was assigned to the U.S. Army Personnel Command, Alexandria, Virginia where he served as a Field Artillery Assignment Officer. In 1996, he served as the Aide de Camp to the Commander of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Arlington, Virginia. He attended the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) and earned a Masters of Military Arts and Sciences in Military Space Applications in 1998. After graduation from CGSC, he was assigned to Fort Drum, New York where he served as a Brigade Fire Support Officer and Battalion Executive Officer of 3-6 Field Artillery, 10th Mountain Division (Light). Subsequently, he was assigned to the Joint Staff, J-5 from 2000 to 2002 serving as a Strategic Planner in the Deputy Directorate for Strategy and Policy. He was assigned to the U.S. Army’s first Stryker Brigade Combat Team and Commanded 1-37 Field Artillery from 2002 – 2004 at Fort Lewis, Washington.  The battalion deployed to Mosul, Iraq and served as a maneuver Task Force during Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

COL Sliwa served as National Security Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts from 2005 to 2006. Following his fellowship, he served on the Army Staff as the Chief of the Current and Future Warfighting Capabilities Division, within G-3/5/7. He commanded the 210th Fires Brigade, Camp Casey, Korea from 2009 to 2011. Under his leadership, the 210th Fires Brigade was awarded the Army Superior Unit Award for its actions following the shelling of Yeonpyeong-Do Island by North Korea in 2010. He then served as the G-3/5/7/9 for 8th Army, Seoul, Korea from 2011 to 2012. Prior to becoming the REF Director, he completed a second assignment on the Joint Staff as the J5 Assistant Deputy Director for Joint Strategic Planning.

His military awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (one Oak Leaf Cluster), the Bronze Star Medal (one Oak Leaf Cluster), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Republic of Korea Order of National Security Merit Sam-Il Medal, the Joint Staff Identification Badge, the Army Staff Identification Badge, the Combat Action Badge, the Air Force Space Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and the Ranger Tab.

He is married to the former Erin Shea of San Diego, California.  They have four children, 2LT Alexandra Tellez (23), Jessica (21), Colin (11), James (8), and reside in Annandale, Virginia.


7:00 AM - Registration & Breakfast
8:00 AM - Presentation by COL Steven Sliwa, USA
8:30 AM - Welcome & Announcements
8:35 AM - AT&L/CIO Update
8:40 AM - DUSD(I) Update
8:45 AM - C4 Committee Update
8:50 AM - ISR Committee Update            
8:55 AM - INTEL Committee Update       
9:00 AM - Adjourn


Hyatt Arlington at Washington's Key Bridge
1325 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia, USA, 22209
Tel: (703) 525-1234

Metro Directions
The Rosslyn Metro Station (Orange/Blue/Silver) is about 1 block away from the Hyatt Arlington. Exit the Metro Station onto N Fort Meyer Drive, and walk towards Wilson Blvd. Turn right onto Wilson Blvd. and the hotel will be on your right.


Online Registration is now CLOSED! We will accept on-site registration, space permitting. To register on-site, we suggest bringing a business card to quicken the registration process and a form of payment (credit card or check are preferred).

Registration Fee: $65

Please register with a complete and accurate e-mail address. You will receive an e-mailed confirmation as soon as your registration has been processed.

Payment must be made at the time of registration. Registrations will not be taken over the phone.

Please register with the correct form of payment. A $25 fee will be applied to those wishing to switch forms of payment.

Online registration will close at 5:00 PM EST on Friday, September 26, 2014. You must register onsite after this date.

Cancellations received by Friday, September 26, 2014 will receive a refund minus a $25 cancellation and processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Friday, September 26, 2014. Cancellations must be made in writing to Ms. Molly Holt, Meeting Planner, at Substitutions to this event are welcome in lieu of cancellations.

Attendee Information

Appropriate attire for this Breakfast is coat & tie for civilians and Class A uniform or uniform of the day for military personnel.

ID Badge
During Breakfast registration and check-in, each Attendee will be issued an identification badge. Please be prepared to present a valid picture ID. Your badge must be worn at all Breakfast functions.

Special Needs
NDIA supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. For more information, please contact Ms. Molly Holt at or (703) 247-2572 and reference Event #592A.

National Defense
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Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA POC: Ms. Molly Holt, Meeting Planner, or (703) 247-2572.


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