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The SAE Media Group Group are delighted to announce the first annual Future Armored Vehicles Survivability USA conference, taking place in Arlington, VA on the 26th and 27th September 2022.

Unlike any other event, the FAV Survivability USA conference is a meeting for the US armored vehicle community designed around a series of focused discussions on the strategies and technologies being adopted to enhance crew and platform survivability. As seen in recent operations, threats to the vehicle are increasing in both scope and size. With the continued proliferation of advanced anti-tank weaponry around the world, and as armed forces pivot to addressing near-peer adversaries, armored vehicle survivability is now more important than it ever has been.

As the only armored vehicle conference in North America dedicated to the area of survivability, this 2022 event will gather program managers, capability directors, commanders from the military, senior engineers, chief scientists, and platform managers from leading solution providers to discuss what the US Military and Industry partners are doing to best protect their armored vehicles and personnel.

This conference is a focused study on how to enhance survivability and addresses all layers of the survivability spectrum. Key capabilities that will be covered are signature management, situational awareness, armored and blast protection, C-IED, vehicle obscuration systems, active protection systems and an overall picture of integrated survivability.

 

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  • Hear the latest survivability updates from the current and future armored vehicles that will drive US maneuver options for years to come
  • This will include platform specific briefs discussing the: Abrams, Bradley, NGCV, AMPV, OMFV, Stryker, JLTV, ACV, ARV and more
  • Learn from briefings on armored vehicles defensive capabilities from leading US Program Managers bringing together those at the heart of systems operation, training, development and integration
  • Benefit from this platform to advance armored vehicles active defense capabilities and network with those at the heart of protective technology design, development, and integration
  • Discuss key requirements for the countering of threats during contemporary and future operations such as IEDs, UAS, EW, ballistic threats, antitank guided missiles and many more

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

9:00 Providing Life Cycle Development and Support for US Army Ground Vehicles

Major General Darren Werner

Major General Darren Werner, Commanding General, US Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command
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  • Supporting and building US army readiness around the world
  • Conducting life cycle sustainment and repair of US armored vehicles to maximize survivability and crew protection
  • Challenges of providing sustainment support to US forces at home and abroad and TACOM’s work overcoming these
  • 9:40 Supporting US Army Armored Vehicle Modernization Priorities

    Mr Jason Middleton

    Mr Jason Middleton, Associate Director of Survivability, US Army DEVCOM Ground Vehicle Systems Center
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  • Developing, integrating, demonstrating, and sustaining ground vehicle systems capabilities
  • Developing world-class engineering talent in the key focus areas of Ground System Survivability and Force Protection
  • Leveraging engineering solutions to develop the Next Generation Family of Combat Vehicles and delivering land dominance in the future fight
     
  • 10:20 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Representing the Warfighter in Armored Brigade Modernization Programs

    Colonel Jason Kidder

    Colonel Jason Kidder, Army Capability Manager ABCT and Reconnaissance, MCDID, US Army
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  • Ensuring soldier AFV survivability priorities are addressed by advising key decision makers
  • Supporting combat vehicle platform programs throughout the acquisition process
  • Identifying, developing, fielding, and assessing holistic solutions to enable armored to maintain overmatch
  • 12:10 Protecting Future US Armored Platforms From Increasing UAS Threats

    Senior Representative

    Senior Representative, , Joint C-sUAS Office (JCO)

  • Analyzing the threat of UAS and drones to armored platforms
  • The work of the JCO in optimizing future AFV protection
  • Integrating emerging technologies for maximum survivability 
  • 12:50 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Procuring the Next Generation Amphibious Combat Vehicle to Support Future Distributed Marine Forces

  • Replacing the Amphibious Assault Vehicle with the Amphibious Combat Vehicle as the primary means of tactical mobility for the Marine infantry battalion at sea and ashore
  • Keeping up with ever-changing emerging technologies to ensure procurement moves at the speed at relevance
  • Survivability capabilities of the ACV: balancing protection and payload priorities
  • ACV variants and their different mission sets, capabilities and protection
  • Colonel Timothy F. Hough

    Colonel Timothy F. Hough, Program Manager Advanced Amphibious Assault (PM AAA), US Marine Corps
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    Lieutenant Colonel Matthew W. Hohl

    Lieutenant Colonel Matthew W. Hohl, Mobility/Counter-Mobility Branch Head, Capabilities Development Directorate, US Marine Corps
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    15:10 Adopting Networked Vehicle Sensor Technology to Detect and Protect Against CBRN Treats

    Colonel Robert Carter III

    Colonel Robert Carter III, JPM CBRN Sensors, JPEO-CBRND, U.S. Army
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  • Examining next generation CBRN sensors
  • Discussing modular systems to adapt platforms to mission specific requirements
  • Generating affordable CBRN protection capabilities through innovative, agile, results-oriented acquisition
  • 15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 Upgrading Canadian Combat Vehicles for Maximum Protection and Survivability

  • Planned upgrades to the survivability profiles of the Light Armoured Vehicle
  • The new Armoured Combat Support Vehicle (ACSV) and its role in CAF operations
  • Overview of the Canadian Army’s Vehicle Protection Systems Program
  • Future plans and priorities for enhancing the survivability of Canadian armoured vehicles
     
  • Colonel Etienne Gauthier

    Colonel Etienne Gauthier, Director - Armour Vehicle Program Management , Canadian Armed Forces

    17:00 SCORPION: Improving Operational Capabilities Through a New Era of French Armoured Vehicles

    Colonel Damien Sandeau

    Colonel Damien Sandeau, SCORPION Programme Officer, French Ministry of the Armed Forces

  • Scorpion Programme: Modernising and overhauling French armour for a new force backbone
  • Integrating the VBMR Griffon and EBRC Jaguar into mechanised brigades
  • Stressing an open, modular architecture for optimal adaptability
  • Incorporating innovative detection and acoustic localisation technology for maximum situational awareness
  • 17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:15 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    9:00 Evolving US Army Armor Training Priorities with the Integration of New Armored Vehicle Platforms

    Brigadier General Thomas Feltey

    Brigadier General Thomas Feltey, Commandant Armor School, US Armor School
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  • Continuing excellence in training with both new and enhanced armored platforms
  • Maximising crew survivability by developing capable, adaptive and agile armor leaders who understand and can respond to battlefield threats
  • Creating a survivable armored force through effective doctrine and training
  • Challenges faced with the development of new platforms
  • 9:40 AEC: Conducting Extensive Evaluation of Survivability Components and Requirements for Current and Future US Armored Vehicles

  • Ensuring future US armored vehicles are effective, suitable, survivable, and safe
  • Testing and examining entire armored platforms, not individual components, to create a holistic survivability evaluation
  • Assessing the combined effects of the threat from Multi-Domain Operations and how to overcome these
  • Mr Patrick Thompson

    Mr Patrick Thompson, Technical Director, Survivability Evaluation Directorate, Army Evaluation Center
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    10:20 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Ensuring Survivability Across Australian Armoured Vehicle Platforms in Future Warfare

    Brigadier Jeremy King

    Brigadier Jeremy King, Director General Platforms – Army, Land Capability Division, Australian Army

  • Survivability priorities and requirements for the Australian Army’s next IFV
  • Update on Land 400 Phase 3 and the procurement of a next-generation IFV for Australian Army future operations
  • Integrating emerging technology to overcome the challenges of operating in future land warfare, hybrid warfare, and multi-domain operations
  • 12:10 Enhancing British Army Armoured Vehicle Protection to Better Survive on the Future Battlefield

    Senior Representative

    Senior Representative, Mil Cap Plans, British Army

  • Modernising current AFV platforms and acquiring new technologies and platforms to sustain capability dominance
  • Augmenting British armoured vehicle survivability with advanced camouflage and concealment capabilities
  • Avoiding penetration and protecting against cyber-attacks with integrated defensive capabilities
  • The future of the British Army’s armoured capabilities and priorities following the Integrated Review
  • 12:50 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Developing Future Requirements for US Armored Vehicle Protection Capabilities

    Mr John W. Miller III

    Mr John W. Miller III, Director Maneuver Requirements, US Army Maneuver Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate
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  • The changing nature of warfare and impacts on future AFV survivability requirements
  • Developing capabilities for US manned maneuver formations and platforms
  • Supporting future strategies to ensure the primacy of US forces
  • 14:30 Ensuring the Family of Special Operations Vehicles are Protected and Survivable

  • Ensuring the Ground Mobility Vehicle 1.1 is best protected by leveraging crew rollover protection capabilities
  • Deploying add-on armor kits to SOCOM’s armored platforms to optimize ballistic protection in current and future combat threat environments
  • Using lightweight armor materials to overcome the challenge of enhancing survivability and maintaining mobility
  • Integrating advanced C4ISR capabilities into armored platforms for increased situational awareness
  • Lieutenant Colonel Alfredo T. Romero II

    Lieutenant Colonel Alfredo T. Romero II, Program Manager Family of Special Operations Vehicles, PEO SOF Warrior, SOF Acquisition Technology & Logistics, US Special Operations Command

    15:10 Supporting US Armored Modernization Efforts With Effective Data Analysis

    Mr Patrick J. O'Neill

    Mr Patrick J. O'Neill, Director, US Army DEVCOM Analysis Center
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    15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 Military-Industry Panel Debate: Collaborating for Optimum Survivability

    17:00 Threats to the Armored Force: Observation to Close Contact

    Major Marc Jason

    Major Marc Jason, Threat Integrator for Ground Combat Systems, HQ US Department of the Army
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  • Supporting Army Acquisitions with threat-informed decision making
  • Likely threat systems on the future battlefield
  • Implications of recent conflicts to the armored fight
  • 17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brigadier General Thomas Feltey

    Brigadier General Thomas Feltey

    Commandant Armor School, US Armor School
    Colonel Jason Kidder

    Colonel Jason Kidder

    Army Capability Manager ABCT and Reconnaissance, MCDID, US Army
    Colonel Robert Carter III

    Colonel Robert Carter III

    JPM CBRN Sensors, JPEO-CBRND, U.S. Army
    Colonel Timothy F. Hough

    Colonel Timothy F. Hough

    Program Manager Advanced Amphibious Assault (PM AAA), US Marine Corps
    Major General Darren Werner

    Major General Darren Werner

    Commanding General, US Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command
    Mr Jason Middleton

    Mr Jason Middleton

    Associate Director of Survivability, US Army DEVCOM Ground Vehicle Systems Center
    Mr John W. Miller III

    Mr John W. Miller III

    Director Maneuver Requirements, US Army Maneuver Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate
    Mr Patrick J. O'Neill

    Mr Patrick J. O'Neill

    Director, US Army DEVCOM Analysis Center
    Mr Patrick Thompson

    Mr Patrick Thompson

    Technical Director, Survivability Evaluation Directorate, Army Evaluation Center

    Brigadier General Thomas Feltey

    Commandant Armor School, US Armor School
    Brigadier General Thomas Feltey

    SOURCE OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE ROTC
    EDUCATIONAL DEGREES
    Rutgers – BS – Administration of Justice
    Naval War College – MA – National Security and Strategic Studies
    National Defense University – MS – Campaign Planning and Strategic Studies
    MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
    Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Courses
    United States Naval Command and Staff College
    Naval Operational Planner Course
    Joint Advanced Warfighting School
    PROMOTIONS DATE OF APPOINTMENT
    2LT 27 Aug 93
    1LT 23 Sep 95
    CPT 30 Sep 97
    MAJ 1 Jul 04
    LTC 1 Jun 10
    COL 1 Aug 15
    BG 2 Jun 21
    FROM TO ASSIGNMENT
    Jun 21 Present Commandant, United States Army Armor School, United States Army Maneuver Center of
    Excellence, Fort Benning, Georgia
    Jun 20 Jun 21 Director, G-3/5/7, Futures and Concepts Center, United States Army Futures Command, Joint
    Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia
    Jul 18 Jun 20 Chief of Staff, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado and Operation FREEDOM'S
    SENTINEL, Afghanistan
    Jul 16 Mar 18 Commander, 316th Cavalry Brigade, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning ,Georgia
    Jul 15 Jun 16 Senior Advisor, Northern Affairs, Office of Security Cooperation, Iraq
    Jul 14 Jun 15 Student, Joint Advanced Warfighting School, Joint Forces Staff College-National Defense
    University, Norfolk, Virginia
    Jun 11 May 14 Commander, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry
    Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM,
    Afghanistan
    Jun 09 Jun 11 Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, G-35,Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, North Atlantic Treaty
    Organization, Germany, United Kingdom, and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM,
    Afghanistan
    Jul 07 Apr 09 Executive Officer, 3d Squadron, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas and
    Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq
    Sep 06 Jul 07 Operations Officer, 3d Squadron, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas
    Jul 05 Sep 06 Student, College of Naval Command and Staff, later Naval Operational Planner Course, Naval
    War College, Newport, Rhode Island
    Jun 04 May 05 Chief, Commanding General's Planning Group, United States Army Armor Center, Fort Knox,
    Kentucky
    May 02 May 04 Small Group Instructor, Armor Captains Career Course, Fort Knox, Kentucky and Operation
    ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan
    Dec 99 May 02 Commander, A Troop, later Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry
    Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany
    Jun 98 Dec 99 Operations Officer, later Adjutant, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division,
    United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany
    Oct 97 Apr 98 Student, Armor Officer Advanced Course, United States Army Armor School, Fort Knox,
    Kentucky
    Feb 96 Sep 97 Platoon Leader, Brigade Reconnaissance Troop, later Adjutant, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry
    Division, Fort Hood, Texas
    Feb 94 Feb 96 Platoon Leader, D Company, later Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion,
    66th Armored Regiment, 2d Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
    SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS DATE GRADE
    Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, G-35,Allied Rapid Reaction Corps,
    North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Germany, United Kingdom
    Jun 09 - Jun 11 Major/Lieutenant
    Colonel
    SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS DATE GRADE
    Chief of Staff, United States National Support Element-Afghanistan,
    Operation FREEDOM'S SENTINEL, Afghanistan
    Dec 18 - Jul 19 Colonel
    Senior Advisor, Northern Affairs, Office of Security Cooperation,
    Iraq
    Jul 15 - Jun 16 Lieutenant
    Colonel/Colonel
    Commander, 2nd Battalion, 23d Infantry, 4th Brigade, (Stryker
    Brigade Combat Team), 2d Infantry Division Operation ENDURING
    FREEDOM, Afghanistan
    Nov 12 - Jul 13 Lieutenant Colonel
    Regional Command Plans Team Lead, CJ-35, International Security
    Assistance Force Joint Command, Afghanistan
    Jan 11 - Jun 11 Lieutenant Colonel
    Executive Officer, 3d Squadron, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment,
    Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq
    Nov 07 - Jan 09 Major
    Afghan National Army Senior Recon Platoon Trainer, Mobile
    Training Team, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command,
    Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan
    Jun 03 - Dec 03 Captain
    Platoon Leader, D Company, later Headquarters and Headquarters
    Company, 1st Battalion, 66th Armored Regiment, 2d Armored
    Division, OPERATION SEA SIGNAL, Cuba
    Apr 95 - Sep 95 Second Lieutenant
    US DECORATIONS AND BADGES
    Legion of Merit (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
    Bronze Star Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
    Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
    Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
    Joint Service Commendation Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
    Army Commendation Medal (with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
    Joint Service Achievement Medal
    Army Achievement Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
    Combat Action Badge
    Parachutist Badge

    Brigadier Jeremy King

    Director General Platforms – Army, Land Capability Division, Australian Army
    Brigadier Jeremy King

    Colonel Damien Sandeau

    SCORPION Programme Officer, French Ministry of the Armed Forces
    Colonel Damien Sandeau

    Colonel Etienne Gauthier

    Director - Armour Vehicle Program Management , Canadian Armed Forces
    Colonel Etienne Gauthier

    Colonel Jason Kidder

    Army Capability Manager ABCT and Reconnaissance, MCDID, US Army
    Colonel Jason Kidder

    Colonel Jason T. Kidder first enlisted in the United States Army in 1989. After completing basic training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri he reported to the 20th Engineer Battalion at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Subsequently, he attended the United States Military Academy Preparatory School at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey where he received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He graduated from USMA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering and was commissioned in the Regular Army as a second lieutenant in Armor in June of 1995 and attended the Armor Officer Basic Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky. After graduation he reported to Fort Riley, Kansas where he served as a Tank Platoon Leader for Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 34th Armor, Support Platoon Leader for 1st Battalion, 34th Armor, and Executive Officer for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division.
    In July 1999, COL Kidder attended the Armor Officer Captain’s Career Course in Fort Knox, Kentucky, followed by the Combined Arms and Services Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Upon Completion of CAS3 in March 2000, COL Kidder was assigned as Commander, Opposing Forces Company, 21st Aviation Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas. COL Kidder was next assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division where he served as the Battalion S4 and Headquarters Company commander. He was next assigned as the Brigade Reconnaissance Troop Commander for C Troop, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. In January 2004, COL Kidder was assigned as the Deputy Brigade Operations Officer where he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Following redeployment, COL Kidder was assigned to Fort Jackson, South Carolina where he served as the Combined Arms Division Chief and Chief of Operations for the Soldier Support Institute.
    In January 2008, COL Kidder Attended the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth where he also earned a Master of Arts degree in Management from Webster University. After graduation from CGSC, COL Kidder reported to 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division where he served as the Operations Officer in Nasir Wa Salam Iraq, and following redeployment, as the Battalion Executive Officer. In January 2011, COL Kidder was as assigned as the Brigade Executive Officer, and following redeployment from Iraq as the Brigade Rear Detachment commander.
    In August 2012, COL Kidder reported to the 3rd Infantry Division where he served as the Secretary for the General Staff-Rear. In July 2013, COL Kidder took command of the 3rd Squadron, 7th U.S. Cavalry Regiment. Upon completion of Squadron Command, COL Kidder was assigned as the Deputy Brigade Commander of 1 ABCT. COL Kidder was subsequently assigned as the Deputy J3 for USFJ in June of 2016 where he served until June of 2018. He subsequently served as the Director J5 until March 2019. Col Kidder was assigned as the Chief of Staff, USFJ in March 2019 until April 2021. Upon return to the United States, COL Kidder was assigned as the Director, Army Capability Manager ABCT and Reconnaissance at Fort Benning where he continues to serve. COL Kidder’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Army Achievement Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (5 CS), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd Award), Meritorious Unit Citation (2 OLC), Joint Meritorious Unit Citation (1 OLC), Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and German Parachutist Badge.

    Colonel Robert Carter III

    JPM CBRN Sensors, JPEO-CBRND, U.S. Army
    Colonel Robert Carter III

    Colonel Robert Carter is the Joint Project Manager for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Sensors. Colonel Carter is a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana and
    has served in key leadership, medical research, program management, and command assignments. Prior to joining the JPEO-CBRND, Colonel Carter served as the served as
    the Medical Research and Development Command (MRDC) Liaison Officer and Acquisition Advisor to Army Futures Command Headquarters in Austin, Texas. Also, he serves as the Consultant to the Army Surgeon General for Biochemistry and Physiology.
    Upon completion of the Army Medical Department Officer Basic Course (OBC), Colonel Carter began his military career in 1998 as a Medical Service Corps (MSC) officer assigned
    to the 4005th United States Army Hospital and 807th Medical Brigade. Follow on assignments include serving as a research physiologist at the United States Army Institute
    of Environmental Medicine in Natick, Massachusetts; Science Attaché & Exchange Scientist at the Centre de Recherches du Service de Santé des Armées (CRSSA) in Grenoble, France; Research Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) as the Technology and Acquisition Advisor to United States Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany; Special Assistant to the Director of the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, Fort Detrick, Maryland; Deputy Director, Executive Officer, and Department of the Army Systems Coordinator (DASC) for Medical Systems, Office of Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), Pentagon; White House Social Aide to President of the United States; deployed as the Medical Operations Officer and Acquisition Advisor to Combined Joint Task Force Paladin, Kandahar, Afghanistan; Director, Pre-Hospital-Combat Casualty Care Research Program at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Army Product Manager at Program Executive Office Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) in Orlando, Florida.
    Colonel Carter received his PhD. in Biomedical Sciences and Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) in Epidemiology from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Master’s Degree in Biological Sciences, Bachelor’s Degrees in Chemistry and Biology, and is a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Army War College (Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies) and was awarded the AWC Foundation Award for Outstanding Strategy Research Paper. He completed post-graduate studies at Harvard School of Public Health and published over 100 peer reviewed articles, abstracts and book chapters.
    Colonel Carter is married to Dr. Kirti Carter and are blessed with a 7 year daughter, Rajshri. The Carter family enjoys marital arts training all hold black belts in Taekwondo.

    Colonel Timothy F. Hough

    Program Manager Advanced Amphibious Assault (PM AAA), US Marine Corps
    Colonel Timothy F. Hough

    Col Hough received his commission in the United States Marine Corps in 1998. His operating force assignments include: Platoon Commander, Company Commander and Operations Officer, Second Assault Amphibian Battalion. He has deployed in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. Other assignments include: Operations Officer and Company Commander, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. Operational Test Project Officer and Branch Head, Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle and Amphibious Assault Vehicle Test Branches, Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity. Service Chief Fellow, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Team Lead, Product Manager Optics and Non-Lethal Systems. Team Lead Body Armor and Load Bearing Equipment, Product Manager Infantry Combat Equipment. Product Manager Distributed Common Ground System-Marine Corps (DCGS-MC), and Program Manager Infantry Weapons. Col Hough holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the Virginia Military Institute and a Masters of Military Science from the Command and Staff College, Marine Corps University, (2012), and a Masters of National Security Policy from the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resourcing Strategy (2018). He is a graduate of the Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resourcing Strategy, National Defense University. His awards include: Meritorious Service Medal (1 Gold Star in Lieu of Second Award), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 Gold Stars in Lieu of Fourth award and a Combat Device for Valor), and the Combat Action Ribbon.
    Col Hough assumed his present duties as the Program Manager for Advanced Amphibious Assault, Program Executive Office Land Systems in May of 2021.

    Lieutenant Colonel Alfredo T. Romero II

    Program Manager Family of Special Operations Vehicles, PEO SOF Warrior, SOF Acquisition Technology & Logistics, US Special Operations Command
    Lieutenant Colonel Alfredo T. Romero II

    Lieutenant Colonel Matthew W. Hohl

    Mobility/Counter-Mobility Branch Head, Capabilities Development Directorate, US Marine Corps
    Lieutenant Colonel Matthew W. Hohl

    - Massachusetts native, attended Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH
    - Commissioned in 2004 as an Assault Amphibian Officer. (AAV Officer)
    - Conducted three Operational Forces tours, 3-4 years each and 7 deployments, which included 3 deployments to IndoPacific Theatre, 1 OIF deployment, 1 OEF deployment, 1 OIR deployment, and 1 Marine Expeditionary Unit.
    - Conducted three Supporting Establishment tours including 2 years at the recruit training depot in Parris Island, SC, 2 years at the Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity, 2 years at the Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch, and finishing up second year as Mobility/Counter-Mobility Branch Head and requirements manager at Capabilities Development Directorate, CD&I, HQMC.
     

    Major General Darren Werner

    Commanding General, US Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command
    Major General Darren Werner

    Maj. Gen. Darren L. Werner assumed the duties as the Commanding General, U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, Army Materiel Command on June 12,
    2020.
    The command employs thousands of people worldwide and oversees a $30 billion budget annually. In addition to the command staff at the headquarters located at the Detroit
    Arsenal, Maj. Gen. Werner oversees activities at the Integrated Logistics Support Center, four depots, two arsenals, the Army’s ground equipment supply chain, life cycle management, and sustainment efforts affecting active-duty Army units around the world.
    His previous General Officer assignments include Commanding General, 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Fort Hood, Texas, and Director, Strategic Logistics Integration (G-4/5/7), Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, United States Army, Washington, D.C.Maj. Gen. Werner’s brigade command was as the Commander, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, in Germany and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan. His battalion command was as the Commander, 4th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq.
    Maj. Gen. Werner was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant through the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps at Central Michigan University in 1988 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 1989. He also holds a master’s degree in human resources from Webster University, Missouri, and a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island.
    During his career he has served overseas in Germany, Jordan, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Korea.
    His decorations and badges include Legion of Merit (with four bronze oak leaf clusters), Bronze Star Medal (with one bronze oak leaf cluster), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with one silver oak leaf cluster and one bronze oak leaf cluster), Army Commendation Medal (with one bronze oak leaf cluster), Army Achievement Medal (with one bronze oak leaf cluster), Parachutist Badge, and Army Staff Identification Badge

    Major Marc Jason

    Threat Integrator for Ground Combat Systems, HQ US Department of the Army
    Major Marc Jason

    MAJ Marc Jason commissioned an Armor Second Lieutenant after graduating from the United States Army Officer Candidate School in 2006. During the course of his Army career, he has had numerous operational assignments at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Fort Hood, Texas, and Fort Bliss, Texas. After completing his most recent operational assignment as the Battalion Executive Officer in the 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, MAJ Jason assumed duties as the Armor Threat Integrator for Headquarters Department of the Army, G-2 in Washington, DC. Regarding his civilian education, MAJ Jason earned a Master’s Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University.

    Mr Jason Middleton

    Associate Director of Survivability, US Army DEVCOM Ground Vehicle Systems Center
    Mr Jason Middleton

    Jason Middleton is currently the Associate Director for Ground Vehicle Survivability and Protection within the Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Ground Vehicle Systems Center. In this role, Mr. Middleton is responsible for planning, directing, reviewing and coordinating efforts of personnel engaged in research, development and engineering in the field of survivability and protection of ground vehicles. Working closely with Product Manager Vehicle Protection Systems, the goal is to field the most survivable vehicles in support of our Warfighters.

    Mr John W. Miller III

    Director Maneuver Requirements, US Army Maneuver Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate
    Mr John W. Miller III

    John W. Miller III currently serves as the Director, Maneuver Requirements for the Maneuver Capabilities and Development Integration Directorate (MCDID) at Fort Benning, Georgia. This position is responsible for a capability and requirements development portfolio consisting of future combat platforms and associated subsystems, vehicle protection systems, and platform mission command. Mr. Miller’s service as a Department of the Army Civilian follows his retirement from active duty with more than 28 years of service in the United States Army as an Infantryman.

    Mr Keith White

    Business Development Mananger , AreoGlow LLC
    Mr Keith White

    Keith joined the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in 1979. He enjoyed a 33 year career in the British Army including various operational tours. Army career highlights include a stint as a company commander as well as serving under US command on Operation Iraqi Freedom as the XO to the General Officer responsible for theatre logistics. Keith’s final assignment was as Requirements Manager within the UK MOD Protected Mobility Team. In this role he had responsibility for a fleet of blast protected vehicles including Cougar and Foxhound. In this post he was able to influence requirements to improve soldier safety.

    Following his Army career, Keith worked as a Business Development Consultant before purchasing the Hatch Lighting and Orientation (HaLO) system and setting up AeroGlow International with his business partner Neil Ham. Over the past 10 years, Keith has travelled extensively, educating on the safety benefits of Emergency Egress Lighting Systems (EELS) in mitigating risks on armoured capability. AeroGlow International formed a US subsidiary, AeroGlow LLC, in 2016 to promote and sell HaLO in North America. HaLO is now fitted to around 6,000 platforms worldwide and is widely recognised as an essential safety component for armoured vehicles.

    Keith spends much of his limited spare time watching sports, he enjoys Rugby, Cricket, NFL, Baseball and Hockey.

    Mr Patrick J. O'Neill

    Director, US Army DEVCOM Analysis Center
    Mr Patrick J. O'Neill

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    As Director, he manages a diverse organization of civilians and Soldiers, who deliver objective analysis, experimentation, and data across the entire life cycle of a weapon system -- ensuring readiness today and enabling modernization for our future force.
     

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    Patrick Thompson currently serves as a Technical Director within the Survivability Evaluation Directorate, U.S. Army Evaluation Center, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command. Mr. Thompson has over 35 years of research, development, test and evaluation experience with multiple platforms and survivability domains. His current focus is survivability evaluation of ground- and air-based platforms, focusing on system characteristics that contribute to surviving the threat-contested environments of the modern battlefield.

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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