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The SAE Media Group is delighted to announce the 13th annual Air Mission Planning and Support conference, taking place on the 6th - 7th April 2022 in London, United Kingdom.

Operating in the information warfare age brings its own unique opportunities and challenges, as nations seek to enhance air power, while guarding against potential vulnerabilities and managing unprecedented volumes of data. This meeting will provide a stage to discuss new and innovative systems, and efforts to upgrade, modernise and improve existing platforms, as allied air forces continue to seek the operational edge.

Topics discussed include: (pre)flight data management, multi-domain command and control, operating in a degraded environment, 5th generation integration and many  more...

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  • A unique opportunity to engage with key senior leaders, strategic planners and operators, from host nation and international air forces from around the world
  • Examine the latest developments in air mission planning, with a truly holistic event providing briefs covering fast-jet, heavy-lift and rotary perspectives, from advanced tactical simulators to the operator's view
  • Listen to detailed updates on topics such as; fifth generation integration, multi-domain command and control, data-management considerations, and more
  • Benefit from unrivalled networking opportunities, as senior personnel from the military, government, and industry come together to discuss the future challenges, technologies and solutions across the world

13th ASOS, US Air Force; ABS; AFMC; Airbus Defence and Space; Airbus Defence and Space GmbH; Airbus Defence and Space Ltd; Airbus Services - Government Communications; Australian High Commission; BAE SYSTEMS; BAE Systems / ES; BAE systems electronics systems; Booz Allen Hamilton; DELL; ERC Inc; F-35 Joint Program Office; F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office; F-35 Lightning II Program Office; French Air Force; German Air Force; Hellenic Air Force Veterans Association; Inzpire Ltd.; Jane’s by IHS Markit ; Leonardo; Lockheed Martin; Lockheed Martin Uk (Uk); National Air and Space Operations Centre, Royal Air Force; NATO ; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd; RAF; RAF Centre for Air Power Studies; RAF Marham; Royal Air Force; Royal Canadian Air Force; Saab AB; Saab Aeronautics; Systematic A/S; TriCIS Ltd; UAE Military Attache Office; UK MoD; US Air Force; USAF;

 

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Group Captain (ret.) Bob Daisley

Group Captain (ret.) Bob Daisley, Independent Consultant & Former PM Joint Operational Doctrine, Joint Forces Command
View Bio

9:00 The SEEK EAGLE Program - Providing Advanced War Winning Capability from Weapon Planning through Weapon Delivery

Colonel David  F. Radomski

Colonel David F. Radomski, Director Air Force SEEK EAGLE Office , United States Air Force
View Bio

  • Update on developments within the Seek Eagle program with respect to mission planning
  • Description of mission planning’s role in the aircraft store compatibility process and the role critical data plays in the process
  • Walkthrough and demonstrations of key SEEK EAGLE software products and the benefits they bring to the warfighter
     
  • 9:40 MDI “The Challenge of What to Change”

    Mrs Steph McMenamin

    Mrs Steph McMenamin, Head of Information Advantage, BAE Systems
    View Bio

    The challenges on the journey towards MDI and ask whether we collectively are able to overcome those challenges.

  • Changing Threat Landscape: Systems increasingly rely on data to define capability, and defend themselves but Mission Data production is complex and at a scale which is increasingly burdensome
  • Changing Opportunity Landscape:Next generation of capability is a software-defined system providing unparalleled flexibility and ability to provide updates at pace. Will give exponential gains in capability but requires extension of industrial networks into customer space.
  • Changing Delivery Landscape: Is the end-to-end acquisition / development cycle really agile-methods friendly? We need to transformed the delivery of capability and drive productivity to meet the velocity of the opportunity and threat
  • 10:20 Morning Coffee

    11:00 The push to modernize Mission Planning for 21st Century conflict(s); effective/efficient software modernization to enhance Warfighter capability in a ‘High End Conflict’

    Mr Kenneth L Kash

    Mr Kenneth L Kash, Materiel Leader Combat Air Forces , Airspace Mission Planning Division, United States Air Force
    View Bio

  • The importance to mission planning of the movement of data
  • Efficiently delivering information and data to operators
  • Considerations of connectivity and interoperability in multi-domain operations
     
  • 11:40 Future Combat Air Systems – Multi Domain Mission Planning and Mission Management

  • Handling complexity in today´s CRCs wrt Mission Planning in a cloud environment
  • Optimising the links between the different phases of mission execution and C2
  • Focusing on Mission Preparation Systems becoming part of Mission Management Systems embedded in C2
     
  • Major (ret.) Kay Averhoff

    Major (ret.) Kay Averhoff, Lead Operational Advisor, FCAS Multi Domain Mission Planning and Mission Management , Airbus
    View Bio

    Mr Jens Keinath

    Mr Jens Keinath, Project Manager Air Operations Systems, Airbus
    View Bio

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Building Resilient Command & Control through Human-AI Pairing

    Major Ray Reeves

    Major Ray Reeves, Deputy Director of the Strategic Initiatives Group,, U.S. Space Command
    View Bio

  • Importance of AI in Great Power Competition
  • Role of AI in C2
  • Innovation in human-AI pairing
  • 14:10 Multinational Command and Control and Joint Mission Planning for the Heavy Airlift Wing

    Lieutenant Colonel Ben Wood

    Lieutenant Colonel Ben Wood, C2 Squadron Commander, Heavy Airlift Wing, USAF
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    • The mission of the Heavy Airlift Wing in providing a strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) to participating nations
    • The challenges of mission planning for multinational taskings
    • Lessons learned and successes from the Kabul Airlift operation this Summer
     

    14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 Breaking Barriers to Innovation: JIGSAW and KRADOS

    Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Clow

    Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Clow, Business Development, ACT Innovation, NATO Allied Command Transformation
    View Bio

  • Innovation and experimentation to refine the JIGSAW application for AAR
    mission planning
  • Adaption of this new mission planning
    software by NATO partners and how it enhances combat capabilities
  • Lessons learnt from the JIGSAW implementation, and the wider capabilities of in-house NATO software development
  • 16:10 The Challenges of Mission Planning and C2 in The Context of Interoperability with NATO Partners

    Lieutenant Colonel Eligijus Ruksnaitis

    Lieutenant Colonel Eligijus Ruksnaitis, Head of Air Ops, Current Operations A3, Lithuanian Air Force
    View Bio

  • Current commitments of the Lithuanian Airforce including the NATO Air Policing
    Mission
  • The challenges to C2 and joint mission planning in the context of interoperability
  • Regional Cooperation to ensure the effective defence of Lithuanian airspace
  • 16:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Group Captain (ret.) Bob Daisley

    Group Captain (ret.) Bob Daisley, Independent Consultant & Former PM Joint Operational Doctrine, Joint Forces Command
    View Bio

    17:00 Networking Reception Sponsored by BAE Systems

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Group Captain (ret.) Bob Daisley

    Group Captain (ret.) Bob Daisley, Independent Consultant & Former PM Joint Operational Doctrine, Joint Forces Command
    View Bio

    9:00 Ensuring Capability through Operational Energy Initiatives

    Mr Troy Warshel

    Mr Troy Warshel, Principal Director/Deputy Assistant Secretary, Air Force Operational Energy, U.S. Air Force
    View Bio

  • Logistics Under Attack in Europe
  • Air Mission Planning and Execution and Possible Constraints on NATO
  • Maintaining Capability with a Restricted Fuel Supply Chain
  • Tanker Planning Tools and Legacy Aircraft Modifications
  • Visibility into the State of Operational Logistics
     
  • 9:40 How Might We Achieve and Sustain Digital Advantage?

    Mr Paul Spedding

    Mr Paul Spedding, Head Defence Strategy Marketing and Innovation, BAE Systems
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    Exploring the complexities, approaches and opportunities afforded Defence by harnessing the digital world and how we might seek to take advantage from it.

  • Data complexity within a multi domain environment, opportunities afforded military operations in a world where the digital backbone is established
  • Building the Intelligence Picture, addressing the importance of all source data, the rise of commercial intelligence and what steps are needed to develop a national and international situational awareness picture
  • A sustainable advantage, capable of accommodating future uncertainty
  • 10:20 Morning Coffee

    10:50 Military-Industry Panel: Overcoming the Challenges of Innovation in Mission Planning and Data Management

  • Why is there a requirement for innovation in the mission planning and mission data management field?
  • How do we create a culture of change and innovation?
  • The common concerns and challenges to software implementation
  • Group Captain (ret.) Bob Daisley

    Group Captain (ret.) Bob Daisley, Independent Consultant & Former PM Joint Operational Doctrine, Joint Forces Command
    View Bio

    Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Clow

    Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Clow, Business Development, ACT Innovation, NATO Allied Command Transformation
    View Bio

    Lieutenant Colonel Jens Mieckley

    Lieutenant Colonel Jens Mieckley, Executive Officer to the General Manager of NAPMA , NATO AEW&C Programme Management Agency (NAMPA)
    View Bio

    Air Commodore (Ret.) Rich Barrow CBE

    Air Commodore (Ret.) Rich Barrow CBE, Air Sector Information Advantage Business Development Manager, BAE Systems

    11:30 C2 Resilience and Connectivity – Identifying Current and Future Strategic Priorities for the Royal Netherlands Air Force

    Lieutenant Colonel Freek van Heck

    Lieutenant Colonel Freek van Heck, Section Head Air Command and Control/ C4ISR, Royal Netherlands Air Force
    View Bio

  • Analysing the current capability gaps and risks to the RNAF’s in the information age
  • Exploring new ways of working for 5th generation C2 and ISR doctrine: Exploiting the F35’s capabilities
  • Optimising current tactics, techniques, and procedures to streamline air mission planning and ISR operations in contested, degraded and operationally limited (CDO) environment
     
  • 12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:10 Maintaining and Enhancing RCAF’s Surveillance, Identification, and Aerospace Control Capability

    Colonel Mark Lachapelle (Virtual)

    Colonel Mark Lachapelle (Virtual), Commander of 22 Wing / Canadian Forces Base North Bay, Royal Canadian Air Force
    View Bio

  • Update from 22nd Wing on efforts to adopt sophisticated data processing capabilities, and integrate AI enabled technologies
  • Achieving the more complete operating picture through ever-more comprehensive sensor network 
  • Importance of maintaining the gold standard of dynamic training and simulation for optimising performance of personnel
     
  • 13:50 Delivering Upgraded Mission Planning & Battle Management Systems to Sustain NATO’s E-3A Fleet

    Lieutenant Colonel Jens Mieckley

    Lieutenant Colonel Jens Mieckley, Executive Officer to the General Manager of NAPMA , NATO AEW&C Programme Management Agency (NAMPA)
    View Bio

  • Update and overview of the FLEP programme
  • New capabilities of the NE-3A for consideration in AirC2 Planning: GMTI and J-REAP C
  • NE-3A Life Cycle Management Considerations
     
  • 14:30 Afternoon Tea

    15:00 Considerations and Challenges for Mission Planners in the Complex and Multi-Domain Modern Battlespace

    Dr David Jordan

    Dr David Jordan, Director, Freeman Air & Space Institute, King’s College London
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  • The unique challenges of incorporating the space domain into mission planning doctrine
  • An outside view of the obstacles of maritime airborne operations
  • How mission planners can harness new and emerging technology to overcome the issues of big data management
     
  • 15:40 Military Panel: Assessing Obstacles to Effective Mission Planning and Looking to the Future

  • How to place the emphasis on developing strategic logistical capabilities in support of joint operations
  • Ensuring safety and procedure in Mission Planning whilst dealing with rapidly changing threat environments: Ukraine and Afghanistan
  • Predictions for the future: How doctrine and procedures are evolving to facilitate 5th generation aircraft and beyond
     
  • Group Captain (ret.) Bob Daisley

    Group Captain (ret.) Bob Daisley, Independent Consultant & Former PM Joint Operational Doctrine, Joint Forces Command
    View Bio

    Lieutenant Colonel Freek van Heck

    Lieutenant Colonel Freek van Heck, Section Head Air Command and Control/ C4ISR, Royal Netherlands Air Force
    View Bio

    Mr Troy Warshel

    Mr Troy Warshel, Principal Director/Deputy Assistant Secretary, Air Force Operational Energy, U.S. Air Force
    View Bio

    16:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Group Captain (ret.) Bob Daisley

    Group Captain (ret.) Bob Daisley, Independent Consultant & Former PM Joint Operational Doctrine, Joint Forces Command
    View Bio

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Air Commodore (Ret.) Rich Barrow CBE

    Air Commodore (Ret.) Rich Barrow CBE

    Air Sector Information Advantage Business Development Manager, BAE Systems
    Colonel David  F. Radomski

    Colonel David F. Radomski

    Director Air Force SEEK EAGLE Office , United States Air Force
    Colonel Mark Lachapelle (Virtual)

    Colonel Mark Lachapelle (Virtual)

    Commander of 22 Wing / Canadian Forces Base North Bay, Royal Canadian Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Ben Wood

    Lieutenant Colonel Ben Wood

    C2 Squadron Commander, Heavy Airlift Wing, USAF
    Lieutenant Colonel Eligijus Ruksnaitis

    Lieutenant Colonel Eligijus Ruksnaitis

    Head of Air Ops, Current Operations A3, Lithuanian Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Freek van Heck

    Lieutenant Colonel Freek van Heck

    Section Head Air Command and Control/ C4ISR, Royal Netherlands Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Jens Mieckley

    Lieutenant Colonel Jens Mieckley

    Executive Officer to the General Manager of NAPMA , NATO AEW&C Programme Management Agency (NAMPA)
    Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Clow

    Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Clow

    Business Development, ACT Innovation, NATO Allied Command Transformation
    Lieutenant Colonel Mike Carty

    Lieutenant Colonel Mike Carty

    Lighting SO1 Ops and Training, Combat Air Force Headquarters, RAF
    Major (ret.) Kay Averhoff

    Major (ret.) Kay Averhoff

    Lead Operational Advisor, FCAS Multi Domain Mission Planning and Mission Management , Airbus
    Major Ray Reeves

    Major Ray Reeves

    Deputy Director of the Strategic Initiatives Group,, U.S. Space Command
    Mr Jens Keinath

    Mr Jens Keinath

    Project Manager Air Operations Systems, Airbus
    Mr Kenneth L Kash

    Mr Kenneth L Kash

    Materiel Leader Combat Air Forces , Airspace Mission Planning Division, United States Air Force
    Mr Paul Spedding

    Mr Paul Spedding

    Head Defence Strategy Marketing and Innovation, BAE Systems
    Mr Troy Warshel

    Mr Troy Warshel

    Principal Director/Deputy Assistant Secretary, Air Force Operational Energy, U.S. Air Force
    Mrs Steph McMenamin

    Mrs Steph McMenamin

    Head of Information Advantage, BAE Systems

    , BAE Systems

    Air Commodore (Ret.) Rich Barrow CBE

    Air Sector Information Advantage Business Development Manager, BAE Systems
    Air Commodore (Ret.) Rich Barrow CBE

    Colonel David F. Radomski

    Director Air Force SEEK EAGLE Office , United States Air Force
    Colonel David  F. Radomski

    Colonel David F. Radomski is the Director of the Air Force SEEK EAGLE Office, 96th Test Wing, Air Force Test Center, Eglin AFB, Fla. He directs a staff of 200 military, civilian, and contractor employees and is responsible for a future year defense program (FYDP) budget of $315M. The SEEK EAGLE Office is the U.S. Air Force Center of Excellence for aircraft-store compatibility, responsible for certification recommendations for all conventional and nuclear weapons, deployable countermeasures, suspension equipment, fuel tanks, and podded systems for the Combat Air Forces. Using integrated engineering, digital modeling, simulation, and testing, the SEEK EAGLE Office delivers war-winning capabilities by expanding the compatibility of state-of-the-art stores on current and future generation aircraft. In addition, the SEEK EAGLE Office develops and maintains combat weapons delivery software for the Department of Defense and its international partners. Colonel Radomski is a distinguished graduate of the Reserve Officer Training Corps at the Georgia Institute of Technology, with a degree in Aerospace Engineering.

    He began his active duty career with Specialized Undergraduate Navigator Training at Mather AFB, Calif., in 1992, and served operational tours as a Weapon Systems Officer in the F-111F at Cannon AFB, N.M., and the F-15E at RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom. While at RAF Lakenheath, Colonel Radomski qualified as an Instructor WSO and a US/NATO mission commander, flying combat sorties in both Iraq and the Balkans. He also served as an instructor at Joint Undergraduate Navigator Training, Pensacola, Fla., before being selected for USAF Test Pilot School. Colonel Radomski graduated from the school as an Experimental Flight Test Navigator in 2001.

    He then served in flight test operations at both Edwards AFB, Calif., and Eglin AFB, Fla., as well as in the Counter-Air Joint Systems Program Office as the Chief of Test. Colonel Radomski also served in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisitions) at the Pentagon before returning to Eglin AFB, Fla., as the Deputy Commander of the 46th Operations Group and the Commander of the 46th Operations Support Squadron.

    He then served overseas on joint staffs at Headquarters, NATO Allied Force Command, Madrid, Spain, and Headquarters, International Security Assistance Force, Kabul, Afghanistan. Colonel Radomski also served as the Deputy Director, International Training and Education, in the Headquarters, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, and as the Vice Commander of the 412th Test Wing, Air Force Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Prior to this assignment, Col Radomski served as the Commander of Detachment 2, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. He is a Master Navigator with more than 2,900 hours of flight time in over 50 aircraft types, including most of the USAF’s current fighters, bombers, transports and helicopters. In his current assignment, Colonel Radomski is actively flying and testing the F-15E and F-15EX.

    Colonel Mark Lachapelle (Virtual)

    Commander of 22 Wing / Canadian Forces Base North Bay, Royal Canadian Air Force
    Colonel Mark Lachapelle (Virtual)

    Colonel Lachapelle enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in North Bay on 18 June 1998 and thereafter attended the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) in Kingston, Ontario. In October 2002, he commenced his Aerospace Controller (AEC) training at the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Control Operations (CFSACO) and then proceeded to 22 Wing North Bay to complete the final phase of his training with 51 Aerospace Control & Warning (Operational Training) Squadron. Once qualified, he was posted to 21 Aerospace Control & Warning Squadron (21 AC&W Sqn) at 22 Wing as both a Weapons Director (WD) and a Senior Director (SD). In 2005, he moved to Geilenkirchen, Germany, to serve with both 1 Sqn and 2 Sqn at the NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control (AWACS) Force E3A Component. During that time he was upgraded to instructor and evaluator gaining over 1200 hours of flying time.

    Col Lachapelle returned to Canada in 2009 and was posted to the Canadian Operational Support Command (CANOSCOM) as the Aide-de-Camp to the Commander. Upon promotion to Major, in 2010, he was selected to attend the Joint Command and Staff Programme at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto. After completing Staff College in 2011, he commanded 12 Radar Squadron at 3 Wing Bagotville for two years. In 2013, he was posted to Ottawa where he served as the executive assistant to the Deputy Commander of the RCAF and was subsequently promoted to LCol in June 2014 serving in the Directorate of Air Force Readiness and Plans within the Air Staff. On July 7th, 2016, he assumed command of 21 AC&W Sqn as both the Sqn Commander and Director of Operations for the Canadian Air Defence Sector (CADS). He was posted to the Chief of Force Development in the summer of 2018 as the RCAF Representative to the Targeting Capability Implementation Team (TCIT) as was promoted to his current rank of Col in June 2019.

    On 12 July 2019, Col Lachapelle assumed Command of 22 Wing/Canadian Forces Base North Bay.

    Col Lachapelle has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics as well as a Masters of Defence Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada. He is a graduate of the Canadian Forces Land Command and Staff College in Kingston, and the Joint Command and Staff Programme at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto.

    He is a hockey enthusiast and an avid golfer. Him and his wife Roisin enjoy travelling the world together.


     

    Dr David Jordan

    Director, Freeman Air & Space Institute, King’s College London
    Dr David Jordan

    Dr David Jordan is the Co-Director of the Freeman Air & Space Institute, King’s College London. He joined King’s Defence Studies Department in 2000 and has been teaching at the Joint Services Command and Staff College. He is a Director of the RAF Centre for Air & Space Power studies, part of the Executive Editorial Board of RAF Air & Space Power Review, and a member of the Chief of the Air Staff’s Air Power Workshop.

    Group Captain (ret.) Bob Daisley

    Independent Consultant & Former PM Joint Operational Doctrine, Joint Forces Command
    Group Captain (ret.) Bob Daisley

    Robert served in the RAF for over 30 years; he accrued broad experience as an air operations officer in the UK and overseas. Robert’s last full-time appointment was as a group captain at the Development, Concept and Doctrine Centre, Shrivenham.

    He now fulfils a Reservist role within the HQ Air staff. Robert has worked as a defence consultant since 2017, specialising in command and control. He presently leads QinetiQ’s support to the Army’s Ground Based Air Defence Programme. Robert is also a Judiciary Service Member of the War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Chamber.

    Lieutenant Colonel Ben Wood

    C2 Squadron Commander, Heavy Airlift Wing, USAF
    Lieutenant Colonel Ben Wood

    Lt Col Benjamin Wood is the Commander of the C2 Squadron, Heavy Airlift Wing, Papa AB, Hungary. In this position, he commands personnel from 12 nations in the world’s only multinational airlift organization.

    During the summer of 2021 he was the Detachment Commander for the HAW’s first ever staging operation to facilitate the organized withdrawal of partner nation’s military forces from Afghanistan, and was the Lead Planner and Mission Commander for the HAW’s Kabul NEO.

    He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School and is a command pilot with more than 4,300 flying hours in the C-17A.
     

    Lieutenant Colonel Eligijus Ruksnaitis

    Head of Air Ops, Current Operations A3, Lithuanian Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Eligijus Ruksnaitis

    PLACE OF BIRTH Jurbarkas, Lithuania.
    FAMILY Married, has a daughter and a son.
    EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

    Engineer - Pilot.
    2002 Certified Engineer - Pilot, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
    Antanas Gustaitis Aviation Institute, Vilnius, Lithuania;
    2002 Platoon commander courses, Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy,
    Lithuania;
    2014 Junior Staff Officer courses, Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy,
    Lithuania;
    2019 Joint Command and General Staff Course, Baltic Defense College,
    Tartu, Estonia.
     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    2003-2005 Helicopter Pilot, Air Force Second Aviation Base;
    2005-2011 Senior Helicopter Pilot, Air Force Second Aviation Base;
    2011-2015 Link commander, Air Force Base;
    2015-2017 Helicopter Squadron commander, Air Force Base;
    2018-2019 Chief of operations planning, S3 Air Force Headquarters;
    Since 2020 Head of Ops A3 at Lithuanian air force HQ.


    PROMOTIONS:
    2002 Second Lieutenant
    2005 First Lieutenant
    2008 Captain
    2015 Major
    2020 Lieutenant Colonel


    PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS:
    2013 09 14 – 2014 04 28 Air Advisory Team, Nato‘s International Security Assistance Force
    in Kandahar, Afghanistan.


    FLIGHT EXPERIENCE:
    Qualification: Helicopter pilot.
    Flying hours: 2200 h (over 100 h in combat conditions).
    Types flown: Cessna-172, Cessna-152, C310Q, Mi-8, Mi-17.


    AWARDS AND DECORATIONS INCLUDE:
    2020 Lithuanian military aviation badge "Steel Wings"
    2014 The Defence System International Operations Medal
    2004 Lithuanian Air Forces Medal "For Distinction"
     

    FOREIGN LANGUAGES:
    English, Russian.

    Lieutenant Colonel Freek van Heck

    Section Head Air Command and Control/ C4ISR, Royal Netherlands Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Freek van Heck

    LtCol van Heck is the Section Head AirC2, responsible for future plans and concepts of operations regarding AirC2 in the Royal Netherlands Air Force. He has a Fighter Control background, with his most recent operational position being the Commander of the Dutch Datalink Management Cell. His most recent deployment was to the Air Operations Centre in Al Udeid, Qatar.

    Lieutenant Colonel Jens Mieckley

    Executive Officer to the General Manager of NAPMA , NATO AEW&C Programme Management Agency (NAMPA)
    Lieutenant Colonel Jens Mieckley

    LtCol. Jens Mieckley is the Executive Officer to the General Manager, NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control (NAEW&C) Programme Management Agency (NAPMA) located in Brunssum, The Netherlands. The Agency is responsible for the Acquisition Management of the NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control (NAEW&C) Programme.
     

    LtCol Mieckley has extensive military experience in all aspects of AirC2. In his last assignment from 2010 until 2019 as the Branch Head of the Air Command and Control System (ACCS) Integration Branch at the Combined Air Operations Centre (CAOC) at Uedem, DEU, he not only coordinated all integration activities as well as the required adaptation works in regards to the new NATO command structure of the new system, but also acted as the Test Director for the operational adaptation and fielding. In parallel he was the German representative in the specific governance boards for NATO commonly funded AirC2 systems, such as the Lifecycle Configuration Control Board (LCCB) or the Operational User Group (OUG). He also prepared the German Deployable Command and Control Centre (D-CRC) during his service there in 2008 to 2010 for its NATO Response Force (NRF) Certification as the Training and Preparation Program Office lead. In this timeframe he also supported the fielding of the German Improved Air Defense System (GIADS III), replacing the previous ARKONA system at CRC Erndtebrück.


    Earlier in his career he served as the General Project Officer of the German Air Force Command (GAFCOM) for implementation of Tactical Data Links (TDL) into platforms of the Air
    Force and in this role he represented the Air Force in the respective NATO governance fora, such as the Data Link Working Group (DLWG).
    Apart from duty as Surveillance Controller onboard the NATO E-3A and as Track Production officer and Fighter Controller in three German CRC, he graduated in all training courses of the German Air Defense System Service required to become a Master Controller. LtCol Mieckley joined the Air Force 1995 as a conscript, graduated Air Force Officer school
    1997, followed by studying Aeronautics and Space Engineering at the Federal Armed Forces University in Munich.

    Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Clow

    Business Development, ACT Innovation, NATO Allied Command Transformation
    Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Clow

     LCol Jon Clow is a 4000 hour pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Operational flying includes time on fighters and electronic warfare aircraft. He is a SME in the realm of pilot training and pilot training systems. LCol Clow is an A1 Qualified Flying Instructor, led the re-envisioning of the RCAF pilot training system in 2011 and is a former Commandant of 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School. LCol Clow holds an Honours BA in Strategic Studies and a Masters of Defence Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada. His Master’s thesis on pilot training in the Public/Private Partnership contractual environment is published in a book on Defence Resource Management. LCol Clow is a graduate of the Canadian Forces Joint Command and Staff College and of USAF War College. He has deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation RESOLUTE SUPPORT. LCol Clow currently works at the Allied Command Transformation’s Innovation Hub, an organic, agile DevSecOps software factory, in Business Development, and is a NATO-level AIRC2 SME.

    Lieutenant Colonel Mike Carty

    Lighting SO1 Ops and Training, Combat Air Force Headquarters, RAF
    Lieutenant Colonel Mike Carty

    Lt Col Carty began his Royal Marines career as a Rifle Troop Commander before specialising as a pilot and qualifying on the Harrier GR9. He flew combat sorties in Afghanistan and participated in several carrier detachments in HMS ILLUSTRIOUS and ARK ROYAL. He was selected for an overseas exchange with the US Marine Corps and saw combat in Iraq and Syria flying the AV-8B. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor and has instructed on the Hawk T2. Lt Col Carty has an MSc in Aerospace Systems and has previously worked in the Air Warfare Centre developing F-35 doctrine and concepts.

     

    Major (ret.) Kay Averhoff

    Lead Operational Advisor, FCAS Multi Domain Mission Planning and Mission Management , Airbus
    Major (ret.) Kay Averhoff

    Kay joined the Germany Navy (GNY) in 1999. After graduating from the German Naval Academy, he started flight training in 2001 at the 2nd German Air Force (GAF) Training Squadron in Phoenix, Arizona and proceeded to the US Navy TRAWING 6 in Pensacola for Strike Fighter WSOs, following his transition to TORNADO (TOR) at Holoman AFB, New Mexico. Once completed, he transferred to the GAF due to the closure of the GNY Fighter Wing 2 in 2004.


    His GAF career started with the JaBoG 32 ECR (FBW 32 ECR) in Lechfeld, Bavaria where he reached Combat Ready status on WS TOR ECR. In 2006, he moved on to TOR ECR OT&E section and became responsible for on-board mission software, mission planning systems, weapons and sensors and completed OT&E Training at the National Test Pilot School, Mojave.
    He participated in multiple US and Mediterranean flag exercises. Having graduated from staff officer school in 2011, he left the GAF to join the defence industry.
    Within the Airbus Group, he held different Program and SME positions before representing in 2016 the Eurofighter Mission Support System and supporting FCAS initiatives since 2017. In 2020, he also became the “FCAS Multi Domain Mission Planning and Mission Management Lead Operational Advisor”.
     

    Major Ray Reeves

    Deputy Director of the Strategic Initiatives Group,, U.S. Space Command
    Major Ray Reeves

    MAJOR BILLY “RAY” REEVES

    Major Billy R. Reeves is the Deputy Director of the Strategic Initiatives Group, United States Space Command, Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is responsible for overseeing strategic initiatives across the combatant command to help ensure the command can conduct operations in, from, and to space to deter conflict, and if necessary, defeat aggression, deliver space combat power to the Joint/Combined force, and defend U.S. vital interest with allies and partners.

    Born in Laurel, Mississippi, Major Reeves earned his commission through the Reserved Officer Training Command, Detachment 432, at the University of Southern Mississippi. He holds a master’s degree from Troy University. As a Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Officer, Major Reeves has served in a variety of operational positions from leading small teams to being the assistant director of operations for a 150 member squadron. He is a qualified Joint Terminal Attack Controller instructor and evaluator with two combat deployments in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and Operation INHERENT RESOLVE.

    EDUCATION
    2011 Bachelor of Science, Geography, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
    2015 Masters of Science in International Relations, Troy University, Troy, AL
    2017 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL

    ASSIGNMENTS
    1. May 2011 - Jun 2014, Chief of Training, 15th Air Support Operations Squadron, Ft. Stewart, GA
    2. Jun 2014 - May 2015, ALOQC Instructor / JTAC, 6th Combat Training Squadron, Nellis AFB, NV
    3. May 2015 - Sep 2015, Chief of Weapons & Tactics / JTAC, 6th Combat Training Squadron, Nellis AFB, NV
    4. Sep 2015 - Sep 2016, Chief of Weapons & Tactics / JTAC-I, 607th Air Support Operations Group, Osan AB, Korea
    5. Sep 2016 - Jun 2017, Executive Officer / JTAC Evaluator, 607th Air Support Operations Group, Osan AB, Korea
    6. Jun 2017 - Jun 2019, Flight Commander / JTAC Evaluator, 13th Air Support Operations Squadron, Ft. Carson, CO
    7. Jun 2019 - May 2020, Asst Director of Ops / JTAC Evaluator, 13th Air Support Operations Squadron, Ft. Carson, CO
    8. May 2020 – Sep 2021, Executive Officer to the Commander, U.S. Space Command, Peterson SFB, CO
    9. Sep 2021 - Present, Deputy Director of the Strategic Initiatives Group, U.S. Space Command, Peterson SFB, CO

    MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
    Bronze Star Medal
    Meritorious Service Medal
    Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
    Army Commendation Medal

    OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
    2018 Company Grade Officer of the Year, Air Combat Command
    2018 Tactical Air Control Party Officer of the Year, Headquarters Air Force

    EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
    Second Lieutenant, 25 May 2011
    First Lieutenant, 25 May 2013
    Captain, 25 May 2015
    Major, 01 Nov 2020

    (Current as of Oct 2021)
     

    Mr Jens Keinath

    Project Manager Air Operations Systems, Airbus
    Mr Jens Keinath

    Jens Keinath holds an Engineering Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences of Furtwangen, Germany and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).


    During his 27 years of engineering career Jens has been leading several projects related to defence systems for the German Forces as well as for other countries.
    Among others, he was leading the development of Joint C2 Information Systems (JoCCIS) and acted as Engineering Project Manager for the Headquarter C2 System Element for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Northern Border Security Project.
    Jens played a key role as part of the development for the Mission Planning Systems of Helicopters such as Tiger, NH90, CH53 and the Eurofighter Typhoon.
    He has more than 10 years' experience in the Air Operations Systems domain being the system design authority for Air Command & Control Systems with a strong focus on service oriented system architectures.Jens has profound knowledge in Large Scale Software Development, Agile Engineering Methodologies, Tactical Data Links, NATO Architecture Framework and Model Based Systems Engineering.


    In his current role, Jens is Project Manager for Air Operations Systems and Product Manager for Fortion® 1SkyControl in Airbus Defence and Space in Germany.
     

    Mr Kenneth L Kash

    Materiel Leader Combat Air Forces , Airspace Mission Planning Division, United States Air Force
    Mr Kenneth L Kash

    Kenneth L. Kash is the Chief Combat Air Forces (CAF) Mission Planning Branch, Airspace Mission Planning Division, Hanscom AFB Massachusetts, under the Program Executive Officer for Battle Management. Mr Kash is responsible for the development, modernization, and sustainment of Joint Mission Planning Software (JMPS) and Weapons Planning software for all USAF Fighter and Bomber platforms, managing a portfolio over $300 million.


    Mr. Kash entered the Air Force in 1978 serving in a wide variety of positions of increasing responsibility at squadron, wing, major command, and NATO HQ. At the staff level, Mr. Kash had been responsible for executive support to various senior level general officers both US and International. He served as the Military Assistant to the Director Communications Division, Supreme Allied Powers Europe, was the executive officer to the Commander Allied Air Forces Southern Europe/16th Air Force, Aviano AB Italy, and USAF Support Commander NATO Operations (IFOR) in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Prior to military retirement in Sep 1999, Mr. Kash was the Program Director for the Royal Saudi Air Force PEACE SHIELD System (ground C2 system) at Hanscom AFB MA.


    Mr. Kash has over 40 years of military and civilian experience of program and contract management for Defense Business Systems and Major Weapon Systems that include US and NATO AWACS, command and control ground systems (C2), and Mission Planning software for USAF fighter and Bomber platforms.

    Mr Paul Spedding

    Head Defence Strategy Marketing and Innovation, BAE Systems
    Mr Paul Spedding

    Paul is Head of Strategy, Marketing and Pre-Sales for BAE Systems Digital Intelligence Defence and has worked in the Defence and Security industry for almost 40 years. Paul provides thought leadership and direction coupled with an ability to drive things forward to realise vision and large scale change.
    A Mechanical Engineer, Paul worked his way up to hold several board positons for a best in class military electro-optical company, where he was able to lead a major acquisition, then re-shape and promote the divestment of the resulting global business. He moved on to lead an international soldier modernisation business for a new company, where he was able to bring an innovative service oriented approach to C4I and unite product development across business units in multiple countries. In his late forties, Paul joined a US headquartered company where he was instrumental in establishing and then being part of a Middle Eastern JV to address domestic security and IT requirements. Paul was approached by BAE Systems in 2015 and realised his passion to help the UK’s safety and security would be best served in a cyber and digital role with them.
    Paul is married with two children, enjoys being outdoors, playing the guitar and has recently purchased a double garage with attached house so he can mess about with motorcycles.
     

    Mr Troy Warshel

    Principal Director/Deputy Assistant Secretary, Air Force Operational Energy, U.S. Air Force
    Mr Troy Warshel

    Mr. Troy Warshel is the Principal Director, Operational Energy Policy and Chief of Staff, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Operational Energy, Washington, D.C. where he leads the development of the Air Force Operational Energy strategy, Operational Energy policy, and guidance for integration and implementation across the Air Force.

    Mr. Warshel received his commission in the United States Marine Corps 1991. After completing The Basic School in Quantico Virginia he was assigned to NAS Pensacola where he began his Naval Aviator flight training. Subsequently selected for the Jet Pipeline, Mr Warshel reported to NAS Meridian MS for intermediate and advanced Jet training and was selected as an F/A-18 Pilot. During 20 years of service, Mr. Warshel served as an FA/18 instructor pilot, a Joint Tactical Air Controller, Commanded an Infantry Company, and held several staff positions at Headquarters Marine Corps.

    Following his military retirement, Mr. Warshel transitioned to the civilian sector and worked for the Marine Corps as a Readiness Analyst. Mr. Warshel’s service continued as he transitioned to the Army where he oversaw the $1.8B budget for the Army Counter IED/EOD Solutions office. During that time he was able to oversee the transition of high tech counter IED technologies through rapid fielding and in close coordination with JIEDO to support ground units in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2013 Mr. Warshel was selected as the Deputy Director of Current Operations for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy and was subsequently promoted to Director. In that position Mr. Warshel directed energy resilience studies of bases in Iraq and Afghanistan that identified energy saving measures that reduced fuel convoys. He coordinated with OSD Policy to begin energy assessments of Plans to ensure energy supportability. When the office transitioned to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Mr. Warshel oversaw the shore based nuclear power program for the Department. He also led initiatives to understand the resilience gaps in the Bulk Fuel supply chain and drove efforts to adapt to support distributed operations.

    Prior to his current position, Mr. Warshel was Director of Operational Energy Resilience, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
     

    Mrs Steph McMenamin

    Head of Information Advantage, BAE Systems
    Mrs Steph McMenamin

    Steph is the Head of Information Advantage in BAE Systems - Air. In this position, Steph is responsible for accelerating the exploitation of BAE Systems digital capability to their customers’ solutions. Steph is also the Industry Co-Chair on the MDI Working Group in Team Defence Information helping develop the industry and MOD collaboration to mature the concepts required for the MDI Change Programme.
     

    Prior to this position, Steph has had a varied career which has includes working in both the public and private sectors, large multi-national companies and SME start-ups. Over the last twenty-two years’ Steph has delivered strategy and C4ISR programmes in BAE Systems, providing information capability across all domains and addressing the information exploitation and situational awareness challenges experienced in the operational environment.
     

    Steph McMenamin

    Head of Information Advantage BAE Systems, BAE Systems
    Steph McMenamin

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