SO/LIC SYMPOSIUM & EXHIBITION 26 ANNUAL

PROMOTING NATIONAL SECURITY SINCE 1919
26TH ANNUAL
SO/LIC SYMPOSIUM
& EXHIBITION
“Persistent SOF Operations in Support of
Global National Objectives”
© Department of Defense
JANUARY 26-28, 2015
WASHINGTON MARRIOTT WARDMAN PARK  WASHINGTON, DC
WWW.NDIA.ORG/MEETINGS/5880
LOCATION
SYMPOSIUM THEME
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 328-2000
Unique and focused Military, Intelligence and Diplomatic assets will continue to be
at the forefront of Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict across the globe.
In an era of constrained budgets contrasted with increased uncertainty and violence,
these assets will be critical to managing chaos and maintaining order in the global
commons. This will require SOF to execute persistent operations, globally, in support
of U.S. National objectives working in conjunction with our friends and allies. This
environment dictates innovative force structure, interoperable technology, policy and
doctrine beyond the current construct. In a unique Washington based Government
Industry forum, the 26th Annual SO/LIC Symposium & Exhibition will explore
requirements, options and potential statutory/policy/technology solutions to support
persistent SOF operations across the globe.
REGISTRATION
Atrium - Exhibit Hall Foyer
GENERAL SESSION &
ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET
Thurgood Marshall Ballroom
EXHIBIT HALL, NETWORKING
BREAKS & LUNCHEONS
Exhibit Hall C
ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET
The R. Lynn Rylander Award,
DeProspero Lifetime Achievement
Award, Superior Achievement Awards,
and Essay Contest winners will be
presented at the Annual Awards Banquet
on Monday, January 26, 2015 in
conjunction with this year’s Symposium.
Please note that the Banquet is included
for Industry registrants; Government
registrants may purchase a Banquet ticket
for an additional fee.
MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015
12:00 PM - 6:30 PM Registration Open
Atrium - Exhibit Hall Foyer
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Exhibit Hall Move In
Exhibit Hall C
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Networking Reception (Hosted Beer & Wine)
Exhibit Hall C
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Annual Awards Banquet with Guest Speaker
**Separate Registration Required for Government**
Thurgood Marshall Ballroom
 The Honorable William “Mac” Thornberry (R-TX), Vice Chairman, House Armed Services Committee (Invited)
9:30 PM Adjourn for the Day
TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015
7:00 AM - 4:45 PM Registration Open
Atrium - Exhibit Hall Foyer
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
Thurgood Marshall Ballroom Foyer
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Welcome Remarks
Thurgood Marshall Ballroom
 MG Barry Bates, USA (Ret) Vice President, Operations, NDIA
 Mr. Preston Plous, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton; Chair, NDIA SO/LIC Division
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM Keynote Address
Thurgood Marshall Ballroom
 GEN Joseph L. Votel, III, USA, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command (Invited)
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9:00 AM - 4:45 PM Exhibit Hall Open
Exhibit Hall C
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Networking Break
Exhibit Hall C
9:45 AM - 11:45 AM Panel 1: Special Operations Roles Countering Evolving Global Terrorist Threat & Political Warfare
Thurgood Marshall Ballroom
Panel Chair: Mr. Chris Sorenson, President, ACADEMI, LLC
Moderator: Lt Gen Thomas J. Trask, USAF, Vice Commander, United States Special Operations Command
 LTG Charles T. Cleveland, USA, Commander, United States Army Special Operations Command (Invited)
 Lt Gen Bradley A. Heithold, USAF, Commander, United States Air Force Special Operations Command
 RADM Brian L. Losey, USN, Commander, United States Navy Special Warfare Command (Invited)
 MGen Joseph L. Osterman, USMC, Commander, United States Marine Corps Special Operations Command (Invited)
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Networking Lunch
Exhibit Hall C
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM Keynote Address:
Thurgood Marshall Ballroom
 Lt Gen Marshall B. “Brad” Webb, USAF, Commander, NATO Special Operations Headquarters
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Networking Break
Exhibit Hall C
2:45 PM - 4:45 PM Panel 2: Global Persistent Presence/Partnered Operations
Thurgood Marshall Ballroom
Panel Chair: Mr. Jim Campbell, Senior Program Manager NCR, Ishpi Information Technologies
Moderator: Honorable Michèle Flournoy, Chief Executive
Officer, Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
 COL Ibrahim Alharahsheh, Jordanian Armed Forces, Jordanian Liaison Officer to USSOCOM  GEN Sher Karimi, Chief of Staff, Afghan National Army (Invited)
 COL David Maxwell, USA (Ret), Associate Director, Georgetown University, Montara Center for International
Studies
 GEN Carlos Ospina-Ovalle, Colombian Army (Ret), Distinguished Professor of Practice, Department of War and Conflict Studies, College of International Security, National Defense University (Invited)
4:45 PM Adjourn for the Day
ATTIRE
Appropriate dress for the Symposium
and Annual Awards Banquet is business
for civilians and Class A uniform
or uniform of the day for military
personnel.
ID BADGE
During Symposium registration and
check-in, each Attendee will be issued
an identification badge. Please be
prepared to present a valid picture ID.
Badges must be worn at all Symposium
functions.
SYMPOSIUM CONTACT
Mrs. Meredith Hawley, CMP
Associate Director, NDIA
(703) 247-9476
[email protected]
http://www.ndia.org/meetings/5880
EXHIBITS CONTACT
Ms. Allison Hitchner, CEM, CMP
Associate Director, Exhibits, NDIA
(703) 247-2573
[email protected]
http://www.ndia.org/exhibits/5880
DIVISION CHAIR
Mr. Preston Plous
Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
Chair, NDIA SO/LIC Division
PAST DIVISION CHAIRMEN
Lt Col Bill Cowan, USMC (Ret)
1989 - 1990
COL Al DeProspero, USA (Ret)
1990 - 1993
MG Bill Moore, USA (Ret)
1993 - 2004
Col Tim Davidson, USAF (Ret)
2004 - 2008
MG Ken Bowra, USA (Ret)
2008 - 2009
Mr. Jeff Ellis
2009 - 2010
Ms. Irene Sanders
2010 - 2012
Mr. Samuel P. Morthland
2012 - 2014
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Open
Atrium - Exhibit Hall Foyer
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
Thurgood Marshall Ballroom Foyer
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Administrative Remarks
Thurgood Marshall Ballroom
 Mr. Preston Plous, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton; Chair, NDIA SO/LIC Division
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM Keynote Address:
Thurgood Marshall Ballroom
 Mr. James F. Geurts, Acquisition Executive, USSOCOM
9:00 AM - 2:45 PM Exhibit Hall Open
Exhibit Hall C
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Networking Break
Exhibit Hall C
9:45 AM - 11:45 AM Panel 3: Special Operations Forces Technology Policy &
Requirements
Thurgood Marshall Ballroom
Panel Chair: Mr. Dave Verhey, Managing Partner, Argent, PLLC
Moderator: Mr. Klon Kitchen, Special Advisor for
Cyberterrorism and Social Media, National Counterterrorism Center
 Mr. Anthony Davis, Director, S&T, U.S. Special Operations Command
 Mr. Matthew Freedman, Senior Advisor – SES, Defense Intelligence Agency
 CAPT Todd Huntley, JAGC, USN, Head, National Security Law Department, International and Operational Law Division, Office of the Judge Advocate General
 Mr. Robert Newberry, Director, Combatting Terrorism
Technical Support Office
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11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Networking Lunch
Exhibit Hall C
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM Keynote Address:
Thurgood Marshall Ballroom
 The Honorable Michael D. Lumpkin, Assistant Secretary of Defense, SO/LIC (Invited)
SPEAKER DONATION
As a “thank you” to our Speakers, a
donation will be made to the Special
Operations Warrior Foundation.
For additional information on the
Foundation, please visit:
http://www.specialops.org
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Networking Break (Last Chance to View Exhibits)
Exhibit Hall C
2:45 PM - 4:45 PM Panel 4: Support to GCC Theater Campaign Plans
Thurgood Marshall Ballroom
Panel Chair: Mr. Alan Oshirak, President and CEO, Oshirak Group International
Moderator: VADM Sean A. Pybus, USN, Deputy Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command
 COL E. John Deedrick, Jr., USA, Commander, Special Operations Command Korea (Invited)
 RDML Colin Kilrain, USN, Commander, Special
Operations Command Pacific (Invited)
 Maj Gen Gregory Lengyel, USAF, Commander, Special
Operations Command Europe (Invited)
 BG James Linder, USA, Commander, Special Operations Command Africa (Invited)
 RDML Kerry Metz, USN, Commander, Special Operations Command North
 MG Mike Nagata, USA, Commander, Special Operations Command Central Command (Invited)
 Col John Poast, III, USAF, Deputy Commander, Special Operations Command South (Invited)
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM Concluding Remarks and Conference Adjournment
Thurgood Marshall Ballroom
 Mr. Preston Plous, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton; Chair, NDIA SO/LIC Division
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