Event Description

40th Air Armament Symposium
"40 Years of Warfighting, Innovation, and Partnership"
Sponsored by NDIA Gulf Coast Chapter

* No Briefing Provided Briefing post pending or active download link in red

Day One:

NDIA Kick-Off
Mr. Dave Andrews, President, NDIA
Gulf Coast Chapter

PEO Welcome
Maj Gen Scott Jansson, Air Force Program Executive Officer for
Weapons and Director of the
Armament Directorate

Keynote Speaker Secretariat's Perspective*
Dr William LaPlante, Assistant
Secretary of the Air Force

SOCOM Perspective
Mr. James “Hondo” Geurts,
Acquisition Executive, Special Operations Research, Development,
and Acquisition Center [SORDAC],
U.S. Special Operations Command [USSOCOM]

Industry Perspective
Mr. Scott Donnelly, Chairman,
President and Chief Executive Officer
Textron Inc.

pdf link AFLCMC Perspective
Lt Gen John Thompson, Commander,
Air Force Life Cycle Management

CAF Requirements
Maj Gen Paul Johnson, Director, Operational Capability Requirements, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic
Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force

STEMM Scholarship Presentation
Ms. Missy Ward

Maj Gen Tim Ray, Director of Global Power Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Headquarters U.S. Air Force 

pdf link Panel - Weapons Enterprise Collaboration
Maj Gen Scott Jansson, Dr. John "Beach" Wilcox, Maj Gen Tim Ray, Maj Gen Paul Johnson

Critical Thinking: A Missing Ingredient in DoD's Acquisition (Education) System
Mr. Sean Frisbee

NAVAIR Perspective
CAPT Jim Stoneman, Commander and Program Manager, PMA-259 (Air-to-Air Missiles), United States Navy




Day Two:

PEO Weapons
Maj Gen Scott Jansson, Air Force Program Executive Officer for Weapons and Director of the Armament Directorate

Test Perspective
Maj Gen Arnie Bunch, Commander, Air Force Test Center

pdf link AFRL
Maj Gen Tom Masiello, Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory, and

Dr. John “Beach” Wilcox, Senior Executive Service, Director for Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory

pdf link Small Business Perspective
Ms. Vicky Armbruster, Intermittent Professor and Deputy Director, Major Defense Acquisition Program Engagements, Defense Acquisition University

Heritage Panel
Lt Gen Eric E. Fiel; Lt Gen Gordon E. Fornell; Maj Gen Richard V. Secord; Dr Steve Butler; Mr Gerry L. Freisthler Moderator: Maj Gen (ret.) Bob Chedister

Warfighter Presentation
Introduction by Col Matthew “Wolf” Davidson, Commander, 24th Special Operations Wing, Air Force Special Operations Command
Maj Harvey and TSgt Blout, 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Air Force Special Operations Command






Event Details

November 4-5, 2014


Emerald Coast Convention Center
1250 Miracle Strip Parkway SE
Ft. Walton Beach, Florida 32548

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