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Patrol Boats and Cutters 2017 Conference

28 September, 2017 - 29 September, 2017, Norfolk, VA, United States

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The Future of our Nation's Waters

Maritime missions continue to develop and change. These tasks and difficulties facing the Nation will require maritime defense commands with appropriate platforms providing the persistent presence necessary to conduct operations. Due to our military's legacy systems, future mission success relies on the investment and modernization of patrol boats, cutters, and systems.

Presentation Topics Include:

Insight to patrol boat and cutter requirements, acquisitions and upgrades
  • Requirements for new-build cutters and capability upgrades
  • New build versus life-extension and modernization programs
  • Lessons learned from past acquisition projects

Future needs of Coast Guard and Navy Commands to counter illicit maritime activity

Cutter and patrol boat design and architecture

  • Designs of the future: Modularity in design, construction and outfitting
  • Designs of the future: Modularity in design, construction and outfitting
  • Habitability, manning and endurance at sea

Cutter and Patrol Boat Operations
  • Countering Illicit Flows; Narcotics, Trafficking
  • Oil-spill clean-up, and fisheries control
  • Identification and interception of asymmetric threats, small and fast boats
  • Advancing C4ISR and network capabilities


Westin Virginia Beach Town Center
Norfolk, VA


Experience a healthier, more invigorating way to travel at The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center hotel, just 10 miles from the Virginia Beach oceanfront.

Whether you’re visiting Virginia Beach for business or leisure, everything we do is designed to help you feel your best, with a relaxed state of mind and a nourished, rejuvenated body. From our bright, beautifully-appointed lobby and heated indoor pool to our Heavenly® Bed, SuperFoodsRx™ cuisine and innovative WestinWORKOUT® rooms, every moment of your stay ensures that you leave feeling better than when you arrived.

Just outside the hotel, enjoy our prime location in the heart of the “Main Street” district, bustling with shops, restaurants and the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts entertainment venue.

The special room rate of $99 has been established to make your reservation process easy.  Simply call 800-937-8461 and give the group name Patrol Boats and Cutters no later than September 6, 2017.  In addition the special rate has been extended to three days before and after the conference.

Please note:
We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies. We will always endeavour to negotiate the best available rates for you so please use the HotelMap link provided; this shows live availability and rates for all hotels in the area and allows you to book directly with the hotel of your choice within your budget.Main Conference Day One - September 28, 2017

Main Conference Day Two - September 29, 2017

The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page


  • Captain Rich McDaniel, Commanding Officer | Naval Station Norfolk, U.S. Navy
  • Charles W. "Skip" Bowen, (R) Tenth Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard (MCPOCG), U.S. Coast Guard
  • Randall Shaw, Waterfront Director, National Security Cutter Program, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Tim Roberts, Deputy PM, PMS 325B, PEO Ships
  • Ahmed Majumder, Deputy PM, Polar Icebreaker Replacement Program, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Lawrence Hajek, PBC 2017 Chairman, President & CEO, Condition 1 USA | Former Deployable Specialized Forces, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Mark R. DuPont, CEO & Executive Director, National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy


Event details

28 September, 2017
29 September, 2017
Westin Virginia Beach Town Center
United States


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