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Future Ground Combat Vehicles Conference

29 November, 2017 - 1 December, 2017, Detroit, MI, United States

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Next Generation Mobility, Protection, and Lethality

We are pleased to announce the return of our Future Ground Combat Vehicles event! This years event is aimed specifically at examining developments that have taken place since the release of the Combat Vehicle Modernization Strategy, and the critical next steps in this process.  

We will also examine new initiatives that are at the forefront of Future Ground Combat technology including Directed Energy, Modular Active Protection Systems, and Unmanned alternatives for Ground Combat Systems. Join us as we explore the hottest topics of the day as explained by the most respected experts in the defense sector!

Bigger! Badder! Bolder Topics!

  • Hear Updates from leading Program Managers on the progress of the Combat Vehicle Modernization Strategy
  • Gain insight from BCT Capabilities managers discussing tomorrow's Vehicle Requirements
  • Listen to Acquisition Updates from major Program Executive Offices
  • Understand the Requirements of Mobile Protected Firepower platforms for light maneuver Warfighters
  • Study the Strategy to Succeed in a Constrained Fiscal Environment
  • Hear about the value of Active Protection Systems and the different variants available
  • Listen to Acquisition Updates from major Program Executive Offices

''Ability and opportunity to interact with US Army and business leaders.''
Department of National Defence

''Great networking opportunities! Very informative conference.''
Northrop Grumman

''Great networking event! Informative overview of future vehicle concepts.''


Embassy Suites by Hilton Detroit Livonia Novi
19525 Victor Pkwy
Livonia MI 48152
United States
Phone: 734-462-6000

Reservation Link:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Detroit Livonia Novi provides an ideal location in southeast Michigan. Renovated in March 2016, the hotel features a newly designed atrium, guest rooms and meeting spaces. Our two-room suites have a private bedroom, a separate living area, two TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, a refrigerator, a microwave, a large work desk and WiFi.

Centrally located 20 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport, downtown and Ann Arbor, the hotel offers easy access to neighboring Farmington Hills, Plymouth, Canton, Laurel Park Mall, Twelve Oaks Mall and other upscale shopping and restaurants.

You'll also stay conveniently near neighboring businesses like 3M, AT&T, Johnson Controls, Siemens, and Trinity Health. Embassy Suites by Hilton Detroit Livonia Novi features over 13,000 sq. ft. of modern event space for social and business functions for up to 500 guests.

The special room rate of $126 has been established to make your reservation process easy. Simply call 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) and give the group name Future Ground Combat Vehicles no later than November 15, 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 Hotel's website link provided.Workshop Day / Focus Day - Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Main Conference Day One - Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Main Conference Day One - Friday, December 1st, 2017

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

2017 Speakers

  • General Robert Abrams, Commanding General, FORSCOM, US Army
  • Major General David Bassett, Program Executive Officer, PEO GCS, U.S. Army
  • Major General John Charlton, Commanding General, US Army Test & Evaluation Command
  • Major General William Hix, Director of Strategy, Plans & Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7, U.S. Department of the Army
  • Major General Clark LeMasters, Commanding General, TACOM, US Army
  • Major General Eric Wesley, Commanding General, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence
  • Major General Robert Dyess, Deputy Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, US Army
  • Mr. Dale Ormond, Principal Director, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Research and Engineering)
  • Colonel Gerald "Andy" Boston, Director, Team NGCV Provisional
  • Colonel Kevin Vanyo, Military Deputy to the Director, TARDEC, U.S. Army
  • Colonel James "Jim" Schirmer, Program Manager, Armored Fighting Vehicles, U.S. Army
  • Colonel Glenn Dean, Project Manager, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, U.S. Army
  • Mr. David Dopp, Program Manager, Mobile Protected Firepower, PEO-GCS, US ARMY
  • Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Reilly, Science and Technology/Experiment Divisions; Rapid Capabilities Office MCWL, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Mr. Kevin Coggins, Program Manager, Positioning, Navigation & Timing, US Army
  • Bryan McVeigh, Project Manager Force Projection, PEO CS & CSS, US Army
  • Mr. Douglas Bryce, Program Executive Officer, Joint Program Executive Office Chemical and Biological Defense
  • BG (Ret) Brigadier General (Ret) Didi Benyoash, Future Combat Vehicle Team Leader, Israel Ministry of Defense
  • Michael Duckworth, Regional Sales Director and Board Member, CTA International
  • Bob Lachance, Vice President, Business Development, Safran Optics 1
  • Major Alan Stephens, Lead Project Officer, Maneuver Robotics and Autonomous Systems, MCoE, US


Event details

29 November, 2017
1 December, 2017
Embassy Suites by Hilton Detroit Livonia Novi
United States


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