DoD Hypersonic Capabilities Symposium

Alexandria, VA, United States

The 2019 DoD Hypersonic Capabilities Symposium brings together members of the DoD and Industry for an open dialogue about the various challenges and opportunities that exist in developing and employing hypersonic systems across the military. This educational forum will provide US military commands, government agencies, academia, and technology providers the chance to more effectively and efficiently pursue opportunities to harness the power of hypersonic technology.

Topics to be Covered at the Symposium:

  • Developing and Fielding Transformative Hypersonic Capabilities
  • Providing Strategic Deterrence and Global Strike Capabilities Through Hypersonic Weapons
  • Impact of Hypersonic Capabilities on Future United States Marine Corps Operations
  • Developing and Deploying A Next Generation Hypersonic Missile for Navy Ships
  • Utilizing Hypersonic Technology to Improve Long Range Fires Capabilities
  • Defending American Assets from Hypersonic Strikes
  • Effects of Hypersonic Weapons On Global Security
  • Efforts Towards Developing Efficient Hypersonic Engines

Why You Should Attend this Year's Symposium

This educational Symposium will bring together senior DoD officials, military leaders, academia, and solution providers to explore emerging concepts and capabilities in hypersonic weapons and systems in both offensive and defensive measures. The Hypersonic market is predicted to be have sales of over $5 billon by the mid 2020's and is the main priority of development for the Pentagon according to Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Michael Griffin. Hypersonic technology has the potential to be a ground-breaking technology that changes the way future wars are fought and the balance of global power.

Our 2019 DoD Hypersonic Capabilities Symposium will emphasize the pressing need to develop offensive and defensive hypersonic technologies to counter and gain a lead on Russian and Chinese technological advances in this field. Hypersonic Missiles and Glide Vehicles can bypass conventional missile defense systems and pose a threat to US Forces across ground, air, and sea. Developing counter measures, as well as missiles of our own will provide the United States with the deterrence needed to prevent an attack against its forces and help maintain its place as the dominant global force.

This symposium will feature senior level discussions that emphasize the critical need for the rapid acquisition and development of hypersonic capabilities across all services. This program will allow for open and honest dialogue to solve the nation's most difficult technical and strategic challenges.

2019 Confirmed Speakers:

  • Gen Timothy Ray, Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command
  • VADM Johnny Wolfe, Director, Strategic Systems Program
  • Michael E. White, Assistant Director, Hypersonics, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense Research and Engineering
  • BGen Christian Wortman, USMC, Commanding Office, Marine Corps Fighting Laboratory
  • COL(P) John Rafferty, USA, Director, Long Range Precision Fires Cross Functional Team


Mary M. Gates Learning Center/United Way
701 N. Fairfax St
Alexandria, VA

There is parking available at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Enter at lobby level and request a day parking ticket.
(There is no parking at the Learning Center for delegates, and street parking is limited to 2 hours)

Hotel Rooms:
Hotel Rooms are available at a discounted rate at:
801 North St. Asaph Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Hotel Discount Reservation Link
(two walking blocks from the mary m. gates learning center)
* Please identify that you are with Defense Strategies Institute to receive your discount.