Past event: Future Soldier Technology USA Conference

North America's Only Conference Dedicated to Dismounted Soldier and Marine Equipment Modernization

We are proud to present the 4th Annual Future Soldier Technology USA Conference, taking place on the 6th & 7th June 2023 in Arlington, VA.

As militaries reorient and modernise their combat capabilities, the dismounted soldier and marine remain critical to the success of combat operations. Major strides are being made in providing soldiers with enhanced abilities to maneuver, detect, target and defeat threats at greater ranges and speed than ever before.

Critical to mission success, soldiers’ capabilities to engage and defeat new threats has been prioritised by Army Futures Command as a critical area for development. Future Soldier Technology USA will bring together military leaders and technical experts to address the evolving capability spectrum of dismounted technology of the US Armed Forces.

Future Soldier Technology USA is the only dedicated conference of its kind in North America and will bring a unique focus to the future of soldier systems. The conference will discuss in detail soldier lethality, power management systems, mobility, sustainability and survivability. Additionally, as soldiers and marines are increasingly integrated into an array of sensors and battlespace management systems, dismounted situational awareness is becoming a key area of overmatch capability.

Key Topics Addressed Will Include:

  • Enhancing soldier lethality
  • Next Generation Squad Weapon
  • Advanced target acquisition systems
  • Soldier sensors
  • Manned unmanned teaming
  • Communication systems
  • Battlespace management
  • Soldier sustainability
  • Systems trialling and evaluation
  • Synthetic training environments
  • Augmented reality

Benefits of Attending

The conference offers you the chance to hear the latest, have your say and discuss the future of soldier technology. Additionally, as soldiers and marines are increasingly integrated into an array of sensors and battlespace management systems, dismounted situational awareness is becoming a key area of overmatch capability which will be covered by expert international and US speakers. Be part of a limited number of delegates that will receive the latest insight, awareness and understanding as we address the evolving capability spectrum of dismounted technology of the US Armed Forces.
  • The only event in North America specifically dedicated to soldier and marine equipment modernization and capability development
  • Hear from Leaders from PEO Soldier, US Army Futures Command, CCDC, USMC Systems Command, and many more
  • The best opportunity to meet key US program managers at the forefront of enhancing soldier lethality, survivability, situational awareness and system integration
  • The world's biggest meeting of soldier modernization specialists from across NATO-aligned defence forces
  • Access the latest soldier equipment and technology providers from defence industry

Exclusive Tour Of USMC Gruntworks Facility - Marine Corps Base Quantico

June 7, 2023, 17.30-21.00
Hosted by Mr Mark Richter, PM Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad, USMC and the MERS Team
  • Meet and hear a comprehensive presentation from Mr Mark Richter, PM Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad and the MERS team to gain unrivalled insight into testing and integration of equipment for the modern dismounted Marine
  • Exclusive tour of the Gruntworks Facility, led by the MERS team, showcasing the latest Marine equipment modernizations with a distinct focus on how human factors can enhance these developments
  • Unique opportunity for detailed Q&A with Mark Richter and the MERS team to discuss how you can collaborate for the future development of USMC equipment
  • Attendance and travel to and from the conference venue included, for free, as part of your registration
  • NEW FOR 2023: the MERS team will be joined by PEO Soldier, who will be exhibiting some of their next-generation soldier equipment at the facility

Featured Speakers

  • Brigadier General Anthony McQueen, Commanding General, US Army Medical Research and Development Command
  • Colonel (Ret.) Art Sellers, Senior Director, Business Development for US Army, SOCOM, DoD, SparkCognition Government Systems (SGS) 
  • Colonel (Ret.) Jim Mingo, Futures LOE, Assistant Program Executive Office (APEO), PEO-Soldier
  • Colonel (Ret.) Richard Hansen, Former Program Manager, Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army
  • Colonel Anh Ha, Program Executive Officer - SOF Warrior , US Special Operations Command
  • Colonel Greg Pavlichko, Director, National Simulation Center
  • Lieutenant Colonel Marcus J. Reynolds, Program Manager for Training Systems, US Marine Corps Systems Command
  • Dr Jeremy Gaston, Division Chief, Humans in Complex Systems Division, Army Research Directorate, DEVCOM - Army Research Lab
  • Dr Nathan Sharpes, Research Mechanical Engineer, US Army C5ISR Center
  • Lieutenant Colonel David Bergmann, Product Manager Ground Sensors, PM Terrestrial Sensors, PEO IEW&S
  • Lieutenant Colonel Gareth Davies, SO1 Soldier Systems, Tommyworks, British Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Melissa E. Johnson, Product Manager Soldier Maneuver Sensors, PEO Soldier, US Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Trond Ruud, Product Manager, Small Arms Fire Control, PM Soldier Lethality, PEO Soldier, US Army
  • Lieutnant Colonel Arthur Dawe, Commanding Officer, Infantry Trials and Development Unit (ITDU), British Army
  • Major General Martin F. Klein, Commanding General, 75th Innovation Command, United States Army Reserves
  • Major Magnus Hallberg, NATO LCG DSS Chairman, NATO/Swedish Armed Forces
  • Mr Andrew Murdoch, Business Development Manager & STAR-PAN Subject Matter Expert, Glenair
  • Mr Christopher Woodburn, Deputy Branch Head, Maneuver Branch, Ground Combat Element Division - Fires and Maneuver, US Marine Corps
  • Mr David Ahmad, Product Manager, Small Caliber Ammunition, PM MAS, JPEO A&A
  • Mr Eric Shields, Senior Battery Advisor, Assistant Secretary of Defence, Industrial Base Policy
  • Mr Jason Regnier, Technology Management Director, PM IVAS, PEO Soldier, US Army
  • Mr Joe Alexander, Deputy Director, Army Research Directorate, DEVCOM - Army Research Lab
  • Mr Joshua Castrey, Senior Product Manager, Glenair
  • Mr Mark Richter, Program Manager, Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad, US Marine Corps Systems Command
  • Mr Matthew R. Moeller, JSSAP Project Engineer; DEVCOM Lethality LoE Lead, US Army DEVCOM Armaments Center
  • Mr Michael T. McCarthy, Deputy Director/ Chief of Staff, US DOD Close Combat Lethality Task Force (CCLTF)
  • Mr Robert J. Wolfinger, Acting Deputy Program Executive Officer, Program Executive Office Simulation, Training and Instrumentation
  • Mr Ryan McLean, Director, TAK Product Center
  • Mr Serge CĂ´te, Manager, Soldier Operational Clothing and Equipment Modernization (SOCEM), DSSPM, National Defence / Government of Canada
  • Mr Seth Spoenlein, Assistant Director of Systems Integration, US Army DEVCOM C5ISR Center
  • Senior Representative (Name Withheld for Security Reasons), Israeli Ministry of Defence

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Hilton Arlington
950 North Stafford Street,
Arlington, Virginia, USA

Hotel Rooms
We have a room block reserved at Hilton Arlington for June 5, 2023 through June 7, 2023. Booking your room is simple, click here to receive your group's preferred rate.

Book by: May 22, 2023

Rooms & Rates
  • 2 Dbl Beds Deluxe Room - $258.00
  • 1 King Bed Deluxe - $258.00
Event details
Organizer : SAE Media Group
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24222