Future Soldier Technology USA Conference

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

June 6-7, 2023- Arlington, VA, United States

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 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

Featured Speakers

  • Brigadier General Anthony McQueen, Commanding General, US Army Medical Research and Development Command
  • Brigadier General Christopher D. Schneider, PEO Soldier, US Army
  • 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
  • Colonel Rhett D. Thompson, Director, Maneuver Capabilities & Integration Directorate MCDID, US Army
  • Colonel Shannon Nielsen, Director, US DOD Close Combat Lethality Task Force (CCLTF)
  • 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 Marcus J. Reynolds, Program Manager for Training Systems, US Marine Corps Systems Command
  • 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 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 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
  • Ms Paula Latorre, Chief, Tactical Power Branch, 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