National Congress on Next Generation Combat Vehicles 2024

Exploring The Future of Power, Survivability, and Lethality of Combat and Tactical Vehicles

May 21-22, 2024 - Arlington, VA, United States

Exploring The Future of Power, Survivability, and Lethality of Combat and Tactical Vehicles

The National Congress on Next Generation Combat Vehicles is the paramount gathering platform where the future of armored warfare takes center stage. This 2nd annual event will provide a unique platform to discuss the latest innovations in combat vehicle technology, from state-of-the-art tanks to futuristic infantry fighting vehicles.

About the Conference

Over the past year it has been demonstrated that the continued importance of combat vehicles in modern battle, cannot be overstated. In an era where military capabilities and strategic operations are inextricably linked with cutting-edge technology and innovation, the need for modernization of aging combat/armored vehicles along with introducing new warfighter protection, lethality, and maneuverability capabilities across all domains, including the fundamental land domain, has become key priority area for the U.S. Military.

With its unparalleled access to cutting-edge technology, expert insights, and industry connections, the National Congress on Next Generation Combat Vehicles stands as a crucial catalyst in driving the advancements that shape the U.S. and global defense capabilities.

Conference Highlights

  • Learn about development & testing of new combat warfighting capabilities for speed, range, and reliability
  • Address the needs of a changing operational environment necessitating a change to how combat vehicles are not only developed but sustained over time.
  • Discuss the latest developments in acquisition, training, testing and practice from across all domains.

Topics the Summit will Cover Include:

  • Enhancing the maneuverability, firepower, and effectiveness of military vehicles (USA/USMC/JLTV)
  • Scalable Armor protection Advancements & R&D
  • Leveraging Emerging Technologies: Exploring the transformative impact of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics, in optimizing space operations
  • NGCV Requirements and Acquisition Processes

2023 Speakers Included

  • Major General (USA-ret) Douglas C. Crissman, Former Deputy Commanding General of U.S. Army Central (USARCENT), Former Director, Mission Command Center of Excellence, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
  • Brigadier General Geoff Norman, USA, Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicles Cross Functional Team
  • Major General Robert M. (Rob) Collins, Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management
  • BGen Mark Clingan, Assistant Deputy Commandant, Combat Development and Integration, Deputy Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command
  • LtCol Kyle Andrews, Product Manager for Assault Amphibious Vehicles at PEO Land Systems, USMC
  • Brigadier Gen Barry (British Army Ret), U.S. Department of the Army International Institute of Strategic Studies
  • COL Don Braman, USA, Deputy Commandant – Armor School, MCoE, Ft. Benning
  • Mike McCarthy, Deputy Director & Program Manager, U.S. DoD Close Combat Lethality Task Force (CCLTF)
  • Col Timothy Hough, USMC, Program Manager, Advanced Amphibious Assault (PM AAA), The United States Marine Corps
  • Colonel Jason Kidder, USA, Director, Army Capability Manager, Armored Brigade Combat Team, (ABCT) and Reconnaissance
  • Jon Ludwigson, Director, Contracting and National Security Acquisitions Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Alfredo Romero, Program Manager, Special Operations Forces, Acquisition Technology & Logistics (Family of Special Operations Vehicles) (FOSOV), USSOCOM
  • Major Marc Jason, Armor Threat Integration, Foreign Intelligence Technology, U.S. Army G-2
  • David Michelson, Program Manager, Ground Autonomy, Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)
  • Joe Pipczynski, Vice President, ScioTeq
  • LTC Paul Santamaria, USA, Product Manager, Medium Caliber Ammunition (PM MAS), Joint Program Executive Office for Armaments and Ammunition
  • Duane Stefaniak, Deputy Chief of Foreign Intelligence Technology (DAMI-FI), Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff G-2, Department of the Army
  • LTC (USA-ret) Stuart Hatfield, Chief Robotics Branch, HQDA Force Development Directorate, Army G-8
  • Mr. Bob Wolfinger, Acting Deputy, PEO STRI (Simulation, Training and Instrumentation)
  • Dr. Stuart H. Young, Program Manager, DARPA Tactical Technology Office (TTO)
  • Pat Acox, Defense Growth Lead, RRAI
  • Chris Caldbeck, Program Management, Collins Aerospace
  • Ron Dauk, Program Manager Boeing, Directed Energy Systems, Boeing, Directed Energy Systems
  • Beau Gailey, Executive VP, TAG (The Armored Group)
  • Ted Maciuba, P.E., Consultant, Robotics, AI and Technology, Former Deputy Director, Maciuba Consulting LLC, Army Robotics Requirements, MCDID
  • Patrick McCormack, Senior Principal Systems Engineer, Raytheon Missiles & Defense
  • Joshua Moo, Survivability and Lethality Manager, American Rheinmetall Vehicles
  • Maj Gen (USA-ret) Kent Savre, Senior Director Precision Weapons, Northrop Grumman Armament Systems
  • Warren Sponsler, Senior Director, Strategic Growth and Communications, The National Advanced Mobility Consortium, Inc.
  • Greg Woods, A-PNT systems, Collins Aerospace

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Cooperative Plaza Conference Center
4301 Wilson Boulevard, 22203
Arlington, VA, USA