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Soldier Technology

28 January, 2013 - 30 January, 2013, Arlington, VA, United States

Soldier Technology Training & Development Meeting: Soldier Systems & Army Requirements

Soldier Technology is the annual soldier systems meeting where government and industry align needs of soldiers, marines, special operators and the squad to future investments in capability and equipment development to benefit the end user.

Over the course of 4 days the audience of 450 government and industry delegates will learn about the latest modernization spending plans from over 30 separate command offices from the US Army and US Marine Corps and more than 10 government agencies from allied nations.

Alongside the diverse program of briefings runs an expo where domestic and international delegates network and spend time visiting 40 industry and government agencies exhibiting new and legacy products to benefit the tactical operator.


Soldier Technology will deliver updates on:

  • Dismounted and mounted soldiers and marines
  • Soldier Systems Integration
  • Sequestration
  • Army Requirements
  • Airborne soldiers
  • Special Forces (SOCOM)

New & Existing Initiatives to be Discussed

  • Squad Overmatch - gain complete visibility on the Army's vision for protecting against future threat. The Maneuver Center of Excellence tell us, despite restrictions, they will share new information about the $800-million Squad Modernization project and make senior managers available to meet industry throughout the meeting
  • Body Protection Contract- find out the latest developments in body protection with this contract due for RFP mid-2013
  • Power - Rapid Acquisition Requirement- get an update on the very latest military requirements for soldier power
  • Network Integration Exercise- obtain as much information as possible about the new ways the Army and Marine Corps are buying equipment

Key Objectives Include:

  • The latest updates on new and existing programís including Squad Overmatch, Body Protection Power and Networking integration
  • Modernizing the solider and the squad
  • Future procurement strategies
  • Mounted and Airborne soldier requirements
  • Lightening the Load
  • Future Capability and Technology Requirements for Army Science and Technology
  • Home station training capabilities

Industry Benefits:
Get the latest on current capability requirements, ID new faces responsible for setting requirements/buying as leadership changes, access hard-to-reach decision makers steering future of squad equipment procurement (Maneuver Center of Excellence) and generate new leads in one of the first Army-attended forums in 2013.

Military Benefits:
ID affordable ways to fill capability gaps as part of the Agile Process and Squad Modernization, change industry mindset from one of buying for individual soldier to squad and ID and integrate lighter weight products to reduce the burden.mmunicate your latest requirements.

Who Should Attend - Military / Government:

  • Project Manager Soldier/Marine Systems
  • Program Manager Soldier/Marine Systems
  • Product Manager Soldier/Marine Systems
  • Testing & Evaluation Officers
  • Soldier Systems Engineers

Who Should Attend - Equipment Suppliers:

  • Chief Executive
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Business Development Manager Army Systems
  • Business Development Manager Land Systems
  • Business Development Manager Government and Military
  • Account Manager Army
  • Account Manager Marine Corps

Who Should Attend - System Integrators and Prime Contactors:

  • VP Business Development
  • VP Army Sales
  • Managing Director
  • Commercial Director Army / Soldier / Marine Programs
  • Soldier Systems Engineers / Senior Technical Engineer


Crystal Gateway Marriot
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, Virginia, USA 22202 USA
Phone: 1-703-920-3230
Fax: 1-703-271-5212

The Power Mobility and Data Focus day on the 31st January will be held at a different venue:

Forte Belvoir Officers' Club
Building 20, 5500 Schulz Circle
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone: (703) 780-0930 Ext. 600

The conference agenda is available as PDF under downloads.

Key Speakers Confirmed For 2013:

  • Dr Marilyn Freeman, Deputy Assistant, Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology
  • Major Jon Herbert, Project Director Integrated Soldier System Project, Canadian DnD
  • CoL Paul Roege, Director Operational Energy, ARCIC US Army
  • Mike McCarthy, Director of Operations Mission Command, US Army
  • Steve Mapes, Product Lead Soldier Power, PEO Soldier
  • Carl DeSantis, Director Gruntworks Squad Integration Facility, PM Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad
  • Steve Mapes, Program Integrator Ground Soldier, PEO Soldier
  • CoL Peter Newell, Director, Rapid Equipping Force
  • Maj Linda Bossi, Director Human System Integration, Canadian DnD
  • Col Jason Blain, Director Diggerworks, Australian MoD
  • Maj Timothy Forbes, Deputy Branch Chief Battlefield Airmen, US Air Force
  • Mark Richter, Program Manager Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad, Marine Corps Systems Command


Event details

28 January, 2013
30 January, 2013
Crystal Gateway Marriot
United States


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