Defense Logistics & Support Conference 2024

October 29-30, 2024 - Arlington, VA, United States

Winning Tomorrow's Multi-Domain Battle Through Technology-Driven Logistics

With the expertise of thought leaders from the US Department of Defense, industry, academia and allied nations, we will dive deeper into contested logistics, assessing current challenges and strategies. Our discussions will encompass the cutting-edge technology shaping the future of defense logistics and procurement to support the warfighter, including the use of data analytics for prediction & maintenance, unmanned delivery, and more.

Esteemed leaders will guide in analyzing the cyber risks associated with defense logistics, assessing weaknesses in the defense industrial base, and working towards a decreased reliance on foreign materials. Together, we will explore the resilience challenges faced by the defense industrial base post COVID, along with the current efforts to stay ahead of near-peer nations. Join us for engaging discussions and insights into supporting the warfighter through logistical success and resilience now and in the future.

Benefits of attending

  • Gain insight into strategies and priorities for supporting the warfighter and strengthening resilience in anticipation of future challenges, ensure logistics success and preparedness  
  • Dive into the complexities of contested logistics, examining both current conflicts and potential future conflicts
  • Hear about cutting edge defense logistics innovation, including technology solutions and managing the evolving landscape of the defense industrial base
  • Hear from and network with 200+ leaders from Industry, military and academia 

2024 Chair Person

  • Major General Allan E. Day (Ret.), VP, Logistics/Sustainment Industry Strategy Global Public Sector, SalesForce

2024 Speakers

  • Lieutenant General Mark T. Simerly, Director, Defense Logistics Agency, US Department of Defense
  • Dr. Laura D. Taylor-Kale, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy, US Department of Defense
  • Vice Admiral Jeffrey Jablon, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Installations and Logistics (OPNAV N4), US Navy
  • Lieutenant General Tom D. Miller, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics Engineering and Force Protection, US Air Force
  • Major General Donald K. Carpenter, Director, F-35 Fleet Readiness and Sustainment, US Air Force
  • Brigadier General Forrest C. Poole, Assistant Deputy Commandant for Installations and Logistics (LP), US Marine Corps.
  • Colonel Jason Kalin, Commander, 735th Supply Chain Operations Group
  • Mr. Bruce Hollywood, Associate Chief Operations Officer, United States Space Force
  • Dr. Jeff Waksman, Program Manager at the Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO), Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Dennis L. D’Angelo, Executive Director, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, US Air Force
  • Ms. Erin M. Kern, Executive Deputy , Marine Corps Logistics Command, US Marine Corps
  • David W. McKeown, Deputy DoD Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity (DCIO(CS)) and the DoD’s Senior Information Security Officer (SISO), US Department of Defense
  • Kenneth D. Watson, Deputy Commander of Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
  • Steven L. “Steve” Martinez, Chief, Logistics Strategy, Concepts & Programs Division, United States Air Force
  • Shaun Goodman, Supply Chain Resilience Control Tower Team Leader, Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S), UK Ministry of Defence
  • Dr. Mark D. Benedict, Senior Scientist for Convergent Digital Manufacturing, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, US Air Force
  • Dr. Todd McAllister, Director, Global Supply Chain & Logistics/Professor of Practice, National Defense University
  • Professor Glenn S. Daehn, Professor of Metallurgical Engineering, Ohio State University

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Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel
900 South Orme Street, 22204
Arlington, Virginia, USA

Tel: +1 703-521-1900

Group Rate: $229 per night, excluding applicable taxes and fees
Reservation Method: Reserve your room by clicking on the reservation link below. We have reserved a selection of rooms at a discounted group rate, subject to availability.

Book your group rate for DefLog 2024

Cut-off date
: Monday, October 7th, 2024 (After that time, the group rate will be offered based on hotel availability only.) Rate is available 3 days prior and 3 days post the event dates. However, these rates are subject to availability and will not be available past the group cut of date.