NDIA Announces Gen. Martin as Confirmed JSEM Environmental Conference Speaker

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General Gregory "Speedy" Martin, USAF, (Ret) will present a keynote address on the Defense Science Board's recent energy study at the 2008 Joint Services Environmental Management (JSEM) Conference and Exhibition http://www.jsemconference.com May 5th - 8th, in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. JSEM will bring together professionals from the military services, industry, academia, local, state, and federal agencies to translate ideas, success stories, case histories, current trends, and technologies into solutions for environmental protection and enhancement.

The National Defense Industrial Association announced today that General Gregory "Speedy" Martin, chair of the Air Force Study Board, will address JSEM conference (http://www.jsemconference.com) attendees regarding the recent release of the Defense Science Board's Energy Study. The release of the study addresses the need for immediate change in DoD's approach to energy research and development, acquisition and overall use.

Gen Martin will present a report on the study during the conference opening plenary session (http://www.jsemconference.com/2008/schedule.htm) on May 6th. Gen Martin is the former head of the Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio and of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe. He is currently the chair of the Air Force Study Board, which is part of the National Academies and is the convening authority for the discussion of science and technology on Air Force issues. The board also assists in the development of studies conducted by independent ad hoc committees of the National Academies.

In addition to Gen Martin's address, JSEM attendees and speakers will raise the level of dialogue on the most pressing environmental challenges and solutions occurring globally today, including Green Building initiatives and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The event includes a full day of training for service personnel as well as four days of concurrent sessions covering 12 topics critical to government and industry environmental professionals.(http://www.jsemconference.com/2008/documents/JSEM08Brochure_001.pdf). Topics include clean up, range sustainment and energy issues. More information about the JSEM conference including online registration is available at http://www.jsemconference.com/2008/registration.htm

About NDIA:
The National Defense Industrial Association (http://www.ndia.org) is America's leading defense industry association promoting national security. NDIA's Environmental and Energy Division advocates the development and application of cutting-edge technology, enlightened stewardship, superior programs and best-in-class systems and support toward the achievement of environmental excellence and the long term security of our nation's energy supplies.

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