Media Advisory: Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition Opens April 11

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus leads a strong group of speakers and panelists at this year’s Maritime Exposition.

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The Navy League of the United States hosts its annual Sea-Air-Space Exposition April 11-13, 2011 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. The following schedule provides working press with a one stop agenda of all scheduled keynote speakers, press briefings, and floor speakers. Press can register at https://reg.jspargo.com/sas11/press/default.asp for the event. All rooms and booths are at the Gaylord Convention Center and all events with the exception of private receptions are open to the press.

Keynote Speakers

Monday, April 11, 2011, 12:00 pm – The Honorable Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy, Potomac Ballroom A

Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 12:00 pm – Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Assistant Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, Potomac Ballroom A

Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 8:00 pm – Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr., Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Potomac Ballroom A

Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 12:00 pm – The Honorable Sean J. Stackley, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition), Potomac Ballroom A

Professional Development Panels

Monday, April 11, 2011, 10:00 am – Service Chiefs’ Panel, Potomac Ballroom C
        Adm. Gary Roughead, USN, Chief of Naval Operations
        Gen. James F. Amos, USMC, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps
        Adm. Robert J. Papp, USCG, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard
        The Honorable David T. Matsuda, Maritime Administrator, Maritime Administration

Monday, April 11, 2011, 2:30 pm – Foreign Military Sales Panel, Potomac Ballroom C
        Mr. Richard A. Genaille, Jr., Deputy Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency
        Rear Adm. Joseph W. Rixey, USN, Director, Navy International Programs Office
        Brig. Gen. Carl E. Mundy, III, USMC, Director, Strategy & Plans Division
        Mr. Michael Tangora, U.S. Coast Guard, Deputy Assistant Commandant for Acquisition
Dr. Jennifer Stewart, Ph.D., Embassy of Canada, Director General & Chairman of the Foreign Procurement Group

Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 10:00 am – Energy Opportunities Panel, Potomac Ballroom C
        Mr. Thomas W. Hicks, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy)
        Vice Adm. Michael C. Vitale, USN, Commander, Navy Installations Command
        Rear Adm. Philip H. Cullom, USN, Director, Energy and Environmental Readiness Division
        Mr. Jeffrey G. Orner, USCG, Deputy Assistant Commandant for Engineering & Logisitics
        Mr. Joseph A. Byrne, MARAD, Associate Administrator for Environment & Compliance

Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 2:30 pm – Naval Aviation Panel, Potomac Ballroom C
        Vice Adm. David Architzel, USN, Commander, Naval Airs Systems Command
        Vice Adm. David J. Venlet, USN, Program Executive Officer, F-35 Lightning II Program
        Lt. Gen. Terry G. Robling, USMC, Deputy Commandant for Aviation
        Vice. Adm. John P. Currier, USCG, Chief of Staff

Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 9:30 am – Ship Construction Panel, Potomac Ballroom C
        The Honorable Gene Taylor, former Congressman from Mississippi
        Rear Adm. Dugan Shipway, USN (Ret), President (Ret), Bath Iron Works
        Capt. Fred Moosally, USN (Ret), President & CEO, Fincantieri Marine Group
        Mr. Ronald O’Rourke, Congressional Research Service
        Mr. Thomas C. Schievelbein, McDermott International Inc., Board of Directors
        Mr. Donald “Boysie” Bollinger, President & CEO, Bollinger Shipyards

Press Briefings

Monday, April 11, 2011, 11:15 am – NAVAIR, H-53 Program Briefing, Chesapeake Room 8
Monday, April 11, 2011, 1:30 pm – The Honorable Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy, Chesapeake Room 8
Monday, April 11, 2011, 2:45 pm – Mr. James H. Offut, Navy League of the United States Maritime Policy Statement, National Director and Chairman, Maritime Policy Committee, Navy League of the United States Booth #242

Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 9:30 am – NAVAIR, Next Generation Jammer Briefing, Chesapeake Room 8
Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 11:00 am – NAVAIR, Joint Precision Approach and Landing System Briefing, Chesapeake Room 8
Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 1:00 pm – Capt. Dean Peters, NAVAIR H-60 Program Manager Press Briefing, Chesapeake Room 8

Floor Speakers

Monday, April 11, 2011, 11:25 am – Rear Adm. Jeffrey A. Lemmons, USN, Director for International Engagement, Navy League of the United States Booth #242
Monday, April 11, 2011, 11:25 am – Mr. John Quinn, USN, Deputy Director, Energy and Environmental Readiness Division, Maritime Energy Theater Booth #213
Monday, April 11, 2011, 1:45 pm – Vice Adm. Adam M. Robinson, Jr., USN, United States Navy Surgeon General, Navy League of the United States Booth #242
Monday, April 11, 2011, 2:45 pm – Mr. James H. Offut, Navy League of the United States Maritime Policy Statement, National Director and Chairman, Maritime Policy Committee, Navy League of the United States Booth #242
Monday, April 11, 2011, 4:15 pm - Ms. Donna Hopkins, U.S. Department of State, Coordinator, Counter Piracy and Maritime Security, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Navy League of the United States Booth #242

Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 11:25 am – Rear Adm. John H. Korn, USCG, Director of Acquisition Programs & PEO, Navy League of the United States Booth #242
Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 11:25 am – Lt. Cdr. Matthew Riethmiller, USN, Shore Energy Action Officer, CNO Shore Readiness Division, Maritime Energy Theater Booth #213
Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 1:45 pm – Capt. Chris Kennedy, USN, Director, Weapons Systems Logistics, JSF Program Office, Navy League of the United States Booth #242
Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 4:15 pm – Rear Adm. Sinclair M. Harris, USN, Director, Navy Irregular Warfare Office, Navy League of the United States Booth #242

Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 11:25 am – Lt. Col. Richard Schilke, USMC, Operational Energy Analyst, USMC Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O), Maritime Energy Theater Booth #213
Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 1:45 pm – Rear Adm. Peter V. Neffenger, USCG, Director of Coast Guard Enterprise Strategic Management & Doctrine, Navy League of the United States Booth #242

For more information visit the Sea-Air-Space website or contact Tom Van Leunen at tvanleunen@navyleague.org or (703)-312-1557.

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