NDIA Announces That The Honorable Robert O. Work, Under Secretary of the Navy, Will Speak At Its 17th Annual Expeditionary Warfare Conference

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The Conference, to be held Sept. 10-13, 2012 at the Wyndham Bay Point Hotel in Panama City Beach, FL, will focus on the theme of "Expeditionary Warfare – Closing the Gaps"

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Honorable Work is a former Marine Colonel who served faithfully for 27 years. He has held a wide range of command, leadership and management positions.

National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) has announced that The Honorable Robert O. Work, Under Secretary of the Navy, will speak at its 17th Annual Expeditionary Warfare Conference at 12:00PM CST on Sept. 12, 2012 in Panama City Beach, FL.

The Conference, which will be held from Sept. 10-13 at the Wyndham Bay Point Hotel, will address the theme “Expeditionary Warfare – Closing the Gaps.”

The Honorable Robert O. Work was confirmed as the Under Secretary of the Navy on May 19, 2009. In this capacity, he serves as the Deputy and Principal Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy and acts with full authority of the Secretary in the day-to-day management of the Department of the Navy. Honorable Work is a former Marine Colonel who served faithfully for 27 years.

Honorable Work has held a wide range of command, leadership and management positions. He commanded an artillery battery and artillery battalion, and was the base Commander at Camp Fuji, Japan. His last assignment was as Military Assistant and Senior Aide to the Honorable Richard J. Danzig, 71st Secretary of the Navy. After retiring from the Marine Corps, Honorable Work joined the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), first as the Senior Fellow for Maritime Affairs, and later as the Vice President for Strategic Studies. In these positions, he focused on defense strategy and programs, revolutions in war, Department of Defense transformation, and maritime affairs.

The Conference will feature the following addresses and sessions:

  •     Confirmed Addresses by VADM William Burke, USN, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Warfare Systems (N9); RADM Mark H. Buzby, USN, Commander, Military Sealift Command; LtGen Thomas L. Conant, USMC, Deputy Commander, U.S. Pacific Command; LtGen Richard P. Mills, USMC, Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration, HQMC; Mr. Brian J. Persons, SES, Executive Director, Naval Sea Systems Command; ADM Harry G. Ulrich, III, USN, Former Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe; Former Commander, Allied Joint Forces Command Naples; Ms. Arianne Whittemore, Assistant Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps, Programs and Resources; and Honorable Robert O. Work, Under Secretary of the Navy, Department of the Navy.
  •     Sessions that focus on: Mine Warfare (MIW) in 21st Century Expeditionary Operations; EXWAR Current Operations; Closing the Gaps in EXWAR C4ISR/Cyber; Blue/Green Platform Acquisition; and Resourcing Current Operations and Tomorrow’s Asia-Pacific Focused Expeditionary Operations.

For further information and to register, go to http://www.ndia.org/meetings/2740.

About NDIA:
The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is America’s leading Defense Industry association promoting national security. NDIA provides a legal and ethical forum for the exchange of information between Industry and Government on National Security issues. NDIA members foster the development of the most innovative and superior equipment, training and support for warfighters and first responders through our divisions, local chapters, affiliated associations and events.

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