Naval Air Symposium 

August 16, 2018

Virginia Beach Convention Center

8:00 AM-8:45 AM Registration
9:00 AM Welcome: 
FORCM Jim Monroe, USN (Ret.) Chairman, Navy League Hampton Roads Remarks
CAPT Chad Vincelette, USN, Commanding Officer, NAS Oceana, Master Jet Base Welcome

Preview of Documentary

9:30 AM-10: 15 AM
Session I:  Future Forecast For Navy Air: Technology, Platforms and Sensors
Moderator: VADM James D. McArthur, Jr., USN (Ret.)
VADM Mathias Winter, USN- Director, Joint Strike Fighter Program, Office of the Secretary of Defense, F35 Lighting II Program*
RADM Roy Kelley, USN, Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic*
VADM Dean Peters, USN, Program Executive Officer for AIR ASW, Assault & Special Mission Programs, PEO(A)
RDML Kenneth Whitesell, USN, Commander, Carrier Strike Group 4
CAPT Max McCoy, USN, Vice Commander, 33rd Fighter Wing, Air Education and Training Command, Eglin Air Force Base*

10:30 AM-11:15 AM
Session II:  The Future of the Aircraft Carrier
Moderator:  VADM David Architzel, USN (Ret.)*
Mr. Ken Mahler, Vice President, Navy Programs, Newport News Shipbuilding
CAPT Richard McCormack, USN, Commanding Officer, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)*
CAPT Sean Bailey, USN, Commanding Officer, USS George H W Bush (CVN 77)*
CAPT Paul Spedero, Jr., USN, Commanding Officer, USS Dwight  D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)*

11:30 AM-12:15 PM
Session III:  Naval Aviation: Transformation and Training Systems
Moderator: RADM Richard O’Hanlon, USN (Ret.)
CAPT Jason Lopez, USN – Program Manager, Naval Aviation Training Systems Program Office (PMA-205), Naval Air Systems Command, Aircraft and Weapons
Ms. Amy Markowich, Director, Integrated Battlespace Simulation & Test. Department (AIR-5.4), Naval Air Systems Command,

12:30 PM-1:15 PM
Session IV:  The Economic Impact and Challenges of Navy Installations
Moderator: Mr. Mark Honecker, Chief of Staff and Executive Director, U.S. Fleet Forces Command
VADM Mary Jackson, USN, Commander, Navy Installations Command*
Mr. Warren Harris, City of Virginia Beach, Economic Development
The Honorable Carlos Hopkins, Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs, Commonwealth of Virginia
CAPT Tom Keely, USN (Ret.), Former Commanding Officer NAS Oceana  

12:30 PM-1:15 PM
Session V:  The Future of the Enlisted Force
Moderator: FLTCM Scott Benning, USN, (Ret.) Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E)
Location room change from Session IV)
MCPON (SG/SW/IW) Steven Giordano, USN, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy
FLTCM (SW/IW/AW) Russell Smith, USN, Fleet Master Chief Manpower, Personnel, Training, and Education, (MPT&E)
FLTCM (SW/AW) Paul Kingsbury, USN, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (or his relief)
FORCM (SS/IUSS) Scott A. Rossiter, USN, Navy Personnel Command

All participants are invited unless noted as *Confirmed
Attire: Military: Uniform of the Day  Civilian: Business

75th NAS Oceana Gala

5:30 PM-6:00 PM               Registration

6:00PM-6:45PM                  Reception

7:00 PM                                Welcome

7:15 PM                                Dinner

7:45 PM                                NAS Oceana Documentary Screening

7:55 PM-8:25 PM                Keynote Remarks

8:25 PM                                Toast

Tickets: Reserved Tables- $1,000

              Active Duty Service Member/Spouse/Guest $50 per person

              Civilian- $100 per person

Attire: Military: Summer White Civilian: Business Suit

75th NAS Oceana Event Registration


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