Key Bridge Marriott
1401 Lee highway, Arlington VA 22209-1201


Reception: Business Casual
Symposium: Business Suit or Uniform of the Day

Conference Details

Conference details coming soon.

Wednesday, April 24
1700 - 1900 Registration/Reception
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin Corporation
Musical Accompaniment: George Mason University Trio
Thursday, April 25
0700 - 0800 Registration and Continental Breakfast
Sponsor: BAE Systems
0800 - 0815 Patriotic Opening and Administrative Announcements
Introduction: Joseph Connell, Executive Director, Strategic Deterrent Coalition

Presentation: USAF Honor Guard
George Mason University Student Soloist
0815 - 0830 Welcome/Recognition of SDC Board Members/Board of Regents/State of the SDC
Presentation: Joe Scallorns, President, Strategic Deterrent Coalition
0830 - 0930 Keynote Address
Introduction: David Weissman, Montana Defense Alliance

Speaker: General Paul J. Selva, USAF, Vice Chairman, Joints Chief of Staff
0930 - 1030 Academia Panel
Introduction: Greg Blair, Abilene Military Affairs Committee, Abilene, TX

Moderator: Dr. Gregory F. Simonson, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Panel: Dr. Steven L. Devlin, University of Missouri College of Engineering
Dr. Kerry Kartchner, Department of Political Science, Brigham Young University
1030 - 1045 Break
Sponsor: Jacobs Engineering Group
1045 - 1130 SDC Tribute to the "Doolittle Raiders" with Special Narration
1130 - 1215 Insight Panel: NextGen Nuclear Enterprise Professionals – Thoughts and Perspectives
Introduction: Mark Jantzer, Minot Task Force 21

Moderator: Lamberth Blalock, Strategic Deterrent Coalition

Panel: Matthew Goetze Lockheed Martin Company
Stephanie Meckel General Dynamics Mission Systems
Sarah Neely The Boeing Company
Jake Preston BAE Systems, Inc.
Katie Qian Northrop Grumman Corporation
1215 - 1230 Break (Transition for Lunch)
1230 - 1330 Lunch
Speaker: Lieutenant General Frank Klotz, USAF (Retired)
Former Under Secretary of Energy for Nuclear Security and
Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration.

Introduction: Patricia (Patti) Dare
Director, Global Sales and Marketing, Strategic Deterrence Systems

Host Sponsor: The Boeing Company
1330 - 1345 Break (Transition from Lunch)
1345 - 1430 Personnel Resources: Executing Day To Day Program Needs
Introduction: Scott Landguth, South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority

Moderator: Lamberth Blalock, Strategic Deterrent Coalition

Panelist: Captain Doug Williams, USN
Technical Director, Navy Strategic Systems Programs
Colonel Luke Cropsey, USAF
Director, ICBM Systems Directorate, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center
1430 - 1530 International Panel
Introduction: Bruce Christensen, Minot Task Force 21

Moderator: Major General C. Donald Alston (USAF Retired)
Director, Strategic Deterrent Coalition, Board of Regents

Panel: Dr. Bruce W. Bennett
Senior International/Defense Researcher, RAND Corporation
Dr. Matthew Kroenig, Deputy Director
Scowcroft Center for Security and Strategy, Atlantic Council
Dr. Robert S. Spalding, III
Brigadier General, USAF Retired
1530 - 1545 Break
Sponsor: Booz | Allen | Hamilton
1545 - 1645 Air Force and Navy – Career Development within the Nuclear Enterprise

Introduction: Greg Frencken, Whiteman Area Leadership Council

Moderator: Brigadier General John J. Nichols, 509 BW/CC, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri

Speaker: Lieutenant General Richard M. Clark, USAF
Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration
Vice Admiral Johnny R. Wolfe, Jr., USN
Director, Strategic Systems Programs
1645 - 1700 SDC Acknowledgements/Recognition and Wrap-up
Speaker: Joe Scallorns, President, SDC
1700 - 1800 Evening Reception
Sponsor: Strategic Deterrent Coalition Community Partners
Accompaniment: George Mason University Trio
1800 - 2000 Dinner
Special Introduction and Acknowledgement: Wayne Hudson, Colonel, USAF Retired

Introduction: Richard J. Sullivan
Vice President and Program Manager, B2 Program

Speakers: Brigadier General John J. Nichols, 509 BW/CC, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri
Dr. Jerrod Wheeler, Superintendent, Knob Noster Public Schools, Missouri
Smolen Scholarship: Knob Noster High School Air Force Video and Student Recognition
Host Sponsor: Northrop Grumman Corporation