☷CEO s share their experiences and insights with Army War College students during Industry Day
U.S. Army ( By Press Release office)
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Left to right: Paul Lemmo , Charlie McGillis , Maj . Gen . Darren Werner , and Young Bang engage with Army War College students on Industry Day , March 29 . Industry Day at the U . S . Army War College offers students a series of engagements with a wide range of representatives of industry , the Defense Industrial Base , Defense offices that coordinate with industry . These are the seeds of partnerships , networking , and understanding about industry perspectives , said Maj . Gen . Hill , USAWC Commandant in opening the day - long event . Morning sessions reflected the depth and scope of Defense - industry relationships , with speakers representing large industry and small business vendor base , as well as Defense experts , March 29 in Bliss Hall . Afternoon sessions created dozens of small group engagements between students and 35 industry representatives . Panel experts Paul Lemmo , president of Sikorsky , a Lockheed Martin Company , related the complexity of meeting corporate and military objectives . He did not serve in uniform , but is serving the military , he said . He drew on 35 years of Lockheed experience to provide insights about the global security environment , industry investment and the benefits , risks , and affordability of new technology . Importantly , he discussed the necessity of partnering during design , production , and sustainment to ensure success for both entities . Charlie McGillis , Vice President for Business Development , Government , and Space at Slingshot Aerospace , spoke about her experience with a small start - up company working with space systems . Setting context for the student body , she discussed the shifts in the industry , with commercial research and development replacing the government in shaping innovations in launch vehicles , reusable rocket boosters , and civilian crews . She noted the advantages of a start - up when it comes to innovation , e . g . , creating a market to sell their product . She shared insights into start - up companies’ unique goals , e . g . , going public or attracting a larger firm . She , too , spoke of relationships as critical to small business agility , e . g . , moving swiftly to resolve a point of failure and revise the product . Maj . Gen . Darren Werner , commanding general of the U . S . Army Tank - automotive and Armaments Command , discussed the role of the Army ' s Organic Industrial Base: the 23 depots , arsenals , and ammunition plants managed by the Army . OIB gives the Army the ability to surge in support of contingencies . To convey the importance of the OIB , Werner gave a brief history of the OIB , touching on WWI and II up to the present day and beyond . He discussed reorganization , legislative reforms , Congressional response , and the Army ' s transformation and transition of the OIB . The future of OIB , he said , will include modern technology , advanced manufacturing , and public - private partnerships . Young Bang is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition , Logistics & Technology and shaped his discussion around the Secretary of the Army ' s six objectives . Highlighting the first objective - to put the Army on a sustainable strategic path within global uncertainty – he cited Ukraine and U . S . support . He stated the importance of data - centric operation regarding artificial intelligence and the continuation of our efforts to be resilient in the face of climate change . Bang urged the students to remember , when they rejoin the force in command roles , that they can ensure that warfighters’ can and should provide feedback to the community charged with developing , testing and fielding systems . Timely feedback allows ASA - ALT to build/buy the appropriate products for Soldiers based on their feedback . Commanders’ feedback drives requirements and capabilities development . Seminar engagements Christopher Yuknis , highly qualified expert , Business and Investment Strategy , Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Army & the Army Science Board , was one of the 35 Defense - Industry guests who engaged in one - on - one discussions with students . He outlined the difference between industry and the military and highlighted that understanding and navigating differences is key to a successful partnership between industries and the military . Industry Day exchanges with US Army War College students reflected the complexity and scope of the Defense Industry , and the depth of discussions made possible by these representatives: Keith Barclay , Director , Strategy & Growth , General Dynamics Land Systems Keirn Brown , Senior International and Defense Advisor , RAND Corporation Patrick Callahan , Chief Executive Officer , AirBoss Defense Group John Chadbourne , Senior Vice President Washington DC Operations , AM General LLC Anthony Crutchfield , Vice President , Army Systems Defense , Space , and Security Government Operations , Boeing Company Kim Denver , Senior Vice President , Chief Corporate Contracts Executive , Leidos , Inc . Edward Fortunato , Vice President , Army Aviation Programs , Lockheed Martin Government Affairs Christopher Gehler , Vice President , and Program Director , FARA Bell Bradley Hittle , President and Chief Executive Officer , American Rheinmetall Systems , LLC Frank Hull , Director , Army Systems , Defense , Space & Security Government Operations , Boeing Company James Miller , Senior Director , Business Development , Combat Mission Systems , BAE Systems William Morris , Executive Director , Army Programs , Military Systems , G . E . Aviation Roger Nadeau , Senior Vice President , American Business Development Group Jim Rogers , Vice President , Army Programs Integration , Lockheed Martin Government Affairs Randolph Rotte , Director of Global Sales & Marketing , Cargo Helicopter and Future Vertical Lift Programs , Boeing Company Christopher Thompson , Director T700 US Military Programs , G . E . Aviation Marion Van Fosson , President & Chief Executive Officer , Sechan Electronics Mark Stock , Executive Vice President , Chief Operating Officer , AM General LLC Patrick Donahue , Vice President , Lockheed Martin Government Affairs , Army and SOF Programs Mike Mudd , Strategy and Business Director , Sikorsky Aircraft Clark Lindner , Director of Global Sales and Strategy , Textron Systems Kathy Hildreth , Co - Founder of M1 Support Services Jim Cannon , CEO , AM General LLC Mike Hansen , Deputy Chief of DLA Acquisition Operations , DLA John Dorrian , Sikorsky Communications , Sikorsky Aircraft
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