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Tuesday, August, 21, 2018

Modern Warfare Symposium, Global SOF, Ft. Bragg, N.C.

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The inaugural Global SOF Foundation (GSF) Modern Warfare Symposium and Expo will bring together the special operations forces (SOF) community on August 21-23, 2018 in Fort Bragg’s Iron Mike Conference Center.

Modern Warfare Symposium
Co-sponsored by the U.S. Army Special Operations Forces Command (USASOC), the purpose of this event is to convene subject matter experts, SOF, conventional units, and academia to both educate and connect through discussion about the future of modern warfare from a SOF perspective. Highlights include:

Attendees include subject matter experts, Army SOF, conventional units, industry, and academia
Previous GSF Symposia have brought together over 400 attendees from 25 countries
The third day of the Symposium will feature a SOF for Life Seminar, aimed at SOF and SOF support who are transitioning or recently transitioned from Active Duty

Modern Warfare Expo
This Exhibit-Hall focused event will take place in conjunction with the Symposium, and offers 20-30 exhibits from companies with capabilities that are needed by Army SOF. Don’t delay–space and Sponsorships will sell out quickly!

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About the Global SOF Foundation
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The Global SOF Foundation (GSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves as the only professional association for the global special operations community with members from over 55 countries. Its mission is to build and grow an international SOF network of military, government, commercial, and educational stakeholders in order to advance SOF capabilities and partnerships.

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Symposium Agenda
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Tuesday Agenda August 21, 2018
7:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Registration Desk Open
Foyer
8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Expo Open
Exhibit Hall
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Morning Coffee
Exhibit Hall
9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.
Welcome Remarks

Dr. Keenan Yoho, Vice President, Global SOF Foundation (CONFIRMED)

Lafayette Ballroom
9:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
USASOC 2035 and Beyond

Lieutenant General Francis M. Beaudette, Commanding General, U.S. Army Special Operations Command (CONFIRMED)

Lafayette Ballroom
10:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Multi-Domain Battle

Moderator: General (Retired) Daniel Allyn, Former Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Army (CONFIRMED)
Major General John B. Morrison, Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence (Invited)
Brigadier General Allan M. Pepin, Commander, U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command (Invited)
Major General Kurt Sonntag, Commanding General, U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (CONFIRMED)
Major General Eric J. Wesley, Director, U.S. Army Capabilities Integration Center (Invited)

Lafayette Ballroom
11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Morning Networking Break
Exhibit Hall
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Keynote Speech: TBD

General Robert B. “Abe” Abrams, Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces Command (CONFIRMED)

Lafayette Ballroom
12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Networking Lunch
Exhibit Hall
2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Introduction to Threatcasting

Cyndi Coon, Chief of Staff, Threatcasting Lab (CONFIRMED)
Natalie Vanatta, Senior Advisor to Threatcasting Lab, U.S. Army Cyber Institute (CONFIRMED)

Lafayette Ballroom
2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Countering Hybrid Threats and Tactics in the 21st Century

Moderator: Mr. Peter Bergen, Vice President, New America; National Security Correspondent, CNN (CONFIRMED)
General (Ret) John R. Allen, President, Brookings Institution (CONFIRMED)
Lieutenant General Austin Miller, Commander, U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (Invited)
Lieutenant General Michael Nagata, Director, Directorate of Strategic Operational Planning, U.S. National Counterterrorism Center (Invited)
Colonel Modestas Petrauskas, Commander, Special Operations Forces, Lithuania (CONFIRMED)
The Honorable Owen West, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict, U.S. Department of Defense (Invited)

Lafayette Ballroom
3:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
Afternoon Networking Break
Exhibit Hall
4:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Senior Leader Conversation

Moderator: Mr. Michael Lumpkin, Vice President of Human Performance, Leidos (CONFIRMED)
Congressman Richard Hudson, Representative from the 8th District of North Carolina, U.S. House of Representatives (Invited)
Congressman Scott Peters, Co-Chair, SOF Caucus, U.S. House of Representatives (CONFIRMED)

Lafayette Ballroom
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Networking Reception
Exhibit Hall
7:15 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Night Vision Demo
Join the Excelitas-Qioptiq Team to see and use our latest advanced night vision systems. The live fire demonstration is open to all Symposium and Expo attendees and active duty U.S. Military and USG representatives. Following safety briefing and orientation, BBQ dinner will be served before moving to live fire points.

Bus transportation departs the Symposium at 1915 and will return from the range at 2130 and 2200.

This event will take place at The Range Complex, 2850 Tiger Swan Dr., Autreyville, NC 28318
www.therangecomplex.com
If you plan to attend, please respond to Sunie Davis at Excelitas Technologies, no later than 3 August 2018, to ensure we can provide transportation, food, and equipment for everyone.

Sunie Davis
sunie.davis@excelitas.com
937-353-2268

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Wednesday Agenda August 22, 2018
8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Expo Open
Exhibit Hall
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Morning Coffee
Exhibit Hall
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Registration Desk Open
Foyer
9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.
Welcome Remarks

Dr. Keenan Yoho, Vice President, Global SOF Foundation (CONFIRMED)

Lafayette Ballroom
9:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Keynote Speech: TBD

General Mark A. Milley, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army (Invited)

Lafayette Ballroom
10:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Senior Leader Conversation: CF-SOF Operational Synergy

Moderator: Ms. Linda Robinson, Senior International Policy Analyst, Rand Corporation (CONFIRMED)
Major General James Kraft, Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Special Operations Command (Invited)
General Stephen Townsend, Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (Invited)

Lafayette Ballroom
11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Morning Networking Break
Exhibit Hall
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Neuroscience and Neurotechnology and its Applications in National Intelligence and Defense

Captain (Ret) Richard Bremseth, Neuroethics Studies Program, Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University Medical Center (CONFIRMED)

Lafayette Ballroom
12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch & Exhibit Hall Closing
Exhibit Hall
1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Indigenous Approach in the 21st Century

Moderator: MG (Ret) Michael Repass, Chief Executive Officer, Able Global Solutions, LLC (CONFIRMED)
Major General Gary M. Brito, Commanding General, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence (CONFIRMED)
BG(P) Tony M. Fletcher, Commanding General, Special Operations Command South (CONFIRMED)
Major General Torgeir Gråtrud, Commander, Special Operations Command, Norway (Invited)
Major General James Linder, Chief of Staff, U.S. Special Operations Command (Invited)
Major General Mark C. Schwartz, Deputy Commander, Joint Special Operations Command (Invited)

Exhibit Hall
2:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Closing Comments

Lieutenant General Francis M. Beaudette, Commanding General, U.S. Army Special Operations Command (CONFIRMED)

Lafayette Ballroom
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
No Host Social
The Mash House
Exhibit Hall
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Thursday Agenda August 23, 2018
“SOF for Life” Transition Seminar
This is OPEN TO ACTIVE DUTY SOF AND THOSE WHO HAVE RETIRED OR SEPARATED LESS THAN TWO YEARS AGO (and their spouses).
SOF for Life Seminar Information
7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Registration Desk Open
Foyer
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Phase 1: “Your Why”

Mr. Joe Musselman, Founder and CEO, The Honor Foundation (CONFIRMED)

Hodge 3-4
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Lunch
Hodge 3-4
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Phase 2: “Your Gear”

Mr. Joe Musselman, Founder and CEO, The Honor Foundation (CONFIRMED)

Hodge 3-4
3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Break
Foyer
3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Phase 3: “Your Workup”

Mr. Joe Musselman, Founder and CEO, The Honor Foundation (CONFIRMED)

Hodge 3-4
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