Surface Force Projection Conference

July 29-30, 2020


Surface Force Projection Conference

“Enabling Dynamic Force Employment Through Global Port Readiness”

July 29-30, 2020


Please check back for updates on the 2021 Surface Force Projection Conference being held May 17-20, 2021, at Christopher Newport University.

The National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) and Christopher Newport University’s Center for American Studies jointly present the Surface Force Projection Conference: Enabling Dynamic Force Employment Through Global Port Readiness (SFPC).

Although our in-person conference at CNU was disrupted by COVID-19, we remain committed to focusing on the important topics and will provide an opportunity to educate and work the issues relevant to the government and industry in a revised format:

  • Webinars – We are holding webinars July 29-30 featuring four SFPC keynote speakers. In general, each webinar will be scheduled for two hours and will feature two speakers supported by NDTA and SDDC leadership who will shape and guide the discussion. Audience participation will take place during a Q&A period.
  • Virtual Panels – Three SFPC panels will be held during the NDTA-USTRANSCOM Fall Meeting, now virtual, as part of the Transportation Academy, October 5-8, 2020 in St. Louis. Check the Fall Meeting Transportation Academy class list for more information.

The conference brings together U.S. government and industry subject matter experts in logistics and transportation to examine the challenges associated with the dynamic force employment of forces and equipment in support of U.S. national security objectives.

“The National Defense Strategy directs the Joint Force to ‘introduce unpredictability to adversary decision-makers through Dynamic Force Employment.’ Dynamic Force Employment allows us to develop a wide range of proactive, scalable options and quickly deploy forces for emerging requirements while maintaining readiness to respond to contingencies.” — General Joseph F. Dunford Jr., USMC, 19th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Once again, we will team with SDDC, MARAD and AAPA. Come and participate in virtual and in-person discussions as we work together to identify and solve tough challenges, find creative and innovative ways to enable greater warfighter readiness, and improve our deployment options to respond and operate in a global, multi-domain, contested environment.


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Join the National Defense Transportation Association’s global association of transportation, logistics and passenger travel professionals. Experience competitive benefits, rewarding professional development courses, exciting networking opportunities, and create a strong, efficient transportation system for the United States.

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