October 17-20, 2022

St. Louis, MO

The Transportation Academy seminars/classes are listed below.
Check back periodically for any changes and to see additional information as it becomes available.

Transportation Academy 2022 tracks:

  • Acquisition & Finance
  • Cybersecurity, IT, Artificial Intelligence, & Analytics
  • DoD & Commercial Logistics
  • Infrastructure & Supply Chain Challenges
  • Leadership & Human Development
  • Legislation & Policy
  • SDDC Workshops
  • Technology & Innovation

Transportation Academy format/summary:

  • Speakers/instructors range from tactical/technical experts to geopolitical strategic thinkers
  • Topics span the defense transportation and logistics spectrum
  • Interactive audience dialogue facilitates information exchange and professional networking
  • McKendree University provides CEU credits for participating in Fall Meeting General Sessions and Transportation Academy (a $35 administrative fee is required – purchase via the Fall Meeting registration webpage).

Transportation Academy Seminars/Classes

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TrackDay/Time (EDT)RoomCourse TitleSpeaker(s) / Organization
DoD & Commercial LogisticsMon, 17 Oct, 08:00-09:00Midway 1/2Commercial Air Cargo (Less-than-Planeload) Leading Global Changes in Shipping | Synopsis | Details | SlidesDave Blackford, Chris Boros, Shannon Fast, John Mannino, Page Petrovic, & Ronald Martin, USTRANSCOM J4
Cyber, IT, AI, & AnalyticsMon, 17 Oct, 08:00-09:00Regency BComplex Scenario Planning and Transportation Optimization | Synopsis | Details | SlidesDan Miller, SAP
DoD & Commercial LogisticsMon, 17 Oct, 08:00-09:00Midway 5Defense Personal Property Management Office Enterprise Training Initiatives | Synopsis | Details | SlidesLt Col Cody Honeycutt, USTRANSCOM J9/DPMO
Leadership & Human DevelopmentMon, 17 Oct, 08:00-09:00Regency CEnabling Integrated Deterrence – Combatant Command Perspectives | Synopsis | Details | SlidesFleet Master Chief Don Myrick (Moderator), USTRANSCOM Senior Enlisted Leader; Panelists: Combatant Command Senior Enlisted Leaders
Infrastructure & Supply Chain ChallengesMon, 17 Oct, 08:00-09:00Regency AInnovation in Supply Chain St. Louis – The Mid-West as a Supply Chain Hub | Synopsis | Details | SlidesMary Lamie, St. Louis Regional Freightway Executive Director
SDDC WorkshopMon, 17 Oct, 08:00-09:00Midway 6Sealift Contract Management – Universal Services Contract (USC), Multi-modal (MM) Contract, & Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (NSGB) Contract | Synopsis | Details | SlidesJamie Hagemeyer, Amanda Weinbuch, Bethany Himel, & Monica King, SDDC
Acquisition & FinanceMon, 17 Oct, 08:00-09:00Midway 10Tomorrow's Transportation Financial Advantage | Synopsis | Details | SlidesDennis Taitano & Dan McMillin, Deloitte
Technology & InnovationMon, 17 Oct, 08:00-09:00Midway 3/4Transportation Strategy in the Age of Disruption: Adapt, Reassess,..(+ Adapt Again) | Synopsis | Details | SlidesJudson Johnson, McKinsey & Company
Cyber, IT, AI, & AnalyticsMon, 17 Oct, 09:30-10:30Regency CData-Driven Analytics – A Practical Approach to Create Decision Advantage | Synopsis | Details | SlidesBruce Busler, USTRANSCOM JDPAC & SDDC/TEA
SDDC WorkshopMon, 17 Oct, 09:30-10:30Midway 3/4DOD Shipping Container Management…What You Need to Know to Effectively Manage DOD Owned, Leased, or Controlled ISO Containers | Synopsis | Details | SlidesThomas Catchings & Mark LaRue, SDDC
Leadership & Human DevelopmentMon, 17 Oct, 09:30-10:30Regency BEvolving the Workforce for a Digital World | Synopsis | Details | SlidesAccenture
Cyber, IT, AI, & AnalyticsMon, 17 Oct, 09:30-10:30Midway 6Project Rosie Panel | Synopsis | Details | SlidesApril Roseman, STL NDTA Chapter; Kuan Collins, SAIC; & Cindy Mebruer, CSCMP
DoD & Commercial LogisticsMon, 17 Oct, 09:30-10:30Midway 5Recognizing Espionage & Cyber Threats to U.S. Power Projection & Opportunities for Collaboration with Our Commercial Partners | Synopsis | Details | SlidesLt Col Zachary Smith, USTRANSCOM J2
DoD & Commercial LogisticsMon, 17 Oct, 09:30-10:30Midway 1/2Sealift Recapitalization for the Future | Synopsis | Details | SlidesMARAD Instructor
SDDC WorkshopMon, 17 Oct, 09:30-10:30Regency AUkraine Support – Shipping at the Speed of War and Lessons Learned | Synopsis | Details | SlidesJimmy Wiley (Moderator) & Jessica Snyder, SDDC; Gina Ward, JMC; Misty Blickensderfer, Toole Army Depot; Don Welchoff, Tri-State; Dan Labyak, CSX Transportation
Acquisition & FinanceMon, 17 Oct, 09:30-10:30Midway 10Your DFAS Partner in Transportation Pay – Financial/Accounting Knowledge Sharing | Synopsis | Details | SlidesTeresa Blue, DFAS
Technology & InnovationMon, 17 Oct, 11:00-12:00Regency AAir Mobility Partnerships – Teaming for Technological Advancements | Synopsis | Details | SlidesMark Surina, LMI (Moderator); Dr. Ken Olliff, Jeff Jackson, & Sri Gururajan, St Louis University; Col Rudy Cachuela, USTRANSCOM SG
Cyber, IT, AI, & AnalyticsMon, 17 Oct, 11:00-12:00Regency BData-driven, AI-enabled Technology…How to Create Decision Advantage for Your Organization | Synopsis | Details | SlidesShadman Hossain, CGI Federal
DoD & Commercial LogisticsMon, 17 Oct, 11:00-12:00Midway 6Defense Personal Property – Improving the Customer Experience | Synopsis | Details | SlidesCOL Marshanna Gipson, USTRANSCOM J9/DPMO
Leadership & Human DevelopmentMon, 17 Oct, 11:00-12:00Midway 10Leveraging Your Greatest Asset: Manpower | Synopsis | Details | SlidesDeloitte
Legislation & PolicyMon, 17 Oct, 11:00-12:00Regency CMilitary Operations Empowered Through Logistics | Synopsis | Details | SlidesAdam Yearwood, ODASD(Logistics)
Infrastructure & Supply Chain ChallengesMon, 17 Oct, 11:00-12:00Midway 5Supply Chain Tracking & Security | Synopsis | Details | SlidesDr. Robert Lindyberg, Global Secure Shipping
SDDC WorkshopMon, 17 Oct, 11:00-12:00Midway 3/4Transportation Discrepancy Report (TDR), GOCARE, & Cost Dispute Resolution Program – Overview, Recommendations, & Dialogue | Synopsis | Details | SlidesEric Wiggins, Sharon Thomas, & Bobby Roberson, SDDC
Acquisition & FinanceMon, 17 Oct, 11:00-12:00Midway 1/2Unlocking the Power of Your End-To-End Financial Supply Chain | Synopsis | Details | SlidesCheryl Garcia, Eric Schoo, & Jeff Derrick, US Bank
Infrastructure & Supply Chain ChallengesMon., 17 Oct, 1:15-2:15Regency BAI-Powered Simulation for Massive-Scale Transportation & Logistics Networks | Synopsis | Details | SlidesDr. Steve Hardy, Deloitte
Legislation & PolicyMon., 17 Oct, 1:15-2:15Midway 6Current Legal Issues In The Transportation Sector | Synopsis | Details | SlidesEric Werner, Lou Rae Langevin, Todd Federici, & A.J. Koudelka, USTRANSCOM Staff Judge Advocate Office
Cyber, IT, AI, & AnalyticsMon., 17 Oct, 1:15-2:15Midway 5Data Encryption for Safe Passage and Airlift Operations | Synopsis | Details | SlidesNick Powers, UNCOMN
Acquisition & FinanceMon., 17 Oct, 1:15-2:15Midway 3/4Defense Contract Audit Agency Supporting the Warfighter | Synopsis | Details | SlidesMichelle Baldwin & Jeff Annessa, Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)
DoD & Commercial LogisticsMon., 17 Oct, 1:15-2:15Regency CSDDC Responsibilities during Fort to Port (FtP) Movements - SDDC-Industry Panel Discussion on Getting the Warfighter to/from the Port | Synopsis | Details | SlidesMajor General Gavin Lawrence (Moderator), CW5 Terry Throm, & Jeff Olenick, SDDC; Ernest Bezdek, Port of Beaumont; Theresa Lorinser, BNSF Railway; Jack Lubay, Mercer Transportation
Acquisition & FinanceMon., 17 Oct, 1:15-2:15Midway 10Small Business Utilization – The Source Selection Evaluation Factor | Synopsis | Details | SlidesSuzanne Mudd-Yarber, USTRANSCOM AQ
Technology & InnovationMon., 17 Oct, 1:15-2:15Regency ASpace Logistics...USTRANSCOM-Industry Partnerships Exploring a Promising New Mode of DOD Global Transportation | Synopsis | Details | SlidesMark Surina (Moderator), LMI; Panelists: Bob Jurenko, Rocket Lab USA; Miles Nash, Virgin Orbit National Systems; Dr. Louis Atchison, Sierra Space Corporatio
DoD & Commercial LogisticsMon., 17 Oct, 1:15-2:15Midway 1/2Vendor Shipment Module (VSM) and Distribution Operations | Synopsis | Details | SlidesDavid Gizenski, DLA Distribution
DoD & Commercial LogisticsTue, 18 Oct, 1:45-2:45Midway 5Joint Transportation Management System (JTMS) | Synopsis | Details | SlidesAl Albers, USTRANSCOM AQ
Cyber, IT, AI, & AnalyticsTue, 18 Oct, 1:45-2:45Midway 10Simpler & Faster Data Analytics – USTRANSCOM's Journey to Advana | Synopsis | Details | SlidesMike Erhardt, USTRANSCOM J6
Acquisition & FinanceTue, 18 Oct, 1:45-2:45Midway 3/4Small Business Opportunities with Military Sealift Command | Synopsis | Details | SlidesLeah Baker & Jacki Alford, MSC
Leadership & Human DevelopmentTue, 18 Oct, 1:45-2:45Midway 6Supply Chain Job Pipeline | Synopsis | Details | SlidesCindy Mebruer, CSCMP & Talent Center of Excellence; Brad Reinhardt, Troops to Logistics
SDDC WorkshopTue, 18 Oct, 1:45-2:45Midway 1/2Understanding Domestic Rail Movements – Various Rail Topics and Details on Waybilling | Synopsis | Details | SlidesChris Hudson, Jaime Bates, LaDonna Gragg, & Dennis White, SDDC
Infrastructure & Supply Chain ChallengesTue, 18 Oct, 1:45-2:45Regency BWorkforce Matters and Busy Strategic Ports – Challenges and Opportunities! Are We Ready? | Synopsis | Details | SlidesConnie Le Fevre, Port of San Diego; Ernest Bezdek, Port of Beaumont
DoD & Commercial LogisticsTue, 18 Oct, 1:45-3:15Regency CEvolving the Theater Transportation & Logistics Advantage | Synopsis | Details | SlidesRDML Philip Sobeck (Moderator), USTRANSCOM J5/J4; Maj Gen Constance Jenkins, USNORTHCOM J4: BG Gavin Gardner, USINDOPACOM J4; COL Christopher Paone, USSOCOM J4; COL Daniel Ellinger, USAFRICOM J4
DoD & Commercial LogisticsTue, 18 Oct, 3:15-4:15Regency AAir Mobility | Synopsis | Details | SlidesLt Gen Randall Reed, Deputy Commander, Air Mobility Command
Legislation & PolicyTue, 18 Oct, 3:15-4:15Midway 9Cargo is King | Synopsis | Details | SlidesMARAD Instructor
Cyber, IT, AI, & AnalyticsTue, 18 Oct, 3:15-4:15Midway 5Protecting America's Defense Industrial Base with Cybersecurity Services | Synopsis | Details | SlidesKristina Walter, NSA Cybersecurity Collaboration Center
Cyber, IT, AI, & AnalyticsTue, 18 Oct, 3:15-4:15Midway 10The Power of Data in an Evolving Strategic Environment | Synopsis | Details | SlidesAccenture
Acquisition & FinanceTue, 18 Oct, 3:15-4:15Midway 1/2Transforming Fuel and Fleet Management | Synopsis | Details | SlidesCheryl Garcia, Eric Schoo, & Jeff Derrick, US Bank
SDDC WorkshopTue, 18 Oct, 3:15-4:15Midway 6Understanding and Using SDDC Information Systems – Discussing GFM Updates and IBS Cloud Native | Synopsis | Details | SlidesAlonzo Williams, Terry Fisher, Tracey Stam, & Randy Ellis, SDDC
DoD & Commercial LogisticsTue, 18 Oct, 3:15-4:15Midway 3/4Worldwide Access is Critical for Defense Transportation & Logistics – Strong Alliances & Security Cooperation Enhance the Strategic Advantage | Synopsis | Details | SlidesByron Hinrichsen, DSCA DSCU
Leadership & Human DevelopmentTue, Oct 18, 3:15-4:15Regency BWomen in Supply Chain Panel | Synopsis | Details | SlidesMG Sue Henderson, 377th Theater Sustainment Command Commander; Kirstin Knott, FedEx Vice President
Leadership & Human DevelopmentWed, 19 Oct, 1:15-2:15Midway 1/2Answer the Call for a Career at Sea - Becoming A Merchant Mariner | Synopsis | Details | SlidesMARAD Instructor
Leadership & Human DevelopmentWed, 19 Oct, 1:15-2:15Regency BBeing Digital: Why Addressing Culture & Creating a Digital Mindset are Critical to Successful Transformation | Synopsis | Details | SlidesJohn Forsythe, Deloitte
DoD & Commercial LogisticsWed, 19 Oct, 1:15-2:15Midway 9Commercial Air Cargo Less-than-Planeload (Heavyweight) Session for Shippers (Government only) | Synopsis | Details | SlidesDave Blackford, Chris Boros, Shannon Fast, John Mannino, Page Petrovic, & Ronald Martin, USTRANSCOM J4
DoD & Commercial LogisticsWed, 19 Oct, 1:15-2:15Midway 5DLA Consolidation and Containerization Point (CCP) and Theatre Consolidation and Shipping Point (TCSP) – Supporting OCONUS Theatres of Operation | Synopsis | Details | SlidesSherry Amrhein, DLA Distribution
Infrastructure & Supply Chain ChallengesWed, 19 Oct, 1:15-2:15Midway 10Modeling and Quantifying the Operational and Economic Impacts of Cross-infrastructure, Inter-organizational Disruptions | Synopsis | Details | SlidesGabe Weaver, University of Illinois Critical Infrastructure Institute (CIRI)
Cyber, IT, AI, & AnalyticsWed, 19 Oct, 1:15-2:15Regency CPort of Long Beach Supply Chain Information Highway Data Sharing Platform | Synopsis | Details | SlidesNick Powers, UNCOMN
SDDC WorkshopWed, 19 Oct, 1:15-2:15Midway 6Safe Movement of Ammunition and Explosives – Evaluating & Improving Transportation Protective Service (TPS) Carriers Safety Performance | Synopsis | Details | SlidesJeff Leitschuh & Elias Cantu, SDDC
Acquisition & FinanceWed, 19 Oct, 1:15-2:15Regency AUSTRANSCOM Readiness Programs – Commercial Industry's Role in Getting to the Fight, Sustaining the Warfighter, and Returning Them Home | Synopsis | Details | SlidesWill Henderson, Sarah Albers, & Scott Rader, USTRANSCOM AQ; Tim Boemecke & Dave Atkinson, USTRANSCOM J5
Acquisition & FinanceWed, 19 Oct, 2:45-3:45Regency AChallenges with Government Source Selection Evaluation Criteria and How the Government Could Improve (a government-industry panel discussion) | Synopsis | Details | SlidesSarah Law, Paige Brown, & Scott Rader, USTRANSCOM AQ; Industry Panelists TBD
DoD & Commercial LogisticsWed, 19 Oct, 2:45-3:45Midway 9Commercial Air Cargo Less-than-Planeload (Heavyweight) Session for Carriers | Synopsis | Details & Slides | SlidesDave Blackford, Chris Boros, Shannon Fast, John Mannino, Page Petrovic, & Ronald Martin, USTRANSCOM J4
Infrastructure & Supply Chain ChallengesWed, 19 Oct, 2:45-3:45Regency CDefense Transportation & Logistics Industrial Base - Rethinking How the DIB is Defined and What Comprises that Structure | Synopsis | Details | SlidesRADM (Ret.) John Polowczyk, Ernst & Young (Moderator); Leigh Method, DASD(Logistics)
Cyber, IT, AI, & AnalyticsWed, 19 Oct, 2:45-3:45Midway 10Foundations of a Data Driven Revolution – USTRANSCOM’s Data Literacy Journey | Synopsis | Details | SlidesRob Aronin, USTRANSCOM J6
Leadership & Human DevelopmentWed, 19 Oct, 2:45-3:45Regency BMobility Enterprise Interoperability – Projecting and Sustaining the Joint Force | Synopsis | Details | SlidesFleet Master Chief Don Myrick (Moderator), USTRANSCOM Senior Enlisted Leader; Panelists: Component Command Senior Enlisted Leaders
SDDC WorkshopWed, 19 Oct, 2:45-3:45Midway 6Sea Port Vessel Planning and Execution – SDDC’s Planning & Execution Methods for Vessel Loading/Unloading Operations | Synopsis | Details | SlidesBradley McDonald & Jeffrey Cline, SDDC
DoD & Commercial LogisticsWed, 19 Oct, 2:45-3:45Midway 5U.S. Maritime Industrial Base: Can it support our needs? | Synopsis | Details | SlidesRADM Michael Wettlaufer, Commander, Military Sealift Command

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