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Surface Force Projection Conference

May 14-17, 2024

Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA

Surface Force Projection Conference

“Ready Now – Contested Joint Force Deployments to and through Strategic Ports”

May 14-17, 2024

Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA

The National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) and Christopher Newport University’s Center for American Studies (CAS) jointly present the NDTA-CAS Surface Force Projection Conference (SFPC):  “Ready Now – Contested Joint Force Deployments to and through Strategic Ports,” May 14-17, 2024 at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA.

The SFPC brings together U.S. government and industry logistics and transportation experts, and members of the Joint Logistics Enterprise (JLE), to examine a wide range of challenges associated with deploying forces and moving sustainment to the point of need.  Together we will build and strengthen our relationships, examine challenges, look for solutions, educate and collaborate and find ways to improve readiness and capacity.

Attendees will have the opportunity to attend breakout sessions and meetings, engage with notable keynote speakers, moderators, and panelists, and network at receptions and the exhibit hall.  The 2024 SFPC focuses on the readiness challenges associated with deploying forces in a contested environment through strategic seaports to destinations around the world.

The 2024 SFPC will feature:

  • Meetings and Breakout Sessions – Meet, network and join the discussion with government and industry leaders covering topics on, intermodal security, port readiness, port security grants, strategic seaports, and the Joint Transportation Management System.
  • Keynote Speakers – Listen and engage with our six, senior government, military and industry keynote speakers as they discuss the contested environment, deployment operations, global force projection, evolving technology and future logistics and transportation innovations.
  • Panels – Learn from our three panels as their moderators guide the discussion on physical threats to ports, maximizing deployment flows, providing data redundancy for continuity of operations.

Please join NDTA and the CAS along with the NDTA Surface Transportation Committee and Ports Subcommittee as we team with USTRANSCOM’s Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC), Military Sealift Command (MSC), U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD), the U.S. Coast Guard, the logistics and transportation industry and academia as we collaborate and work together to build logistics and transportation capability and capacity.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

LTG Heidi Hoyle, USA
Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4
U.S. Army

Maj Gen Constance Jenkins, USAF
Director of Logistics and Engineering, J4
Headquarters, NORAD and USNORTHCOM

MG Gavin Lawrence, USA
Commanding General,
Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command

Mr. William Woodhour
President and CEO
Maersk Line, Limited

MG Lance Curtis, USA
Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4
U.S. Army Forces Command

RDML Philip Sobeck, USN
Commander
Military Sealift Command

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