Panel Looks at Balancing Strategic Readiness and Commercial Necessities

May 10, 2023 | From HQ

NDTA and CNU’s Center for American Studies (CAS) present the Surface Force Projection Conference (SFPC). The event will be held in less than two weeks, May 15-18 at Christopher Newport University (CNU) in Newport News, Virginia. Register now to be part of several engaging panel discussions including Balancing Strategic Readiness and Commercial Necessities. The SFPC agenda, including panel discussions, keynotes, breakouts, the exhibit floor and the welcome reception at the Mariners’ Museum, will provide ample opportunity for you to learn and engage around “Achieving Surface Deployment at the Speed of War Supporting Large Scale Operations.”

Panel Discussion #3: Balancing Strategic Readiness and Commercial Necessities  
Join panel moderator, Captain, Jeff C. Flumignan, USN (Ret.), Director, Office of Maritime & Intermodal Outreach, Maritime Administration, to learn about this critical balancing act. The military relies on commercial transportation providers as a part of the larger Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise, but how do we balance DOD’s need for quick access to commercial transportation capacity and the need to pursue recapitalization, construction, and non-DOD business lines? Post-session, you’ll have a unique opportunity to ask questions of Captain Flumignan and the diverse group of government and commercial industry panelists, who will include:

  • Mr. Andre Elmaleh, Senior Manager, Business Development, Non-Container, Northwest Seaport Alliance
  • Mr. Troy Hosmer, Maritime Port Security Manager/FSO, Port of Oakland
  • Mr. Chris Danos, AVP Economic Development and Real Estate, BNSF Railway
  • Mr. Terry Howard, President, Carlile Transportation

Don’t delay; register here today.

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