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Naval Station Norfolk: Charting Our Next 100 Years


Friday, October 20, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM (EDT)

Naval Station Norfolk: Charting Our Next 100 Years

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Building on the accomplishments of the last 100 years, this symposium will discuss the current state of Naval Station (NAVSTA) Norfolk and the broader environment within which it operates. Looking forward, we ask experts to consider possibilities for NAVSTA Norfolk, its partnerships, and innovative ways to navigate toward a secure and sustainable future.

This symposium is in partnership with the Slover Library Foundation, Old Dominion University, Virginia Port Authority, City of Norfolk, Fairlead Integrated, and the Navy League of Hampton Roads.


8:30 – 9:00 AM, Welcome
The Honorable Kenneth C. Alexander, Mayor, City of Norfolk
Vice Admiral David Architzel, USN (Ret.), Symposium Chair

9:00 – 10:30 AM, Session 1: Future Fleet Design
Vice Admiral Richard P. Breckenridge, USN, Deputy Commander, United States Fleet Forces Command
· RADM Brett Batchelder, USN, Director, Maritime Operations (N04), U.S. Fleet Forces Command
· RDML (Sel) Tim Kuehhas, USN, Director, Joint Fleet Training, U.S. Fleet Forces Command
· RDML (Sel) Paul A. Stader, USN, Director, Plans and Policy, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
· CDR Sylvester Steele, USN, USFF Principal Architect, Fleet Design Development

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM, Session 2: Research & Technology
Ms. Karen R. Jackson, Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia
· Mark Brunner, Vice President, The Cohen Group
· Jon Greene, Associate Director, Strategic Planning and Development, Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science
· RADM David J. Hahn, USN, Chief of Naval Research Director of Innovation, Technology Requirements and Test & Evaluation (N94), Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
· RADM Gary Jones, USN (Ret.), Klett Consulting Group, Inc.

12:30 – 1:15 PM, Break for Boxed Lunch (Grain on-site Restaurant)
John R. Broderick, President, Old Dominion University

1:30 – 3:00 PM, Session 3: Allied Command Transformation (ACT)/North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Major General William B. Hickman, USA, Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Plans and Policy, HQ Allied Command Transformation
· Dr. Mathew J. Burrows, Director, Strategic Foresight Initiative, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council
· Dr. Elizabeth Chalecki, Assistant Professor, International Relations, Department of Political Science, University of Nebraska - Omaha
· Mehmet Kinaci, Strategic Analyst, HQ Allied Command Transformation
· BGEN Henrik Sommer, DNK A, ACOS Capability Engineering and Innovation, HQ Allied Command Transformation

3:15 – 4:45 PM, Session 4: Infrastructure
Colonel Paul B. Olsen, USA (Ret.), P.E, Director, Programs and Partnerships, Old Dominion University
· RADM Meredith Austin, USCG, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District
· MG Anthony Funkhouser, USA, Deputy Commanding General for Military and International Operations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
· John F. Reinhart, CEO and Executive Director, Virginia Port Authority
· RADM John Scorby, Jr., USN, Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic

5:00 – 6:30 PM, Closing Reception
General Denis Mercier, FRAF, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Admiral Philip S. Davidson, USN, Commander, United States Fleet Forces Command

Have questions about Naval Station Norfolk: Charting Our Next 100 Years? Contact SLOVER LIBRARY FOUNDATION

When & Where

Hilton Norfolk, The MAIN Hotel
100 East Main Street
4th Floor
Norfolk, VA 23510

Friday, October 20, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM (EDT)

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