Online Day 2

11:45 am - 12:00 pm Log Into Webinar

Formerly the Army’s Chief Strategy Officer, a retired Major General, and our event Chairman, Major General (R) Hix will provide an overview of emerging ground combat

vehicle priorities, advancements, and thrust areas as it relates to the future of US ground forces.


Major General (R) William Hix

Managing Partner, Next Horizon Partners, LLC
Former Director of Strategy, Plans & Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7, HQDA

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Advancing USMC Ground Combat Vehicle Simulator Capabilities

Victor Szalankiewicz - Portfolio Manager Ground Combat Vehicle Simulators, United States Marine Corps
  • Responding to emerging threats
  • Leveraging simulation capabilities to inform future concepts of operation
  • Informing future battlefield needs 

Victor Szalankiewicz

Portfolio Manager Ground Combat Vehicle Simulators
United States Marine Corps

As our platforms become more inter-connected and capable, their threat vector inevitably will grow, elevating their ability to be attacked by adversaries for their gain. This session will highlight ongoing efforts to engineering resilient platforms for GCVs.

- Engineering and technology challenges to be met to enable resilient systems

- Challenges associated with A2/AD

- Partnership efforts to bolster UF capability and utilization 


David Bragg

National Security Program Area Lead, Florida Applied Research in Engineering (FLARE)
University of Florida

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Industry Perspective

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Aggregating Ground Combat Vehicle Data to Rapidly Deliver Next-Gen Technology Development

Ryan Makinson - AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)

The Defense Technical Information Center has served the information needs of the Defense Community for nearly 70 years, delivering the tools and data needed to empower the research and engineering enterprise to accelerate ongoing technological developments. Yhis session will highlight some of their collaborative research efforts.

- DTIC GCV efforts

- DTIC collaborative efforts to spur advanced results

- Technology suggestions as a result of collaboration and data collection


Ryan Makinson

AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)

2:30 pm - 2:30 pm End of Online Summit