Main Day 2 - Navy Innovation and International Focus

11:00 am - 12:50 pm Registration and Morning Networking

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Information-Aged Training Solutions: Notes, Warnings & Cautions

Neil Allen - Director, Training Strategy & Solutions, AF/DoD, National Security Group, SAIC

Col (ret) Neil Allen provides a unique perspective on the current Information Age Training landscape. Neil distills Notes, Warnings and Cautions for Industry, Government, R&D, Acquisitions, and other 'tribes' as we all seek one common goal: Training our nation's warfighters with our very best to Fly, Fight and Win against Great Power Competitors. Neil's perspective is rooted in 28 years of active duty service—mainly as a tactical aviator—plus three years as a retired veteran serving the AETC/CC as a consultant and now as an Industry Partner with SAIC as Director, Training Strategy & Solutions for the National Security Customer Group.


Neil Allen

Director, Training Strategy & Solutions, AF/DoD, National Security Group

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm CNATRA – Update on the Latest in Naval Aviator Training and Avenger Program

Captain Kevin Delano - Director, Avenger Program, Chief of Naval Air Training, US Navy

The Navy has many unique needs and roles on the battlefield, and their flight training must be flexible to be able to execute their numerous functions. This session will look at how CNATRA engages in Naval Aviator Training across numerous different aircraft and six different training pipelines. It will also give and update on the Avenger program, the Navy’s answer to the USAF’s Pilot Training Next, which is taking advantage of the latest simulator, VR, AR and AI technologies, all with a goal of reducing total training time training down to 18 months. 


Captain Kevin Delano

Director, Avenger Program
Chief of Naval Air Training, US Navy

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Networking Break

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Breaking Down Barriers Between Business and Government

Tom Quelly - Director, Business Development, Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems

Industry and the government are often at odds with their needs and wants during the contracting process. How can relationships between contractors and the military be built and maintained effectively? This session will focus on strategies for effective communication and execution of contracting and delivery.


Tom Quelly

Director, Business Development
Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Driving Innovative Training Measures and Services to Increase RAF Pilot Competencies

Air Commodore James H. Hunter - Director, Flying Training, Royal Air Force

The challenges of developing next-generation flight training systems and processes present a challenge not only to the US Military, but to our International working partners as well. At this session, you will have the unique opportunity to learn about Royal Air Force air warfare support requirements across multiple operating domains.


- Addressing the changing nature of flight training: necessary next steps to meet next-generation capability

- Defining next-gen RAF training requirements to ensure advanced operational readiness

- Efforts to replace and update existing contracted services


Air Commodore James H. Hunter

Director, Flying Training
Royal Air Force

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Networking Break

This session will bring representatives from the United States’ allies within NATO to discuss their unique needs for maintaining aircraft dominance within Europe, especially with regards to updating their toolkit with the latest training aircraft, simulators and live-virtual-connectors.


Colonel Werner Theisen

Commander, German Air Force Tactical Training Command
Sheppard Air Force Base