November 19 - 21, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn San Antonio, Live Oak, TX

Operational Assessment Pre-Conference Focus Day

8:30 am - 9:30 am Registration & Breakfast

9:30 am - 9:45 am Chairperson's Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:45 am - 10:30 am Driving Training Efforts at CNATRA to Meet 21st Century Naval Air Needs

Captain Steve Hnatt - Assistant Chief of Staff (ACOS) for Training (N7), Chief of Naval Air Training, US Navy
At this session, you will have the unique opportunity to learn as to the emerging Naval Air training initiatives across USN/USMC flight students, to include Aviation preflight indoctrination, primary, multi-engine, strike, and rotary pipelines. With an increased organizational focus on the science of learning, our speaker will detail the CNATRA enterprise-wide initiatives to bolster not only training, but educational and learning processes as well. 
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Captain Steve Hnatt

Assistant Chief of Staff (ACOS) for Training (N7), Chief of Naval Air Training
US Navy

10:30 am - 11:15 am Understanding the Unique Air Force Training Needs of the Polish Air Force

Colonel Lukasz Piatek - Chief of Training, 2nd Tactical Air Wing, Polish Air Force
Our invited speaker will provide on overview as to the ongoing training and educational initiatives to bolster Polish Airmen capabilities. This session will also detail a look as to emerging technological initiatives, to include innovation efforts to bolster current levels of capability.
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Colonel Lukasz Piatek

Chief of Training, 2nd Tactical Air Wing
Polish Air Force

11:15 am - 11:45 am Morning Networking Break

11:45 am - 12:30 pm Training More and Training Better: Equipping and Training the Next Generation of Combat Ready Airmen

Major General Patrick J. Doherty - Director, Plans, Programs, and Requirements, Headquarters Air Combat Command
Major General Doherty will share in the emerging plans, programs and requirements needed to train and equip combat- ready Airmen to be integrated across Air Combat Command. This important session will share in ACC’s vision to improve squadron and pilot readiness in order to maintain efficient levels of operational readiness and preparedness.
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Major General Patrick J. Doherty

Director, Plans, Programs, and Requirements
Headquarters Air Combat Command

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Networking Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm Necessary Next Steps and Priorities to Advance Swedish Military Flight Training System Capability

Major Michael Rosenquist - Head of Flight Safety and Military Flight Training System PM, Swedish Air Force
This session will provide an in depth look into emerging requirements and resources sought for the completion of a modernized Swedish military flight training system. This session will highlight the ongoing modernization efforts to produce a next-generation flight training system where capability is cost-effectively weighted against procurement support costs.
 
-          Considerations as to the future of Swedish flight training solutions
-          Integrating a high fidelity, next-generation training system that is reminiscent of today’s air operating environments
-          Efforts to greater cost-efficiency throughout lifecycle of MFTS
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Major Michael Rosenquist

Head of Flight Safety and Military Flight Training System PM
Swedish Air Force

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Australian Air Force Efforts to Bolster Air Training Capabilities

Wing Commander Neville O’Donnell - Commanding Officer 76 Squadron, Air Combat Group, Royal Australian Air Force
Wing Commander O'Donnell will provide an overview of emerging flight training and education priorities for the Royal Australian Air Force to include emerging technology, and innovation opportunities of interest.

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Wing Commander Neville O’Donnell

Commanding Officer 76 Squadron, Air Combat Group
Royal Australian Air Force

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Networking Break

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Relevant Modeling & Simulation Capabilities to Achieve Army Maneuver Readiness

Colonel Marcus L. Varnadore - Project Manager, Integrated Training Environment, PEO Simulation, Training and Instrumentation
The Project Manager Integrated Training Environment (PM ITE) provides relevant integrated modeling and simulation capabilities to achieve Army readiness. It converges virtual, constructive and gaming products into one organizational structure to ensure maximum benefits are derived from their blended capabilities in concert with live training. This session will place a strong focus on PM ITE's applicability of M&S capabilities in the aviation training space, and what lessons can be learned for future training strategies.

 
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Colonel Marcus L. Varnadore

Project Manager, Integrated Training Environment
PEO Simulation, Training and Instrumentation

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Comparing and Contrasting Military Training Competencies and Operational Mission Sets

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Eric Weber, MBA, ATP - First Officer, Mesa Airlines
This session will provide an in-depth study as to current military flight training strategies and processes against operational mission sets in order to address gaps that limit next-generation Airmen. With a focus on regional training, this session will provide a look at the caliber and differences in mindset, aptitude, airmanship, and decision making.
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Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Eric Weber, MBA, ATP

First Officer
Mesa Airlines

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

 

5:15 pm - 5:15 pm End of Focus Day