July 29 - 31, 2020 | Washington, D.C.

Main Conference Day 1

Everything you need to know about International Military Helicopter USA's first conference day!

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration & Morning Networking

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairman's Opening Remarks

9:00 am - 9:45 am Driving the Development of Next Generation Dutch Rotorcraft Capabilities

Air Commodore Robert Adang - Commander Defence Helicopter Command, Royal Netherlands Air Force
- Upgrades of the Dutch fleet of AH-64D Apache en CH-47 Chinook helicopters
- Developing future-proof operational concepts and capabilities
- Preparing the Defence Helicopter Command for joint operations in a multi-domain environment
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Air Commodore Robert Adang

Commander Defence Helicopter Command
Royal Netherlands Air Force

9:45 am - 10:30 am Designing, Developing, Delivering and Supporting Advanced Aviation Capabilities for Operational Commanders and Allies

Major General Thomas Todd - Program Executive Officer, PEO Aviation
- Delivering improved lethality, reach and survivability capabilities to support the operational environment
- Managing fleet modernization efforts to meet current and emerging threats
- Efforts to integrate optionally piloted capability to the entire existing fleet
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Major General Thomas Todd

Program Executive Officer
PEO Aviation

10:30 am - 11:00 am Networking Break and Demo Drive

11:00 am - 11:45 am Keynote Remarks: Accelerating the Future Vertical Lift Modernization Directive: Current FVL Lines of Efforts & Updates

Brigadier General Walter Rugen - Director, Future Vertical Lift Cross Functional Team, US Army Futures Command

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Brigadier General Walter Rugen

Director
Future Vertical Lift Cross Functional Team, US Army Futures Command

At this important session, you will have the unique opportunity to learn from leading industry stakeholders as they share in their considerations as to the current ecosystem of Military helicopters. Our speakers will highlight engineering approaches, efforts to drive collaboration in a competitive environment, and the role that affordability and sustainability play in next-generation platforms.

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Dr. Bill Lewis

President and CEO
Tennessee Technical Test Team

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Luke Savoie

President, Aviation Services
L3 Technologies

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Rob Freeland

Director, Government Relations
Bell

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David Dunn

Division Head, Power and Energy Division
University of Dayton Research Institute

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Mark Harvie

President
Omni Medical Systems, Inc.

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch


1:15 pm - 2:00 pm Enabling a Streamlined Expeditionary Aviation Force in Support of Advanced MAGTF Operations

Lieutenant General Steven Rudder - Deputy Commandant for Aviation, USMC Headquarters
- Understanding the unique rotary wing craft needs for the USMC enterprise
- USMC Aviation approach to new aircrafts and systems
- Operational perspective: requirements needed to meet next-generation rotorcraft capabilities
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Lieutenant General Steven Rudder

Deputy Commandant for Aviation
USMC Headquarters

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Rotorcraft Acquisition Priorities for the USCG: Requirements Needed to Bolster USCG Operational Reach

Rear Admiral Michael Johnston - Assistant Commandant for Acquisition and Chief Acquisition Officer, Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, United States Coast Guard
- Current USCG rotorcraft acquisition priorities
- Emerging requirements for future acquisition to support USCG missions across multiple AORs
- Timeline of future rotorcraft acquisition
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Rear Admiral Michael Johnston

Assistant Commandant for Acquisition and Chief Acquisition Officer
Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, United States Coast Guard

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Networking Break and Demo Drive

-Understanding the rotorcraft needs to maintain Army National Guard readiness and preparedness
-Conducting maneuver unit oversight for the North Carolina National Guard
-U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence's role with FVL
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Brigadier General Marvin T. Hunt (Todd)

Deputy Commanding General – Army National Guard (ARNG)
United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE)

- Developing aeromedical evacuation upgrade and modernization strategies
- Serving as the aeromedical evacuation user representative in the acquisition process
- Refining and developing aeromedical evacuation unit designs and force structure
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Colonel Stephen (Steve) A. Barnes

Chief, Medical Evacuation Proponency Division
Army Medical Department Center and School, Health Readiness Center of Excellence (AMEDDC&S HRCoE).

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



5:15 pm - 5:30 pm POST CONFERENCE NETWORKING