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Near-Peer Competition is Back:
Are We Ready Now and Into the Future
February February 6 - 8, 2018  San Diego Convention Center

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VADM John D. Alexander, USN (Invited)
Commander, U.S. THIRD Fleet


RADM Christian "Boris" Becker, USN (Confirmed)
Commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
RDML Melvin W. Bouboulis, USCG (Invited)
Assistant Commandant for Engineering & Logistics
U.S. Coast Guard


August Cole (Confirmed)
Writer in Residence/Senior Fellow
Avascent/Atlantic Council
BGen Dennis A. Crall, USMC (Invited)
Director, Command, Control, Communications, Computers and
Chief Information Officer, U.S. Marine Corps


ADM Philip S. Davidson, USN (Invited)
Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command


Dr. Kelly Fletcher (Confirmed)
Acting Department of Navy Chief Information Officer
ADM James G. Foggo III, USN (Invited)
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe/ Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Africa
Commander, Allied Joint Force Command, Naples


VADM Michael M. Gilday, USN (Confirmed)
Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and
Commander, TENTH Fleet
Mark Gorenflo (Invited)
Director of Operations for the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx)
ADM William E. Gortney, USN (Confirmed)
former Commander, U.S. Northern Command (2014-2016)
former Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (2012-2014)
VADM Paul A. Grosklags, USN (Confirmed)
Commander, Naval Air Systems Command


Dr. Kathleen Hicks (Confirmed)
Senior Vice President; Henry A. Kissinger Chair; Director, International Security Program
Center for Strategic & International Studies


VADM Matthew J. Kohler, USN (Confirmed)
Naval Information Forces


RADM Kevin Lunday, USCG (Confirmed)
Assistant Commandant, C4&IT and
Commander, US Coast Guard Cyber Command


VADM Fred M. Midgette, USCG (Confirmed)
Commander, Pacific Area
Commander Coast Guard Defense Force West
RADM DeWolfe H. Miller III, USN (Invited)
nominated as next Commander, Naval Air Forces and Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
VADM Thomas J. Moore, USN (Confirmed)
Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command


Gen Robert B. Neller, USMC (Confirmed)
U.S. Marine Corps


Dr. William Roper (Invited)
Director, Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO)
Office of the Secretary of Defense
VADM Thomas S. Rowden, USN (Invited)
Commander, Naval Surface Forces, and Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet


VADM Phillip Sawyer, USN (Invited)
Commander, SEVENTH Fleet
Secretary Patrick Shanahan (Invited)
Deputy Secretary of Defense
LtGen Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret.) (Confirmed)
President and CEO
AFCEA International
BGen Joseph Shrader, USMC (Confirmed)
Commander, Marine Corps Systems Command
MajGen Eric M. Smith, USMC (Confirmed)
Commanding General, 1 Marine Division
Secretary Richard V. Spencer (Invited)
Secretary, Department of the Navy
ADM James G. Stavridis, USN (Ret.) (Invited)
Dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (2009-2013)
ADM Scott H. Swift, USN (Invited)
U.S. Pacific Fleet
RADM Tim Szymanski, USN (Invited)
Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command


VADM Jan Tighe, USN (Confirmed)
Deputy Chief of Naval Operation for Information Warfare, Director of Naval Intelligence
VADM Joseph E. Tofalo, USN (Confirmed)
Commander, Naval Submarine Forces and Submarine Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
Commander, Allied Submarine Command


Dr. Steven H. Walker (Invited)
Acting Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency


ADM Paul F. Zukunft, USCG (Invited)
U.S. Coast Guard