WEST 2023 Sponsorship and Branding Opportunities

AFCEA and the U.S. Naval Institute have developed an enhanced sponsorship program for WEST 2023 that will offer maximum visibility to those who participate! What better way to make sure you stand out and increase your exposure than at this foremost event in which industry leaders can learn about military requirements and connect with decision makers and operators, where senior military and government officials can gain feedback from sea service warfighters, and where industry thought leaders will discuss and demonstrate sea service solutions? Sponsorship opportunities are offered at a several investment levels, ensuring your ability to participate.

Browse available options below, or jump to specific categories: Patron Packages, Individual Sponsorships and Advertising Opportunities. Branding Opportunities will be available soon.

Have an idea for a sponsorship not listed below? We are here to ensure you have the best conference experience. We are happy to create a custom sponsorship package to meet your specific needs. Let us know your vision, objective and budget and we’ll create a customized opportunity just for you.

All Sponsorships and Branding Opportunities for WEST 2023 are now closed.

Col Kwabena Gyimah, USMC
Assistant Chief of Staff G-6
1st Marine Division


VADM Kelly Aeschbach, USN
Naval Information Forces
Frank Alcantar
Federal Client Executive


RADM Christopher A. Bartz, USCG
Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer
Department of Homeland Security
Col Thomas M. (Marty) Bedell, USMC
Commanding Officer
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
Rishi Bhaskar
Senior Vice President & General Manager of Global Verticals and Partnerships
JMA Wireless
LtGen James W. Bierman, Jr., USMC
Commanding General, III Marine Expeditionary Force
Commander, Marine Forces Japan
Zafer Bilaloglu
Senior Solutions Architect & Field Engineering Lead for Cybersecurity Go-To-Market
Kyle Black
Security Strategist, Symantec Enterprise Division
Joseph Blau, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Physics
Naval Postgraduate School
Christian Boberg
Enterprise Architect, Business Development
Dell Technologies Federal
Dominic Bonaduce
Product Strategy Manager – Tech Product Management
Col Michael "Mike" A. Boutet, USAF (Ret.)
Indo-Pacific Strategy - AT&T National Security Solutions
VADM Michael E. Boyle, USN
CAPT Bryan Braswell, USN
Naval Information Warfighting Development Center (NIWDC))
Julian Breyer
Chief Engineer Thunderdome, DISA Cyber Security and Analytics Directorate (ID7)
Defense Information Systems Agency
Al Brisard
Steering Committee Chair
NG911 Interoperability Task Force
Chris Brown
Public Sector Chief Technology Officer
RDML Susan BryerJoyner, USN
Deputy J-6 for JADC2/ Deputy Director (DDJ6)
The Joint Staff
Gillian Busick
Senior Cyber Strategist
Defense Information Systems Agency


RADM Julius S. "JC" Caesar, USN (Ret.)
DoD & NATO Data Strategy and Business Development
NetApp U.S. Public Sector
D.R. Carlson
Senior Director, Segment Marketing for the Americas
LCDR Ian Chamberlain, USN
Action Officer, Warfighter Communications
Joint Staff J6
VADM Carl P. Chebi, USN
Naval Air Systems Command
VADM Craig A. Clapperton, USN
Commander, Fleet Cyber Command
Commander, TENTH Fleet, Commander, Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber (Navy)
Ricky Clark
Deputy Director
Jim Cosby
Chief Technology Officer
LtCol Thomas P. Cunningham, USMC
Assistant Chief of Staff G-6
1st Marine Logistics Group
LCDR Brian T. Curran, USN
PhD Candidate, Applied Physics
Naval Postgraduate School


CDR Jeremiah Daley, USN
Commanding Officer
Unmanned Surface Vessel Division
Erica Daly, Ph.D.
Co- chair of the HF Interoperability and Architeture (HF I&A)
Joint Tactical Networking Center (JTNC)
RADM Keith B. Davids, USN
Naval Special Warfare Command
Ken Davis
Senior Director of Business Development
Qualcomm Government Technologies
Russel Davis
Chief Operating Officer
Vcinity, Inc.
The Hon. Carlos Del Toro
Secretary of the Navy
Department of Defense
Joe G. DePietro
Vice President, Naval Combat and Missile Defense Systems
Lockheed Martin
Nate Dibling
Program Manager -
VADM Daniel W. Dwyer, USN
Commander, SECOND Fleet
Commander, Joint Forces Command Norfolk


Keith Ellis
Federal Solution Engineer
CAPT Brian C. Erickson, USCG
Chief Data Officer
U.S. Coast Guard


Col Dom D. Ford, USMC
Assistant Chief of Staff G-6
I Marine Expeditionary Force


CAPT George Galdorisi, USN (Ret.)
Director, Strategic Assessments and Technical Futures
Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific
VADM William Galinis, USN
Naval Sea Systems Command
Cpt Patrick Gallagher, USMC
Action Officer, Warfighter Communications
Joint Staff J6
Constance Genne
Sr. Program Manager, DISA & Enterprise Services
Eric Gerstner
Head of Data Quality Technologies
ADM Michael M. Gilday, USN
Chief of Naval Operations
U.S. Navy
Jesse Gipe
Pacific-South Regional Director
National Security Innovation Network
LtGen Matthew G. Glavy, USMC
Deputy Commandant for Information
Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps
Mark S. Gorak
Principal Director for Resources and Analysis
Office of the DoD Chief Information Officer
LtCol Scott Graniero, USMC
Director, Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch
Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity (MCTSSA)
ADM Jonathan W. Greenert, USN (Ret.)
Former Chief of Naval Operations
Department of Defense
RADM John E. Gumbleton, USN
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Budget/Director, Fiscal Management Division, N82
Office of the Chief of Naval Operations


LCDR Shane Halton, USN
Assistant Intelligence Officer
USS Carl Vinson
Bruce Hanson
Chairman & CEO
LtGen Karsten S. Heckl, USMC
Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command
Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration
Themba Henke
DevSecOps Strategist & Solutions Architect
Chris Hills
Chief Security Strategist
RDML Tracy L. Hines, USN
Deputy Director of Global Space Operations
U.S. Space Command
CDR David C. Hollon, USN
Deputy Director
Surface Advanced Warfighting School
John E. Holloway, Jr.
Lead, DoD Public Safety Communications and DISA High Frequency Communications, Cyberspace Operations Directorate
Defense Information System Agency
Dan Holmay
AI & HPC Solutions Leader


Akhil Iyer
Vice President
Shield Capital


RADM Jeffrey T. Jablon, USN
Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
RADM Chad L. Jacoby, USCG
Assistant Commandant for Acquisitions Chief Acquisition Officer
United States Coast Guard
Patrick Johnson
Director, Workforce Innovation Directorate
Department of Defense, Office of the Chief Information Officer
Chad Jones
Global Government Supply Chain & Procurement Lead


Mike Karlbom
Senior Account Executive
RADM Roy Kelley, USN (Ret.)
Vice President, Washington Operations, Naval Power Requirements and Capabilities
Raytheon Missiles & Defense
David Kiel
Director, Directed Energy Warfare Office
Office of Naval Research
VADM Roy L. Kitchener, USN
Commander, Naval Surface Forces
Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
Margarita Konaev, Ph.D.
Deputy Director of Analysis and a Research Fellow
Georgetown's Center for Security and Emerging Technology
Sridhar Kowdley
Technical Manager, Science and Technology Directorate
Department of Homeland Security
Kayne Kreitzer
Customer Experience Lead, Host and Compute Center (HaCC)
Defense Information Systems Agency


David Lago
Vulcan Program Manager
Defense Information System Agency, Hosting and Compute Center
Carissa Landymore
Program Director, Defense Enterprise Office Solution (DEOS)
Defense Information Systems Agency
LTG Susan S. Lawrence, USA (Ret.)
President and Chief Executive Officer
AFCEA International
Sabrina Lemire
Customer Success Manager
CDR Mark A. Lennon, USNR
Strategic Engagement
Defense Innovation Unit
LCDR Joeseph C. Lewis, USN
Integrated Air and Missile Defense Warfare Tactics Instructor
Surface & Mine Warfighting Development Center Fleet Training Pacific
Eric Lindley
Program Director, U.S. Navy
Robert L. Linton
Business Consultant – Cloud DevSecOps
Micro Focus Government Solutions
Col James W. Lively, USMC
Assistant Chief of Staff
I Marine Expeditionary Force
Jamie Lukos, Ph.D.
Business Portfolio Manager, Battlespace Awareness
Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific
VADM Kevin E. Lunday, USCG
Commander, Atlantic Area
US Coast Guard


COL Stephen MacDonald, CD (Ret.)
Senior Advisor, Defence Cooperation, Canadian Defence Liaison Staff
Embassy of Canada
LtGen Christopher Mahoney, USMC
Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources
Headquarters, Marine Corps
RADM Michael C. Manazir, USN (Ret.)
Vice President, Navy Systems, Government Operations
The Boeing Company, Defense, Space and Security
Lisa Marcus
Lead, DoD Efforts
Jon R. Marcy
President and CEO
Netmaker Communications, LLC
Mike Mattis
Senior Director of Naval Industries
Anduril Industries
Ryan McArthur
JWCC Program Manager, Hosting and Compute Center (HaCC)
Defense Information Systems Agency, Hosting and Compute Center
LtCol Glenn McCartan, USMC
Defense Engagement
Defense Innovation Unit
CWO3 Brian McCarty, USN
Chief, Joint Interoperability Test Command High Frequency Lab
Joint Interoperability Test Command
VADM Kevin McCoy, USN (Ret.)
Former Commander
Naval Sea Systems Command
Jessop McCrea
Chief Engineer, Defense Enterprise Office Solution (DEOS)
Defense Information System Agency
David McCue
Defence Director, Austrade, Embassy of Australia
Australian Trade and Investment Commission
Dave McDonald
CIO and Plans, Programs and Requirements Director
Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific
Alexander McFarland
Cloud Engineer and DevOps Nerd
Defense Information Systems Agency, Hosting and Compute Center
Chuck McGraw
Vice President, Global Federal Sales
James McPherson MS, MSSL, DML
Operations, Sustainment, and Training Program Manager
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
Kevin Mickey
Sector Vice President and General Manager, Future Air Dominance
Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems
John Mongeon
Senior Manager, Business Development
ADM William F. Moran, USN (Ret.)
Former Vice Chief of Naval Operations
BGen Jason L. Morris, USMC
Commanding General
Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD), San Diego


Michael F. Nasitka
Command, Control and Navigation Program Manager
U.S. Coast Guard
LtCol Angela Nelson, USMC
Commanding Officer
Marine Wing Communications Squadron 38
Stephen Nemeth
Warfighter Communications
Mark Nobles
Technical Lead, Hosting and Compute Center (HaCC)
Defense Information Systems Agency
Tamara (Tami) North
Director of Information Warfare Readiness
Naval Information Forces


CAPT Brett O’Donovan, USN
Innovation and Experimentation Division Chief, J67


ADM Samuel J. Paparo, USN
U.S. Pacific Fleet
Michael Parker, Ph.D.
Public Sector Strategy and Business Development
Capt Gaspar Perez, USMC
Network Engineer, JADC2 Battle Lab
Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity
Faith Perry
Stratus Business Lead, Hosting and Compute Center (HaCC)
Defense Information Systems Agency
Joshua Petersen
C4ISR Technical Director
BAE Systems
RDML Ron Piret, USN
Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command
Dmitriy Plaks
Specialist Leader
Todd Probert
President, National Security and Innovative Solutions
CACI International Inc
Wes Pullen
Field Chief Technology Officer


Col Jason P. Quinter, USMC
Commanding Officer
Marine Air Control Group 38


Kurt Reese
Joint Tactical Network Center (JTNC)
CAPT Thomas "Thom" C. Remmers, USCG
Unmanned Systems Strategic Team Lead
Assistant Commandant for Capabilities (CG-7 UxS), U.S. Coast Guard
CDR Jeremy Reynard, USN
Defense Engagement
Defense Innovation Unit
Charles W. Robinson
Worldwide Leader
IBM Quantum Safe Team
LtCol Jeffrey M. Rohman, USMC
Commanding Officer
9th Communications Battalion
Col Kevin R. Root, USMC
Commanding Officer
I MEF Information Group


Nicholaus H. Saacks
Deputy Program Executive Officer
Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T)
COL Cade M. Saie, USA
Chief Data Officer, Network Cross Functional Team
Army Futures Command
COL Elliot Schroeder, USAR
75th US Army Reserve (USAR) Innovation Command
Gina Scinta
Deputy Chief Technology Officer
Thales Trusted Cyber Technologies
Gram Slingbaum
Solutions Engineer
RADM Douglas W. (Doug) Small, USN
Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR)
Russ Smith
Field CTO
LtGen George W. Smith Jr., USMC
Commanding General
I Marine Expeditionary Force
Gen Eric M. Smith, USMC
U.S. Marine Corps
Tarun Soni, Ph.D.
NG Fellow
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
James A. Stanger, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Evangelist
David P. Stephens
EVP & GM, Government, Aerospace, and Defense
One Network
Paul Stokes
Deputy Operations Officer
Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School
Eddie Storm
Senior Solutions Architect
RADM Michael Studeman, USN
Commander, Office of Naval Intelligence
Director, National Maritime Intelligence Integration Office
ADM Scott H. Swift, USN (Ret.)
Former Commander
U.S. Pacific Fleet (2015-2018)


CAPT Scott Tait, USN (Ret.)
Executive Director, National Security Innovation Catalyst
University of California Institute on Global Conflict & Cooperation
CAPT Sam J. Tangredi, USN (Ret.), Ph.D.
Professor and Leidos Chair of Future Warfare Studies
U.S. Naval War College
VADM Robert L. Thomas, Jr., USN (Ret.)
former Commander, U.S. SEVENTH FLEET
Professor of Practice, U.C. San Diego
VADM Karl O. Thomas, USN
CAPT Patrick M. Thompson, USCG
Infrastructure Services Division Chief, C5I Service Center
U.S. Coast Guard
VADM Andrew J. Tiongson, USCG
Commander, Pacific Area
Commander, Coast Guard Defense Force West
Jara Tripiano
Chief Engineer
Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC PAC)


RADM Michael Vernazza, USN
Commander, Fleet Information Warfare Command Pacific (FIWC PAC)
Information Warfare Task Force (TF-501), Pacific


Micah Waldstein
Director of Product Management
BGen David C. Walsh, USMC
Marine Corps Systems Command
Aaron Weis
Chief Information Officer
U.S. Department of Navy
Daniel Wetzel, Ph.D.
Senior Principal Electrical Engineer
Sierra Nevada Corporation
CDR Jonathan D. White, USCG
Cloud and Data Branch Chief, C5I Service Center
U.S. Coast Guard
VADM Kenneth R. Whitesell, USN
Commander, Naval Air Forces
Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
Suzanne Wilkinson
Director, U.S. Operations
Canadian Commercial Corporation
Col Jeremy S. "Beef" Winters, USMC
Commanding Officer
Marine Air Control Group 38, 3d Marine Aircraft Wing


John Youssef
Account Director, U.S. DoD Business
Mansour "Manny" Yusuf
Chief Cloud & Edge Architect
Dell Technologies Federal Systems


VADM James M. Zortman, USN (Ret.)
Chairman of the Board, USAA
former Commander, Naval Air Forces