SNA West Coast Symposium

"The Adaptive Surface Warrior - Responding to Emerging Threats"

6 August 2009

Schedule is Subject to Change
All Speakers have been invited.


Registration & Check-in/Coffee & Continental Breakfast


Exhibits Open


“Welcome Aboard to West Coast Symposium 2009”
Speaker: CAPT Rick Williamson, SNA San Diego Chapter President (confirmed)



Morning Colors
0805-0820 Opening Remarks
  Speaker: CAPT Peter Gumataotao, USN (confirmed)
Chief of Staff, Naval Surface Forces/Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
0820-0900 "The Decline and Renaissance of Surface Navy Preparedness, 1922-1944"
  Speaker:  Mr. Dave McComb, Destroyer History Foundation (confirmed)
0900-0915 Break in Exhibit Area
0915-1000 "JTF-HOA's Maritime Strategy and Surface Warfare Skill Sets in the HOA Joint Environment"
RDML Anthony Kurta, Commander, USN (confirmed)
Commander, Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa
1000-1045 "Navy Maritime Domain Awareness"
RADM Stewart O'Bryan, USN (confirmed)
  Navy Maritime Domain Awareness
1045-1100 Break in Exhibit Area
1100-1145 "Surface Warfare: Fulfilling the Cooperative Maritime Strategy"
RDML Frank Pandolfe, USN (confirmed)
Commander, Carrier Strike Group TWO
(Director, Surface Warfare Division, N86, OPNAV)
1200-1315  Lunch onboard big deck, Pier 1 USS GREEN BAY (LPD-20)
"Battleship Adaptation in World War II"
Guest Speaker:  Karl Zingheim, USS MIDWAY Curator (Confirmed)
1340-1420 "Strike Group Command Norfolk 2009"
RDML John Christenson, USN (confirmed)
Commander, CSG 12
1420-1500 "The Future"
ADM John C. Harvey, JR., USN (confirmed)
Director, Navy Staff- Prospective USFF
1500-1700  Surface Warfare Join-up


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