Defense Forum Washington 2017


  • Monday, December 4, 2017

    General Session

    8:00 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Registration and Continental Breakfast
    Registration and Continental Breakfast
    8:30 AM  -  8:40 AM
    Welcome Remarks
    Welcome RemarksVADM Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.)CEO, U.S. Naval Institute


    8:40 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Secretary Richard V. Spencer (Confirmed)
    The Hon. Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy, is confirmed to give remarks.
    9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM
    The Hon. Robert O. Work (Confirmed)
    The Hon. Robert O. Work, former Deputy Secretary of Defense (2014-2017) is confirmed to give remarks.
    10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM
    Panel: "Collision Reports: What Are The Next Steps To Ensure Surface Warfare Readiness?"

    Moderator: VADM Peter H.Daly, USN (Ret.), CEO, U.S. Naval Institute

    • CAPT John Cordle, USN (Ret.), Director, Maintenance University, Huntington Ingalls Industries and former Commanding Officer of USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) and USS San Jacinto (CG 56) (Confirmed)
    • CAPT Kevin Eyer, USN (Ret.), former Commanding Officer of USS Shiloh (CG 67), USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), and USS Thomas S. Gates (CG 51)  (Confirmed)
    • CAPT Gerry Roncolato, USN (Ret.), National Security Analyst and Naval Expert, Roncolato Defense Associates, LLC and former Commanding Officer of USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) and Destroyer Squadron 26  (Confirmed)
    11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM
    ADM William F. Moran, USN (Confirmed)
    ADM William F. Moran, USN, Vice Chief of Naval Operations is confirmed to give remarks.

    General Session

    12:00 PM  -  12:05 PM
    Closing Remarks
    VADM Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.), CEO, U.S. Naval Institute will provide closing remarks.