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    Speaker Bios

    Speaker Bios 

    Maj Gen C. Donald Alston, USAF, Commander, 20th Air Force, Air Force Global Strike Command, and Commander, Task Force 214, U.S. Strategic Command, Francis E. Warren AFB, WY  (Bio)


    Shay Assad, Director, Defense Pricing, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (AT&L), Washington, DC  (Bio) 


    RADM Terry J. Benedict, USN, Director for Strategic Systems Programs, U.S. Navy, Washington, DC (Bio) 


    Chris Deegan, Executive Director, PEO Integrated Warfare Systems, U.S. Navy, Washington, DC (Bio) 


    Lawrence K. Gershwin, National Intelligence Officer for Science and Technology, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Washington, DC  (Bio)


    Major General Patrick M. Higgins, Director, Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization (Bio)


    Gregory D. Hulcher, SES, Director for Strategic Warfare, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L)  (Bio)

    Lt Gen James M. Kowalski, USAF, Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale AFB, LA (Bio)


    Brett Lambert, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, U.S. Department of Defense, Washington, DC (Bio)


    Robert G. Lepore, Vice President Engineering Missile Systems, Raytheon Company (Bio)


    Maj Gen Kenneth D. Merchant, USAF, Commander and USAF PEO for Weapons, Air Armament Center (AAC), Eglin AFB, FL (Bio)


    Steven L. Messervy, Deputy to the Commander, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL  (Bio)

    David L. Neyland, Director, Tactical Technology Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Arlington, VA  (Bio)


    John Plumb, Principal Director, Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense, Washington, DC (Bio)


    RADM William E. Shannon, III, USN, PEO Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons, U.S. Navy, Patuxent River, MD (Bio)


    John Rood, Vice President, U.S. Business Development, Raytheon Company (Bio)