Maximizing the Military Value of Our Installations

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No matter which way the BRAC winds blow, there is one constant priority – sustaining the military value of our military installations. Supporting the defense presence unites leaders from installations, communities and industry in an ongoing journey that evolves with the needs of the military. As new challenges that threaten military value emerge, new ideas and approaches take root. This is where innovation begins. This is Installation Innovation 2018 – the leading professional development forum focused on military installation innovation.

Join us in sunny San Diego California for this exciting event. San Diego is home to one of the largest concentration of military forces anywhere in the world. “America’s Finest City” is the homeport of the USN’s 3rd Fleet, Submarine Squadron 11, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command and the Naval Special Warfare Command. The extended metropolitan area is also the headquarters of the 1st Marine Division, the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot; where Marines are made.

Program

Join 600 of the top community, military and industry leaders in San Diego next February 12-14 for a unique educational opportunity that will explore the key
issues that define military value:

Understand how current and future mission capabilities impact operational readiness.

Protect the availability and condition of land, facilities, and associated airspace.

Improve the ability to accommodate contingency, mobilization, surge, and future total force requirements.

Manage the cost of operations, including cost of living and quality of life.

Analyze the strategic impact of the location of an installation.

IIF is designed for installation commanders and staff to attend with their community. For information on how to encourage participation from your installation staff, contact Aleksandar “Pav” Pavlovich at apavlovich@defensecommunities.org.

Featured Participants

Stephen D. Austin
Assistant Chief of Army Reserve

Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham
U.S. Army Assistant Chief of Staff, Installation Management

Captain Joseph Buzzella, Jr.
Sector Commander and Captain of the Port of San Diego, California

Maj. Gen. Vincent Coglianese
Commander, Marine Corps Installations Command/Assistant Deputy Commandant, Installations & Logistics (Facilities)

Mark A. Correll
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Environment, Safety and Infrastructure

Paul D. Cramer
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Housing & Partnerships)
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy & Environment)

Lt. Gen. Kenneth Dahl
Commanding General, U.S. Army Installation Management Command

David Dentino
Director, Installation Support Directorate, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center

Jordan Gillis
Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment

Nathan Goodwin
Principal Deputy for Operations and Logistics, Army Materials Command

Vincent E. Grewatz
Director, Installation Management Command Training Directorate, U.S. Army

Richard Hartley
Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Installations, Environment and Energy

Steven Iselin
Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment

Richard G. Kidd IV
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army
Strategic Integration

Gregory S. Kuhr
Director, G4 Facilities & Logistics, U.S. Army Installation Management Command, Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston, TX

Jennifer Miller
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Installations, HQ U.S. Air Force

Robert Moriarty
 Senior Executive Service & Director, Installations Directorate, Air Force Civil Engineer Center

Hon. Lucian Niemeyer
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment

Patrick O’Brien
Director, Office of Economic Adjustment

Brig. Gen. Giselle M. Wilz
 Commander, NATO Headquarters, Sarajevo

Location / Date For Installation Innovation 2018

February 12-14, 2018

San Diego Westin
400 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

The ADC Installation Innovation Forum 2018 will be held at the San Diego Westin, located at 400 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101. Our block of rooms for this event is currently sold out.

An overflow block of rooms has been opened at the Westin Gaslamp, located at 910 Broadway Circle, San Diego, CA 92101; an easy walk from the Forum. (Click here to reserve your room at the Westin Gaslamp).

To secure a government per diem rate room; please contact Ray Bracken at: rbracken@defensecommunities.org.

Register

Discounts are available for groups of three or more. Contact Aleksandar “Pav” Pavlovich at apavlovich@defensecommunities.org to register a group.

Community Member/Non-Member

$595/$795

Industry Member/Non-Member

$695/$1,095

DOD/Federal Employee

$100

(Rate does not apply to contractors)

Agenda

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

 

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Services Workshop


The Army, Air Force and Marine Corps will each be organizing a 3-hour pre-conference professional development workshop designed for installation commanders and community leaders.

 

Air Force: Profiles in Partnership 2018


Speakers:

  • Richard Hartley, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Energy and Environment
  • Jennifer Miller, Acting Principal Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Energy and Environment
  • Teran Judd, Director, Community Partnership & Encroachment, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Installations

 

Army Installation-Community Partnership Workshop

Speakers:

  • Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management
  • Lt. Gen. Kenneth Dahl, Commander, Installation Management Command
  • Sec. Jordan Gillis, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installation, Energy and Environment
  • Ivan Bolden, Chief, Army Partnerships, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management
Marine Corps Installation-Community Partnership Workshop

This Marine Corps advisory meeting will bring together members of the Installations Community supporting modernization, community planning, encroachment management, partnerships, public affairs, and outreach and engagement to address community interests and regional issues.

Speaker:

  • Col. Che Bolden, Assistant Chief of Staff, Marine Corps Installations Command Modernization and Development Directorate

 

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch On Your Own

 

1:00 p.m.  – 1:30 p.m.

Opening Session

WELCOME:

  • Bill Parry, President, Association of Defense Communities; City Manager, Gatesville, TX
  • Rocky Chavez, Chairman, Governor Military Council; Assemblyman (76th District), California State Assembly

 

1:30 p.m.  – 2:00 p.m.

The Innovators

This opening panel will feature key speakers from each of the projects selected for this year’s Innovators program. This unique ADC program highlights six innovative collaborations that have increased the value of installations and pushed the envelope on what’s possible when community, industry and installation leaders come together to solve challenges.

Moderator:

  • Maurice McDonald, ADC Board of Directors; Executive Vice President, Aerospace and Defense, Dayton Development Coalition

Speakers:

  • Joe Ritch, Chairman, Tennessee Valley BRAC Committee
  • Tom Vinson, Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs, American Wind Energy Association
  • Troy Gonzalez, Chief Technical Specialist, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Sal Nodjomian, Executive Vice President, Matrix Design Group; President, Society of American Military Engineers
  • Rachel Castle, Director of Defense Programs, Dayton Development Coalition
  • Eli Sanchez, Senior Project Manager, Civic San Diego

 

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

 

Networking Break

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Innovators Case Studies: Part 1

In two rounds of concurrent sessions, community, military and industry representatives will present in-depth case studies on their projects with a focus on sharing replicable ideas you can use.

Redstone Arsenal Gate Relocation

When long-standing congestion issues at Redstone Arsenal’s main gate began to worsen, the regional support group for the post rallied its members, along with the state of Alabama and the developer and a tenant of an enhanced use leasing project on the arsenal, to finance and carry out a $12.9 million fix.

Moderator:

  • Joe Ritch, Chairman, Tennessee Valley BRAC Committee

Speakers:

  • Mike Ward, Senior Vice President, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce
  • Craig Northridge, Chief, Master Planning Division, Directorate of Public Works, US Army Garrison-Redstone

Balancing Wind Energy Development with Military Training in Northwest Oklahoma

While defense communities around the nation continue to grapple with the potential for wind farm projects to interfere with military training, the state of Oklahoma and the Enid Regional Development Alliance have established a system for addressing potential conflicts with Vance Air Force Base at the early stages of the development process.

Moderator:

  • Tom Vinson, Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs, American Wind Energy Association

Speakers:

  • Mike Cooper, Chairman, Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission; Immediate Past President, Association of Defense Communities
  • Emily Truebner, Environmental Manager, Tradewind Energy
  • Brent Kisling, Executive Director, Enid Regional Development Alliance

Escambia County, Fla.-NAS Whiting Field Land Swap

A unique partnership between Escambia County, FL and Naval Air Station Whiting Field will deliver a newly constructed helicopter training facility to that is unencumbered by nearby commercial and residential growth, while simultaneously freeing up a prime parcel for local economic development.

Moderator:

  • Sal Nodjomian, Executive Vice President, Matrix Design Group; President, Society of American Military Engineers

Speakers:

  • Scott Luth, CEO, FloridaWest EDA
  • Craig Dalton, Former Vice President of Armed Services, Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce

 

 

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

 

Networking Break

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Innovators Case Studies: Part 2

In two rounds of concurrent sessions, community, military and industry representatives will present in-depth case studies on their projects with a focus on sharing replicable ideas you can use.

Manchester Pacific Gateway: Redevelopment of Navy Region Southwest’s San Diego headquarters

A $1.4 billion public-private venture between the Navy and a developer will transform eight blocks of San Diego’s waterfront while providing a new state-of-the-art headquarters for Navy Region Southwest and other tenants.

Moderator:

  • Libby Day, Business Development Officer, Economic Development Department, City of San Diego

Speakers:

  • Eli Sanchez, Senior Project Manager, Civic San Diego
  • Perry Dealy, President & CEO, Dealy Development
  • Capt. Mark Edelson, Commanding Officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest

Project 444 Collaboration Space

A newly created collaborative workspace in downtown Dayton, Ohio, is opening up new avenues for the civilian research community and commercial sector to interact with scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory, driving innovation and technology commercialization in the pursuit of new applications by the Air Force and regional economic growth

Moderator:

  • Rachel Castle, Director of Defense Programs, Dayton Development Coalition

Speakers:

  • Les McFawn, Director, Wright Brothers Institute
  • Bill Harrison, Director of Small Business, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Scott Koorndyk, President, The Entrepreneur Center

 

Peterson AFB Installation Management 3D planning

Speakers:

  • Troy Gonzalez, Chief Technical Specialist, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Daniel Soto, Renewable Energy Division Chief, Air Force Civil Engineer Center

 

4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

 

Networking Break

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

General Session – Empowering Innovative Installation Leaders

As our military bases continue to evolve, integrating community and regional partners, and adapting to new technologies and quality of life requirements, how do we prepare and empower the next generation of installation leaders?

Moderator:

  • Bill Parry, President, Association of Defense Communities; City Manager, Gatesville, TX

Speakers:

  • Lt. Gen. Kenneth Dahl, Commander, Installation Management Command, U.S. Army
  • Maj. Gen. Vincent Coglianese, Commander, Marine Corps Installation Command
  • Mr. David Dentino, Director, Installation Support Directorate, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center
  • Capt. Joseph Buzzella, Jr. Sector Commander, Coast Guard Sector San Diego
  • Steven Iselin, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy, Installations and Environment
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Opening Reception on the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier

 

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

 

7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Council Meetings

 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

General Session – Defining Military Value

Installations are rated by a series of criteria that define military value. This panel of experts and installation management professionals will explore how each of the services and DOD determine their standards and how community and base leaders can work together to increase the overall military value of an installation.

WELCOME:

  • Bill Parry, President, Association of Defense Communities; City Manager, Gatesville, TX

Moderator:

  • Dr. Craig College, Executive Vice President, CALIBRE Systems

Speaker:

  • Hon. Lucian Niemeyer, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment

 

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

 

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

The Future of Shared Services
The drive to create new and innovative military-community partnerships has been gaining steam over the past few years and the new agreements being developed today are paving the way for larger future collaborations. This panel will explore several projects that have pushed the envelope on what’s possible when installations work with communities.

Moderator:

  • Charlie Perham, Deputy Director, Government Consulting Services, Matrix Design Group

Speakers:

  • Valerie Berube, Community Partnership Program Manager, Luke AFB
  • Toni Hansen, Deputy Director, Mission Support Group, Goodfellow AFB
  • Lt. Col. Jeff Ivey, Garrison Commander, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ
  • Col. Rocky Wilson, 628th Mission Support Group Commander, Joint Base Charleston, SC

Sea Level Rise
With critical installations all along the nation’s coastlines, sea level rise is becoming a real concern for DOD. No matter the cause, it’s imperative that military, community and industry leaders work together to understand the how it will threaten military missions and what can be done to mitigate the impact.

Moderator:

  • Sal Nodjomian, Executive Vice President, Matrix Design Group; President, Society of American Military Engineers

Speakers:

  • Col. Terrence Walter, Director, Installation Planning, Pentagon
  • Robin O’Connell, Director, Sustainability & Land Use Planning Division; Senior Climate Change Advisor – ‎Naval Facilities Engineering Command
  • Bill Cork, CEO, Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission, Mississippi

Protecting the Mission from Encroachment while Supporting the Community’s Veterans
Mitigating encroachment can often require unlikely allies. This panel will focus on three REPI led projects that helped protect training space and also provided unique opportunities for veterans support organizations.

Moderator:

  • Kristin Thomasgard-Spence, Program Director, Readiness and Environmental Protection (REPI) Program, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Energy, Installations and Environment)

Speakers:

  •  Pat Dunn, Center for Natural Lands Management
  • Joe Knott, Director, Military Partnerships, Compatible Lands Foundation
  • Mary Hollow, Executive Director, Prickly Pear Land Trust
  • Ward Burton, President, Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation

 

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Networking Break

 

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Working Lunch

Grab a lunch and head to a session.

General Session – Base of the Future
This keynote panel will explore the ideas and technologies that are driving the future of defense infrastructure. Topics will include trends in technology, emerging threats and the evolving requirements to meet mission readiness.

Moderator:

  • Joe Driskill, Vice President, Association of Defense Communities; Missouri Military Advocate, Office of the Governor

Speakers:

  • Lt. Gen Gwen Bingham, Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management
  • Xavier Williams, President, AT&T Global Public Sector Solutions
  • Bill Beyer, President, Federal Human Capital, Deloitte
  • Robert Moriarty, Director, Installations Directorate, Air Force Civil Engineers
  • Col. Eric Shafa, Commander, 42nd Air Base Wing, Maxwell AFB

 

Breakout Sessions

Special Partnership Case Study – Building a Healthy Military Community
This case study will present innovations that have improved health and wellness at Ft. Sill, OK. Leveraging best practices from the DoD Healthy Base Initiative and the new Healthy Army Communities work, Ft. Sill, in partnership with the Lawton military community, is dramatically improving soldier and family readiness and quality of life. Areas of focus on and off-post include improvements in food, fitness, medical, schools, and recreation. Leaders from Ft. Sill and the local Lawton community will provide an overview of how they partnered to leverage resources and engage key stakeholders to transform quality of life.

 

Creating Innovation Hubs – Leveraging Higher Education and Advanced Technologies
New missions and technologies require new thinking in how installations and communities support our nation’s military. More complex missions and weapon systems necessitate new infrastructure, workforce, education, and industry capabilities.  As centers of this evolution, communities and installations have a unique opportunity to develop hubs of innovation bringing universities, local governments, industry and base leaders together to develop new mission readiness support systems.

Moderator:

  • Joel Benefield, Vice President, STARGATES, Inc.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Dennis Andersh, CEO, Wright State Applied Research Corporation
  • Joe Greene, Vice President, Military and Innovation Strategies, Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Penny Gross, County Supervisor, Fairfax County, VA
  • Jesse Gipe, Manager of Economic Development, San Diego Regional EDC

 

1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Networking Break

 

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Creating Innovation Hubs – How Military-Community Partnerships are Driving Innovation
New missions and technologies require new thinking in how installations and communities support our nation’s military. More complex missions and weapon systems necessitate new infrastructure, workforce, education, and industry capabilities. As centers of this evolution, communities and installations have a unique opportunity to develop hubs of innovation bringing universities, local governments, industry and base leaders together to develop new mission readiness support systems.

Moderator:

  • Dominie Garcia, Smart Cities Program Lead, Battelle

Speakers:

  • Col. Marty Schmidt, Special Operations Command, J5 Strategy Donovan Group
  • Dr. Jeff Carney, Associate Superintendent, Columbia County School District
  • Sean Carlson, Executive Director, Michigan Defense Center
  • Danielle Wheeler, Executive Director, March Joint Powers Authority

Base of the Future – Applications in Action
The Base of the Future is not just an abstract concept; it’s happening on the ground at installations across the country. New technology systems are being piloted right now and are redefining the way service members will work, train and live on military installations.

Moderator:

  • Stacey Shepard, Vice President, Buildings & Infrastructure, Jacobs

Speakers:

  • Maj. Brandon Newell, Chair, Mobility Transformation, Marine Corps Installations Command, MCAS Miramar, CA
  • Col. Kyle Reed, Garrison Commander, Ft. Bragg, NC
  • Fred Fallman, Deputy Director, 6th Mission Support Group, MacDill AFB, FL

 

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Army Partnership Workshop

Speakers:

  • Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management
  • Lt. Gen. Kenneth Dahl, Commander, Installation Management Command
  • Sec. Jordan Gillis, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installation, Energy, and Environment
  • Ivan Bolden, Chief, Army Partnerships, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Networking Break

 

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

General Session – Future Power: The Next Generation of Installation Energy

Moderator:

  • Bob Ross, Executive Director, Connecticut Office of Military Affairs

Speakers:

  • Hon. Lucian Niemeyer, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment
  • Sec. Jordan Gillis, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment
  • Sec. Mark Correll, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Environment and Energy
  • Sec. Steve Iselin, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations & Environment)

 

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Networking Break

 

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

General Session – OEA Townhall

OEA Director Patrick O’Brien will lead a town hall discussion on the current state of office programs and how communities can partner with OEA to advance military-community partnerships

Speaker:
• Patrick O’Brien, Director, Office of Economic Adjustment

Breakout Session

Installation Resiliency
Continued access to adequate, reliable water and energy supplies and the ability to deliver them efficiently are strategic imperatives for the sustainment of military installations and their current and future missions. But to date, most military water and energy sustainment plans have focused on conservation, privatization, and environmental compliance. There has been less focus on water source protection, collaborative water and energy supply planning, and comprehensive stakeholder outreach and engagement with military host states and communities. The panel will discuss state, local, and regional-level water and energy resource sustainability planning, “utilities as a service”, and it will provide concepts and ideas for DOD and the military services to address with their water and energy providers, utility systems operators, conservation stakeholders, and host states and communities.

Moderator:

  • Rebecca Rubin, President & CEO, Marstel-Day

Speakers:

  • Ken Kost, Sr. Vice President of Buildings & Facilities, Louis Berger
  • C. David Turner, President, American Water Military Services Group
  • John Simpson, Director of the Office of Water Resources, Marine Corps Installation Command West
  • Matt Walsh, Executive Liaison Commanding General, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, Ft. Huachuca
  • Clifford Maurer, Director of Public Services and Engineering, City of Coronado

 

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

 

7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Registration Open

 

7:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Next Generation EULs – The Grand Forks AFB Case Study

 

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Networking Break

 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

General Session

National Trends in Defense Industry

A panel of defense industry experts, senior DOD officials and community leaders will discuss the current trends impacting the defense industrial base, how industry is responding and the partnership opportunities available for communities and military installations.

Moderator:

  • Harry Kleiser, President, SIA Solutions

Speakers:

  • Sec. Eric Chewning, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy (invited)
  • Herbert Carlisle, President & CEO, National Defense Industry Association (invited)
  • Andreas Mueller, Chief of Federal Policy, California Military Department; Executive Director, Governor’s Military Council DC Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Navigating Encroachment
Encroachment is a key challenge for many installations often requiring multiple partners that all have a stake in the land and properties surrounding military installations. Bringing together such a diverse group with sometimes conflicting ideas can be a major challenge for installations and communities. This panel will explore the lessons learned from several communities that were able to work with their installations to mitigate encroachment challenges.

Moderator:

  • Celeste Werner, Vice President, Matrix Design Group; ADC Board of Directors

Speakers:

  • Hillary Merritt, Senior Project Manager, The Trust for Public Land
  • Bill Adamson, Program Director, South Sound Military and Communities Partnership
  • Clifford Maurer, Director of Public Services and Engineering, City of Coronado
  • Kristin Thomasgard-Spence, Program Director, Readiness and Environmental Protection (REPI) Program, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Energy, Installations and Environment)
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Networking Break

 

10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

General Session – Next Generation Partnerships: What’s Holding us Back?

The new authority allowing installation-community partnerships has spurred hundreds of projects but multiple obstacles have prevented more far-reaching initiatives from going ahead. During this session, senior officials representing each of the services will discuss possible solutions to the hurdles slowing efforts to take advantage of the new authority as well as consider how installation-community partnerships will evolve in the coming years.

Moderator:

  • Fred Meurer, Booz Allen Hamilton

Speakers:

  • Col. Brian Foley, Chief, Strategic Initiatives Group, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management
  • Teran Judd, Director, Community Partnership & Encroachment, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Energy and Environment
  • Col. Che Bolden, Director, G-7, Marine Corps Installations Command
12:00 p.m.

Conference Ends

 

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