2021 SOF Imperatives Forum

16 JUNE 2021    //     Virtual

Don't miss the *virtual* 2021 Global SOF Imperatives Forum, taking place on 16 JUNE 2021. 

As in 2020, the Forum will convene senior U.S. government and military leaders, national security policy professionals, leading academics, and industry executives.

Attendees will join interactive discussions about the unconventional threats facing SOF and how the U.S. military and government should respond.

The agenda will be informed by the Global SOF Foundation’s annual SOF Imperatives publication, a platform document reflecting the critical issues facing U.S. SOF.

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AGENDA

  • 0900 - 0910: Welcome Remarks
    COL (Ret.) Stu Bradin (Confirmed)

  • 0910 – 0930: Keynote Speaker
    Senator Jack Reed (Invited)

  • 0930 - 0950: Keynote Speaker
    Senator Joni Ernst (Confirmed)

  • 0950 - 1015: Break

  • 1015 - 1100: Keynote Speaker

    Dr. Kathleen Hicks, Deputy Secretary of Defense (Invited)

  • 1100 - 1115: Break
  • 1115 - 1200: Senior Leader Conversation
    • Moderator: Ms. Meaghan Keeler-Pettigrew (Confirmed)
    • COL (Ret.) Keith Nightingale (Confirmed)
    • The Honorable Jim Locher (Confirmed)

  • 1200 - 1300: Break

  • 1300 - 1345: Senior Leader Conversation
    • Moderator:  Lt Gen (Ret.) Tom Trask (Confirmed)
    • Representative Adam Smith (Confirmed)
    • Representative Mike Rogers (Invited)

  • 1345 - 1430: The State of the Force
    • Moderator: Ms. Linda Robinson, Director, Center for Middle East Public Policy, RAND Corporation (Confirmed)
    • LTG Fran M. Beaudette, Commanding General, USASOC (Confirmed)
    • MajGen James Glynn, Commander, MARSOC (Invited)
    • RADM Wyman Howard, Commander, NAVSPECWARCOM (Invited) 
    • Lt Gen Jame Slife, Commander, AFSOC (Invited)

  • 1430 - 1445: Break

  • 1445 - 1530: The Future of Technology in Special Operations
    • Moderator: LTG (Ret.) Mike Nagata (Confirmed)
    • Dr. Lisa Costa, Chief Information Officer, USSOCOM (Invited)
    • LtGen Dennis A. Crall, Director, Joint Staff J6 (Confirmed)
    • Mr. Nand Mulchandani, CTO, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (Invited)

  • 1530 - 1555: Keynote Speaker
    Mr. Christopher Maier, Principal Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations & Low-Intensity Conflict (Tentative)

  • 1555 - 1600: Closing Remarks

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Forum Sponsorships

Sponsorships are available, including access to IN-PERSON VIP sessions in Washington, DC. 

These opportunities are only available to Global SOF Foundation Corporate Partners.

View Prospectus and contact Ranae Grehl learn more.

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PROSPECTUS