Main Session

Main Session

Wednesday, AUGUST 17, 2022

Time Event
8:00 a.m.

Main Session Welcome

Jim McManus, GVSETS Chair

Kim Wegner, NDIA Michigan Chapter President

8:10 a.m.


Michael Cadieux, SES, Director, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC)

8:25 a.m.

Warfighter Panel

Moderator: MG Julian B. (JB) Burns, U.S. Army (Ret.)

COL Eric Oksenvaag, Bronco 07, National Training Center Operations Group, Fort Irwin, CA

LTC Robert Gichert, Commander 2/11 Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR), Opposing Forces (OPFOR), Fort Irwin, CA

COL Jon Meredith, Commander, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, TX

Presentation Presentation

9:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker

Young Bang, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology)

10:15 a.m.

Exhibitor Break

11:15 a.m.

Special Speaker

Elbridge (Bridge) Colby, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development


12:00 p.m.


1:15 p.m.

Detroit Senior Leader Panel

Moderator: Jeff Langhout, Director, Combat Capabilities Command Aviation and Missile Center

Michael Cadieux, Director, DEVCOM GVSC

BG Geoffrey Norman, Director, U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC), Next Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV) Cross Functional Team (CFT)

BG Glenn Dean, Program Executive Officer, Program Executive Office (PEO) Ground Combat Systems (GCS)

BG Samuel L. “Luke” Peterson, Program Executive Officer, Program Executive Office (PEO) Combat Support & Combat Service Support (CS&CSS)

Daniel Gallagher, Executive Director, ACC-DTA

MG Darren Werner, Commanding General, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command (TACOM)

2:15 p.m.

Special Speaker - “Ground Vehicle Combat in Ukraine”

Dr. David Johnson, RAND Corp


3:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Break

4:00 p.m.

Electrification Panel

Moderator: Dr. Pete Schihl, Senior Research Scientist, Ground Vehicle Propulsion and Mobility, U.S. Army DEVCOM GVSC

Justin Blomenberg, Executive Director, Cummins Power Systems Platform Engineering

COL Ryan Howell, Ph.D., Project Manager, Main Battle Tank Systems, PEO GCS

Dr. John Kelly, Senior Engineer, Advanced Capability Development Department, General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS)

Dr. John Putrus, Systems Technical Support, Engineering Manager, Joint Project Office (JPO), Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Systems Integration

Michael York, Executive Director, Defense Engineering, Allison Transmissions

5:00 p.m.

Best Paper Presentation

Michael Cadieux, SES, Director, U.S. Army DEVCOM GVSC

Dr. David Gorsich, Chief Scientist, U.S. Army DEVCOM GVSC

Dr. Gregg Wildes, Business Development Manager, DornerWorks

5:15 p.m.

Exhibitor Reception - “GVSETS Treasures of the Caribbean” - Exhibit Hall