​The Main Briefing Center will host numerous speakers from the military and civilian communities to discuss current trends and future procurement issues. Led by MAGTAF and Marine Corps Systems Command, briefings are used by attendees and exhibitors alike to formulate their strategies. Former speakers include the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Secretary of the Navy, Commanding General Marine Forces Reserve, and Deputy Commandant Information & Logistics.

The following schedule is subject to change.



State of the Marine Corps


Tuesday 27 June 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM


Gen David H. Berger – Commandant of the Marine Corps




Training and Education for the Near-Peer Fight


Tuesday 27 June 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM


BGen Farrell J. Sullivan – Commanding General, Training and Education Command

Training & Education Command

Marine Corps University


Experimentation, Requirements, and Acquisition


Tuesday 27 June 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


BGen David C. Walsh – Commander, Marine Corps Systems Command

BGen Kyle B. Ellison – Commander, Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory

BGen Stephen J. Lightfoot – Director, Capabilities Development Directorate

Mr. Stephen J. Bowdren, Program Executive Officer Land Systems


Panelists will energize industry with a panel of the decision makers who are the bridge from industry to the Marine Corps. Analysis, Experimentation, Requirements, and Acquisitions.

Making Marines for the Future Total Force


Wednesday 28 June 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM


LtGen David G. Bellon – Commanding General Marine Forces Reserve

Manpower and Reserve Affairs

Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Training & Education


Panelists will discuss the initiatives and priorities for modernizing Training and Education and Talent Management based on the direction of Force Design for the active and reserve components.


Hacking Capability Development Through DoD Innovation


Wednesday 28 June 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM


Col Matt Swindle – Commanding Officer, Marine Innovation Unit

Force Design and the Campaign of Learning


Wednesday 28 June 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


LtGen Edward D. Banta –  Deputy Commandant, Installations & Logistics

LtGen Karsten S. Heckl – Deputy Commandant, Combat Development & Integration

LtGen Christopher J. Mahoney – Deputy Commandant, Programs & Resources


Marine Forces Special Operations Command Update

Wednesday 28 June 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Service Level Wargaming ISO Experimentation and Education


Thursday 29 June 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM


Marine Corps University

Marine Corps Warfighting Lab


Ready, Responsive, Resilient


Thursday 29 June 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


Gen Eric M. Smith, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps

The schedule above is subject to change.