MARINE ZONE STAGE

Modern Day Marine 2022 Marine Stage & Marine Zone:

The “Marine Stage” is a new expo hall presentation and networking venue in the midst of the “Marine Zone.” The Marine Zone is the area of the floorplan designated for Marine Corps research, experimentation, requirements & acquisitions organizations to display prototypes and interact with MDM participants in a centralized location. The Marine Stage provides Marine Corps and DoD subject matter experts and program managers with a purpose driven forum for short presentations followed by informal networking sessions that will build awareness of programmatic requirements, gaps and opportunities so that industry can see where they fit and how they can help. Intent is to highlight Service level equity areas critical to the emerging Marine Corps mission set in order to spark substantive questions & meaningful discussion.

 

Planned Agenda:

 

Date and Time Presentation Topic Presenter Presenting Organization Presentation Abstract
Tuesday, May 10th
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
TechSolutions: Turning Marines’ Ideas into Prototypes Command Master Chief, MMNCM(SS) Andrew Chupashko, ONR Command Master Chief Office of Naval Research (ONR) TechSolutions is an Office of Naval Research Global rapid-response science and technology program focused on producing prototype solutions to problems submitted directly by Sailors and Marines.  The process for Marines to submit ideas for technology development will be explained and example projects will be described.
Tuesday, May 10th
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Installation Energy Security Plans Wally Ludwig, GF-PW, Director, Public Works, MCICOM GF
Jim Gough, MCICOM G-4, Director, Transportation Services, MCICOM G4
Deputy Commandant for Installations & Logistics (Installations) Discussion on the capability needs in support of Installation Energy Security and Resiliency
Tuesday, May 10th
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Overview  Briefing on the Foreign Comparative Testing Program Mr. Bryant Street, Deputy Director, Mission Prototypes, for Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) The Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) program is a way to find, assess, and field mature foreign technologies to deliver affordable, near-term solutions to satisfy capability gaps, enhance lethality, and increase readiness. These technologies should present significant cost savings, performance enhancements, and/or schedule savings resulting in earlier fielded capability.
Tuesday, May 10th
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Achieving Condition Based Maintenance Plus: Building Capability Through Predictive Maintenance and Prognosis

LtCol Gregory “Ryan” Scott, I&L, HQMC

Deputy Commandant for Installations & Logistics (Logistics) Given the increasing operational demands for enhancing current capabilities and the rising cost of weapon system maintenance, the Marine Corps is shifting its maintenance solutions from an unscheduled, reactive approach of repairing at the time of failure to a more proactive and predictive approach driven by condition sensing and advanced analytics to enhance our ability to compete in this rapidly changing environment. CBM+ represents a key component to the Marine Corps’ strategy to build global logistics awareness and improve supply chain visibility and management. In his Commandant’s Planning Guidance, General Berger argued for making “strategic investments in data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence,” with predictive maintenance highlighted as one of the priority investment areas.
Wednesday, May 11th
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
IBX-30 / MLR Experimentation Col Christopher Bronzi, Director, Experiment Division Deputy Commandant for Combat Development & Integration (MCWL) Significant threat-informed, concept-driven live force experiments are underway and will continue throughout the Force Design campaign. This presentation will discuss two critical FD 2030-related experimentation efforts currently underway.
Wednesday, May 11th
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Modernizing the USMC Wargaming Capability Col George Schreffler, Director, Wargaming Division Deputy Commandant for Combat Development & Integration (MCWL) The Marine Corps Wargaming Analysis Center (MCWAC) is being built aboard Quantico. This facility will deliver the ability to conduct networked wargaming activities across different levels of classification. This brief will compare current wargaming practices with the capabilities that will be delivered with the delivery of MCWAC.
Wednesday, May 11th
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Marine Depot Maintenance Command Modernization LtCol Vincent Hutcherson, USMC (Ret), Deputy Commander MDMC Logistics Command MDMC has the following mission:
To provide the Marine Corps with worldwide organic depot-level maintenance support for rebuild, repairs, engineering solutions, manufacturing and technical services to maximize the readiness and sustainability of ground combat and combat support systems.
Wednesday, May 11th
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
TISO S&T Focus Areas Mr. John Moore (tent.)
Mr. Chandler Hirsch
Deputy Commandant for Combat Development & Integration (MCWL) The Marine Corps, and MCWL in particular, seeks assistance from industry in advancing the capabilities needed in the future. This presentation will describe the process to present an “innovative idea” to MCWL and how it will be evaluated.
Wednesday, May 11th
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Vertical Take Off Landing Family of Systems (VTOL FoS) LtCol Nicholas Molder, Future Capabilities Section Head, Cunningham Group Deputy Commandant for Aviation (DCA)/Cunningham Group The Marine Corps is comprehensively assessing its VTOL Capability Portfolio to meet the Commandant’s objectives under Force Design 2030. Under a family of systems approach, Marine Corps VTOL aircraft share attributes that can be developed under a cohesive strategy to achieve fiscal savings and enable economy of force.
Thursday, May 12th
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Project Tripoli: Live Virtual Constructive Training Environment (LVCTE) Col James Kidd, Director, Range and Training Programs Division Training & Education Command (TECOM) The Live Virtual Constructive Training Environment (LVC-TE), referred to as Project Tripoli, will be the Marine Corps’ foundation for simulation-supported training. LVC-TE will use proven simulations and provide the infrastructure to combine the capabilities into a ubiquitous training environment, supporting internal Marine Corps training and training within a joint, coalition, and multi-national environment.
Thursday, May 12th
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Analytical Support to Force Design LtCol Roy Miner, OAD, CD&I Operations Analysis Directorate (OAD), Combat Development and Integration (CD&I) Operations Analysis Directorate (OAD) is the Marine Corps’ center of analytic excellence, informing civilian and Marine leadership as well as representing the Corps within the joint community. Within Combat Development and Integration, OAD works closely with the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory and Capabilities Development Directorate, providing the analytical expertise needed to integrate wargaming, capabilities and concept development to inform senior leadership. This brief will show how OAD supports Force Design 2030 efforts from general capabilities to providing analysis for new units, such as the MLR, prior to creation.
Thursday, May 12th
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
MCDP-8, Information Eric Schaner, Senior Information Strategy and Policy Analyst Deputy Commandant for Information In the Information Age we live and work, Information is not just data, messages or an environment; it is what all Marines do! Learn about the Marine Corps’ innovative doctrinal publication, MCDP 8, Information, describing the purpose and mechanics of the Corps’ newest warfighting function, Information.