20 - 22 June, 2011, Le Méridien New Delhi, India
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Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal commanded an infantry brigade in the high-altitude Gurez Sector in northern Kashmir on the Line of Control with Pakistan (Operation Parakram, 2001-03) and an artillery regiment in counter-insurgency operations in Kashmir Valley (Operation Rakshak, 1993-94). He has served as Deputy Assistant Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Doctrine, Organisation and Training Branch) at HQ Integrated Defence Staff, New Delhi; as Director MO-5 in the Directorate General of Military Operations at Army Headquarters (dealing with threat, strategy and force structure); United Nations Military Observer in UNTAG, Namibia; Brigade Major of an infantry brigade and, as an Instructor-in-Gunnery at the School of Artillery, Devlali.
A former Director Security Studies and Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi; Senior Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi; Senior Fellow, Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi and Visiting Research Scholar at the Cooperative Monitoring Centre, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, USA; Brigadier Kanwal has authored several books including "Nuclear Defence: Shaping the Arsenal"; "Indian Army: Vision 2020"; "Pakistan’s Proxy War"; "Heroes of Kargil"; "Kargil ’99: Blood, Guts and Firepower" and "Artillery: Honour and Glory".
He has contributed extensively to Strategic Analysis, CLAWS Journal and other military journals of repute as well as leading national newspapers. He wrote a column on national security for the Statesman for over two years. He is a regular speaker at well known international think tanks and military institutions. He is also a keen photographer and has published a large number of photographs. His post-graduate qualifications include M Sc. (Defence Studies) and M Phil. (Strategic Studies and Management).
At present he is Director, Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS), New Delhi. (E-mail ID: email@example.com)
Brigadier (ret'd) Gurmeet Kanwal
Director, Centre for Land Warfare Studies
Indian Ministry of Defence
As Program Executive Officer Ammunition, Brigadier General Jonathan A. Maddux leads the mission to develop and procure conventional and leap-ahead munitions to increase combat power for the Warfighter. BG Maddux’s previous acquisition assignments include: Chief of Staff, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army Acquisition, Logistics & Technology (ASA(ALT)); Project Manager Network Systems Integration, Future Combat Systems; Product Manager Combat Identification; Executive Officer, ASA(ALT); Deputy for System Management; Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System and Land Warrior; Department of the Army System Coordinator; and Communications Director, Army Space Program Office.
BG Maddux’s command and staff assignments include Squad Leader, 82nd Airborne Division Military Police Company; Platoon Leader, 24th Signal Battalion; Aide-de-Camp for the Commander, Information Systems Engineering Command; Communication and Electronic staff officer, 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery, 1st Infantry Division (Forward); Company Commander, 38th Signal Battalion, 56th Field Artillery Command (Pershing II); Platoon Trainer, 4th Battalion, Ranger Training Brigade; and Commander, Signal Detachment, 75th Ranger Regiment.
BG Maddux holds two baccalaureate and three master degrees culminating in a Masters in Telecommunications from the University of Colorado (Boulder). His military education includes Signal Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Project Management Course, Defense Systems Management College, Army Command and General Staff College, and the Army War College.
His awards include the Legion of Merit (2 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (5 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Master Parachutist Badge, Korean and French Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge and the coveted Black and Gold Ranger Tab.
Brigadier General Jonathan A Maddux
Programme Executive Officer
PEO Ammunition, US Army
Mr Keith Gooding has been the Joint Program Manager for the Towed Artillery Systems Program Office (formally the LW155 Joint Program Management Office) since 2009. As Program Manager, his portfolio includes: M777A2 (USMC/Army) howitzer, M119A2 howitzer, M198 (Army) howitzer, the refurbishment of the Russian D-30 howitzer for the Afghanistan Army, the Improved Positioning and Azimuth Determining System (IPADS) and the Gun Laying and Positioning System (GLPS).
He holds a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers College of Engineering.
Project Manager, Lightweight 155mm Howitzer
Picatinny Arsenal, US Army
Since January 2006, Mr. Hynes has served as a Policy Analyst and Threat Integration Staff Officer working at Headquarters, Department of the Army for the Office of the Chief of Staff for Intelligence.
As policy analyst, he oversees Army intelligence policy relating to the support of capability development programs, primarily major defense acquisition programs. As a threat integration staff officer, Mr. Hynes manages the threat requirements process for program offices. He oversees production of the system threat assessment reports and threat support packages for test events.
Previously, Mr. Hynes completed over 21 years on active duty in the United States Army as a Field Artillery Officer where he held various leadership assignments in the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Division, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Field Artillery School, Pennsylvania State University Reserve Officer Training Corps, and Office of the Chief of Staff for Intelligence.
Bachelor of Arts with honors in Philosophy from Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois.
Masters in Human Resource Development from Webster University, St Louis, Missouri.
He is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College.
Major Dwayne Hynes
Future Artillery Threat Integration Staff Officer
Lt Colonel Olivier Fort, Head of Doctrine and Prospective Studies, French Artillery School, French Armed Forces
Lt Colonel Fort is currently in charge of doctrine for the French capability branch and has extensive operational experience, having served in 3 overseas missions; in Kosovo in 1999, in Bosnia in 2002 and in Afghanistan in 2005.
He has served in a variety of different artillery regiments, including MLRS as a Lieutenant, the elite parachute regiment as an operations officer and, most significantly, the Mountain Artillery Regiment. He has also served abroad in Great Britain as an operations officer
Lt Colonel Olivier Fort
Head of Doctrine and Prospective Studies
French Artillery School
French Armed Forces
Graduated in electrical engineering at Pisa University (Italy) in 1980.
In Oto Melara since 1982 in the System Analysis, Simulation and Feasibility study Department.
In 1990 he becomes responsible of the department and coordinates study and developments of high technology systems mainly regarding new gun based weapon system and the emerging technology relevant to smart and guided munitions.
Since 2002 he is responsible of the system design department of Oto Melara and from February 2006 Head of Research and Development Department of the Company
Dr. Marco Brogi
Head of Research & Development
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