Fires Conference 2017
GEN David Perkins
U.S. Army TRADOC Commander
As the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, General David G. Perkins is responsible for selecting and recruiting every U.S. Army Soldier, training and educating professionals, and designing the future U.S. Army to support National Security. General Perkins graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy in 1980 and was commissioned as an Armor Officer. He also holds a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Masters degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.
General Perkins’ command assignments include 1st Battalion, 63rd Armor, 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division for Task Force Able Sentry in Macedonia; 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) during the invasion of Iraq in 2003; Joint Multinational Training Command, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany; and 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) during the transition of U.S. Forces from Iraq in 2010- 2011. Most recently, from November 2011 to February 2014, General Perkins commanded the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth.
In addition to his leadership positions, General Perkins’ other key assignments include Special Assistant to the Speaker of the House, 104th U.S. Congress; Operations Officer (G-3) for 1st Infantry Division; Chief of the European and NATO Policy Division (J-5), Joint Staff; Operations Officer (G-3) for U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany; and Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Effects, Multi-National Force-Iraq.
RADM Mark Montgomery
The son of a career naval officer, RADM Mark Montgomery graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985 with bachelors and master’s degrees in History and Political Science, and was commissioned through the Naval ROTC program. He subsequently attended Oxford University where he earned a master’s degree in History. He has also completed the Navy’s nuclear power training program.
Montgomery’s shipboard assignments include tours as an engineering division officer on USS Bainbridge (CGN 25), operations officer on USS Leftwich (DD 984), reactor electrical assistant on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), and, executive officer of USS Elliot (DD 967). From 2001 to 2003, he was the first commanding officer of USS McCampbell (DDG 85), during which time the ship was delivered to the Navy and completed two counter-narcotics deployments. From 2004 to 2006, he served as reactor officer on USS Nimitz (CVN 68). He commanded Destroyer Squadron 15 and Task Group 75.4 from 2007 to 2009, leading the destroyers and frigates assigned to U.S. 7th Fleet, completing multiple deployments with the Kitty Hawk and George Washington Carrier Strike Groups.
Ashore, he was selected as a White House fellow in 1998 and assigned to the National Security Council from 1998 to 2000, serving as a director for Transnational Threats. From 2009 to 2010 he served as the head of the Strategy Branch in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. As a flag officer, he served as deputy director, Plans, Policy and Strategy, United States European Command, Stuttgart, Germany from 2010 to 2012. From January 2013 to October 2014 he commanded Battle Force Seventh Fleet/ Task Force Seven Zero/Carrier Strike Group Five permanently embarked on board the USS George Washington (CVN 73) forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan.
He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a graduate of MIT’s Seminar XXI course. His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, and other campaign and unit awards.
BG Peter Jones
Maneuver Center of Excellence, Infantry School Commandant
Brigadier General Jones was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1985. Throughout his career, Brigadier General Jones has served in staff and leadership positions, both in the continental United States and overseas, and commanded from Company through Brigade levels.
BG Jones’ command assignments include Commander, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Benning, GA while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) & Operation NEW DAWN; Commander, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry, 1st Armored Division during OIF 1; Commander, C Company, 1 - 6th Infantry, 1st Armored Division, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Vilseck, Germany..
BG Jones’ principal staff assignments include Deputy Commanding General – Support, 3rd Infantry Division, Ft. Stewart, GA; Executive Officer to the Secretary of the Army, at the Pentagon; Chief, Joint Interagency Task Force-Iraq, Headquarters Multi-National Force-Iraq; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 1st Armored Division, Wiesbaden, Germany; Executive Officer, 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany; Deputy Chief of Staff, Multinational Brigade (East) Task Force FALCON, Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo; Operations Officer (S-3), 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division; Executive Officer, 1 - 18th Infantry; and Chief of Plans, 1st Infantry Division, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Wurzburg, Germany. Prior to his arrival at the Maneuver Center of Excellence, he most recently served as the Director of Future Plans (CJ35), International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, later Resolute Support Mission Joint Command, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, Afghanistan. Brigadier General Jones assumed duties as the Infantry School Commandant and Chief of Infantry on 28 September 2015.
His awards include: the Legion of Merit with 2OLC, the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, the Bronze Star Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal with 4OLC, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with 2OLC, the Army Achievement Medal with 2OLC, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Pathfinder Badge, the Parachutist Badge, the Ranger Tab, the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge and the Army Staff Badge.
About The Event
Fires Conference 2017
A combatant commander must be able to create effects from any single domain to target in every domain in order to fight tonight and win...if we get this right, the Army will kill the archer instead of dealing with all of its arrows. - ADM Harry Harris
We've got to look across all domains simultaneously, and how do we synchronize all domains to present multiple dilemmas for the enemy. - GEN David Perkins
If you are unable to attend the conference in person, we hope that you will be able to participate in the 2017 Fires Conference through Defense Collaboration Services (DCS). Your comments/questions will be addressed and answered in real-time through our live chat function. See the FAQs section for more details on how to ‘virtually’ attend this conference.
Note: Effective February 2016, and IAW DoD guidelines, the Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill implemented a more stringent installation access policy. Those who do not possess DoD-issued identification must fill out a visitor request form through our Visitor Control Center (VCC) in order to access the installation. We have established a website that contains FAQs, request forms/procedures, accepted forms of DoD issued identification and much more: http://sill-www.army.mil/vcc If you are unsure whether you will require a visitor's pass, the Visitor Control Center (VCC), Building T6701, is manned daily, 5 AM to 9 PM and can be contacted directly at (580) 442-9604 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The recently approved U.S. Army Functional Concept for Fires (AFC-F) supports the conference theme of Cross Domain Fires through discussion of integrating and synchronizing employment of mutual supporting lethal and nonlethal fires across all domains, the electromagnetic spectrum, the information environment, and human perception, to create multiple dilemmas for the adversary, achieve overmatch, and enable friendly freedom of maneuver.
Fires Conference Agenda
All events listed below are subject to change. This page is frequently updated so please check back again soon. All listed times are local, Central Daylight Time (CDT). Attire for all conference briefings is Duty/Business Casual. For all events after 1700 hours, attire is Business Casual.
Tuesday | 05.02.17
Wednesday | 05.03.17
|0800-0815||Commanding General Remarks|
|0815-0915||Guest Speaker (No PEDs allowed)|
|0945-1000||Conference Kickoff With Commanding General Remarks|
|1000-1010||Movement to Panel Locations|
|1010-1110||Commanding General Panel #1 - Cross Domain Fires Capabilities and Gaps|
|1010-1110||Command Sergeant Major Panel #3 - Nominative Sergeants Major Process|
|1530-1630||Commanding General Panel #2 - Lessons From The Current Fight|
|1530-1630||Command Sergeant Major Panel #4 - Lessons From The Current Fight|
|1630-1645||Movement to Seats for Closing Remarks|
|1645-1700||FA Knox, Gruber, Hamilton, Shipton Awards|
|1700-1715||Commanding General Closing Remarks|
|1715-1800||Social, Hors D'oeuvres (Patriot Club)|
|1800-1900||Combined ADA and FA Tattoo (Patriot Club)|
|1900-2000||Social/Free -Time, Hors D'oeuvres (Patriot Club)|
Thursday | 05.04.17
|0730-0830||Multinational Sr. Fires Leader Breakfast (GO/SES)|
|0800-0845||FCoE CSM Senior NCO Meeting (CSM/SGMs)|
|0900-1200||ADA and FA Breakout Sessions -|
|0900-1000||FIRES 8 Meeting|
|1400-1600||GEN (R) Vessey Dedication Ceremony (Optional)|
Fires Conference FAQs
Anyone, however only those who have received an official invite with serial number may utilize Army DoD travel funds (TDY) to attend the conference.
Online registration will open on or about 1 April 2017If you have already registered and need to make a change or cancel your registration, please contact Breanna Smith at email@example.com, or (703) 771-0055 ext. 12.
If you have any questions or need help with your registration please contact John Dorsey at (580) 442-3889 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As always, since not all can attend in person, we have made digital access to the conference available through Defense Collaborative Services (DCS). DCS will be monitored during the conference and any questions asked will be printed and made available for the presenter to answer in real time. Information for connecting to DCS can be found under the FAQs section under the question "Will the briefings be streamed on the Web?" A short tutorial for users without previous experience with DCS can be accessed here- http://sill-www.army.mil/fires-conference/doc/dcs-step-by-step-login-instructions-2017.pdf.
Active Duty Military, Federal Employees, Foreign Military, National Guard & Invited Retirees: No cost to register. Travel, lodging, and food are the responsibility of the attendees and will not be paid for by the FCoE. Optional cost events are identified during registration. Again, TDY funds are authorized only for official invitees.
Priority for seating will go to General Officers, SESs, Brigade Level Commanders, and their Command Sergeants Major in the Reimer Conference Center in Snow Hall, Building 730. Overflow rooms will be available for other attendees.
If you are not able to attend personally we encourage that you attend virtually by using Defense Collaboration Services (DCS).
All seminar virtual attendees must adhere to the procedures outlined in this memorandum to facilitate the effective collaborative transfer of information presented in both unclassified and classified mediums for the duration of the Fires Conference. Times listed are US Central Standard Time (CDT).
Users click on the appropriate room link below (CAC Login Required, Must Use Your Email Certificate). “GUEST” logins WILL NOT be accepted by the Room Administrator.
Microphone functions inside the DCS room will be disabled by the room administrator. All user interfaces will be limited to the chat function. Chat comments MUST be limited to questions regarding conference subject material or to report technical difficulty. The sheer number of virtual attendees will not allow for personal chat between users while monitoring the conference presentations.
Questions are Welcomed and Encouraged during scheduled conference topics of discussion. Queries through the chat function must include the user’s NAME, RANK, UNIT, LOCATION and email address to ensure effective answers are provided.
When you arrive, registration packets can be picked up at the registration desk inside of Snow Hall, Building 730.
Online registration will open on or about 1 April 2017 and will close on 28 April 2017 at 1600 CDT.
If you have already registered and need to make a change or cancel your registration, please contact Breanna Smith at email@example.com, or (703) 771-0055 ext. 12.
As always, since not all can attend in person, we have made digital access to the conference available through Defense Collaborative Services (DCS). DCS will be monitored during the conference and any questions asked will be printed and made available for the presenter to answer in real time. Information for connecting to DCS can be found under the FAQs section under the question "Will the briefings be streamed on the Web?" A short tutorial for users without previous experience with DCS can be accessed here- http://sill-www.army.mil/fires-conference/doc/dcs-step-by-step-login-instructions-2017.pdf .
Monday 2 May - Although not a part of the Fires Seminar, AUSA will be hosting a golf tournament at the Fort Sill Golf Course, Bldg 1270. If you are interested in signing up for the golf scramble please contact Cari Holden at 580.355.0581 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Service members desiring to participate in the golf tournament must do so in a leave status.
Centrally Billed Accounts (CBAs) are exempt from state taxes in EVERY state and require a form in some states for CBA purchase cards and for CBA travel cards. Individually Billed Accounts (IBAs) travel cards are exempt in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and the states highlighted in yellow at the following link - https://smartpay.gsa.gov/content/state-tax-information
Attire for all conference briefings is Duty/Business Casual. For all events after 1700 hours, attire is Business Casual.
Online registration is open until 1700hrs (CDT) Friday, 28 April for the following conference attendees ONLY: Retired General Officers, Local Registrants, Foreign Military Invitees, and Contractors. If you are in the military, or if your prospective attendance at the conference will involve DoD funding for TDY or utilizing DTS orders, please contact Mr. John Dorsey at (580) 442-3889 or at email@example.com
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