ABOUT THE

FIRES CONFERENCE

After careful and detailed consideration, we’ve made the difficult decision to conduct the 2020 Virtual Fires Conference in an all virtual environment. Based on health and safety considerations and ongoing restrictions on large gatherings, it is not possible for us to conduct an in-person meeting for the Fires enterprise as we had originally envisioned.

**AS A RESULT, NO GOVERNMENT-FUNDED TRAVEL IS AUTHORIZED NOR DIRECTED REGARDING THIS YEAR’S EVENT.**

This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health of all participants. The annual FIRESCON is an incredibly important event and one of our favorite ways to celebrate the Fires community, but health and safety must come first. All Virtual 2020 FIRESCON events are hosted on our livestream website here: https://livestream.com/firescenter

The 2020 Virtual Fires Conference is FCoE’s annual capstone event that gathers leadership from across the Army and the Fires enterprise to discuss matters relevant to the Fires Force. The theme for the 2020 Fires Conference is “Fires: Achieving Overmatch in Large Scale Combat Operations.” FCoE is the TRADOC entity responsible for the Fires force DOTMLPF-P development and integration across two versatile and complex branch proponents. The conference provides a forum for the field to interface with Fires force leaders on issues including modernization, doctrine, training, education and leader development of the two branch proponents: Field Artillery (FA) and Air Defense Artillery (ADA). The 2020 Virtual Fires Conference will focus on how we train, educate, and employ Multi Domain Fires in a global context, with near-peer competitors and in a complex world. It will also outline the impact of the full implementation of the Long Range Precision Fires and Air and Missile Defense Cross Functional Teams (CFTs). The event is the Fires Center’s only reoccurring conference that allows key leaders across the worldwide Fires Force to collaborate, discuss future Army and Fires concepts, debate challenges that will impact the future of Fires, and initiate needed modernization efforts.

Be sure to visit the FAQs section for details on how to virtually attend the conference. All conference content will delivered at the UNCLASSIFIED level.

GEN James C. McConville
40th Chief of Staff of the Army

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GEN James C. McConville

40th Chief of Staff of the Army

Gen. James C. McConville assumes duties as the 40th chief of staff of the U.S. Army, Aug. 9, 2019, after most recently serving as the 36th Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army.

He is a native of Quincy, Massachusetts, and a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. He holds a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and was a National Security Fellow at Harvard University in 2002.

McConville’s command assignments include commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), where he also served as the commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-101, Operation Enduring Freedom; deputy commanding general (Support) of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), where he also served as the deputy commanding general (Support) of Combined Joint Task Force-101, Operation Enduring Freedom, commander of 4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Operation Iraqi Freedom; commander of 2nd Squadron, 17th Calvary Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); and commander of C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division (Light).

His key staff assignments include the U.S. Army deputy chief of staff, G-1; chief of Legislative Liaison; executive officer to the vice chief of staff of the Army; G-3 for 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); J5 strategic planner for U.S. Special Operations Command; S-3 for 25th Combat Aviation Brigade; S-3 for 5th Squadron, 9th Cavalry; and S-3 for Flight Concepts Division.

McConville is a senior Army aviator qualified in the AH-64D Longbow Apache, OH-58 Kiowa Warrior, AH-6, AH-1 Cobra and other aircraft. His awards and decorations include two Distinguished Service Medals, three Legions of Merit, three Bronze Star Medals, two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, three Meritorious Service Medals, two Air Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, the Combat Action Badge, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Master Army Aviator Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.

McConville and his wife, Maria, have three children serving in the military.

GEN Paul E. Funk II
Commanding General, Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)

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GEN Paul E. Funk II

Commanding General, Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)

Gen. Paul E. Funk II assumed duties as the 17th Commanding General, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, on June 21, 2019. As TRADOC commander, Funk is responsible for 32 Army schools organized under eight Centers of Excellence that recruit, train and educate more than 500,000 Soldiers and service members annually.

Funk was born at Fort Hood and graduated from Fort Knox High School. He was commissioned an Armor Officer through ROTC upon graduation from Montana State University.

General Funk has commanded at every level, Company through Corps, including:

  • A Company, 2d Battalion, 32d Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 3rd Armored Division in Kirchgoens, Germany
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Armored Division in Kirchgoens, Germany
  • 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment (GARRYOWEN), 4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas
  • 1st Brigade Combat Team (IRONHORSE), 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas
  • 1st Infantry Division (Big Red One) at Fort Riley, Kansas
  • III Armored Corps (AMERICA’S HAMMER!) at Fort Hood, Texas

Funk’s combat and operational experience includes six deployments in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Inherent Resolve.

Operational assignments include:

  • Observer Controller with the Live Fire Team (Dragons) at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California
  • Squadron Operations Officer of 1st Squadron, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Carson, Colorado
  • Regimental Operations Officer, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Carson, Colorado
  • Division Operations Officer, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas
  • Chief of Staff, III Corps at Fort Hood, Texas
  • Deputy Commanding General at the Combined Arms Center for Training at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
  • Deputy Commanding General (Maneuver), 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas

Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army in Washington, D.C. Joint assignments include:

  • Chief, Joint Exercise Section J-37, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), U.S. Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado
  • Deputy Commanding General (Maneuver), Combined Joint Task Force-1 in Afghanistan
  • Commander, Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command-Iraq in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Commander, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve in Baghdad, Iraq

Funk holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech communications, from Montana State University, and a Master of Science degree in administration, from Central Michigan University. He is a graduate of the Armor Basic Officer Leaders and Advanced Courses, the Command and General Staff College, and completed his Senior Service College as a fellow at the Institute of Advanced Technology, University of Texas at Austin.

GEN James H. Dickinson
Commander, U.S. Space Command

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GEN James H. Dickinson

Commander, U.S. Space Command

General James H. Dickinson assumed duties as the Commander, U.S. Space Command, on 20 August 2020, after most recently serving as the first Deputy Commander of U.S. Space Command, the 11th and most recently established unified combatant command.

He is a native of Estes Park, Colorado, and a graduate of Colorado State University. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Operations Research and Systems Analysis from the Colorado School of Mines. He later earned a master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.

GEN Dickinson’s command assignments include Commanding General of the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command and Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense; Commanding General of the 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command; Commanding General of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command; Brigade Commander of the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Eighth U.S. Army, Republic of Korea; and Battalion Commander of 1st Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery, which deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

His key staff assignments include Chief of Staff, U.S. Strategic Command; Director for Test at the Missile Defense Agency; Deputy to The Inspector General, Office of the Secretary of the Army; Deputy Director for Operations, National Military Command Center, J-3, Joint Staff; Chief, Commander’s Initiatives Group, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command, Republic of Korea; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command; Senior Emergency Actions Officer and Senior Operations Officer, National Military Command Center, J-3, Joint Staff; Operations Officer, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade; Operations Officer, 5th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade supporting Operation Southern Watch.

GEN Dickinson is the senior Air Defense Artillery Officer in the U.S Army. His awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, two Distinguished Service Medals, three Defense Superior Service Medals, three Legion of Merits, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, Joint Service Achievement Medal, four Army Achievement Medals, Parachutist Badge, Master Space Badge, and Joint and Army Staff Identification Badges.

SMA Michael A. Grinston
16th Sergeant Major of the Army

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SMA Michael A. Grinston

16th Sergeant Major of the Army

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael A. Grinston was sworn in as the 16th Sergeant Major of the Army on Aug. 9, 2019. Grinston has held every enlisted leadership position in artillery, ranging from cannon crewmember to command sergeant major.

As the sergeant major of the Army, Grinston is the Army chief of staff's personal adviser on matters affecting the enlisted force. He devotes the majority of his time traveling throughout the Army to observe training and interact with Soldiers and their Families. He sits on a variety of councils and boards that make decisions affecting enlisted Soldiers and their Families and routinely invited to testify before Congress. Grinston is the public face of the U.S. Army's Noncommissioned Officer Corps, representing the NCO Corps to the American people in the media and through business and community engagements.

Grinston is a native of Jasper, Alabama, and enlisted in the Army in October 1987. He attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training as an artilleryman at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Grinston’s deployments include Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield, Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn, Inherent Resolve, Enduring Freedom, and Kosovo. As the 1st Infantry Division command sergeant major, Grinston served as the senior enlisted leader for the Army’s first deployment of a division headquarters in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. He also served as the I Corps command sergeant major, and as the command sergeant major for U.S. Army Forces Command.

Grinston’s military education includes all levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Education System. He is a graduate of Ranger School, Airborne School, Drill Sergeant School, Air Assault School, How the Army Runs Course, the Equal Opportunity Leaders Course and the Keystone Course. Grinston holds a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Maryland University College.

His awards and decorations include the Army Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2nd award), Bronze Star Medal with Valor (2nd award), the Bronze Star medal (3rd award). He has earned the Ranger tab, Master Parachutist badge, Air Assault badge, Drill Sergeant Identification badge, and the Combat Action Badge. Grinston is married and has two children

LTG Daniel L. Karbler
Commanding General, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC)

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LTG Daniel L. Karbler

Commanding General, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC)

Lieutenant General Daniel L. Karbler assumed command of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense on Dec. 6, 2019.

LTG Karbler most recently served as the chief of staff, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. He was the principal adviser to the USSTRATCOM commander and deputy commander, and directed the activities of the command staff by developing and implementing policies and procedures in support of the command’s missions. He chaired numerous boards, oversaw the command's corporate process and served as the director of the commander’s staff.

LTG Karbler also served as the commanding general of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command. Prior to that, he served as the director, Joint and Integration, Army G-8 at the Pentagon.

LTG Karbler has held multiple leadership positions, from platoon leader to installation chief of staff and school commandant. He has commanded both B Battery and D Battery in the 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command while assigned to U.S. Army Europe. He also commanded 3rd Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 32nd AAMDC at Fort Bliss, Texas; the 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade, 32nd AAMDC at Fort Sill, Oklahoma; and the 94th AAMDC at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

LTG Karbler earned his Bachelor of Science in 1987 from the United States Military Academy at West Point where he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Defense Artillery branch. He also holds a Master of Business Arts from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, and a Master of Arts in strategic studies from the National War College. His military education includes the Air Defense Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Command and General Staff College and the National War College.

His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Israeli Air Force Combat Operations Badge.

MG Sean A. Gainey
United States Army Director, Joint Counter-small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office & Fires Headquarters

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MG Sean A. Gainey

Director, Joint Counter-small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office & Fires Headquarters

Major General Sean A. Gainey is the Director, Joint C-UAS Office (JCO) and Director, Fires in the G3/5/7, HQ Department of the Army. The JCO is a newly established Executive Agent office for all C-UAS activities by order of the Secretary of Defense. As the Fires Director, he is responsible for the training and equipping of all Air Defense and long range artillery activities for the Army.

General Gainey graduated from Georgia Southern University in 1990 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Air Defense Artillery. His professional military education includesthe Air Defense Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Command and General Staff College (CGSC), and Senior Service College at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, a Master of Science (MS) in Personnel Management from Central Michigan University and a MS in National Security and Resource Strategy from the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security.

General Gainey's first duty assignment was in 5th Battalion, 2d Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Bamberg, Germany, where he served as a Chaparral/Stinger Platoon Leader, Avenger Battery Executive Officer and Assistant Operations Officer. He was then assigned to 3d Battalion, 43d Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Bliss, Texas, where he served as an Assistant Operations Officer and Commander of Charlie Battery. While in command, he deployed his battery to Bahrain in support of OPERATION SOUTHERN WATCH. His next assignment was to the Combat Maneuver Training Center, Hohenfels, Germany, where he served as an Air Defense Artillery Observer/Controller and G3 Plans Officer. He was later assigned to 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery, U.S. Army Europe, where he served as the Battalion Executive Officer and later Brigade Operations Officer while also deploying in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.

General Gainey was then assigned to the U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Alexandria, Virginia, where he served as the Lieutenant Colonel Assignment Officer and Executive Officer to the Director of Officer Personnel Management Directorate. Next, he commanded 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery, Kaiserslautern, Germany. While in command, he deployed his battalion in support of OPERATION JOINT TASK FORCE-EAST. Following command, he served as the Chief of Air and Missile Defense Division, U.S. Army Europe. He then served as Commander, 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. During his command, he deployed his brigade in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. Following his brigade command, he served as the Chief, Global Force Management Division, Joint Staff, J3, Washington, DC. General Gainey served as the Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Cadet Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky, and Commanding General, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. Prior to this assignment, he served on the Joint Staff as the Deputy Director for Force Protection, J-8, overseeing the Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization, the Joint Requirements Office for CBRN Defense, and the Force Protection Division.

General Gainey’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (w/4 OLCs), Army Commendation Medal (w/3 OLCs), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (w/1 OLC), Air Force Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, and Parachutist Badge.

BG Frank M. Rice
Deputy Commanding General, 263rd AAMDC

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BG Frank M. Rice

Deputy Commanding General, 263rd AAMDC

Major General Timothy J. Sheriff serves as the Commander, 263d Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC) and subordinate units. The 263d AAMDC serves as the supporting command for Army Air Defense missions within the Northern Regional Air Defense/Northern Command Area of Operations to include the National Capital Region Integrated Air Defense System and the Deployable Integrated Air Defense System.

General Sheriff began his military career in 1980 as an enlisted Duster Crewman in Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 263d Air Defense. He later commissioned through Officer Candidate school in 1986. He has held leadership positions at Battery and Battalion levels and has served as the Deputy Commanding General ARNG ADA FCoE Ft. Sill, OK and for the 263d Army Air and Missile Defense Command.

BG David F. Stewart
Commanding General, 32d AAMDC

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BG David F. Stewart

Commanding General of 32d Army Air and Missile Defense Command

Brigadier General David F. Stewart is the Commanding General of 32d Army Air and Missile Defense Command, he is the former Deputy Commanding General for Operations at U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (USASMDC), Chief of Staff for U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and the Assistant Commandant, Air Defense Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

General Stewart was born in Vienna, Virginia. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Defense Artillery from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia and entered active duty in 1991. He holds a Masters in Strategic Studies from both Canberra College in Australia and the Army war College.

The General's key assignments include: Launcher, Maintenance, and Fire Control Platoon Leader, a Battalion Tactics Trainer and Evaluator in the 6th Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery in Ansbach, Germany with a deployment to Saudi Arabia; Instructor at the Officer Basic Course, Fort Bliss, Texas; Commander, Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery in Korea; Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 6th Air Defense Artillery (THAAD); Small Group Instructor for the Air Defense Artillery Officer Advanced Course; Assignment Officer and Black-book/ARSTAF Account Manager, U.S. Army Personnel Command in Alexandria, Virginia; Battalion Operations Officer and Executive Officer, 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery in Ansbach, Germany; Patriot/MEADS Staff Synchronization Officer, Air, Missile & Space Division Executive Officer, and Assistance Executive Officer for the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, Pentagon; Commander, U.S. Army Mission Support Battalion, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Branch Chief, Air Defense Artillery and Public Affairs, Enlisted Personnel Management Division, U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Commander, U.S Army 2nd Recruiting Brigade, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama; Chief of Staff, United States Security Coordinator for Israel and the Palestinian Authority, Jerusalem.

General Stewart’s military awards and decorations include two Legions of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, five Meritorious Service Medals, four Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, U.S. Army Parachute Badge, U.S. Army Recruiter Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge. General Stewart’s military education includes the Air Defense Artillery Officer Basic Course and Advanced Courses; Australian Command and General Staff College; and U.S. Army War College.

General Stewart and his wife Annie have two Daughters.

BG Mark A. Holler
Commanding General, 94th AAMDC

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BG Mark A. Holler

Commanding General, 94th AAMDC

A native of Florida, BG Holler graduated from the University of North Florida in 1992 as a ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate and commissioned into the Air Defense Artillery Corps. His military education includes the Air Defense Artillery Officer Basic Course, Infantry Officer Advanced Course (Distinguished Honor Graduate), US Army Jumpmaster Course, Combined Arms Services Staff School, Air Command and Staff Course, and the Army War College (Distinguished Graduate).

BG Holler’s initial assignment was with the 1st Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery, 24th Infantry Division, Fort Stewart Georgia as a Vulcan Platoon Leader, Bradley Stinger Fighting Vehicle (BSFV) Platoon Leader, and Battery Executive Officer.

Upon graduation from the Infantry Officer Advanced Course in 1996, BG Holler was assigned to Fort Bragg and served as an Air Defense Fire Coordination Officer in the 1st Battlefield Coordination Detachment, and then as an Assistant S3 and Battery Commander in 3rd Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery, 82nd Airborne Division. Following command, he served as an Observer Controller at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk Louisiana from 1999 to 2001.

BG Holler returned to Fort Bragg in 2001 and deployed to Afghanistan in 2002, serving as a CJ3 Battle Captain for CJTF-180. In 2003 BG Holler deployed to Kuwait and Iraq where he served as an Army Liaison Officer to the 1st Marine Division during the initial invasion and early occupation phase of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).

After graduating from the Air Command and Staff College in 2005, BG Holler returned to Fort Bragg where he served as the XVIII Airborne Corps G3 Chief of Operations, and then as the Battalion S3 for the 82nd Airborne Division Special Troops Battalion. In 2007 he deployed to Afghanistan and served as a Brigade Task Force S3 in Regional Command – East. BG Holler then served as the Brigade S3 and Deputy Commanding Officer, 108th ADA Brigade at Fort Bragg from 2008 to 2010. While stationed at Fort Hood from July 2010 to June 2013, BG Holler commanded 1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery and served as the Deputy Commanding Officer, 69th ADA Brigade, deploying twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Following graduation from the US Army War College in 2014, COL Holler was assigned as the ACoS, G3 for the 32d Army Air and Missile Defense Command at Fort Bliss, TX. He then served as Commander, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade in Korea from June 2015 to June 2017. Following brigade command, he served as the Executive Officer to the Army Inspector General from June 2017- July 2018 and Director, HQDA G-3/5/7 DAMO-Fires from July 2018 – April 2019. BG Holler served as the 43rd Commandant of the U.S Army Defense Artillery School and Chief of Air Defense Artillery from May 2019 – February 2020. BG Mark Holler is now the Commanding General of 94th AAMDC. BG Holler's awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (4 OLC), Bronze Star (2 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), and Joint Service Commendation Medal. His badges include the Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Badge, Combat Action Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.

BG Gregory J. Brady
Commanding General, 10th AAMDC

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BG Gregory J. Brady

Commanding General of 10th AAMDC

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BG Todd Wasmund
Deputy Commanding General – Operations of the 3rd (French) Division in Marseille

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BG Todd Wasmund

Deputy Commanding General – Operations of the 3rd (French) Division in Marseille

Brigadier General Todd R. Wasmund is from Centerville, Ohio and was commissioned as a Field Artillery officer upon his graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1991. He is the first U.S. General Officer selected as an exchange officer with the French Army and he is assigned as the Deputy Commanding General – Operations of the 3rd (French) Division in Marseille.

BG Wasmund’s previous tactical assignments include staff and command positions from the platoon to division level in the 4th Infantry Division, IIId Armored Corps Artillery, 2d Infantry Division, 3d Infantry Division and 1st Infantry Division.

BG Wasmund’s opportunities to command Soldiers have included two Field Artillery MOS 13B One Station Unit Training and Paladin Batteries at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He later commanded a Field Artillery Battalion at Fort Sill and in Afghanistan, and he had the privilege of being a Dogface Soldier while commanding the 3d Infantry Division Artillery at Fort Stewart, Georgia. Operational assignments include serving as a Transition Team Leader during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and later as a Battalion Commander during Operation Enduring Freedom while serving simultaneously as Chief of Staff of the Combined Training Advisory Group – Army, NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan. During Operation Atlantic Resolve in support of US Army Europe, he commanded the 1st Infantry Division Headquarters (Forward) in Poland.

Additional assignments include serving as an Assistant Professor of Economics at West Point, Director of Strategic Communications at the Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill, and Division Chief of the Joint Operations Division on the Joint Staff, J35, supporting U.S. Africa Command. He served as the Chief of Staff of the Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill, and most recently, he was proud to serve as the Deputy Commanding General – Support of the 1st Infantry Division, the famed Big Red One.

BG Wasmund’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, NATO Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge.

BG Wasmund’s education includes a B.S. in Mathematical Economics from the United States Military Academy, an M.S. degree in Financial Management and Manpower Systems Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School, and an M.S. in National Resource Strategy from the Eisenhower School at the National Defense University.

BG Wasmund and his wife, Tracy, are proud of their five children and eight grandchildren.

FIRES CONFERENCE

SCHEDULE

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). All Virtual 2020 FIRESCON events are hosted on our livestream website here: https://livestream.com/firescenter

Tuesday | 09.29.20

Open Livestream
TIME EVENT
0900-0930 Opening Remarks
0930-0945 Break
0945-1045 Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
1045-1100 Break
1100-1200 Field Artillery Commandant
1200-1300 Lunch
1300-1345 Long Range Precision Fires CFT
1345-1400 Break
1400-1500 Commanding General, Space and Missile Defense Command
1500-1515 Break
1515-1730 ADA Commandant Breakout ADA CMDT AGENDA Open Livestream
1515-1730 FA Commandant Breakout FA CMDT AGENDA Open Livestream

Wednesday | 09.30.20

Open Livestream
TIME EVENT
0900-1000 Air Defense Artillery Commandant
1000-1010 Break
1010-1045 Air and Missile Defense CFT
1045-1100 Break
1100-1200 ADA Commandant Breakout ADA CMDT AGENDA Open Livestream
1100-1200 FA Commandant Breakout FA CMDT AGENDA Open Livestream
1200-1315 Lunch
1315-1415 Commander, U.S. Space Command
1415-1430 Break
1430-1615 ADA Commandant Breakout ADA CMDT AGENDA Open Livestream
1430-1615 FA Commandant Breakout FA CMDT AGENDA Open Livestream
1615-1630 Break
1630-1730 Sergeant Major of the Army

Thursday | 10.01.20

Open Livestream
TIME EVENT
0800-0900 Chief of Staff of the Army
0900-1030 Break
1030-1115 HRC FA SLD Update (Invitation Only) Open Livestream
1030-1115 HRC ADA Branch Update Open Livestream
1115-1200 HRC FA Branch Update Open Livestream
1115-1200 HRC SLD ADA Update (Invitation Only) Open Livestream
1200-1300 Lunch
1300-1730 ADA Commandant Breakout ADA CMDT AGENDA Open Livestream
1300-1730 FA Commandant Breakout FA CMDT AGENDA Open Livestream
1415-1515 CWOB Breakout Open Livestream
FIRES CONFERENCE

FAQs

Who can attend?

Anyone can access the live streamed content for the majority of the FC2020 Content being broadcast. FC2020 is an all virtual event. As a result, no Government-funded travel is authorized nor directed regarding this year’s Event.

NOTE: Human Resource Command (HRC) briefings on Thursday, 10.01.20 are password protected to limit their attendance to desired participants only.

How do I register?

There is no registration requirement for this year's virtual conference.

Will I have Access to all of the sessions?

Yes. Similar to if you were attending the conference in person, you will be given the opportunity to select which sessions you'd like to attend virtually. It is up to you to decide which sessions interest you and to attend those sessions as desired. You may attend as many or as few sessions as you want.

All conference content will delivered at the UNCLASSIFIED level.

Will the briefings be streamed on the web?

All Virtual 2020 FIRESCON events are hosted on our livestream website here: https://livestream.com/firescenter

All seminar virtual attendees must adhere to the procedures outlined in the two memorandums below to facilitate the effective collaborative transfer of information presented in unclassified mediums for the duration of the Fires Conference. Times listed are US Central Daylight Time (CDT). Click to see each instruction memorandum for both the primary and alternate transmission platforms. All conference content will delivered at the UNCLASSIFIED level.

Livestream Memo DCS Connect Memo

Questions are WELCOMED and ENCOURAGED during scheduled conference topics of discussion. Queries through the Livestream chat function must include the user’s NAME, RANK, UNIT, LOCATION and email address to ensure effective answers are provided.

NOTE: Human Resource Command (HRC) briefings on Thursday, 10.01.20 are password protected to limit their attendance to desired participants only.

Will the conference briefings be available for viewing later?

FC2020 conference releasable content will be available for viewing post event via the Fort Sill Livestream page - https://livestream.com/firescenter

FIRES CONFERENCE

CONTACTS

Captain Jerry Hodge

Mr. John M. Dorsey