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Enabling Dynamic Force Employment - Through Global Port Readiness

May 12-14, 2020

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Co-hosted by the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) and Christopher Newport University's Center for American Studies

About the Conference

The National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) and Christopher Newport University’s Center for American Studies jointly present the 2020 Conference on Ports: Enabling Dynamic Force Employment — Through Global Port Readiness, at Christopher Newport University, May 12-14, 2020.

The conference brings together U.S. government and industry subject matter experts in logistics and transportation to examine the challenges associated with the dynamic force employment of forces and equipment in support of U.S. national security objectives.

“The National Defense Strategy directs the Joint Force to ‘introduce unpredictability to adversary decision-makers through Dynamic Force Employment.’ Dynamic Force Employment allows us to develop a wide range of proactive, scalable options and quickly deploy forces for emerging requirements while maintaining readiness to respond to contingencies.” — General Joseph F. Dunford Jr., USMC, 19th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Once again, we will team with SDDC, MARAD and AAPA. Come and participate in the discussion as we work together to identify and solve tough challenges, find creative and innovative ways to enable greater warfighter readiness, and improve our deployment options to respond and operate in a global, multi-domain, contested environment.

Location

Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place in Gaines Theatre in the Freeman Center.

If you’re flying to the area, you have several choices of airports. You can also get to Newport News by train or by bus. Parking is available throughout the campus.

Conference attendees are encouraged to park in the Parking Deck (building 24 on the campus map) and Lot A, both of which are adjacent to the Ferguson Center.

As you enter campus from J. Clyde Morris / Avenue of the Arts, the road will curve to the right and you will see the parking garage on your right. You may park anywhere in the garage.

Shuttle transportation from the conference hotel will be available.

Contact

For more information, please contact Nathan Busch at nbusch@cnu.edu.