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SMi Is proud to present the 2nd annual Future Soldier Technology USA conference on the 8th & 9th June 2021 taking place in Arlington, Washington, USA. New this year will be a Dismounted Soldier Situational Awareness focus day taking place on the 7th of June.

As militaries reorient and modernise their combat capabilities, the dismounted soldier remains critical to the success of combat operations. Major strides are being made in providing soldiers with enhanced abilities to maneuver, detect, target and defeat threats at greater ranges and speed than ever before.

Critical to mission success, soldiers’ capabilities to engage and defeat new threats has been prioritised by Army Futures Command as a critical area for development. Future Soldier Technology USA will bring together military leaders and technical experts to address the evolving capability spectrum of dismounted technology of the US Armed Forces.

Future Soldier Technology USA is the only dedicated conference of its kind in North America and will bring a unique focus to the future of soldier systems. The conference will discuss in detail soldier lethality, power management systems, mobility, sustainability and survivability. Additionally, as soldiers are increasingly integrated into an array of sensors and battlespace management systems, dismounted situational awareness is becoming a key area of overmatch capability. Our ‘Situational Awareness’ Focus Day will delve into the latest developments in this capability areas.

Key Topics Addressed Will Include:
• Enhancing soldier lethality
• Next Generation Squad Weapon
• Advanced target acquisition systems
• Soldier sensors
• Manned unmanned teaming
• Communication systems
• Battlespace management
• Soldier sustainability
• Systems trialling and evaluation
• Synthetic training environments
• Augmented reality

  •  Participate in the only event in North America focused solely on Soldier and Marine equipment modernization and capability development
  • Hear the latest developments from innovative and cutting-edge soldier modernization projects including Soldier Warrior, Nett Warrior, IVAS, Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad and many others
  • Meet and network with the senior officers and civilians at the forefront of soldier capability development in the US Army and Marine Corps
     

Past attendees have included:

Alpha Dawn; American Rheinmetall Systems; Army Research Laboratory/Asymmetric Warfare Group; Asymme tric Warfare Group (AWG) ; Asymmetric Warfare Group US Army ; BAE Systems; Booz Allen Hamilton; Canadian Armed Forces; Clark Street Associates; Combat Capabilities Development Command, US Army; Cornet Technology Inc; Department of National Defence, Canada; Elta Ltd; Excelitas Technologies; FN America; FN Herstal; Glenair Inc; Glenair, Inc; GMRE Inc; Harris Night Vision; Hendrick Motorsports; Leonardo DRS; Marathon Targets; Meggitt Training Systems, inc.; Midcon Cables Co; Nexter Group; PEO Soldier, US Army; Project Manager Soldier Weapons, US Army; Psionic LLC; Radetec; Redcom Laboratories, Inc; Royal Marines, UK MoD; Safran Optics 1; SCI Technology Inc.; Secubit Ltd; Spearpoint Solutions & Technology Pty Ltd; State University of New York at Oswego; Tactical Defense Media; Thales Defense & Security, Inc.; Thales UK; U S Army Rapid Equipping Force; U. S. Marine Corps; U.S. Army Research Laboratory; Ultra Electronics ; University of Canterbury; US Army; US Army Aviation Research Development And Engineering Center; US Army CCDC AC; US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center; US Army Maneuver Battle Lab; US Marine Corps Systems Command; US Navy; USMC Training and Education Command; WL Gore;

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Brigadier General Anthony Potts

Brigadier General Anthony Potts

Program Executive Officer, PEO Soldier, US Army
Colonel (ret'd) Edwin Davis

Colonel (ret'd) Edwin Davis

Maneuver Battle Lab, Maneuver Capabilities Development Integration Directorate, US Army Armor School
Colonel (ret'd) Richard Hansen

Colonel (ret'd) Richard Hansen

Former Program Manager, Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army
Colonel Chris Schneider

Colonel Chris Schneider

Project Manager, Integrated Visual Augmentation System, PEO Soldier, US Army
Colonel Douglas Copeland

Colonel Douglas Copeland

PM Maneuver and Precision Targeting, PEO Soldier, US Army
Colonel Elliot Caggins

Colonel Elliot Caggins

PM Soldier Weapons PEO Soldier, US Army
Colonel Garth Winterle

Colonel Garth Winterle

Project Manager, Tactical Radios, PEO C3T, US Army
Colonel Joe Bookard

Colonel Joe Bookard

Director, Rapid Equipping Force, US Army
Colonel Joel Babbitt

Colonel Joel Babbitt

Program Executive Officer, AT&L, SOF Warrior, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM )
Colonel John Cochran

Colonel John Cochran

Acting Director of the Secretary of Defence Close Combat Lethality Task Force, Department of Defense
Colonel Kurt Thompson

Colonel Kurt Thompson

Deputy Director, Soldier Lethality Cross Functional Team, US Army Futures Command
Dr Jeffrey Zabinski

Dr Jeffrey Zabinski

PM Weapons and Materials Research, Army Research Laboratory, US Army
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Konicki

Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Konicki

Program Manager, Individual Combat Equipment, Ground Combat Element Systems, USMC Systems Command
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Lunoff

Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Lunoff

PdM Small Calibre Ammunition, US Army
Lieutenant Colonel Chris Kennedy

Lieutenant Colonel Chris Kennedy

Chief of Lethality Branch, Soldier Requirements Division M-CDID, US Army
Lieutenant Colonel Chris Kennedy

Lieutenant Colonel Chris Kennedy

Chief of Lethality Branch, Soldier Requirements Division M-CDID, US Army Armor School
Lieutenant Colonel Neil Locke

Lieutenant Colonel Neil Locke

Commanding Officer, Infantry Trials and Development Unit, British Army
Lieutenant Colonel Raymond Corby

Lieutenant Colonel Raymond Corby

Project Manager ISSP , Canadian Armed Forces
Lieutenant Colonel Sten Allik

Lieutenant Colonel Sten Allik

Senior Staff Officer/Future Solutions, Estonian Defence Forces
Lieutenant Colonel Tim Hough

Lieutenant Colonel Tim Hough

Program Manager, Infantry Weapons, Ground Combat Element Systems,, USMC Systems Command
Lieutenant Colonel Vince Morris

Lieutenant Colonel Vince Morris

PdM Ground Soldier Systems, Close Combat Squad/Ground Soldier Systems, US Army
Mr Christopher Stone

Mr Christopher Stone

Deputy Director, TRADOC Capabilities Manager Infantry Brigade Combat Teams TCM IBCT, US Army Armor School
Mr Christopher Woodburn

Mr Christopher Woodburn

Deputy Maneuver Branch, Capabilities Development Directorate, Combat Development and Integration, US Marine Corps Systems Command
Mr Stephen M. Moody

Mr Stephen M. Moody

Director, Combat Feeding Directorate , US Army Futures Command

Brigadier General Anthony Potts

Program Executive Officer, PEO Soldier, US Army
Brigadier General Anthony Potts

Colonel (ret'd) Edwin Davis

Maneuver Battle Lab, Maneuver Capabilities Development Integration Directorate, US Army Armor School
Colonel (ret'd) Edwin Davis

Colonel (ret'd) Richard Hansen

Former Program Manager, Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army
Colonel (ret'd) Richard Hansen

Colonel Chris Schneider

Project Manager, Integrated Visual Augmentation System, PEO Soldier, US Army
Colonel Chris Schneider

Colonel Douglas Copeland

PM Maneuver and Precision Targeting, PEO Soldier, US Army
Colonel Douglas Copeland

Colonel Elliot Caggins

PM Soldier Weapons PEO Soldier, US Army
Colonel Elliot Caggins

Colonel Garth Winterle

Project Manager, Tactical Radios, PEO C3T, US Army
Colonel Garth Winterle

Colonel Joe Bookard

Director, Rapid Equipping Force, US Army
Colonel Joe Bookard

Colonel Joel Babbitt

Program Executive Officer, AT&L, SOF Warrior, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM )
Colonel Joel Babbitt

Colonel John Cochran

Acting Director of the Secretary of Defence Close Combat Lethality Task Force, Department of Defense
Colonel John Cochran

Colonel Kurt Thompson

Deputy Director, Soldier Lethality Cross Functional Team, US Army Futures Command
Colonel Kurt Thompson

Dr Jeffrey Zabinski

PM Weapons and Materials Research, Army Research Laboratory, US Army
Dr Jeffrey Zabinski

Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Konicki

Program Manager, Individual Combat Equipment, Ground Combat Element Systems, USMC Systems Command
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Konicki

Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Lunoff

PdM Small Calibre Ammunition, US Army
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Lunoff

Lieutenant Colonel Chris Kennedy

Chief of Lethality Branch, Soldier Requirements Division M-CDID, US Army
Lieutenant Colonel Chris Kennedy

Lieutenant Colonel Chris Kennedy

Chief of Lethality Branch, Soldier Requirements Division M-CDID, US Army Armor School
Lieutenant Colonel Chris Kennedy

Lieutenant Colonel Neil Locke

Commanding Officer, Infantry Trials and Development Unit, British Army
Lieutenant Colonel Neil Locke

Lieutenant Colonel Raymond Corby

Project Manager ISSP , Canadian Armed Forces
Lieutenant Colonel Raymond Corby

Lieutenant Colonel Sten Allik

Senior Staff Officer/Future Solutions, Estonian Defence Forces
Lieutenant Colonel Sten Allik

Lieutenant Colonel Tim Hough

Program Manager, Infantry Weapons, Ground Combat Element Systems,, USMC Systems Command
Lieutenant Colonel Tim Hough

Lieutenant Colonel Vince Morris

PdM Ground Soldier Systems, Close Combat Squad/Ground Soldier Systems, US Army
Lieutenant Colonel Vince Morris

Mr Christopher Stone

Deputy Director, TRADOC Capabilities Manager Infantry Brigade Combat Teams TCM IBCT, US Army Armor School
Mr Christopher Stone

Mr Christopher Woodburn

Deputy Maneuver Branch, Capabilities Development Directorate, Combat Development and Integration, US Marine Corps Systems Command
Mr Christopher Woodburn

Mr Joel Furey

Co-Founder & CCO, Noble Biomaterials
Mr Joel Furey

Mr Stephen M. Moody

Director, Combat Feeding Directorate , US Army Futures Command
Mr Stephen M. Moody

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WHAT IS CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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