Thursday November 7, 2013 at 7:00 PM EST
Friday November 8, 2013 at 5:00 PM EST

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Kings Bay Conference Center (Magnolia's) 
950 USS James Madison Road
Kings Bay, GA 31547

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Sheila McNeill 
The Camden Partnership 

Recommended Housing

Right next door to the Conference Center

Navy Gateway Inn & Suites 
952 USS James Madison Road
Kings Bay, GA 31547

"Sustaining the Triad: the Enduring Requirements of Deterrence" 


 2013 Kings Bay TRIAD Conference

7 - 8 November

Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia

 Thursday, November 7th

7:00 - 9:00 pm             Social Hour, Keynote Address by

                                        The Honorable Katrina McFarland, Assistant Secretary Defense (Acquisition)

                               Reception hosted by Lockheed Martin.                   

Friday, November 8th

7:15 - 7:50 am             Registration and Breakfast. Sponsored by BAE Systems.

7:50 - 8:00 am             Introduction, welcoming attendees.

8:00 - 8:30 am             Deterrence in the 21st Century – Frank Miller, Principal, The Scowcroft Group. 

8:30 - 9:00 am             Strategic Perspectives on the Triad - General Robert C. Kehler, Commander, US 

                                       Strategic Command.

9:00- 9:30 am              Sustaining Our Nuclear Enterprise – General (USAF-Ret.) Larry

                                       Welch, former Commander, Strategic Air Command and Chief of Staff,

                                       United States Air Force.

 9:30 - 10:45 am        The Way Forward: An Affordable, Relevant and Executable Nuclear

                                      Deterrent.  Panel Discussion moderated by Ambassador Linton Brooks,

                                      Center for Strategic and International Studies.

  • Amy Woolf of the Library of Congress/Congressional Research Office: “The Choices We Face”.
  • Professor Matthew Kroenig of Georgetown University: “Balancing Nuclear Proliferation Concerns and Nuclear Modernization Needs”
  • Mark Schneider, National Institute for Public Policy; “Does Minimum Deterrence Work in the Current Strategic Environment?”
  • Peter Huessy, Geostrategic Analysis, “An Affordable Bargain: Our Nuclear Deterrent.” 


11:00 - 12:15 pm         Sustaining an Affordable, Collaborative Sea-Based Deterrent Today and Beyond

  • Vice Admiral Terry Benedict, Director, Strategic Systems Programs.
  • Rear Admiral Dave Johnson, Program Executive Officer for Submarines
  • RADM Mark Beverstock, RN, (UK Chief Strategic Systems Executive)  


12:30 - 1:05 pm          Luncheon Address:  “OHIO Replacement: Geographic, Survivability and

                                     Threat Requirements” Rear Admiral Richard Breckenridge, Director, Undersea

                                     Warfare Division. 

1:05 - 1:40 pm           “ICBM and Strategic Bomber Contributions to Strategic Stability” Major

                                     General Garrett Harencak, Assistant Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and

                                      Nuclear Integration. 


1:50 - 2:30 pm             “Managing the Deterrent Force” MAj. Gen. Scott Vander Hamm, Commander, 8th Air

                                     Force and VADM Michael Connor, Commander, Submarine Forces. 

3:00 - 5:00 pm             Tour of an OHIO Class SSBN (U.S. Nationals Only)


TRIAD Conference hosted by: 

Submarine Industrial Base Council 

The Camden Partnership 

Camden County Chamber of Commerce 

Camden-Kings Bay Council

Navy League of the United States

In association with Peter Huessy and his

Congressional Breakfast Seminar Series sponsors ROA-AFA-NDIA

Hotel - Gateway Inn