General David G. Perkins and Brigadier General Frank Kelley (USMC, Ret.) to address largest trade show for unmanned systems industry
Arlington, Va. — Senior officials from the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy will deliver keynote presentations at AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL 2016, the largest trade show for the unmanned systems and robotics industry. General David G. Perkins, Commander, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, will speak on Tuesday, May 3. Brigadier General Kelley (USMC, Ret.), Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Unmanned Systems, will speak on Thursday, May 5.
General Perkins assumed duties as Commander of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) on March 14, 2014, after serving as Commander of the United States Army Combined Arms Center (USACAC) in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Perkins was the 21st commander of USACAC from November 2011 to February 2014, where he headed efforts to synchronize leader development across the Army, the management of the Army’s training support and development enterprises, and the development and integration of the U.S. Army’s war doctrine.
As Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Unmanned Systems, Brigadier General Kelley serves as principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition on all matters relating to unmanned systems. Prior to this position, Kelley was Commander of the Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC). From 2007 to 2009, Kelley was MCSC’s Program Manager for Training Systems in Orlando. Kelley also previously taught at the Command and Staff College and served as an action officer to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Expeditionary Forces Program.
XPONENTIAL 2016 will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans from May 2 to 5 and offer over 200 educational sessions, providing information about the future of unmanned systems policy, regulations and technology. More than 8,000 industry leaders and professionals from around the world are expected to attend, and the XPONENTIAL exhibit hall will showcase over 600 cutting-edge companies, representing more than 20 industries. Award-winning journalist Miles O’Brien, the science correspondent for PBS NewsHour, will serve as the host of XPONENTIAL.
Military personnel are eligible for a discount to attend the show when registering at XPONENTIAL.org. The offer is valid on the purchase of AUVSI Member and Nonmember All Access and Expo Hall Passes through May 1, 2016, 11:59 p.m. EDT. To redeem, enter XPO16DP100 for $100 off an All Access Pass or XPO16DP50 for $50 off an Expo Hall Pass in the promo code box at checkout. Limit one code per order. Terms are subject to change. The discount cannot be applied to previous purchases. Not valid on Student and Chapter Leader passes.
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) — the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics — represents more than 7,500 members from more than 60 countries involved in the fields of government, industry and academia. AUVSI members work in the defense, civil and commercial markets.