The 2010 Department of Defense Maintenance Symposium and Exhibition, administered by SAE International, attracted a record number of attendees and brought together key leaders and maintainers throughout the Department of Defense and commercial industry to discuss maintenance, technology, sustainment operations, and materiel readiness.
Held November 15-18 in Tampa, Fla., the event attracted 1,595 registrants – the highest in the history of the event – representing a 14 percent increase over 2009 figures.
Featured speakers included the Honorable Frank Kendall, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; James Roy, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force; and Andy Hove, Executive Vice President and President, Defense, Oshkosh Corporation. Gary J. Motsek, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Program Support) served as the event's Chairman.
The event also included an interactive "Senior Logisticians' Roundtable," a Q&A session in which attendees posed a variety of questions regarding maintenance to senior military logisticians from each of the military services, the Joint Staff, and major Defense agencies.
Additionally, Alan Estevez, Principal Deputy, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness, hosted the Secretary of Defense Maintenance Awards Banquet, where the DoD's highest awards for maintenance of weapon systems and equipment were presented. Highlights include:
The 2011 Department of Defense Maintenance Symposium and Exhibition will be held from November 14-17 in Fort Worth, Texas. Visit www.sae.org/dod for more details, including the 2011 Exhibit Prospectus.
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