“Afghanistan and Beyond” – Annual National Security Fellows Conference

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April 18, 2013 @ 3:30 pm
April 18, 2013 @ 9:00 pm
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The UNC-TISS National Security Fellows Program will host its annual symposium on April 18, 2013.

The UNC-TISS National Security Fellows Program was established in 2010 to provide U.S. Army Soldiers from the U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) a senior-service school equivalent civilian Fellowship through the U.S. Army War College. Additional Information on the Program can be found here: http://nsfp.web.unc.edu/. This conference is a capstone to the Fellowship program and to their time here at the University of North Carolina.

This event is free and open to the public. Due to the nature of this event planners will not reserve a parking lot for event attendees. Guests attending Part 1 of the event are encouraged to arrive early to park in public parking lots located in downtown Chapel Hill.

The symposium will consist of two parts:

  1. Presentation of U.S. Army War College Fellows’ Final Research Project
    3:00 – 5:00 pm | The UNC FedEx Global Education Center, room 4003

    1. COL Bob Agans: “Swords and Plowshares–Modification of the Multiple Launch Rocket System Family of Munitions (MFOM) to Augment U.S. Government Requirements”
    2. COL Michael Bineham: “Special Operations Commemoration: A Study of Monuments, Memory, and Memorialization Practices of Elite Organizations”
    3. COL Bo Clayton: “Implementing Research in Mass Communication, Advertising, and Marketing at the Strategic and Operational Levels of War”
    4. COL Thomas Drew: “Egypt and the Arab Spring: What are the Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy”
    5. COL Alan Shumate: “Employing U.S. Army Special Forces to Defeat America’s Emerging Threats”
    6. LTC/P M. Dean Franks: “Institutionalizing Interdependence: U.S. Army Special Operations Forces / Conventional Forces, ‘No Turning Back’ “
  2. “Afghanistan and Beyond” – a Panel Discussion (Full biographies below)
    7:00 – 9:00 pm | The UNC FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium

    1. LTG (R) David Barno, Senior Adviser and Senior Fellow at The Center for a New American Security
    2. Frank Ruggiero, Acting Vice President for Federal Relations at BAE Systems (former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (PM) and former acting Special Representative to Afghanistan & Pakistan for the U.S. State Department)
    3. [Invited] BG Michael Kurilla, Assistant Commander for Support, Joint Special Operations Command

For additional information on the conference, please contact Jennifer Boyle.

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