USMC IT Day 2019

Tenth Annual USMC IT Day

Modernizing the Network

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
The Clubs at Quantico
3017 Russell Road, MCB Quantico, VA 22134

The AFCEA Quantico-Potomac chapter hosted the 10th Annual USMC IT Day on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019.  Senior leadership from around the Marine Corps was in attendance to discuss the entire spectrum of current challenges and opportunities across the Marine Corps.  Several new and emerging concepts were unveiled to industry at this event.  It was a valuable event for both Marines, government, and industry.

Agenda

1030  – 1130  Registration
1130 – 1135  Invocation (Pastor Leonard Bailey)
1135 – 1145  Opening Events and Comments (JROTC Color Guard) (CONFIRMED)
1145 – 1200   AFCEA International OpsO Mike Warlick (CONFIRMED)
1200 – 1215  Remarks by BGen Mahlock/LtGen Reynolds
1215 – 1300   Lunch
1300 – 1400   Keynote Speaker (BGen Wortman, CG MCWL)
1415 – 1430   Break/ Scholarship presentations for W2CCA (Jim Wiggins)
1430 -1600  MCSC Panel
–       Moderator Mr Williford (CONFIRMED)
–       Panelist Col Monta (PFM SES, MCSC) (CONFIRMED)
–       Panelist Col McDaniel (PFM CES, MCSC) (CONFIRMED)
1600 – 1930   Industry/Government Mixer

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Attendee Registration

Online registration is now closed.  Onsite registration will be available on a first come, first served basis on 15 May.  Please arrive early and be prepared to pay by credit card.

BGen Christian Wortman, USMC

Brigadier General Wortman is a native of Warren, Pennsylvania, and a 1991 graduate of the United States Naval Academy.

As a company grade officer, he served in a variety of command and staff assignments in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Marine Divisions, as a rifle platoon commander, rifle and weapons company executive officer, rifle company commander, Battalion Landing Team assistant operations officer, and Light Armored Reconnaissance weapons company commander. While in these assignments, Wortman participated in numerous contingency and security force assistance missions in the Caribbean and Mediterranean Sea regions. Additionally, as a captain, he served as a writer in the Commandant’s Staff Group in support of the 31st Commandant of the Marine Corps and as a history instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy.

As a field grade officer, Wortman served as Operations Officer, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion; Executive Officer, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines and 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines; Commanding Officer, Recruiting Station Indianapolis; Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines; Plans Officer, 1st Marine Division; Senior Aide to the Commandant of the Marine Corps; Senior Marine Representative for Force Development, Office of Secretary of Defense – Policy; Senior Advisor to the Afghan General Staff Chief of Plans, Afghan Assistant Minister for Strategy and Policy, and Afghan Chief of General Staff; and Commanding Officer, The Basic School. He was most recently assigned as the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, I Marine Expeditionary Force. While assigned as Executive Officer of 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, he participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom. While assigned as the Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines and Battalion Landing Team 2/4, he deployed with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and his unit conducted security force assistance missions throughout Southeast Asia and supported Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines.

Wortman graduated with distinction from the Naval Academy with a bachelor of science in history. While a midshipman at the Naval Academy, he served as the brigade commander, the senior leadership position among the 4500 midshipmen. He was the honor graduate from his TBS Basic Officers Course class and received the Infantry Officer Course Wheeler Award for Infantry and Leadership Excellence. Wortman holds a Master of Arts in history from the University of Maryland, Master of Operational Studies from the Marine Corps University School of Advanced Warfighting, and Master of Strategic Studies from the National War College. He was a distinguished graduate from the National War College. Wortman was a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations from 1999 – 2004.

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