Workshop

There is a need to win the fights of today against asymmetric forces, but also a need to plan for the future and plan to confront the adversary of tomorrow. Over the last decade, indirect fire support has re-established itself as an indispensable tactical instrument, vital for both self-defence and expeditionary warfare.
 
It is against this backdrop that this workshop will try to answer the following questions;What form will the enemy of tomorrow take? How will training have to adapt? What technological trends in training will we see to combat the future complex threat? How can we train our leaders of tomorrow to work effectively in any future operating environment? Are our soldiers ready to operate in a degraded environment? Do we begin to move into Land Force build up to work as a deterrence posture? How do we build a deterrence posture through fires capability?
 
This workshop provides the opportunity for end-users and industry to discuss fire support and the future operational environment in a collaborative environment. It will also provide a platform for discussion on how we can become more operationally effective and smarter in our procurement decisions, in order to deliver capability to our services.
 
Why attend:
 
·         Gain insight into the likely future operational environment and its near-term and long-term fire support implications   
·         Examine the wide spectrum of threats, challenges, & contingencies and learn why we must prepare to operate in a full range of complex environments
·         Discuss and analyse the essential elements of the complex environment and the strategic trends in warfare - enabling you to better train your soldiers, officers and marines for tomorrow’s fight 

8:00 AM - AM FIRE SUPPORT AND THE OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT THROUGH 2030

1400
REGISTRATION & COFFEE
1430
INTRODUCTION TO WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES AND WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES
1445
PRESENTATION & BEGINNING OF DISCUSSION
1530
AFTERNOON COFFEE & NETWORKING
1600
DISCUSSION CONTINUES
1645
DEBRIEF AND SUMMARY
1700
END OF WORKSHOP

About your workshop leader:
 
Since January 2006, Mr. Hynes has served as a policy analyst and acquisition-intelligence support working at Headquarters, Department of the Army. 
 
As policy analyst, he oversees Army policy relating to the intelligence support of capability development programs, primarily major defense acquisition programs.  As acquisition-intelligence support, Mr. Hynes manages the threat requirements for program offices and production of threat assessments.  He specializes in fire support developments worldwide, the future operational threat environment, defense industrial complex, and improvised explosive devices. 
 
Previously, Mr. Hynes completed over 21 years on active duty in the United States Army as a Field Artillery Officer where he held various leadership assignments in the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Division, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Field Artillery School, Pennsylvania State University Reserve Officer Training Corps, and Office of the Chief of Staff for Intelligence.  

Dwayne D. Hynes,
Deputy Chief of Staff, G2,
U.S. Army