Livestream: Supporting the Warfighter

U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, patrol a road at the Grafenwoehr Training Area during Exercise Saber Junction 12 in 2012.

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U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, patrol a road at the Grafenwoehr Training Area during Exercise Saber Junction 12 in 2012.

Join us today — Tues., Feb. 23 — for a livestreamed conversation with DoD civilian leaders about their methods and challenges in maintaining a strong civilian workforce.

A fully manned, skilled, and diverse workforce is key to U.S. military readiness — and that means civilians as well as troops. The future force will require technology development, acquisition management, exacting test and evaluation, sustainment of weapons, and much more. Join Defense One Deputy Editor Bradley Peniston and DoD civilian leaders at 10:30 ET today — Tues., Feb. 23 — for a livestreamed discussion about how the Defense Department and the services can best develop and sustain the talent that helps the military accomplish its missions. 

Our speakers include: Dr. Todd Fore, Director of Manpower, Personnel and Services for U.S. Air Force Material Command; James McClaugherty, Deputy Commander of Defense Logistics Agency’s Land and Maritime section; and Jonathan Witter, Deputy Director for Strategy and Support at Defense Finance and Accounting Service.

If you can’t be with us in Dayton, Ohio, then watch the livestream and send your questions to our speakers via Twitter using #DefOneTownHall.

Topics will include:

  • How can DOD retain skilled IT professionals who are so in demand by the private sector?  
  • What are the critical skills gaps and how do they affect mission support?
  • What levers does DOD have to shape its civilian workforce, and what should change?

Register to participate here.

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