Prag-mødet handler IKKE om MISSILSKJOLD, men om VERDENSOMSPÆNDENDE KRIGE og brug af SPECIAL STYRKER
Her er en lang liste med deltagerne i Prag – læs den indbydelse der blev sendt ud til deltagerne: indbydelsen og bemærk, at dette her ikke handler om MISSILSKJOLD, men om VERDENSOMSPÆNDENDE KRIGE og INDSÆTTELSE AF SPECIAL STYRKER – NATOS HURTIGUDRYKKENDE TROPPER. DET HANDLER OM
VARETAGELSE AF INDUSTRIERNES INDTERESSER – IKKE OM SIKRING AF NOGEN SOM HELST MED ET MISSILSKJOLD.
Det handler om en oprustning uden sidestykke i vor tid, en oprustning der skal gøre det muligt at udnytte resourser på MARS og Månen.
Læs på www.nasa.com - om ARES I (sender folk til månen og retur), ARES IV (sender materiel til månen og retur) og ARES V (videreudvikling af ARES I) og ORION (projekterne som bla. Lockheed Martin, der også er entreprenør på en masse af alt det andet isenkram der bruges i disse netværksbaserede krige, herunder JSF (Joint Strike Fighteren)
Det handler om at indrette det internationale krigsudstyr, militærets Netværksbaserede kommando-, kontrol-, kommunikations-, computer-, efterretnings-, overvågnings-, målsøgnings, angrebs-, rekognoscerings udstyr til de krav vor tids C4ISATAR netværk kræver, med visionerne for behovene i år 2020.
Det handler om vores samfund bliver invaderet af tropper, der skal holde AL modstand ned, også din og min mod at være overvåget og udbyttet døgnet rundt af de Multinationale korporationer og deres rige bagmænd som ravnene: A.P. Møller, KLUGE og resten af ROSS’et. af neo-konservative og fascister her i verden.
Der vil snart komme en lidt mere udførlig beretning om den danske deltagelse i BUSH & FOGH og alle ”partnerskabernes” (Læs Aktieselskabernes) deltagelse i Dansk våbenindustri fra mig.
(NB Mærsk Defence A/S og Mærsk Defence Systems A/S er solgt i 2006 til SAAB for 73. millioner, men det var de to firmaer, der sammen med de unge studerende på Syddansk Universitet og Søværnet rent faktisk er ”Udviklerne” eller ”opfinderen” af Odin systemet (C4IR), der det sidste år har fået vokseværk, og er blevet endnu større og udvidet med et overvågnings- målsøgnings og angrebs system også C4ISTAR – SPØRG FORSVARSKOMMANDOEN I DANMARK OG NATO om de tekniske detaljer, herunder hvornår MILSTAR blev installeret på Thule basen, for det vil vores Forsvarsminister ikke udtale sig om, men henviser os til at spørge hos militæret selv. Der er mere herom på min hjemmeside på Arne Hansens hjemmeside.
Red Cell US Navy SEAL Tiger Team
NU TIL PRAG INDBYDELSEN¨ (I UDDRAG)
Network Centric Warfare Europe 2007
Balancing Today’s International C4 ISTAR Network Requirements With The 2020 Capability Vision.
This event is presented in English
June 5 - 6, 2007 · Marriott Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic
Welcome to NCW Europe 2007!
Hear what last year's delegates have to say:
Outstanding! Good mix of theory and practice. Great opportunity for developing key international contacts!
William Urschel, Chief Architect, USAF Aeronautical Systems Centre, USAF
One of the few really valuable conferences with a good balance of quality briefings and networking
CDR Markus Stubenrauch, Future C4ISR Development, German Naval Office
Great opportunity to pick up new thoughts and ideas and to share your own in a combined, joint,
military Lieutenant Colonel Jacobs, Senior Staff Officer, Royal Netherlands Navy
After two days I can say I’ve broadened my knowledge and perspective about NCW
Brigadier General Elia Baldazzi, Joint Air Power Competence Centre
The exciting 5th event in the NCW series will take place in Prague, Czech Republic – the hub of Central European Networked Transformation. Building on the success of previous years, NCW Europe 2007 will deliver the optimal balance between practical perspectives (from operators and commanders) and the highest level of strategic thinking (from the senior NCW community leaders). Keep reading to find out who you will meet and the opportunities available at our best NCW conference yet!
These are the keys to moving forward and exploiting NCW capabilities today and in the next five years
The need for allied militaries to share their lessons identified, opinions and requirements with each other and industry leaders has never been higher.
Practically and operationally focused, this year’s event will offer you the opportunity to:
Analyse timely and relevant lessons learned in coalition network interoperability, network implementation and network performance
Choose streamed sessions focussed around specific elements of the network umbrella to contextualise your own areas of specialisation and research
Discuss the next step requirements to enable delivery of transformational networked capabilities directly to the tactical edge
Take home operational best practice from the military officers responsible for networked units and platforms on a day-to-day basis
Host Nation Support
We are delighted to announce the following confirmed speakers from the Czech Republic:
The Honourable Dr. Jiri Šedivý
Minister of Defence
Lieutenant General Vlastimil Picek
Chief of the General Staff (design.)
Czech Republic Armed Forces
Brigadier General Jiri Balloon
Director CIS Division & Chief of Signal Corps
Czech Republic Armed Forces
This year’s keynote presentations are from NCW leaders of unprecedented seniority and, as you requested, will address the next five years of integration and development, and analyse how the contemporary operating environment affects these. This year’s unparalleled speaker panel includes:
General Sir John Reith KCB CBE
Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe
Air Marshal Sir Clive Loader KCB OBE
Deputy CINC Strike Command
Royal Air Force
General William T. Hobbits
Commander US Air Forces Europe
US Air Force
Key Plenary Speakers* (se cv neden for)
Lieutenant General Steven Boutelle
Director, Office of the Chief, Information Officer/G6
Major General Pietro Finocchio
Major General Koen Gijsbers
NATO Allied Command Transformation
Leading NCW Practitioners
Brigadier John Thomas MBE ADC
Signal Officer in Chief (Army) and Head of the
Command Support Development Centre
Colonel Jacques Defretin
Head of Digitisation and NEC Integration
Colonel James “Magic” Henderson
Deputy, Enterprise Networks Division
US Air Force
The tangible benefits of networked units and platforms are being realised and exploited in theatre today. Practitioners, operators and programme managers with specific areas of expertise from nations including the US, UK, France, Italy, Sweden and Israel will deliver presentations focusing on delivering optimal capability today.
If you are not yet ready to register, feel free to request a reminder nearer the time . Alternatively, if this is not quite the event you are looking for, please check out our related events.
Sponsors & Exhibitors
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Northrop Grumman provides a broad array of technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding, and space technology. The company has more than 125,000 employees and operates in all 50 states and 25 countries and serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers
Phone: +1 310 332 1000
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With 79,000 employees and operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved proforma combined revenues of Euro 18.6 billion in 2005, and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. [All figures exclude impact of activities to be transferred to Thales].
Phone: + 33 1-40-76-10-10
IBM is a worldwide leader in providing solutions for government. We bring extensive experience, innovative thinking, best practices, and a global network of strategic relationships to help address the challenges governments face. IBM has helped defence organizations around the globe increase combat power through network-centric operations. By connecting administrative systems, sensors, weapon systems, decision makers and troops, IBM can help clients achieve shared awareness, increased speed of command and improved success in the field.
Saab Danmark A/S is a part of the Saab group, one of the world’s leading high-technology companies, with its main operations in defence, aviation, space and civil security. Saab covers a broad spectrum of competencies and capabilities in systems integration. Saab develops, manufactures and delivers advanced products and services for the defence market, as well as for commercial markets where its expertise creates business opportunities.
QinetiQ is the primary partner to both the MOD and industry in the delivery of Network Enabled Capability, building on our knowledge and experience from new and existing defence programmes. We add current systems knowledge to complement our traditional future systems focus and we are operating closely with the UK MOD on both NEC concepts and their delivery. QinetiQ have a wealth of knowledge and experience covering relevant military concepts, processes and systems, underpinned by the development and application of technology and associated experimentation tools and facilities. We can draw qualified personnel from across the whole organisation with the necessary capabilities and range of skills to support the NEC initiative.
Phone: +44 (0) 8700 100942
Cisco Systems Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Today, networks are an essential part of business, education, government and home communications, and Cisco Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of these networks. As governments drive towards network-centric operations, Cisco supports capabilities provided across the network that enhance availability, reliability, interoperability and survivability of networks and interconnected systems. Website: www.cisco.com/go/defence or contact Terry Morgan, Director Net-Centric Strategies: www.tmorgan.com
Founded in 1996, DataPath designs and delivers satellite and wireless communications networks around the world. The company is known for rapidly delivering reliable, mobile communications that operate in even the most extreme conditions to support customers that include the U.S. Army, the U.S. Marine Corps and emergency first responders. Headquartered in Duluth, Ga., DataPath maintains offices in Fort Monmouth, N.J., Nashua, N.H, San Diego, Ca., and Tampa, Fla.
General Dynamics Canada, as the nation’s premier Systems Integrator, is uniquely positioned as a comprehensive battlespace integrator with operationally tested systems experience on advanced platforms and proven C4ISR integration capabilities. General Dynamics Canada has unique expertise in integrated digital voice and data distribution; acoustic signal processing; command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) systems design and integration; ballistics; high resolution flat panel displays; biological agent detection and identification; landmine detection; and secure tactical communications. In addition to its extensive hardware and software development expertise, the Company has proven experience managing and integrating complex military electronics systems.
Holocom Networks supports Network Centric Warfare technology with expertise in manufacturing engineering and partner training of the Holocom PDS, a 2’ x 2‘ metal channel raceway that protects classified network cables from insider hackers and threats. Motion detectors, cameras and other peripherals can be added to the solution for total end-to-end capabilities. Holocom understands the technology of modern warfare and plays a crucial role in the physical security of protecting sensitive assets and information for the US DoD and Homeland Security efforts and its national allies. Holocom Networks has locations in CA, VA, MD, GA, HI and Germany
Phone: +1 760 804 9545
PrismTech, a leader in Model-Driven Engineering tools and Real-time Embedded Systems solutions, offers the essential technologies and Network Centric Operations expertise to deliver a QoS-enabled GIG implemented on standards-based, COTS SOA platforms enhanced to respond to stringent requirements of department of defence network centric operations. In particular, PrismTech’s DDS, Real-time CORBA, SDR/SCA and security middleware platform solutions interoperate to deliver: universal – yet strictly security controlled - access to information; an orchestrated information environment; continuous adaptation to changes in the operating environment; tailorable, actionable information that can be distributed in a timely manner in the appropriate form and level of detail to users at all echelons.
ECI provides advanced telecommunications solutions to global carriers and service providers, including broadband access networks, optical networks and multi-service routers for military applications worldwide. ECI provides military network solutions and products are developed to Israeli Defence Force requirements and offer reliability and security mandatory for national defence communications backbones and access networks.
Phone: +972 3926 6555
ESRI is the world leader in the geographic information system (GIS) software industry with annual sales over $500 million. Our business involves the development and support of geospatial technology for Service Oriented Architecture and Network Centric Warfare. Interactive, digital mapping is superb for visualization, analysis, and collaboration.
Phone: +1 909 793 2853 or 1 800 447 9778
Blazepoint, ( Ndura-rugged) a specialist engineering company, designs and manufactures rugged computers and peripherals within commercial and military markets worldwide. The ndura rugged range of mobile computers, displays, peripherals and power solutions are developed against military EMC, TEMPEST and Environmental standards and therefore deliver the reliability, power and operational flexibility for mission critical applications.
Systematic provides software within C4ISR and interoperability. Systematic is involved in several net centric programmes and is providing command and control solutions to many nations, from joint to tactical levels. Our solutions are deployed with several customers in the current missions. Systematic is 400 people in US, UK and Denmark.
Internet Cafe Sponsor
Sun Microsystems, Inc.’s Network-centric offerings drive transformations in Defence to enable true Network Centric Warfare. Representing the most fundamental transformation of Defence in history, Network Centric Warfare solutions from Sun Microsystems are comprised of proven, global leading Software, Systems, Storage and Service offerings. Sun delivers the Information Assurance that is a key enabler of information superiority, connecting legacy systems for engagement in Network Centric Warfare. Our mission is to create the innovative infrastructure technologies that unleash the power of the Network for Effects-Based Operations. Sun's offerings have significant weight power and size advantages combined with proven, highly scalable solutions that reduce administration, guarantee rock-solid security, and are easily deployable.
Tel: +44 (0)1252 420000
Air Marshal Sir Clive Loader joined the RAF in 1973. After flying training, he was posted to Harriers serving tours on No 1(F) Squadron at RAF Wittering and IV(Army Cooperation) Squadron at RAF Gutersloh, Germany. After an instructional tour on the Operational Conversion Unit (during which he displayed the Harrier) he was promoted to Squadron Leader (1984), and served as a Flight Commander in Germany. Staff College (1988) was followed by 10 months on the Harrier Role Desk in the MOD prior to being promoted to Wing Commander (1989). After a short tour at Rheindahlen, he became Personal Staff Officer to the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Strike Command (Sir Michael Graydon).
From 1993 to 1995 he commanded No 3 (Fighter) Squadron, at RAF Laarbruch. The Squadron participated in operations over Northern Iraq and Bosnia, as well as being the first Germany-based Harrier Squadron to convert to night operations. Promoted to Group Captain in 1995, he then attended the Higher Command and Staff College. He took command of RAF Laarbruch in October 1996, the Station at that time comprising 2 Harrier GR7 squadrons, one joint Puma/Chinook squadron, 2 RAF Regt squadrons (Rapier and Field), and HQ Tactical Survive to Operate Wing - in all, some 2300 Service personnel plus a further 4500 civilians and dependants. He flew the last Harrier aircraft out of Laarbruch when the Station closed in May 1999.
A short tour in MOD Air Plans (latterly Air RP) followed, after which he was promoted to Air Commodore (1999) to lead the RAF Admin Support Study. He served (2000 to 2001) as Air Commodore Harrier, HQ 3 Group where he was responsible for RAF and RN Harriers. After a 10 month tour (2001 to 2002) in the UK Permanent Joint Headquarters (ACOS J3) he was promoted to Air Vice-Marshal and appointed as ACDS(Ops). He was appointed as Deputy Commanderin- Chief Strike Command, in the rank of Air Marshal, in June 2004. He was appointed as Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in the New Years Honours list 2006.
Married to Alison (née Leith) since 1976 they have 3 sons, Matt (1980), Tom (1982) and Edward (1988). In his spare time, Sir Clive enjoys sculling and rowing, playing golf, and (now that playing days are over) watching rugby and cricket (Lady Alison is not very keen on any of these). A keen military historian, he is also the President of RAF Cricket and is a governor of Bedford School (which was attended by all 3 sons).
General William T. Hobbins is Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe; Commander, Allied Air Component Command Ramstein; Air Component Commander, U.S. European Command, Ramstein Air Base, Germany; and Director, Multinational Joint Air Power Competence Center, Kalkar, Germany.
General Hobbins entered the Air Force in December 1969 as a graduate of Officer Training School. He has commanded two tactical fighter wings and a composite air group. He has served as the Director of Plans and Operations for U.S. Forces Japan, Director of Plans and Policy for U.S. Atlantic Command, and the Director of Operations for U.S. Air Forces in Europe. As the USAFE Director of Operations, General Hobbins was responsible for the planning, beddown and execution of combat forces in Europe for Operation Allied Force. While serving as Commander, Air Forces Iceland, he led the composite wing in the intercept of 80 Soviet bomber aircraft in nine months. During his tenure as 12th Air Force Commander, General Hobbins deployed the 12th Air Force's Air Operations Center to Southwest Asia as operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom's alternate AOC prior to the beginning of the hostilities.
A command pilot, the general has more than 4,275 flying hours, primarily in fighter aircraft.
1969 Bachelor of Science degree in business finance, University of Colorado
1976 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1977 Master's degree in business administration, Troy State University
1981 Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
1985 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1997 Joint Flag Officer Warfighting Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1999 Joint Force Air Component Commander Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2000 National Security Leadership Course, Syracuse University, N.Y.
2005 Leadership at the Peak, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1. January 1970 - December 1970, student, undergraduate pilot training, Laredo AFB, Texas
2. December 1970 - March 1973, T-28 instructor pilot, 3389th Pilot Training Squadron, Keesler AFB, Miss.
3. March 1973 - May 1974, T-38 instructor pilot and class commander, 29th Flying Training Wing, Craig AFB, Ala.
4. May 1974 - May 1975, AT-28 fighter pilot and chief of quality control, Detachment 19, 1131st Special Activity Squadron, Udorn Royal Thai AFB, Thailand
5. May 1975 - October 1977, Chief, T-38 Standardization and Evaluation Division, 29th Flying Training Wing, Craig AFB, Ala.
6. October 1977 - July 1980, F-15 flight commander, instructor pilot, operations officer, and Chief, Wing Scheduling Division, 7th Tactical Fighter Squadron and 49th Tactical Fighter Wing, Holloman AFB, N.M.
7. August 1980 - January 1981, student, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
8. January 1981 - July 1984, F-15 operations monitor, F-5 Program Element Monitor, and Chief, Weapon Systems Branch, Tactical Division, Directorate of Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
9. August 1984 - May 1985, student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
10. May 1985 - April 1987, Chief of Wing Inspections, 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing, Eglin AFB, Fla.
11. April 1987 - June 1988, Deputy Commander of Operations, 12th Flying Training Wing, Randolph AFB, Texas
12. June 1988 - July 1990, Vice Commander, later, Commander, Air Forces Iceland, Keflavik Naval Air Station, Iceland
13. July 1990 - September 1991, Vice Commander, later, Commander, 405th Tactical Training Wing, Luke AFB, Ariz.
14. September 1991 - June 1992, Vice Commander, 58th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Ariz.
15. July 1992 - July 1994, Director of Plans and Operations, U.S. Forces Japan, Yokota Air Base, Japan
16. August 1994 - July 1996, Commander, 18th Wing, Kadena AB, Japan
17. August 1996 - April 1998, Director of Plans and Policy, U.S. Atlantic Command, Norfolk, Va.
18. April 1998 - July 2000, Director of Aerospace Operations, Headquarters USAFE, Ramstein AB, Germany
19. August 2000 - September 2002, Commander, 12th Air Force and U.S. Southern Command Air Forces, and Air Force Component Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
20. October 2002 - August 2003, Commander, 12th Air Force and U.S. Southern Command Air Forces, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
21. August 2003 - May 2005, Deputy Chief of Staff for Warfighting Integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
22. May 2005 - November 2005, Deputy Chief of Staff for Warfighting Integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, and acting Chief of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.
23. December 2005 - present, Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe; Commander, Allied Air Component Command Ramstein; Air Component Commander, U.S. European Command, Ramstein Air Base, Germany; and Director, Multinational Joint Air Power Competence Center, Kalkar, Germany
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 4,275
Aircraft flown: F-15C, F-15E, A-10, AT-28 and T-38
Pilot wings from Cambodia and Vietnam
Awards And Decorations
Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Order of the Rising Sun with Gold Rays
Mérito Aeronáutico en el grado de Comendador (Bolivian Armed Forces Order of Aeronautical Merit in the grade of "Commander")
Estrella de las Fuerzas Armadas en el Grando de Estrella al Mérito Militar, Ecuador (Star of the Armed Forces in the grade of Star of Military Merit)
Medalla al Mérito Aeronáutico, Uruguay (Aeronautical Merit)
Medalla al Mérito 1 Clase, Honduras
Cruz al Mérito Aeronáutico, Chile (Meritorious Air Cross Medal)
Cruz de la Fuerza Aérea, Guatemala (Air Force Cross)
La Medalla Legion al Mérito Confraternidad Aérea Interamericana (Legion of Merit, System of Cooperation Among the American Air Forces)
Cruz de la Fuerza Aérea al Mérito Aeronáutica (Colombian Air Force Cross, Aeronautical Merit)
Orden de Mayo al Merito Aeronautico en el grado de Gran Cruz (Argentinean Air Force Cross)
1976 Instructor Pilot of the Year
Air Force Association Citation
Dates Of Promotion
Second Lieutenant Dec. 22, 1969
First Lieutenant June 22, 1971
Captain Feb. 1, 1973
Major Sept. 1, 1979
Lieutenant Colonel Dec. 1, 1982
Colonel April 1, 1988
Brigadier General July 15, 1994
Major General Oct. 1, 1996
Lieutenant General Oct. 1, 2000
General Dec. 5, 2005
1977 - 1982 Grammar School of Jan Neruda, Prague
1990 - 1993 Anglo-American Studies and Political Science, Faculty of Philosophy, Charles University, Prague
1993 - 1994 Department of War Studies, King's College, London (M.A. 1994)
1995 - 1999 External doctoral studies, Political Science, Faculty of Philosophy, Charles University, Prague (Ph.D. 1999)
1982 - 1983 Instructor at special school, Prague 9
1983 - 1985 Conscription service
1992 - 1994 Institute of Political Science, Faculty of Philosophy, Charles University, administration of international cooperation
1994 - 1998 Lecturer, Institute of Political Science, Faculty of Philosophy, Charles University
1996 - 1998 Researcher, Deputy Director for Research, Institute of International Relations, Prague
1998 - 2004 Director, Institute of International Relations, Prague
2005 - 2006 Professor at George C. Marshal Centre for European Security Studies, Garmisch - Partenkirchen, Germany
4 Sept 2006 Appointed Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic
General Sir John Reith KCB CBE was commissioned into The Parachute Regiment in 1969. Early appointments included; Chief of Staff of 20 Armoured Brigade, Detmold, West Germany, 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment as a company commander, tours of Northern Ireland and command of 1st Battalion The Parachute Regiment.
He was appointed Chief of Staff 1(UK) Armoured Division in Verden, West Germany in 1988 and deployed to the Gulf for Operation GRANBY 1990/91. Upon return he undertook a study on the future management structure for the Army in Germany. After attending the Higher Command and Staff Course in early 1992, he assumed command of the 4th Armoured Brigade, initially at Munster and subsequently at Osnabruck. During the Headquarters’ deployment to the Former Republic of Yugoslavia, he was Commander British Forces and subsequently Commander UN Sector Southwest and supervised the separation of Croat and Muslim forces in what became the Washington Agreement. In July 1994 he moved to the MOD; he was appointed Director International Organisations and then Director Military Operations in July 1995. On 1 July 1997 he assumed the appointment of Commander Allied Command Europe Mobile Force (Land); during this tour he commanded AFOR, the NATO-led multinational deployment to Albania to help resolve the Kosovo refugee crisis. He also negotiated the undertaking by the KLA to disarm during the closing stages of the crisis. In January 2000 he assumed the post of Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Policy) in the MOD central staff. In August 2001, he was appointed Chief of Joint Operations at the Permanent Joint Headquarters, Northwood. During this 3 year appointment he was the UK joint commander for all world wide UK overseas operations including Iraq, Afghanistan, the Balkans and Sierra Leone. In September 2004 General Reith assumed the appointment of Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe and in December of that year he became Operation Commander for the EU Operation in Bosnia and, also became Colonel Commandant of The Parachute Regiment.
He is married with 4 children and his wife’s name is June. His interests include gardening and good food.
Brigadier John Thomas was commissioned into the Royal Corps of Signals from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in March 1975. He has served as a Troop Commander in 4th Armoured Divisional Signal Regiment in Herford and 8 Infantry Brigade Signal Squadron in Londonderry and he commanded 6 Armoured Brigade Signal Squadron. He has also spent a total of 7½ years with 30th Signal Regiment where he completed the `Royal Flush` of Troop Commander, Adjutant, Squadron Commander and Commanding Officer. He also moved the Regiment to Bramcote – its first move for 33 years. Operational deployments include Northern Ireland, Falkland Islands and the Former Republic of Yugoslavia. His last Field Army appointment was as Commander 2 (National Communications) Signal Brigade.
Staff Appointments include LSOR 8 where he was the Combat Radio sponsor taking BOWMAN through its first Ministerial Approval, in Rheindahlen as Comms O&D/Org, and as a DS in Shrivenham. He has also filled a number of appointments at AD and 1 Star level in the DCSA. He assumed the appointment of Signal Officer in Chief (Army) in October 2004.
Brigadier Thomas has an Honours Degree in Applied Science, an MSc in Corporate Management. He has completed the Telecommunications Engineering Management Course and been a student at the Joint Service Defence College Greenwich. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society. He was awarded the MBE in the 1986 New Year’s Honours list. His interests include painting and golf. He is on the Board of Trustees of the Commando Benevolent Fund, is married to Janet and they have a son Jack and a daughter Sally.
Colonel James S. Henderson leads the Warfighter Networking effort within the Secretary of the Air Force, Office of Warfighting Integration and CIO, Washington, DC. This effort develops strategies, coordinates planning and programs for network operations across all domains. It ensures that current warfighter needs are balanced with the future vision to allow for an effective and efficient transformation to an advanced, global warfighter network to support Air Force missions and shorten kill chains.
Colonel Henderson entered the Air Force in 1983 as an Air Force ROTC graduate from Oregon State University. As a command pilot with over 4000 flight hours, he has served as an F-16 instructor, evaluator, combat pilot, exchange officer, Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) pilot, program manager and Operations Officer. He has instructed at four different US and foreign F-16 Fighter Weapons Schools as well as served four tours as an F-16 OT&E Pilot. He is currently a full time Air National Guard member.
1983 Bachelor of Science degree in political science, Oregon State University, Corvallis
1987 Squadron Officer School
1990 Fighter Weapons Instructor Course, USAF Fighter Weapons School, Nellis AFB, NV
1996 Dutch Language Course, Presidio of Monterey, CA
2001 Air Command and Staff College
2004 Air War College
1. December 1983 - November 1984, student, undergraduate pilot training, Vance AFB, OK
2. November 1984 - February 1985, student, lead in fighter training, Holloman AFB, NM
3. February 1985 - October 1985, student, F-16 upgrade training, MacDill AFB, FL
4. October 1985 - May 1988, F-16 pilot, flight lead, electronic combat officer, Nellis AFB, NV
5. May 1988 - February 1992, F-16 weapons and tactics officer, instructor, air defense pilot, air to air and air to ground academic instructor, MacDill AFB, FL
6. February 1992 - October 1994, F-16 instructor, standardization and evaluation/ flight examiner and OT&E pilot/ program manager, 422nd Test And Evaluation Squadron, Nellis AFB, NV
7. October 1994 - November 1995, F-16 instructor, standardization and evaluation/ flight examiner, USAF Weapons School, Nellis AFB, NV
8. November 1995 - May 1996, student, Dutch language training, Presidio Of Monterey, CA
9. June 1996 - July 1998, F-16 exchange officer, OT&E pilot, instructor, check pilot and alert pilot AB Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
10. July 1998 - August 1999, F-16 instructor, OT&E pilot/ program manager and operations officer, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, Nellis AFB, NV
11. August 1999- July 2004, F-16 instructor, OT&E pilot/ program manager and deputy test director, Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Test Center, Tucson, AZ
12. July 2004 – Present, ANG advisor, expeditionary network operations division chief and A6N deputy chief, SAF / Warfighting Integration and CIO, Washington, DC
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight Hours: More than 4,000
Aircraft flown: F-16
Awards And Decorations:
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Southwest Asia Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Dates Of Promotion:
Second Lieutenant Sept 9, 1983
First Lieutenant Sept 9, 1985
Captain Sept 9, 1987
Major Sept 1, 1995
Lieutenant Colonel Apr 18, 2001
Colonel Mar 17, 2005
A comprehensive approach to operations, drawing on the power of the network, to bring together military forces and other agencies in countering a wide variety of threats, is changing the security environment at an unprecedented rate.
Successful commanders know how and where to operate at pace in the battlespace around them. They prepare and are able to maintain their force elements at readiness, even in uncertainty. They shape the courses of action available to their own force, and deny options to their adversaries. Doing this while handling the complex security environment of the 21st century requires an agile network and deep understanding of the information being produced on it. This emphasis on creating operational advantage by significant improvements in the accuracy and speed of decisions, means exploiting the power of the network. The lessons learned from operations, to provide capable, effective and affordable armed forces, will remain a key determinant of success in defence change programmes already underway worldwide.
The NCW Europe conference series has over the past 5 years explored the key themes underpinning the development of network-based transformation. As it takes place in the Czech Republic for the first time, the conference turns our attention to the demands of maintaining the pace of implementation, nationally and multinationally and the invaluable real experience of operations. Initiatives to develop capability by progressive development of existing network programmes, jointly across the services and between allies in partnership, reach into concepts, doctrine, training, organisation and logistics. But above all of this are the people, across the Defence community – within and between nations, from the front line to industry - who make it work. Their commitment, the lessons they are learning, and their ability to realise the potential of the network enabled era creates the thread that runs throughout our conference.
We are delighted that NCW 2007 will be in Prague. There is much to learn from, and debate with, each other. Through the balance of the working sessions, the focus on the practical reality of implementation offered by the keynote speakers, and the opportunities to develop further through discussion and insight our collective understanding of what the network will mean for operational capability, the conference creates a unique atmosphere.
I look forward to welcoming you personally in June.
(R’td) Philip Pratley
Defence Strategy & Solutions LLP
Principal Conference Chairman
NCW Europe 2007
Current Alliance Partner
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Northrop Grumman, through its seven sectors, provides a broad array of technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding, and space technology. The company has more than 120,000 employees and operates in all 50 states and 25 countries and serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.
Our Electronic Systems sector is a world leading provider of airborne radar, navigation systems, electronic countermeasures, precision weapons, airspace management systems, space systems, marine and naval systems, communications systems, government systems and logistics services.
Our Information Technology sector delivers full life-cycle solutions that meet mission, enterprise and infrastructure needs in information systems and services; C4ISR; strategic security; engineering and science; training and simulation; base and range operations; and enterprise IT solutions and products.
Our Integrated Systems sector designs, develops, produces and supports network-enabled integrated systems and sub-systems for U.S. government, civil and international customers. It also supports the military with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; battle management command and control; and integrated strike warfare.
Our Mission Systems sector is a leading global integrator of complex, mission-enabling systems and services. The sector's technology leadership spans command, control and intelligence systems; missile systems and technical and management services.
Our Newport News sector is the nation's sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two companies capable of designing and building nuclear powered submarines. The sector also provides services for a wide array of naval and commercial vessels.
Our Ship Systems sector is one of the nation's leading full service systems companies for the design, engineering, construction, and life cycle support of major surface ships for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and international navies, and for commercial vessels of all types.
Our Space Technology sector develops a broad range of systems at the leading edge of space, defense and electronics technology. The sector is a leading developer of military and civil space systems, satellite payloads and advanced technologies from high-power lasers to high-performance microelectronics.
Our Technical Services sector provides life-cycle solutions and a foundation for long-term technical services. Technical Services is poised for growth in the logistics support, sustainment, and technical services marketplace. Key areas of focus include support services for Northrop Grumman OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) products, non-platform service opportunities, and third-party product support opportunities.