Tuesday, January, 31, 2023

2023 SOF Imperatives Forum, The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Washington DC

Tuesday, 31 JAN 2023

The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
First St NE, Washington, DC 20515

Attendee Eligibility:
All individuals who register for the Forum will be invited to attend the event sessions, meals, and evening reception.

All times listed below are in ET and subject to change:

Tuesday, 31 JAN 2023:

1300 – 1305 Opening Remarks
Master of Ceremonies: Mr. Christian Sessoms, VP Government Solutions, Conceal
1305 – 1315 Welcome Remarks
Mr. Peter Bergen, Chairperson of the Board, Global SOF Foundation
1315 – 1345 Senior Leader Presentation
Lieutenant General Francis L. Donovan, Vice Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command
1345 – 1430 Panel Discussion: Role of SOF in Indo-Pacom
Moderator: Mr. Michael Mackay (Norwich SSDA ‘15), National Security Advisor, U.S. House of Representatives
Rear Adm. Vic Mercado, USN (Ret), Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities
COL Sean Berg, Deputy Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command Pacific
Dr. Michael G. Vickers, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
Ms. Emily Harding, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, International Security Program, Center for Strategic & International Studies
1430 – 1500 Networking Break
1500 – 1545 Panel Discussion: Eastern European Threats
Moderator: Mr. Tony Frazier, Maxar Technologies
Lieutenant General Dr. Romulus Ruszin-Szendi, Commander, Hungarian Defense Forces
General Daniel Petrescu, Chief of Defence, Romania
1545 – 1630 Senior Leader Conversation: Irregular Warfare and the Role of SOF
Moderator: Ms. Catherine Herridge, CBS
Rep Scott Peters, Co-Chair House SOF Caucus (Invited)
Rep Kathy Castor, Co-Chair House SOF Caucus
Rep Mike Waltz, Co-Chair House SOF Caucus (Invited)
Re Richard Hudson, Co-Chair House SOF Caucus (Invited)
1630 – 1700 Keynote Presentation
The Honorable Mike Rogers, HASC Ranking Member (Invited)
1700 – 1715 Keynote Presentation
Ms. Elizabeth Phu, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict
1715 – 1730 Keynote Presentation
1730 Closing Remarks
Mr. Stu Bradin, President and CEO, Global SOF Foundation
1730 – 1900 Networking Reception