12th Annual Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Summit

The 12th Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Summit will convene senior level experts and decision makers from across the DoD, Military Services, Industry & Academia for in-depth discussions on the integration and utilization of unmanned capabilities to ensure future mission success in the all-domain operating environment.


To maintain technological and military superiority on the future battlefield, DoD and the Military Services must accelerate the deployment of innovative strategies, priorities, and emerging research to best support the utilization of unmanned and autonomous systems across the Services. The Summit will feature two panels, one on integrating unmanned systems & AI into maritime operations and the other on fielding C-UAS to address future threats. Attendees at the 2024 Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Summit will have the unique opportunity to examine the strategies, technologies, and modernization priorities critical to developing and delivering air/land/sea unmanned systems to the Warfighter.

Speaker and Presenter Information

  1. LTG Robert M. Collins, USA, Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army – (AL&T), Director, Army Acquisition Corps (Confirmed)
  2. Lt Gen David A. Harris, USAF, Deputy Chief of Staff, Air Force Futures, A5/7 (Confirmed)
  3. Michael Stewart, SES, Director, Disruptive Capabilities Office, U.S. Navy (Confirmed)
  4. BGen Stephen Lightfoot, USMC, Director, Capabilities Development Directorate, HQMC Combat Development & Integration (Confirmed)
  5. Schuyler Moore, HQE, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Central Command (Confirmed)
  6. CAPT Colin Corridan, USN, Commander, Task Force 59, U.S. 5th Fleet (Tentatively Confirmed)
  7. CAPT David Fowler, USN, Director, C4F Maritime Operations Center, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (Confirmed)
  8. COL Michael Parent, USA, Chief, Acquisition & Resource Division, Joint Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office (Tentatively Confirmed)
  9. CAPT Thom Remmers, USCG, Unmanned Systems Cross-Functional Work Group Lead, Assistant Commandant for Capabilities (CG-7 UxS) (Confirmed)
  10. Col Brad Hipp, USMC, Commanding Officer, Marine Operational Test & Evaluation Squadron One (Tentatively Confirmed)
  11. CDR Jeremiah Daley, USN, Commanding Officer, Unmanned Surface Vessel Division One (USVDIV-1) (Confirmed)
  12. Dr. Jamey Jacob, Executive Director, Oklahoma Aerospace Institute for Research and Education (Confirmed)

Event Moderator: VADM Ron Boxall, USN (Ret.), Former Director, Force Structure, Resources & Assessment, Joint Staff, J8

Panel Moderator: CAPT Michael D. Brasseur, USN (Ret), Chief Strategy Officer, Saab Inc., Founding Commander, Task Force 59

Expected Number of Attendees


Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, DOD & Military, Dept of Homeland Security, Other Federal Agencies, Coast Guard, FAA, National Guard Association, Federal Government

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Wed-Thu, Apr 3-4, 2024

Sunset Room - National Harbor
137 National Plaza
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
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