The Future of Modern Expeditionary Warfare


Great power competitors such as China and Russia have increased their military capabilities over the past 20 years, impacting how the U.S. military procures, builds, and deploys critical readiness components.

In 2018, the U.S. National Defense Strategy, aiming to restore its competitive edge, required streamlined contracting and purchasing processes backed by a secure supply chain. As technology advances rapidly, how are 21st-century Navy and Marine Corps teams preparing for future threats and crisis response operations? How is the Pentagon procuring, designing and deploying amphibious warships, aircraft, weapons and sensors? How has the pandemic affected the defense industrial base supply chain, and what are defense communities doing to prevent future disruptions?

On March 18, The Hill convenes members of Congress, defense and national security leaders, and more to explore how the Navy and Marine Corps can maintain an expeditionary crisis response.


Thursday, March 18

1:30 PM ET/10:30 AM PT



  • General David H. Berger, Commandant of the Marine Corps
  • Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), Chair, Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee
  • Sinclair Harris, RADM, USN, Ret., Former Vice Director, Operations, Joint Chiefs of Staff; Former Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet
  • Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA), Ranking Member, Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee

Additional speakers to be announced.

Sponsor Perspective:

  • Capt. David Forster, Chairman of the Amphibious Warship Industrial Base Coalition (AWIBC)


  • Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large, The Hill


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