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NEWS | Jan. 5, 2024

NAVSEA to present at Surface Navy Association’s 36th National Symposium

By NAVSEA Office of Corporate Communications

WASHINGTON – Key officials from Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and affiliated program executive offices will participate in Surface Navy panels and provide program updates in NAVSEA’s exhibit booth during the 2024 Surface Navy Association annual symposium at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, Virginia, Jan. 9-11.

NAVSEA Commander, Vice Adm. James Downey will host two sessions: Future Force (Jan. 11, 10:11:30 a.m.) and Maintainers Panel (Jan. 12, 2 – 3:30 p.m.)  See more details on these panels here:  36th National Symposium - Surface Navy Association (

NAVSEA will host program updates in booth #318. RSVPs are not required, and speakers and briefing times are subject to change without notice. 

Tuesday, Jan. 9
Noon -12:30 p.m.
Expeditionary Systems Update
Capt. Jonathan Haase, program manager, Expeditionary Missions

12:30-1 p.m.
Program Executive Office Undersea Warfare Systems
Capt. Christopher Polk, program manager, Undersea Weapons
Capt. Gene Severtson, program manager, Undersea Defensive Warfare Systems

Wednesday, Jan. 10
12:30-1 p.m.
DDG-51 Program Update
Capt. Seth Miller, program manager, DDG-51 Program


1-1:30 p.m.
DDG Mod 2.0 Update
Capt. Tim Moore, program manager, Destroyer Modernization 2.0 Program

1:30-2 p.m.
SPY-6 Program Update
Capt. Jesse Mink, program manager, Above Water Sensors & Lasers

3-3:30 p.m.
Unmanned Maritime Systems update
Capt. Scot Searles, program manager, Unmanned Maritime Systems

3:30-4 p.m.

Delivering Mission Modules and Small USVs to the Fleet

Capt. Matthew Lehmann, program manager, Littoral Combat Ship, Mission Modules


Thursday, Jan. 11
9-9:30 a.m.
Rapid Capabilities Brief
Mr. James Juster,  PEO IWS Chief Technology Officer

9:30-10 a.m.
Mine Countermeasures Brief
Mr. Lee Agin, director, major program manager, Mine Warfare Program Office

11:30 a.m.-Noon
Total Ship Readiness Assessment
Ms. Belinda Cropley, program manager, Total Ship Readiness Assessment

1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.-
Virtualized Combat Systems Brief
Capt. Jill Cesari, program manager, AEGIS Integrated Combat Systems and Capt. Brian Phillips, program manager, Integrated Combat Systems

3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Frigate Update
Mr. Andy Bosak, deputy program manager, Guided Missile Frigate Program