Combat Support Week

  • February 26-28, 2019
  • London, United Kingdom

The Combined Force approach to Logistics and Engineering

The return to peer threat engagement has placed a new emphasis on the military support structure, with a renewed emphasis on maintaining mobility and operational freedom placing new pressure on the combat support commander.

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Bringing together the previous Military Engineering and Defence Logistics events, the combined Combat Support Week programme will address the new challenges to both logistics and engineering commanders to ensure mobility and capability is maintained within the combat force. Assessing the critical requirements of combat engineers and military logisticians to deploy and maintain the force in theatre, the programme will focus on enabling mobility, momentum and capability by identifying innovative, cost-efficient solutions to modernise operational capabilities such as robotic and autonomous systems in the supply chain, mobility enablers through new innovative bridging systems, and new infrastructural developments to sustain the force.

Recognising the emerging technical requirements in the combat support the conference will enable attendees to revolutionize their capabilities in line with modern operating conditions.

Why Attend Combat Support Week 2019?

  • Support force mobility through developing the latest capabilities in deployed bridging solutions
  • Utilise the latest predictive analytics systems to achieve total visibility of the defence supply chain
  • Engage directly with senior NATO leaders in defence supply chain transformation
  • Discover new solutions to rapidly establish infrastructure required to deploy and maintain a combat force overseas
  • Interactive scenario sessions led by the former chief of general staff of the UK MoD, General Sir Peter Wall

Who Will You Meet?

Government/Ministry of Defence Representatives, Acquisition Officers, Commanders, Policy-Makers for:

  • Engineer corps, battalions, brigades, regiments
  • Combat support plans
  • Construction engineering
  • Installation of military facilities
  • Energy sustainability
  • Energy management systems
  • Water purification
  • Environmental protection
  • Force transformation
  • Vehicles, camps, mobility Packages
  • Geospatial engineering

Government/Defence Services and Business Development Directors, Marketing Managers and Sales Managers representing solution providers for:

  • Route clearance
  • Unmanned ground systems
  • Counter-IED remote technology
  • C-IED/EOD/Explosive hazards devices
  • Land systems
  • Force training programmes
  • Bridge-laying capabilities
  • Deployable energy solutions
  • Geospatial intelligence
  • Perimeter defence and blast protection
  • Water purification systems

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Meet the Speakers


  • General Sir Peter Wall


  • Dr Andy Nelson, Director USACE Engineer Research and Development Center International Research Office, USACE Engineer Research and Development Center
  • Brigadier General Gheorghe Soare, Commander 10th Engineer Brigade, Romanian Land Forces
  • Major General Angus Fay, Office of Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Logistics Operations), UK Ministry of Defence
  • Brigadier General Fred Maiocco, Deputy Commanding General, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, US Army
  • Brigadier General Matt Bazeley, Commander Royal School of Military Engineering, British Army
  • Brigadier Kevin Copsey, Head Future Force Development, Directorate of Capability, British Army
  • Brigadier James Martin, Commanding Officer 1 Armoured Infantry Brigade, British Army
  • Colonel Tom Marsden, Commanding Officer 12 Force Support Engineer Group, British Army
  • Group Captain Paul Aggett, Director Joint Logistics Force, Australian DoD
  • Colonel Sam Hughes, Commanding Officer 21 Engineer Regiment, British Army
  • Mark Darvill, Defence and Security Accelerator
  • Colonel Eddie Corrigan, Defence Logistics Concept and Force Development Assistant Head, UK Ministry of Defence
  • Colonel Alfred Zaruba, Director of Evaluation Engineer Division, Austrian Federal Ministry For Country Defence
  • Lieutenant Colonel Sean Matten, Deputy Director / CoS, NATO Military Engineering Centre of Excellence
  • Lieutenant Colonel Martin Hornhues, Head Concept & Doctrine, Bundeswehr Logistics School
  • Mr Stuart Young, Head of the Centre for Defence Acquisition, Cranfield Defence and Security
  • Major Clodia O'Neill, Project Officer - Programme CASTLE, British Army

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Jan 28, 2019