Supporting Maritime Superiority in an Era of Great Power Competition

27 - 29 October, 2020 | Romania

Rear Admiral Garry E. Hall USN (Retd.)


Former Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs & Senior Director for International Organizations & Alliances US National Security Council (2017-2019)

Rear Admiral Garry Hall, received a political appointment to serve as a Senior Director on the NSC and Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.  On the NSC he was responsible for Human Rights, Humanitarian Assistance, Immigration and Migration, Atrocity Prevention, United Nations Operations, Democracies, and Fragile States. In support of these portfolios, he led a team of career professionals dedicated to each of these functional areas. 

A graduate of the United States Naval Academy he served 35 years on active duty. A naval aviator, he flew anti-submarine warfare helicopters and commanded two squadrons. Additionally, he commanded the capitol ship USS Tarawa LHA 1, which had a compliment of 1000 Sailors, 2000 Marines, 32 aircraft and 3 landing craft.  As a Flag Officer he served as General Tommy Franks Information Operations Officer at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom, served with NATO in the United Kingdom, commanded an Expeditionary Strike Group deployed to the Middle East, and led a Senior Service college at National Defense University. 

Admiral Hall holds a B.S. in Marine Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, an MBA from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and is a graduate of National Defense University’s Capstone Course.

Conference Day Two

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

10:10 AM SENIOR LEADERS Q&A: HOW WILL THE ISR ENTERPRISE ADAPT TO SUPPORT NATO’S GLOBAL MARITIME SECURITY?

  • How will the focus of the maritime ISR project evolve as NATO seeks readiness for sustained combat operations at sea? What does this mean in terms of capability, doctrine and training? 
  • The challenges of adopting an end-to-end approach to ISR. Ensuring that existing ISR forces are equipped to move beyond intelligence gathering and towards supporting the delivery of kinetic effect
  • Overcoming limitations to interoperability in a maritime context. How can individual assets be used to force multiply the NATO force without compromising on the integrity of mission-critical data?

12:50 PM INDUSTRY LEADERS PANEL: HOW DO WE DEFINE THE JOINT REQUIREMENT FOR ISR, AND WHERE ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARTNERSHIP?

Delivering integration as a designed-for concept for future ISR forces requires partnerships across industry.
Systems integrators are uniquely placed to develop those partnerships, and must demonstrate, both to
their defence customers and their industry colleagues, a vision for a truly multi-domain ISR project. This 
panel will invite those integrators to address questions including:
  • How should the requirement for joint maritime ISR be defined and designed?
  • What opportunities are there for non-conventional solution-providers to provide critical operational
  • capability?
  • How can conventional limitations to integration across platform and across domain be overcome?

Conference Day Three

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

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