6th Annual AOC Pacific Conference
The theme for the 2017 AOC Pacific Conference, “Non-Kinetic Fires (EW & IO) in the Multi-Domain Battle,” will drive discussions that build upon those from the last two AOC Pacific Conferences, that examined the role of IO in countering/defeating Anti-Access and Area Denial (A2/AD) strategies (2016), IO in Hybrid Warfare (2015).
WHY MULTI-DOMAIN BATTLE?
Multi-Domain Battle is a Joint Warfighting Concept that seeks to defeat the A2/AD challenges in the Pacific Theater. This Joint Warfighting Concept has been vigorously endorsed by ADM Harry Harris, Commander U.S. Pacific Command, as a means to better integrate all Joint Functional Component Commands in the counter A2/AD fight. ADM Harris, speaking at the 2017 Land Power in the Pacific (LANPAC) Symposium in May 2017, emphasized “Multi-Domain Battle is joint warfare at the operational and tactical levels that achieve strategic level effects…It is important that we implement the Multi-Domain Battle concept with a sense of urgency…We need to fight and win in the complex network and pressurized battlespace of the 21st Century.”
ADM Harris has challenged PACOM and its subordinate commands to “…deny the enemy the ability to command and control its forces,” which is well-known mission area for Information Operations. GEN Robert B. Brown, Commanding General, U.S. Army Pacific, highlighted the importance of IO, emphasizing that the Army envisions prominent roles for EW and Cyberspace capabilities as components of MDB. GEN Brown has also emphasized the information component of MDB operations and the “cognitive dimension,” regardless of whether or not these are acknowledged as operating domains in doctrine. Information Operations are applicable to MDB and the A2/AD challenge in peacetime competition, as well as during conflict in an A2/AD environment. The Phase 0 challenge for the IO Staff remains that of countering and defeating adversary IO that accompanies their theater shaping activities designed to change the battlefield geometry to facilitate a stronger adversary A2/AD theater posture. Successfully overcoming A2/AD strategies in war will require an effective IO supporting effort, coordinated by IO staffs who will need to plan for an orderly and prompt transition from crisis to conflict. In both of these frames, there are a great many questions to be answered about how to do this effectively, as a component of the Joint Force, and with Allies and Partners.
The 2017 AOC Pacific Conference will once again provide a professional venue for both unclassified and classified discussions to address these challenges.
|Gen Robert B. Brown (invited)
U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC)
|MG Patricia Frost, USA
Director of Cyber, Office of the Deputy
Chief of Staff, Army G-3/5/7
|Dr. George Ka’iliwai III, SES
Director Resources & Assessment,
| Mr. Jay Kistler, SES
Director, Electronic Warfare &
Countermeasures Office, Office
of the Assistant Secretary of
Defense (Research and Engineering)
|Col. William McClane, USMC
Commander, Marine Corps IO Center
|Mr. Frank Pietryka
Director, Electronic Warfare Systems,
|Ms. Lisa Fruge-Cirilli
AOC Member – Industry/Contractor - $495
Non-Member – Industry/Contractor - $595 (includes a one-year AOC membership)
Active Government Civilian - FREE
Active Duty Military – FREE
Secret REL FVEY Session (Thursday, October 19) - FREE (for eligible personnel)
All registrants for the Symposium will be able to access the Hale Koa Hotel on the grounds of the Armed Forces Recreation Center at Fort DeRussy. Access to the Symposium Hall and Reception will require display of the Symposium badge, issued at the registration table outside the DeRussy Hall.
Hale Koa Hotel
2055 Kalia Road
Monday, October 16 - Networking Gathering at the Warriors Lounge, Hale Koa Hotel
Tuesday, October 17 - Networking Reception in the Luau Gardens, Hale Koa Hotel
AOC recommends the following conference hotel (for qualified personnel):
Hale Koa Hotel
2055 Kalia Road
Additional Hotels near the Hale Koa include:
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
2005 Kalia Road
Doubletree Alana Waikiki
1956 Ala Moana Boulevard
Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk
201 Beachwalk Street
Aqua Hotels and Resorts
Several locations on the island
Attendance at the Classified discussions on 19 October at Camp H.M. Smith is open to U.S. personnel and Allied FVEY personnel with a SECRET level clearance. Attendance requires the submission of a visitor request and issuance of a PACOM HQs security badge at the SECRET level. Your current Security Manager will need to complete a USPACOM Visit Request via JPAS (preferred) or submit a visit request letter and ensure your information is entered in the for processing by the PACOM Visitor Control Center (VCC). The visit request is entered in Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS), using SMO code 000386. The purpose of the visit is to attend the Annual Pacific Information Operations Symposium. The sponsoring J-Code for this event is J39. Once your Security Manager has submitted the visit request, you can call the PACOM Visitors Control Center (VCC) at (808) 477-9358 to confirm receipt. This process is also required for participation in the bilateral exchanges with Allies, and J39 led classified discussions on 20 October. For those planning to attend the Break Out sessions on 19 October at the TS-SCI level, use SMO Code 000383. For all visit requests, list LCDR Matthew Koop, J39, as the POC.
Vehicle access to Camp H.M. Smith will require a vehicle base access and parking pass. Those approved to attend Day #3 will be issued a temporary parking pass on 18 October during the UNCLAS symposium. DoD ID Card or Allied Military ID Card will be required for base access, even with a temporary vehicle pass.
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