A.S.N.E. PUTTING FIRE POWER TO SEA

W e s t C o a s t C o m b a t S y s t e m s M e e t i ng The Long Beach-Greater Los Angeles and the San Diego Sections of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE), in conjunction with the Commander Naval Surface Forces Pacific and the Naval Ship Weapon Systems Engineering Station, is sponsoring a combat systems meeting to be held Friday, February 18, 1983, at Port Hueneme, Calif.

It is the first ASNE meeting of this type to be held on the West Coast. The top-flight program, entitled "Putting Fire Power to Sea," is part of ASNE's continuing series of meetings, the purpose of which is to achieve stronger professional identification with combat system engineering —- a cardinal element of naval engineering.

Since 1978 ASNE has organized a series of meetings, seminars, and conferences on topics relating to combat systems which have provided a thoroughly professional forum for leaders and managers from the government and private industry to share concepts and ideas on mat fee i .< of mutual concern.

The West Coast meeting, under the chairmanship of Rear Adm. Edward J. Otth (USN-ret.) of Hughes Aircraft Company, Field Service and Support Division, features technical presentations and panel discussions by eminent persons from the U.S.

Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and from the private marine sector.

The meeting will be held at the Needham Theatre located at the U.S. Naval Construction Battalion Center in Port Hueneme.

The formal proceedings will begin at 9 a.m. with an introduction and welcoming remarks by both chairman Otth and Richard C. Fay, president of ASNE.

The keynote address, entitled "Current Views on Surface Warfare Combat Systems," will be given by Vice Adm. Robert L.

Walters, USN, deputy chief of naval operations (surface warfare) .

Moderators for the morning and afternoon sessions, respectively, are Ralph E. Hawes Jr., vice president and general manager of General Dynamics' Pomona Division, and Rear Adm.

C.J. Rorie, USN, Commander, Naval Surface Group MIDPAC.

The presenters for the full-day meeting include: L.A. Andrews, TAS MK-23 program manager, Hughes Aircraft; Comdr. Richard P. Oswitt. USCG, Chief Shipboard Systems Branch, Coast Guard Headquarters; Dr. R.C.

Kolb, Head, Tactical Command and Coastal Divisions, Naval Ocean Systems Center; and Commodore Myran V. Ricketts, USN, Deputy Commander for Design and Engineering, Naval Sea Systems Command. Len M. Thorell, vice president and general manager, Todd Pacific Shipyards; Capt. J.P. Harrison, USN, Director of Engineering, Naval Ship Weapon Systems Engineering Station; and Capt. D.R. Anderson, USN, Commanding Officer, USS Fox (CG-33).

The program will conclude with an address by Rear Adm. Wayne E. Meyer, USN, Project Manager, AEGIS Shipbuilding Project, and closing remarks by Admiral Otth.

A reception will be held, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Santa Rosa Room of the Casa Sirena Marina Hotel, following the technical sessions.

The ASNE Sections in southern California also have arranged for a bus trip to Solvang, a Danish community, and to a winery for guests of those attending the ASNE meeting. The bus will pick up participants at the Casa Sirena Marina Hotel and at the Oxnard Hilton Inn for the day tour. The charge for the tour, which will return in ample time for the reception, is $12 per person.

Rooms have been reserved for conference registrants at the two hotels.

The technical sessions are classified "Confidential," and the necessary clearance must be secured prior to attendance.

Cost of the meeting is $40 for ASNE members and $65 for nonmembers.

Additional details and registration, hotel, and security clearance forms may be secured by writing ASNE, West Coast Combat Systems Meeting, 1012 14th Street, N.W., Suite 807, Washington, D.C. 20005. Tel. (202) 737- 0757.

ASNE WEST COAST COMBAT SYSTEMS MEETING February 18, 1983 Program Morning 7:30 Check in for Registered Participants.

9:00 Welcome / Remarks, Rear Adm.

E . J . Otth, USN (ret.), chairman, West Coast Meeting.

9:05 President's remarks, R.C. Fay, president, ASNE.

9:10 Introduction, Rear Adm. E . J . Otth, USIM (ret.).

9:25 Keynote Address, "Current Views on Surface Warfare Combat Systems," Vice Adm. R.L. Walters, USN, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Surface Warfare).

9:45 Morning Session Kickoff, R.E.

Hawes Jr. (session moderator), vice president and general manager, General Dynamics, Pomona Division.

9:50 TAS MK-23 Development/Evaluation— An Historical Perspective." L.A.

Andrews, TAS MK-23 Program Manager, Hughes Aircraft.

10:15 "United States Coast Guard 270- Foot Medium Endurance Cutter (WMEC); Command Display and Control Systems (COMDAC)," Comdr.

R.P. Oswitt, USCG, Chief, Shipboard Systems Branch, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters.

10:40 "Advanced Combat Direction System Architecture," Dr. R.C. Kolb, Head, Tactical Command & Control Division, Naval Ocean Systems Center.

11:05 Panel Discussion.

11:30 Break For Lunch.

Afternoon 1:30 Afternoon Session Rear Adm. C.J.

Rorie, USN (session moderator), Commander, Naval Surface Group, MIDPAC.

1:35 "Fighting Ship Design—Perspectives for the Future," Commodore Myron V. Ricketts, USN, Deputy Commander for Design and Engineering, Naval Sea Systems Command.

2:00 "The Shipyard's Role in Putting Fire Power to Sea," Len M. Thorell, vice president and general manager, Todd Pacific Shipyards.

2:25 "Keeping Fire Power at Sea," Capt. J.P. Harrison, USN, Director of Engineering, Naval Ship Weapon Systems Engineering Station.

2:50 "Combat Systems Performance— Recent Experiences in the Pacific and Indian Oceans," Capt. D.R. Anderson, USN, Commanding Officer, USS Fox (CG-33).

3:15 Panel Discussion.

3:45 Break.

4:00 "Fire Power — A Systems Engineering Perspective," Rear Adm. W.E.

Meyer, USN Project Manager, AEGIS Shipbuilding Project.

5:00 Closing Remarks, Rear Adm. E.J.

Otth, USN (ret.).

6:30 Reception, Casa Sirena Marina Hotel, Santa Rosa Room.

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