This year's conference is sponsored by

Joint Air & Space Power Conference 2018

The Fog of Day Zero – Joint Air & Space in the Vanguard

Conference Speakers and Panellists

Conference Host

Conference Moderator

General Tod D. Wolters

United States Air Force

Director, Joint Air Power Competence Centre
Commander, US Air Forces in Europe
Commander, US Air Forces Africa
Commander, Allied Air Command

Commodore (ret.) A. J. J. M. van Koningsbrugge MSc

Royal Netherlands Navy

Consultant and Independent Advisor on Naval Programmes

Key Note Speakers

Major General Frederik Vansina

Belgian Air Force

Commander of the Belgian Air Component

Lieutenant General David D. Thompson

United States Air Force

Vice Commander, US Air Force Space Command


Rear Admiral Keith E. Blount CB OBE FRAeS

Royal Navy

Rear Admiral, Fleet Air Arm
Assistant Chief of Naval Staff
(Aviation, Amphibious Capability & Carriers)

Rob de Wijk

The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies

Founder and Non-executive Director

Lieutenant General Giovanni Fantuzzi

Italian Air Force

Logistic Commander of the Italian Air Force

Major General Claudio Gabellini

Italian Air Force

Chief of Staff, Allied Air Command

Mr Saulius Gasiūnas

Lithuanian Ministry of Defence

Director, Defence Policy and Euro-Atlantic Cooperation Department

Lieutenant General Fernando Giancotti

Italian Air Force

Commander, Italian Air Force Operational Forces Command

General (ret.) Frank Gorenc

United States Air Force

Defense and Leadership Consultant

Colonel Dainius Guzas

Lithuanian Air Force

Commander of the Lithuanian Air Force

Mr H. J. (John) Jansen MSc

Foundation for Netherlands Defence and Security Industries

Chairman NATO Industrial Advisory Group

Lieutenant General (ret.) Ralph J. Jodice II

United States Air Force

NATO Senior Mentor

Ms Lone Kjelgaard

NATO Office of Legal Affairs

Senior Assistant Legal Adviser

Lieutenant General Jürgen Knappe

German Air Force

Commander Multinationales Kommando Operative Führung / Multinational Joint Headquarters Ulm

Major General Roger Lane

Royal Marines

Senior EXCON Advisor, Joint Warfare Centre

Mr Roger N. McDermott

King’s College, Department of War Studies

Senior Fellow and Research Associate
Book Author

Mr Diego A. Ruiz Palmer

NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division

Policy Adviser to the Director, Nuclear Policy

Lieutenant General Ruben C. García Servert

Spanish Air Force

Commander, Combined Air Operation Centre Torrejón

Group Captain David C Tait MBE ADC MA RAF

Royal Air Force

Station Commander RAF Honington
Director, National Force Protection Centre

Commodore Andreas Vettos

Hellenic Navy

Deputy Chief of Staff Maritime Air, Allied Maritime Command
Commander Maritime Air NATO