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DAF M&S Summit


Panel: Training Modernization Discussion

08 May 2024
General Session: Lonestar Ballrooms DEF
The DAF needs to develop Airmen and Guardians with the attributes needed for a high-end fight, reduce bureaucracy, and streamline decision-making processes. The DAF needs to reshape the service’s culture and mindset to address strategic competition and designing the force required for the future. This panel discussion will address the critical need for DAF training modernization and reorientation to counteract strategic competition in the Air, Space, and Cyber domains.
Brig Gen Randy P. Oakland, USAF, Director of Operations and Communications - Air Education and Training Command (AETC)
Ms. Caroline Baxter, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for Force Education and Training - USD P&R
Ms. Lea T. Kirkwood, Program Executive Officer and Director for the Agile Combat Support Directorate - Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC)
Dr. Wendy D. Walsh, Chief Learning Officer - Air Education and Training Command (AETC)
Mr. Rahul C. Thakkar, President - BISim
Mr. Len Granowetter, Chief Technical Officer & Vice President, Engineering - MAK Technologies, Inc.
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