Please join the Global Energy Center and the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Forward Defense practice for a public conversation on “Power projection: Accelerating the electrification of US military ground vehicles,” on Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT in person and via Zoom. This event will feature keynote remarks from The Hon. Douglas R. Bush, assistant secretary of the army for acquisition, logistics, and technology, as well as launch an Atlantic Council issue brief which sets forth key considerations and policy approaches for transitioning US military ground mobility to electric power. To receive the Zoom link, please click the REGISTER button above.

To date, the US military has been driven by climate imperatives to begin to transition its ground vehicle fleet to electric power (in place of fossil fuels). But just as compelling rationales, if not more so, are the tactical, operational, and strategic advantages offered by electric power for military ground vehicles. How can the US military best leverage the advantages of electric ground vehicles? How will key emerging defense technologies—from artificial intelligence to directed energy—drive the electrification of the future battlefield? Join us on November 3 to learn more.

The event will feature keynote remarks from The Hon. Douglas R. Bush as well as an expert panel including issue brief advisory panelists Sharon Burke, Jim Khoury, and John Wharton and issue brief author Tate Nurkin, moderated by Jen Judson, land warfare reporter for Defense News.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be an important and timely discussion. To attend in person or to receive the virtual Zoom link, please register by completing the registration form below.

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GM Defense

Keynote remarks by

The Hon. Douglas R. Bush
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology

Introductory remarks by

Jeffrey Ryder

Vice President, Growth and Strategy, GM Defense

A panel discussion featuring

Jim Khoury
Director – Electrification Outside Sales and New Business Development, GM Defense LLC

Assistant Secretary Sharon Burke
Founder and President, Ecospherics; Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy

MG John F. Wharton, USA (ret.)

Senior Advisor, Chertoff Group; Former Commanding General, US Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command

Moderated by

Jen Judson
Land Warfare Reporter, Defense News

Welcome remarks by

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Forward Defense

Forward Defense, housed within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, generates ideas and connects stakeholders in the defense ecosystem to promote an enduring military advantage for the United States, its allies, and partners. Our work identifies the defense strategies, capabilities, and resources the United States needs to deter and, if necessary, prevail in future conflict.