NDIA Great Lakes Chapter 13th Annual Meeting (In-person – Wauwatosa, WI)


Sonesta Milwaukee West Wauwatosa

10499 West Innovation Drive, Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Wauwatosa, WI, US, 53226

Connect with the Midwest defense community.

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage directly with Army Futures Command leadership and likeminded peers from industry-both from large and small businesses. The Army is currently undertaking the largest modernization effort of armored vehicles in the past 40 years. The Next Generation Combat Vehicles (NGCV) Cross Functional Team (CFT) is driving this effort and is actively seeking new ideas from industry, academia, and beyond. NGCV CFT is looking for innovative solutions that will support the Army’s NGCV using contracting methods to include SBIRs (Small Business Innovation Research) and OTAs (other transaction authority).


13:00 – Registration; Networking Open

13:30 – Matchmaking Sessions

15:00 – Reception: Hors d’oeuvres; Cash Bar

16:00 – Program Begins:

—– Welcome

—– Economic Update – NDIA

—– NDIA Great Lakes Year in Review

—– Industry Panel Session – Supply Chain Risk

—– Keynote BG Geoffrey A. Norman, Director, Next-Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV) Cross-Functional Team (CFT) at Army Futures Command (AFC) – CONFIRMED

19:00 – Close of Event

KEYNOTE – Brigadier General Geoffrey A. Norman

Brigadier General Geoffrey A. Norman is a native of Boulder, Colorado and a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1994. He is currently assigned as director of the Next Generation Combat Vehicles Cross Functional Team at the Detroit (Mich.) Arsenal. The NGCV CFT is charged with leading the Army’s #2 modernization priority to develop and field future ground combat platforms.

His command assignments include Tank Platoon Leader, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hood, TX; Ground Cavalry Troop Commander, Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry at Camp Garryowen, Republic of Korea; Commander, 7th Squadron, 10th U.S. Cavalry, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson and Kuwait; and Commander, Task Force Sinai. Most recently, he served as the Deputy Commanding General – Support, 1st Infantry Division; and previously served as the Commander, 1ID (Forward), Operation Atlantic Resolve in Poznan, Poland.

BG Norman is a graduate of the Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, and the Cavalry Leader’s Course; the United States Army Command and Staff Services School and Command and General Staff College; the Joint Forces Staff College; and the Army War College. He holds Master of Arts degrees in Management and Leadership and Strategic Studies.

BG Norman’s awards and decorations include Legions of Merit, Bronze Star Medals, Meritorious Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medals, Iraq Campaign and Afghanistan Campaign Medals, Korea Service Medal, NATO Medal, MFO Medals, Valorous Unit Award and Meritorious Unit Citations, Parachutist and Air Assault Badges, the Combat Action Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge. He has also been awarded the Polish Army Medal, MFO Director General’s Award, and Bundeswehr Parachutist Badge.

He is married to Dr. Stephanie Norman, a neonatal nurse practitioner, and they have two sons – William and Benjamin.

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