Virginia Beach, Va. – Retired Gen. James Conway, the 34th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, will serve as the keynote speaker at ADS Warrior Expo East in July.

One of the nation’s most highly-decorated Marine Corps generals, Conway will address the expected 3,000 attendees and 300 exhibitors at the premier industry event for government and defense industry professionals on July 11 at 0900.

The four-star general’s speech will kick off the popular, two-day defense resource and training expo, held every year at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

Gen. Conway has led troops all over the world and has earned an impressive record of military achievement. He's also a dynamic and powerful speaker, and we're looking forward to hearing him share his personal anecdotes and lessons in leadership during Warrior Expo East.”
-Chris Philbrick, Vice President of Marketing for ADS

James Conway Warrior Expo East 2018 Keynote Speaker

Beginning his military career as an infantry officer in 1970, General Conway’s postings include serving as the director of operations (J-3) on the Joint Chiefs of Staff and commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force from 2002–2004, where he took part in the 2003 invasion of Iraq and Operation Vigilant Resolve in Fallujah, Iraq.

During his speech, Gen. Conway is expected to address leadership, team building, crisis management, military energy sources, and challenges the United States likely will face over the next five to 10 years. 

Organized and presented by ADS Inc. of Virginia Beach, Warrior Expo East focuses on bringing end users, program managers, and procurement specialists together with industry-leading solutions vendors in an environment designed specifically for government and defense organizations. 

With exciting live demonstrations and interactive exhibits, the event showcases ADS’ mission to connect customers with cost-effective solutions to their most pressing equipment, training, and emergency response needs. 

Warrior Expo East is free to attend and only open to military, federal, state and local government agencies, law enforcement, first responders, exhibiting suppliers/manufacturers, and their guests.

Official military, agency, and/or government-issued ID is required to gain entry. The event is closed to the general public.

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