DIVISION REVIEW COUNCIL
Paul C. Hollowell, Chairman
Oshkosh Truck Corporation
Dr. Joseph S. Bravman
Satellink Technologies, Inc
ACS Defense, Inc.
Dale W. Church
Ventures and Solutions LLC
Timothy B. Fleiseher
R. Ken Guest
William T. Keevan
Arthur Andersen LLP
Mary E. Lacey
Naval Surface Warfare Center
Joanna T. Lau
John H. Moellering
Tofie M. Owen
The council was created in 1998 by the board of directors as an association management tool for periodically assessing the health of its divisions.
The purpose of the council is to provide a structure for critical review of divisions to minimize overlapping functions and determine if they are complying with their approved charters and association by-laws.
Members convene twice a year to review candidate divisions nominated by the staff to determine if they:
* Are performing activities in accordance with their approved charter and association by-laws
* Have an active membership base sufficient to constitute "value added" for our membership and capable of conducting desired activities
* Do not constitute a major duplication of responsibility/effort of another association activity
* Are adequately lead by officers democratically selected and reflect a chain of succession
* Are not a financial liability
AIR TARGETS, UAVS & RANGE OPERATIONS DIVISION
Micro Systems, Inc.
To provide a forum for open exchange of technical and programmatic information between the Defense Department, its military services, industry representatives and foreign governmental and civil agencies in the test and evaluation of air-to-air and ground-to-air weapons systems. These agencies provide air/ground crew training necessary for combat readiness. The division originally was chartered as the Aerial Targets Section under the Air Armaments Division. With the increased emphasis on joint operations by the Defense Department and supported by industry, the section expanded its focus to include UAVs and range operations.
The division conducts an annual symposium, which is the premiere gathering of government and industry representatives from the aerial targets, UAV and range community. The 39th Annual Symposium & Exhibition, "New Horizons," held at Sparks, Nevada, was only three weeks after the 9/11 tragedy. However, almost 250 Defense Department and industry representatives attended the event with a keynote address by Dr. Marion Williams, AFOTEC senior scientist.
The division annually presents the Willis Howard Award to the member who has contributed the most to the division in furthering its goals and objectives. This year's winner was Walt Hamilton, Northrop Grumman, Ryan Aeronautical Center, BQM-34 program manager and a long time contributor to the community. The division also selects recipients for its annual Hugh Harris Scholarship award for high school seniors or graduates pursuing engineering, physical science or other technically related field of study. Division members may request an application form for potential candidates from Cort Proctor, (850) 244-2332, ext. 202, or email email@example.com.
Joe Hylan (703) 247-2583
Air Targets/UAVs and Range Operations, Panama City, FL, October 2-4, 2002
David E. Broden
Alliant Techsystems, Inc.
To provide focus on integrated armament systems including those used by individual soldiers, utilized on crew-served systems and integrated into land, sea and air platforms. The purpose is to provide a forum for industry, government and the military services to address issues which ensure a superior armament system capability today and in the future. Division themes link to DoD initiatives, as well as identify needed change.
The division addresses many topics including: armament and concepts, system integration, weapons, munitions, fire control as well as training, other ancillary equipment, logistic support, and manufacturing. Attention is given to total systems, technological application and state-of-the-art technological advancements. Armament capabilities for lethal and non-lethal missions are also addressed. The complete system life cycle-from identification of deficiencies to requirements, technology evolution, development through production--is also addressed. Through these topics, committees within the division provide assessment of current armaments and related platform integration. The division focuses on both readiness of existing systems and development/evolution of a vision of emerging military equipment and operational capability by applying advance technology to total armament systems. Attention to development, production, maintenance and training is included to ensure cost effective current and future capability. Modeling/simulation to enable efficient development and measure performance is stressed.
The division's activity is directed through three active committees: The Small Arms Committee--Brian Berger, committee chair; the Gun and Ammunition Committee--Don Guziewicz, committee chair; and Missiles and Rockets Committee--Joe Fitzgerald, committee chair.
The annual technical meeting of each committee provides a forum for presentation and discussion of armament systems, system platform integration, development and deployment, status, technologies, operational lessons learned and new objectives and needs. The approach is to be inclusive of emerging trends and technology to ensure a vision of the future and to encourage discussion. These meetings are complimented by hardware displays and live-fire demonstrations and provide hands on assessment of topics of interest.
Each committee holds executive board meetings at least twice each year to identify topics and trends which need to be addressed through annual meetings or special studies. The division's goals are (1) to provide leadership in topics related to each committee's area of responsibility and through synergism in armament systems and technology, (2) to strengthen NDIA membership participation and (3) to provide personnel resources for studies or support on requested Defense Department or identified topies for NDIA attention.
Staff Director: Sans Campagna (703) 247-2544
Major Meetings: Gun & Ammunition Symposium and Exhibition, Monterey, CA, March 24-27, 2002 International Missiles & Rockets Symposium and Exhibition, Monterey, CA, March 26-27, 2003 Joint Services Small Arms Symposium & Exhibition, Kansas City, MO, May 12-15, 2003
COMMITTEE OF SMALL ARMS PRODUCERS (CSAP)
FN Manufacturing, Inc.
USA, Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command, Rock Island (TACOM-RI)
To provide a forum for government, industry and other parties to exchange data and information regarding the small arms industry. Primary focus is on the policies, procedures, requirements planning and other initiatives relating to government procurement, life-cycle costs and the outlook for an ongoing industrial base.
This committee is now starting its sixth year and is composed of a chair from industry, a co-chair from TACOM-RI, two representatives from NDIA, the product manager (PM) for Small Arms, one representative from TACOM Armament Research, Development & Engineering Center (ARDEC) and five individual memberships representing this industry. The committee meets two to three times a year. One-half of the industrial membership normally will be reassigned every two years.
Topies of discussion in the past have been the fielding policy for small arms, the threats faced in the "new battlefield environment," short and long term requirements planning, common industrial base issues in a downsizing environment, acquisition reform, (CP)2, and the value of "best value. The strength of the committee comes from the diversity within the committee membership and the many differing views and the open forum in which these are discussed and challenged by the individual members. Our continuous challenge is to channel this diversity into a direction and common goal for industry and the Government.
Staff Director: Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544
Dr. Joseph Carleone
AEROJET FINE CHEMICALS, A GenCorp Company
To promote the exchange, among the Defense Department, other government agencies, National Laboratories, industry and academia, of technical information relating to the various fields of Ballistics, including concepts and theories. Emphasis is both on research results and the application of these theories and concepts to the design, development and evaluation of weapon systems and their performance against materiel such as armor and other potential targets. The Ballistics Division's executive board, whose membership includes world-class U.S. ballisticians, organizes and conducts the widely attended, U.S.-based, unclassified, International Ballistics Symposia, at three year intervals. They are assisted in this effort by world-class ballisticians from more than 24 countries, who also report on their own current unclassified work in ballistics and in many cases, assist in the paper selection process. The 20th International Ballistics Symposium will be held in Orlando, FL in the fall of 2002. The Ballistics Divis ion also contributes technical support in the paper selection process to the off-shore International Ballistics Symposia, which are also held at alternating three year intervals between U.S.-based symposia. The offshore symposia are conducted under the auspices of the International Ballistics Committee, which includes many members of the Ballistics Division's executive board. Finally, since May 1998, the Ballistics Division has undertaken to organize and conduct, (jointly with the NDI's Bomb and Warhead Division), an Annual Joint Classified Ballistics Symposium (SECRET--U.S. ONLY).
Staff Director: Sam Campagna (703)...