December 6, 2023

Maritime Operations Topic of TPP/ANA Panel

Maritime Operations

The Patuxent Partnership and the Association of Naval Aviation Pax River Squadron will host the next virtual panel, “Distributed Maritime Operations: Who You Gonna Call? The Carrier Air Wing,” on May 25.

The keynote speaker will be VADM Jeffrey Hughes, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfighting Development, N7, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.

The deputy chief of naval operations for warfighting development (DCNO N7) is charged with advancing Navy warfighting advantage in order to deter, dissuade and deny, or defeat adversaries. N7’s mission and functions follow three broad, interrelated lines of effort: warfighter development, warfare development, and warfighting corps development.

The agenda for the virtual event from 4 to 6 pm Tuesday, May 25, is as follows:

4 pm — Introduction and welcome by TPP Executive Director Bonnie Green and ANA Pax River CO Mark “Stick” Converse

4:10 pm — Panel begins with keynote by VADM Hughes.


  • RADM John Meier, Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic (confirmed)
  • RADM Shane Gahagan, PEO, Tactical Aircraft Programs, PEO(T) (confirmed)
  • RADM Carl P. Chebi, Deputy PEO, F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office, Deputy PEO (F-35) (confirmed)
  • RDML Eric Ruttenberg, Chief Engineer, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, NAVWAR (confirmed)

Question-and-answer session.

The panel would appreciate receiving questions in advance. Submit questions by 3 pm May 21. Send them to Jen Brown, programs and membership director, at [email protected].

6 pm Webinar conclusion

Registration is complimentary for all attendees. Register here. Please note, there will be no registration fee for future virtual programs. When TPP returns to in-person programs, there will be a registration fee.

About The Patuxent Partnership

The Patuxent Partnership is a nonprofit member organization that fosters collaboration between government, industry, and academia to advance education through STEM-based initiatives; to advance technology through speaker programs, forums, and networking; to advance science and technology transfer through the exchange of ideas, information, and data related to technologies; and to increase workforce development through an array of initiatives.

To learn more about The Patuxent Partnership and its programs, visit its Leader member page.

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