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Events

The Project holds a number of different types of events for journalists, scholars and students designed to deepen understanding of defense, cyber and other intelligence issues. The best known are the ‘on-the-record’ breakfasts of the Defense Writers Group.

Here is a list of guests for the DWG in recent years:

2018

June 12

U. S. Senator David Perdue 

Armed Services Committee

June 7

Admiral Kurt W. Tidd

Commander, United States Southern Command

May 24

Lieutenant General Steven L. Kwast

Commander, Air Education and Training Command

May 15

General Ellen M. Pawlikowski

Commander, Air Force Materiel Command

April 24

Patrick M. Shanahan

Deputy Secretary of Defense

April 11

Admiral Paul F. Zukunft

Commandant of the United States Coast Guard

April 4

The Honorable Daniel Coats

Director of National Intelligence

March 29

General David L. Goldfein

Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force

March 27

UK Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, Gen. Sir Gordon Messenger

&

UK Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, Mr Stephen Lovegrove

March 14

Dr. Jason Matheny

IARPA Director

March 7

Czech General Petr Pavel

Chairman, NATO Military Committee

March 1

Dr.  Steven H. Walker

DARPA Director

January 30

General Paul J. Selva

Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

United States Air Fore

January 23

Lieutenant General Charles D. Luckey

Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General

January 16

Representative Mac Thornberry (R-TX)

Chairman, House Armed Services Committee

 

2017

November 30

Representative Adam Smith (D-WA)

Ranking Member, House Armed Services Committee

November 15

Ryan McCarthy,

Acting Secretary of the Army;

General Mark A. Milley,

Army Chief of Staff;

Daniel A. Dailey,

Sergeant Major of the Army

November 9

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK)

U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee

November 1

General Gus Perna

Commander, U.S. Army Materiel Command

October 25

Czech General Petr Pavel

Chairman, NATO Military Committee

October 12

Major General Stephen Farmen

Commander, U.S. Army Security Assistance

September 19

General Joseph Lengyel (USAF)

Chief, National Guard Bureau

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April 12

Admiral Paul F. Zukunft

Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard

April 5

General Carlton D. Everhart II

Commander, Air Mobility Command

March 27

General Thomas D. Waldhauser, USMC

Commander, United States Africa Command

March 22

Senator John McCain (R) – AZ

Chairman, Senate Committee on Armed Services

and

Representative Mac Thornberry (R-TX)

Chairman, House Armed Services Committee

February 7

General David L. Goldfein

Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force

February 1

Lieutenant General Jon M. Davis

Deputy Commandant for Aviation, Headquarters Marine Corps

January 11

The Honorable Ray Mabus

Secretary of the Navy

 

2016

December 20

Ambassador Alexander Vershbow

Former Deputy Secretary General of NATO (February 2012 to October 2016)

December 12

Lieutenant General Charles D. Luckey

Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command

October 26

General Joseph L. Lengyel

Chief of the National Guard Bureau

October 20

Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono

Director, Defense Health Agency

October 12

The Honorable Daniel R. Russel

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

U.S. Department of State

October 5

Lieutenant General Jeffrey S. Buchanan

Commander, United States Army North (Fifth Army)

August 30

Lieutenant General Robert S. Walsh

Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command

Deputy Commandant, Combat Development and Integration

August 18

Lieutenant General Nadja Y. West

Surgeon General of the United States Army

Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command

July 7

Lieutenant General William J. Bender

Chief, Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer

Office of the Secretary of the Air Force

July 6

Congressman Adam Smith (D) – WA

Ranking Member, House Armed Services Committee

 

2015

December 8

General Vincent K. Brooks

Commanding General, U.S. Army, Pacific

December 3

Dr. William J. Perry

Former Secretary of Defense

November 20

General David M. Rodriguez

Commander, U.S. Africa Command

November 18

General Lori J. Robinson

Commander, Pacific Air Forces

Air Component Commander, U.S. Pacific Command

November 10

General Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle

Commander, Air Combat Command

November 4

Dr. Evelyn N. Farkas

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia

(until October 31, 2015)

October 29

Senator Tim Kaine (D) – VA

Member, Senate Armed Services Committee

October 22

Admiral Cecil D. Haney

Commander, United States Strategic Command

October 14

Lieutenant General Perry L. Wiggins

Commander, United States Army North (Fifth Army)

October 1

Lieutenant General Robert P. Otto

Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance,

United States Air Force

August 13

Lieutenant General Jeffrey W. Talley

Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command

July 9

Congressman Adam Smith (D) – WA

Ranking Member, House Armed Services Committee

June 30

General David G. Perkins

Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

June 9

John F. Sopko

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction

May 28

General Raymond T. Odierno

Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army

May 19

Lieutenant General Jon M. Davis

Deputy Commandant for Aviation, United States Marine Corps

April 28

General John E. Hyten

Commander, Air Force Space Command

April 8

General Mark A. Welsh, III

Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force

March 17

Lieutenant General Ben Hodges

Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe

February 25

The Honorable John M. McHugh

Secretary of the United States Army

February 19

Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster

Deputy Commanding General, Futures, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine

Command; and Director, Army Capabilities and Integration Center

February 3

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (R) – VA

Chairman, Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee

House Armed Services Committee

January 27

Lieutenant General Stephen W. Wilson

Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command

January 22

Congressman Mac Thornberry (R) – TX

Chairman, House Armed Services Committee

 

2014

December 4

General Paul J. Selva

Commander, U.S. Transportation Command

November 19

Lieutenant General Ellen M. Pawlikowski

Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition

November 18

John F. Sopko

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction

October 29

Lieutenant General Frank G. Klotz, USAF (Ret)

Under Secretary of Energy for Nuclear Security and

Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration

Department of Energy

October 16

Major General Walter E. Piatt

Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe

Commander, U.S. Army NATO

October 2

General Knud Bartels

Chairman, NATO Military Committee

September 30

The Honorable Ray Mabus

Secretary of the Navy

September 24

Senator Carl Levin (D) – Michigan

Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee

September 19

General Raymond T. Odierno

Chief of Staff, United States Army

July 23

General Dennis L. Via

Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command

July 15

Congressman Rob Wittman (R) – VA

Chairman, Readiness Subcommittee

House Armed Services Committee

June 26

Lieutenant General Kenneth J. Glueck, Jr.

Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration

Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command

Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Strategic Command

June 18

The Honorable Deborah Lee James

Secretary of the Air Force

June 12

Vice Admiral Mark D. Harnitchek

Director, Defense Logistics Agency

May 21

Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert

Chief of Naval Operations

May 9

The Honorable Rose Gottemoeller

Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security

U.S. Department of State

May 1

Ambassador Alexander Vershbow

Deputy Secretary General of NATO

April 29

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (R) – VA

Chairman, Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee

House Armed Services Committee

April 11

Lieutenant General John E. Wissler

Commanding General, III Marine Expeditionary Force

April 8

Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr.

Commandant, United States Coast Guard

March 11

The Honorable Eric Fanning

Under Secretary of the Air Force

February 27

Senator James M. Inhofe (R) – OK

Ranking Member, Senate Armed Services Committee

Congressman Buck McKeon (R) – CA

Chairman, House Armed Services Committee

February 6

Congressman Adam Smith (D) – WA

Ranking Member, House Armed Services Committee

January 31

The Honorable Dennis M. McCarthy

Chairman, National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

2013

November 19

General Frank J. Grass

Chief, National Guard Bureau

November 13

General Mark A. Welsh III

Chief of Staff, United States Air Force

September 11

Senator Carl Levin (D) – Michigan

Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee

August 29

Stuart W. Bowen, Jr.

Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction

July 29

General Herbert J. “Hawk” Carlisle

Commander, Pacific Air Forces

Air Component Commander, U.S. Pacific Command

July 24

General C. Robert Kehler

Commander, U.S. Strategic Command

June 26

General James F. Amos

Commandant of the United States Marine Corps

June 13

The Honorable Ray Mabus

Secretary of the Navy

June 4

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (R) – VA

Chair, Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee

House Armed Services Committee

May 22

Rear Admiral Charles D. Michel

Director, Joint Interagency Task Force South

May 7

General Raymond T. Odierno

Chief of Staff, United States Army

April 30

The Honorable John M. McHugh

Secretary of the United States Army

April 23

The Honorable Michael B. Donley

Secretary of the U.S. Air Force

April 18

Major General Charles M. Gurganus

Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force Forward and

Commander, Regional Command (Southwest)

Brigadier Stuart Skeates

Deputy Commander, I Marine Expeditionary Force Forward

April 11

General Paul J. Selva

Commander, Air Mobility Command

March 26

Major General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr.

Representative to the Quadrennial Defense Review, U.S. Marine Corps

March 15

Major General Steven L. Kwast

Director, Air Force Quadrennial Defense Review

March 12

Colonel Rebecca Porter

Chief, Behavioral Health, Office of the Army Surgeon General

U.S. Army Medical Department

February 22

Ambassador Johnnie Carson

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs

U.S. Department of State

February 15

Congressman Buck McKeon (R) – CA

Chairman, House Armed Services Committee

February 6

Lieutenant General James M. Kowalski

Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command

January 17

General William L. Shelton

Commander, Air Force Space Command

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