NATION HARBOR, M.D. — Marines, sailors and government employees gathered at the Gaylord National Convention Center at National Harbor, Maryland, May 16-18 to participate in the Navy League of the United States Sea, Air, Space Exposition.

Attendees had the opportunity to listen to senior leaders of the Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard as they discussed national defense issues throughout the exposition. After each panel discussion, attendees were given the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists.

Since it was founded in 1965, the Navy League’s Sea, Air, Space Exposition has been the place for military leaders to talk about the most current information and technology relevant to maritime policy. The expo is billed as the largest maritime exposition in the US and hosts more than 200 defense and maritime vendors displaying the latest in technology and equipment.

In a panel heavy with Marine Corps leaders, Marines and sailors discussed plans and concepts regarding future applications of technology in military operations. Much of the conversation was directed toward representatives of the US military industrial base who may ultimately make the concepts reality.

“I think this American industry today has the best technology around the globe, and I think adding that to the sailors and Marines will make us a formidable force wherever we go,” said Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh, Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command and deputy commandant of Combat Development and Integration.


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