Royal Navy, US Navy and NATO on the Afloat Support and Naval Logistics 2012 conference

Roy­al Navy join offi­cials from North Amer­i­ca and Europe to dis­cuss future afloat sup­port capa­bil­i­ties and naval logis­tics devel­op­ments

Senior mil­i­tary per­son­nel from the Roy­al Navy, US Navy and NATO will address how effec­tive afloat sup­port is crit­i­cal in sus­tain­ing future glob­al expe­di­tionary oper­a­tion at the Afloat Sup­port and Naval Logis­tics 2012 con­fer­ence.

Offi­cials from the Roy­al Navy, US Navy and NATO will gath­er in Lon­don in March to exam­ine the future of afloat sup­port tech­nolo­gies, sys­tems and oper­a­tions at the 7 th Annu­al Afloat Sup­port and Naval Logis­tics con­fer­ence.

Com­modore William Wal­worth, Com­modore of the Roy­al Fleet Aux­il­iary; Jonathan Kaskin SES, Direc­tor of Com­bat Logis­tics and Strate­gic Mobil­i­ty, Chief of Naval Oper­a­tions N4, US Navy and Com­man­der Visti Salomon­sen, Head of Logis­tics, Cur­rent Oper­a­tions (Naval), Roy­al Dan­ish Navy, will analyse the immense chal­lenges the afloat sup­port com­mu­ni­ty are cur­rent­ly fac­ing and the lat­est tech­nolo­gies and plat­forms that can increase afloat sup­port capa­bil­i­ties.

Afloat Sup­port and Naval Logis­tics 2012 will incor­po­rates a ses­sion led by Rear Admi­ral (Junior Grade) Derek J. Chris­t­ian, Direc­tor of Naval Logis­tics, South Africa Navy on the future of afloat replen­ish­ment at sea and fleet capa­bil­i­ty in the South African Navy . Rear Admi­ral (Junior Grade) Derek J. Chris­t­ian will also join the speak­er pan­el at the Afloat Sup­port and Naval Logis­tics 2012 con­fer­ence. Now in its 7 th year, the event has extend­ed its scope to demon­strate busi­ness oppor­tu­ni­ties in emerg­ing mar­ket.

Key speak­ers to present at Afloat Sup­port and Naval Logis­tics 2012 also include:

•  Cap­tain David A. Geisler , Com­man­der, Mil­i­tary Sealift Com­mand Cen­tral, US Navy , speak­ing on the future devel­op­ment and focus of MSCENT

•  Colonel Pete Yea­ger , Direc­tor of Sup­port, Naval Strik­ing and Sup­port Forces, NATO , address­ing his expe­ri­ence from Oper­a­tion Uni­fied Pro­tec­tor

•  Com­man­der Aki Honka­nen , Head of Logis­tics, Mar­itime Secu­ri­ty Cen­tre, Horn of Africa, EU NAVFOR , pre­sent­ing a case study on pro­vid­ing logis­tic sup­port to anti-pira­cy mis­sions

•  Lieu­tenant Com­man­der Gio­van­ni Alessi , Mar­itime Logis­tics Offi­cer, Ital­ian Navy Gen­er­al Staff, Ital­ian Navy and Chair­man of the Naval Logis­tic Sup­port Part­ner­ship (NLSP) NATO Main­te­nance and Sup­ply Agency (NAMSA) , focus­ing on the hus­band­ing ser­vices and fuel sup­port for naval oper­a­tions

Fur­ther speak­er details are post­ed on , and the agen­da is avail­able for down­load. In addi­tion, vis­i­tors can access the Afloat Sup­port and Naval Logis­tics Media Cen­tre for the lat­est naval logis­tics news and afloat sup­port devel­op­ments.

Defence IQ invites all mem­bers of the media with an inter­est in naval logis­tics to cov­er the event. Gain access to the inter­na­tion­al afloat sup­port com­mu­ni­ty by request­ing your press pass from