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The Honorable Michael Sheehan to Address New Policy and Resources in Support of SOF Efforts to Confront Emerging Challenges.

Washington, DC, October 13, 2012 --( DSI's SOF Symposium has assembled key OSD and State Department policy makers, Functional and Geographic Combatant Command leadership to address “Balancing Special Operations Forces to Meet Emerging Global Challenges.” Other leaders in attendance will be from Force Providers and Component Commands, Theater Special Operations Commands, as well as intelligence and planning directorates involved in special operations to lend their perspective at this town-hall style symposium.

The SOF Symposium will focus on improving readiness through cohesive planning, training, doctrine, and policy that support the most appropriate and most effective use of special operations forces.

Confirmed Event Speakers Include:

*The Honorable Andrew Shapiro, Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs

*LTG John Mulholland, USA, Deputy Commander, US Special Operations Command

*VADM Robert Harward, USN, Deputy Commander, United States Central Command

*LTG Charles Cleveland, USA, Commanding General, US Army Special Operations Command

*Ambassador James Jeffrey, Visiting Fellow, Washington Institute, US Ambassador to Iraq (2010-2012)

*MAJGEN Timothy McOwan, AO, DSC, CSM, Head, Australian Defence Staff (Washington) and Australian Defence Attache, Former Commander, Special Operations Command Australia

*MG Jeffrey Schloesser, USA (Ret), Commanding General, 101st Airborne Division & Afghanistan RC-East and former Deputy Director, National Counterterrorism Center (for Strategic Operational Planning)

*Linda Robinson, Adjunct Senior Fellow for US National Security and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

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