Sea Air Space 2017 Marine Corps Systems Command Event Recap

Marine Corps Systems Command spent past few days engaging with visitors from all over the world at the Sea-Air-Space Exhibition this past week in Washington, DC. Sea-Air-Space is the largest maritime exposition in the United States, bringing together the U.S. defense industrial base, private-sector U.S. companies and key military decision makers for the three-day event. Here are some of our favorite moments.

It's showtime.

MCSC's executive director, Bill Williford, kicked off Sea-Air-Space with a Monday morning interview with Federal News Radio.

Marine Corps Systems Command, the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab and PEO Land Systems were located in what was collectively known as the "Marine Zone."

Individual Water Purification System

LtGen. Robert Walsh, commanding general of Marine Corps Combat Development Command, visits with Captain Jeremy Walker, team lead for the Individual Water Purification System.

Captain Walker demos the IWPS to attendees.

A side-by-side shot of unfiltered pond water (left) and drinkable water filtered by the IWPS (right).


Mark Urritic, senior program analyst of MCSC's Family of Field Medical Equipment team, demonstrates the new Infrascanner to MCSC executive director Bill Williford.

Target Handoff System Version 2

The Target Handoff System Version 2 is a portable system designed for use by dismounted Marines to locate targets, pinpoint global positioning coordinates and call for close air, artillery and naval fire support using secure digital communications.

LtGen. Walsh provides some input on the THS V2.
Rear Admiral Christian Becker, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Commander, chats with Marines about THS V2.
MCSC Marines take a break and pose for a photo. From left: Capt. Jeremy Walker, GySgt. Nicholas Tock, Capt. Jesse Hume and Capt. Robert Reese.

PEO Land Systems

PEO LS deputy Col. Andrew Bianca (center) and two program officers from PEO LS engage with LtGen. Walsh, as his Aide de camp views our photographer suspiciously.
U.S. Navy seamen hop aboard the new UTV.

Panel Participation

On Monday, MCSC executive director, Bill Williford, participated in a panel on Interoperability and Distributed Operations.

The panel, moderated by the Hudson Institute's Bryan McGrath, also featured SPAWAR commander Rear Admiral Christian Becker, NAVAIR commander Vice Admiral Paul Grosklag, deputy commandant for Mission Support Vice Admiral Sandra Stosz, and NAVSEA commander Vice Admiral Thomas Moore.

Mr. Williford (pictured far right) also shared his expertise during the Information Warfare Cybersecurity panel sponsored by the Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare.

Prior to joining MCSC, Mr. Williford served as director of Integrated Combat Systems at PEO Information Warfare Systems. Mr. Williford stepped in to represent NAVAIR during the panel. Semper Gumby!

Small Business

Small businesses play a big role in how we leverage innovation to equip the warfighter. We made sure to stop by the Forum for Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer exposition at Sea-Air-Space to acknowledge our small business partners and take a sneak peek at tomorrow's technologies.

PEO LS deputy Col. Bianca visits with a representative from Poseidon Systems.

Col. Bianca at the booth of Electro-Mechanical Associates, another one of our small business partners.

MCSC Chief Engineer, Ms. Jeannette Evans-Morgis, shares her expertise at the Poseidon Systems, LLC, booth while MCSC executive director, Mr. Bill Williford, looks on.

Mr. Williford and Ms. Evans-Morgis checking out innovative biomedical technologies at the CFD Research Corporation's booth.

Col. Wendell Leimbach, Jr. (second from right), deputy program manager for Advanced Amphibious Assault at PEO LS, participated in the small business panel, "Simplifying Complexity - Removing Barriers to Small Business Participation in the Industrial Base."

Col. Leimbach, along with his fellow panelists, provided honest advice to small businesses looking to break into the defense acquisition industry.


Ashley Calingo, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and Communication

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