War on Terror: Pakistani and international experiences
To view the full conference agenda please email firstname.lastname@example.org The first day of the conference will focus on the War on Terror and the military achievements and successes the Pakistan Armed Forces have executed over the last ten years.
• Hear from leading Pakistani military figures as they impart their knowledge about achieving victory in some of the world's most difficult fighting terrain.
• Engage with some of the foremost experts in asymmetric warfare to benchmark your solutions with the requirements of future armies.
• Learn the requirements of regional forces as they prepare to meet the challenge of post ISAF Afghanistan.
Topic themes include:
• PAKISTAN'S SUCCESS DURING THE WAR ON TERROR
• DEVELOPING SYSTEMS TO FACE THE ASSYMETRIC THREAT
• PREPARING TOMORROW'S SOLDIERS FOR INCREASINGLY COMPLEX AND ASSYMETRIC OPPONENTS
Keynote International Speakers to include:
|Lieutenant General Michael D. Barbero, Director, Joint IED Defeat Organisation
Lieutenant General Barbero has served almost 46 months in Iraq over three separate tours. During the first year of Operation Iraqi Freedom, from 2003 to 2004, he served as the Assistant Division Commander of the 4th Infantry Division. He next served in Iraq as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Operations at Multi-National Force-Iraq during 'the surge' in 2007 and 2008. Finally, during his most recent deployment, from 2009 to January 2011, he was responsible for the training, equipping and development of all Iraqi Security Forces and building the ministerial capabilities of both the Ministries of Interior and Defense, while serving simultaneously as the Commander of Multi-National Security and Transition Command - Iraq and the Commander of the NATO Training Mission - Iraq.
Lieutenant General Barbero holds a master's degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the National Defense University, Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of the Army's Command and General Staff College and the School of Advanced Military Studies Program. His awards include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit and two awards of the Bronze Star Medal. He has also earned the Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Ranger Tab, Australian Jump Wings and both the Army Staff and Joint Staff Identification Badges.
|Air Commodore Pete Round (RAF), Capabilities Director, European Defence Agency
He was posted from the Royal Air Force to the EDA in July 2012.
He joined the RAF as an officer in 1979, before reading Metallurgy at Manchester University. After qualifying as a RAF pilot he flew Buccaneers in the maritime strike attack role.
Since then, he has served several tours at the Ministry of Defence, working variously on Arms Control, International Defence Relations Policy and UK/US cooperation; in Saudi Arabia, commanding the detachment delivering Air Operations over Southern Iraq; and at the UK Permanent Joint Headquarters, where led the Operations Teams, at different times, for UK Operations in Afghanistan, the Balkans and all UK-supported UN Operations.
Later he served as UK National Liaison Representative to NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia, and in numerous flying instruction roles in the UK and USA, culminating most recently in his role as the Assistant Director Flying Training with responsibility to Director Flying Training for all aspects of pre-Operational Conversion Unit flying training for the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force, as well as the introduction of the United Kingdom Military Flying Training System.
He has a Masters Degree in Defence from Kings College, London.