Keynote Speakers

LTG Chris Mohan, USA

LTG Chris Mohan, USA
Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Material Command

Lieutenant General Chris Mohan assumed duties as the Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Materiel Command on 2 December 2022. In his role, he is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Army’s logistics enterprise. He also serves as the Senior Commander of Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

Lieutenant General Mohan is a native of Carthage, North Carolina. He commissioned into the U.S. Army in 1989 from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, where he graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. His military education includes the Ordnance Officer Basic Course, the Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, the Naval College of Command and Staff and the Army War College. He holds a Master of Science in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and a Master’s Degree in Military Strategy from the Army War College. 

Lieutenant General Mohan’s former command assignments include Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois; 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Kaiserslautern, Germany; 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Tooele Army Depot, Tooele, Utah; 80th Ordnance Battalion, 593d Sustainment Brigade, I Corps, Fort Lewis, Washington and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq; Alpha Forward Support Company (Airborne), U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM; and 664th Ordnance Company, 553d Corps Support Battalion, 64th Support Group (Corps), III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas.

Other significant assignments include Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Logistics, U.S. Army Materiel Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama; Director, Strategic Logistics Integration (G-45/7), Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, U.S. Army; Executive Officer to the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, U.S. Army; Executive Officer to the Commander, United States Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois; Joint Logistics Plans Officer, J-4, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Support Operations Office, Special Operations Support Command (Airborne), U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. 

Lieutenant General Mohan has deployed multiple times in support of Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. 

BG John Reim, USABG John Reim, USA

Program Executive Officer, U.S. Army Joint Program Executive Office Armaments & Ammunition (JPEO A&A) 

Brigadier General John T. Reim is the Joint Program Executive Officer Armaments & Ammunition and the Commanding General, Picatinny Arsenal. Prior to this, BG Reim, served as Director, Defense Security Cooperation Management Office – Afghanistan (DSCMO-A) where he was charged with the responsible closeout of Afghanistan security force assistance and organizational disestablishment.
BG Reim is a native of Franklinville, NJ, and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management. He held a variety of leadership and staff positions prior to entering the Acquisition Corps in December of 1998. BG Reim’s acquisition assignments include: Weapon Systems Acquisition Manager, U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC); Deputy TRADOC System Manager for Battle Command, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center (USACAC); Field Office Chief and Assistant Program Manager and later Product Director for Lethality, Survivability, and Mobility Systems, USASOC Ground Applications Program Office (GAPO); Requirements and Programs Division Chief, later J8 Director and later Executive Officer, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC); Program Manager Special Programs, USASOC GAPO; J8 Director, JSOC; Program Executive Officer (PEO) SOF Warrior Systems, USSOCOM; Chief of Staff and later Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics. Prior to assuming the duty as Director, DSCMO-A, he served as the DCG Combined Security Transition Command- Afghanistan and later Deputy Director DSCMO-A.

BG Reim’s professional education includes the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, the Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, the Command and General Staff Officer Course, the U.S. Army War College’s National Security Fellowship at UNC-Chapel Hill, the Defense Acquisition University Executive Program Manager’s Course, and the Senior Acquisition Leader Development Program. He is a Level III certified acquisition professional in the Program Management career field and holds a Master of Arts degree in Procurement and Acquisitions Management from Webster University.

BG Reim’s military awards include: the Defense Superior Service Medal (2 OLC), the Legion of Merit (1 OLC), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC), the Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC). His decorations include: the Parachutist Badge, the Parachute Rigger Badge, Brazilian & Australian Parachutist Badges, the Army Staff Identification Badge, and the Order of Saint Martin.

COL Ronnie Anderson, USA Colonel Ronnie D. Anderson, Jr.

Commander, Joint Munitions Command

Col. Ronnie D. Anderson, Jr., assumed the duties of Commander of the Joint Munitions Command on June 1, 2023. JMC provides the joint forces with ready, reliable, and lethal munitions at the speed of war, sustaining global readiness.

Anderson was born and raised in Franklin, Indiana. He was commissioned as an Ordnance officer from Purdue University in 1996.

Anderson holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from Purdue University, a Master of Science in Logistics Management from Florida Institute of Technology, and a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the Marine Corps University.

His assignments include: Platoon Leader, Maintenance Staff Officer, Shop Officer and Battalion S4, 561st Corps Support Battalion for 101st Sustainment Brigade, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, 1999-2001; Battalion S3, and Company Commander, 514 th Maintenance Company, 548th Corps Support Battalion, 10 th DISCOM, Fort Drum, New York, and Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, 2001-2006 (deploying for OIF April 2003 – August 2004); Small Group Instructor for the Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course, Army Logistics Management Collage, Fort Lee (known as Fort Gregg-Adams since 2023), Virginia, 2006-2007; Brigade S4, Support Operations Officer and Battalion Executive Battalion Executive Officer, 10th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Drum, New York, 2007-2011, Deployed as Battalion Support Operations Officer (SPO), Al Asad, Iraq (2009); Lieutenant Colonel Assignments Officer, Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky, 2011-2013; Battalion Commander 541 st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1ID Sustainment Brigade, Fort Riley, Kansas, and Camp Beuhring, Kuwait, 2013-2016 (OND/OIR/OEF 2015); Deputy Director (G44S), Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff G-4, Department of the Army, Pentagon, Washington D.C. 2016-2017; Strategic Operations and Plans Chief, 1 st Theater Sustainment Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky, and Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; 2017-2018, deploying for OND/OIR/OEF 2017; Brigade Commander, 1 st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas 2018-2020 deploying to the Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan (2019); Logistics Plans Division Chief, Headquarters U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida 2020-2022; Executive Officer to the Executive Deputy to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command, Redstone
Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama, August 2022 – May 2023.

Anderson’s military education includes: Officer Basic Course, Airborne Course, Air Assault Course, Combined Logistics Officer Advance Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Logistics Executive Development Course, Command and General Staff College, and Senior Service College at the Marine Corps War College.

Anderson’s awards and achievements include: Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), the Bronze Star Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (6 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), two National Defense Service Medals, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, three Meritorious Unit Commendations, Army Superior Unit Award, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Parachutist badge, and the Air Assault badge.

COL Guy Yelverton, USA

COL Guy Yelverton, USA

Department of the Army Systems Coordinator, Program Executive Officer Missiles and Space

Colonel Guy Yelverton, III was commissioned a Field Artillery Officer upon graduation from Texas A&M University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering.   

After completion of the Field Artillery Basic Course, Colonel Yelverton was assigned as the Fire Support Officer for Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 9th US Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, Ft. Hood, Texas. He next served as the Fire Direction Officer and then Platoon Leader for Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, after which he was selected to serve as the Aide-de-Camp for the Commanding General, Test and Experimentation Command, Ft. Hood, Texas. After attending the Captain’s Career Course, he served as the Battalion Fire Direction Officer for 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery. Colonel Yelverton then assumed command of Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery on 19 June 2001. Bravo Battery was recognized as runner-up for the 2002 Henry Knox Award (best battery in the Army). Upon relinquishing command in 2003, he moved to Fort Belvoir to serve as the Battalion S3 for the USAG Headquarters Battalion.   

In 2005, he was selected to join the Army Acquisition Corps and attend Advanced Civil Schooling where he earned a Master of Arts degree with Honors in Computer Resource Information Management from Webster University. He was then assigned as the Strategic Planning Division Chief for the Ballistic Missile Defense System Operational Test Agency, Army Evaluation Center, Army Test and Evaluation Command. Colonel Yelverton next served as an Assistant Product Manager for Soldier Precision Targeting Devices in PEO Soldier. He next deployed to Afghanistan as the Executive Officer and Chief of Acquisition and Contracts for Task Force Biometrics, Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435. Colonel Yelverton was next selected as a Department of the Army Systems Coordinator for Program Executive Officer Missiles and Space and the Space and Missile Defense Command in the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology. He was next selected as a Special Assistant to the Director of the Army Staff in the Executive Communications and Control for the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army and later selected to serve as a Special Assistant and Acquisition Advisor to the Vice Chief of Staff, Army. Colonel Yelverton was the Product Manager of the Re-designed Kill Vehicle program at the Missile Defense Agency. He previously served as the Project Manager for Strategic and Operational Rockets and Missiles at PEO Missiles and Space. He is currently assigned as the Project Manager for Integrated Fires and Rapid Capability Office at PEO Missiles and Space and also serves as the acting Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management.   

Colonel Yelverton’s military education includes the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course (Commandant’s List), Field Artillery Captain’s Career Course (Honor Graduate), Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Army Acquisition Basic Course (Distinguished Graduate), Intermediate Contracting Course (Honor Graduate), Intermediate Level Education, the Acquisition Intermediate Qualification Course, the DAU Program Manager’s Course, and the Air War College with Academic Distinction.   

Colonel Yelverton’s decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Joint Service Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Army Achievement Medal with seven oak leaf clusters, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the ISAF NATO Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters, the Army Superior Unit Award, the Basic Space Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge. He has also received the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara and the Noble Patron of Armor awards.