WEST 2018 Is Big
Now in its 28th consecutive year, the WEST Conference & Exposition is the biggest event of its kind in the Pacific theater. This year the program and exhibits run from Tuesday, 6 February, to Thursday, 8 February, at the San Diego Convention Center. The Naval Institute has cosponsored this event since its inception with another great nonprofit professional organization, AFCEA International.
The 2018 program kicks off with an address by the Honorable Patrick M. Shanahan, Deputy Secretary of Defense. This will be Secretary Shanahan’s first time speaking at WEST.
Another highlight will be a freewheeling roundtable discussion with the nation’s three Sea Service chiefs—General Robert B. Neller, U.S. Marine Corps; Admiral John M. Richardson, U.S. Navy; and Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, U.S. Coast Guard. This unscripted discussion will be facilitated by Admiral James G. Stavridis, U.S. Navy (Retired), former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, and chair of the U.S. Naval Institute’s Board of Directors.