72nd Annual Spring Meeting Presentations/Briefings

Monday
April 16, 2018

R&DA Boot Camp 101
“How to do Business with the Military”
Mr. John McNulty, R&DA

 Unitized Group Ration-A Work Group
“New Items Introduction, Field Testing, JSORF Approval, and Table I (Menus) and Table II (Requirements)” Ms. Sue Harrington, Natick Soldier RD&E Center
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“Army Requirements and Quality Assurance”
Ms. Beverly Hamlette, JCCoE
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“Contracting, CONUS/OCONUS Usage, and New Source Submittals”
        Ms. Noreen Killian, DLA Troop Support

Tuesday
April 17, 2018

Session I: Welcome & Administration

Mr. John McNulty, Executive Director

Session II: Keynote Address

“The History of The Hershey Company”
Mr. William C. Papa, SVP Chief R&D Development Officer
The Hershey Company
(please contact hqs@militaryfood.org for a copy of this presentation)

Session III: DLA Troop Support Leadership Update

“Subsistence Overview”
LTC Able Young, Director of Subsistence
DLA Troop Support Update

Session IV: Natick Updates

“Update Combat Feeding ”
Mr. Bob Trottier
Branch Chief, Eng. & Mfg. Development

Session V: Service and Agency Updates

"US Army Updates"
LTC Byron T. Coleman, Director
JCCoE
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"US Navy Update"
Mr. Jim O'Connor
Deputy, Navy Food Service Director

“USMC Update”
Mr. Chuck Giarard, Deputy Director/Supervisory Program Analyst
USMC Food Service

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Ms. Sharlene Holladay, MS, RD, CSSD
Warfighter and Performance Dietitian
USMC Food Service

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"Special Purpose: Rations Cold Weather"
CDR Pål Stenberg
Head Section
Norwegian Defence Logistics Organization

Session VI: R&DA Military Assistance Program Updates

“Back In Action”
Captain David M. Rozelle
US Army

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“Into The Fire”
Sergeant Dakota Meyer, USMC (Ret)
Medal of Honor Recipient

 Session VII: Chefs Presentation

"Cryoconcentration: Enhancing Flavors with Food By-Products""
Chef Gerard Bertholon
Cuisine Solutions

                                   Session VIII: Exhibit and Vendor Presentations

 Session IX: AbilityOne Updates

Mr. Tim Dlugokecki
DLA Troop Support

 Session X: Individual Rations I[dates

Mr. Tien Nguyen
DLA Troop Support

Wednesday
April 18, 2018

Session XII: Welcome & Administration

Mr. John McNulty, Executive Director

Session XIV: Rations Work Group

I: Military Group and Commercial Rations

"Latest and Greatest in Group Rations Contracts”
Mr. Tom Haley
Chief, Group Rations DLA Troop Support

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“What's Next for the UGR Heat & Serve”
Ms. Meg Walker
Food Technologist, Natick Soldier RD&E Center

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"Coming Soon UGR A&M"
Ms. Sue Harrington
Sr. Food Technologist, Natick Soldier RD&E Center

  II: Inspections, Products Specifications & Quality Systems/Audits

“USDA/Agricultural Marketing Service Inspection Update”
Mr. Michael Lynch
Agricultural Marketing Specialist, USDA
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III: Military Individual Rations

“New News In the MRE”
Ms. Julie Smith
Sr. Food Technologist, Natick Soldier RD&E Center
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“Latest In Contracting for Individual Rations”
Mr. Tien Nguyen
Chief, Individual Rations, DLA Troop Support

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“Cold Weather Rations - Still A Thing”
Ms. Barb Daley
Sr. Food Technologist, Natick Soldier RD&E Center

Session XIV-A: DoD Nutritional Update

"Joint Services Buyers Guide"
Ms. Cara Vartuili-Dusablon
Division Chief, CSPD

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Ms. Jennifer Person-Whippo
Nutritional Program Manager, NAVSUP

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Ms. Sharlene Holladay, MS, RD, CSSD
Warfighter and Performance Dietitian
USMC Food Service

Session XIV-B: UGR-A Process Improvement Workshop

Mr. Harry Streibich
DLA Troop Support

Session XV: Food Service, Packaging, Equipment & Technologies Work Group

“Reducing Bacteria In Cold Storage”
Mr. Roger Stepic, President
Premier All Natural Filters

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“Third Party Food Safety Auditing and Assessments”
Mr. Stephen Engel, RD&E Director
Ecolab

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“Natick Foodservice Equipment Updates”
Mr. Bob Bernazzani, Team Leader, JFET
Natick Soldier RD&E Center

Session XVI: Natick Sensory Analysis

Ms. Jill Bates, Natick Soldier RD&E Center

*** THIS CONCLUDES THE FORMAL SESSIONS ***