2017 Meeting Presentations/Briefings

Monday
October 23, 2017

R&DA “Boot Camp 101”
Mr. John McNulty, Executive Director

 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
Joint Culinary Center of Excellence (JCCoE)
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“Contracting, CONUS/OCONUS Usage, and New Source Submittals”
         Mr. Harry Streibich, DLA Troop Support

Tuesday
October 24, 2017

Session I: Welcome & Administration

Mr. John McNulty, Executive Director

Session II: Keynote Address

COL Mark T. Simerly
  Commander
DLA Troop Support

Session III: R&DA Military Assistance Program Update

"Military Assistant Updates"
Mr. Barney Rosner, MAP Board Chairman
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Colonel Edward L. Hubbard, US Air Force (Ret)
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"What Does Your Coffee Do?"
Ms. Nanine Mattei, Reveille Foods

Session IV: APHC Updates

“Leading Change, Easier Said than Done”
        LTC(P) John C. Beach
Program Food Protection Manager, APHC

Session V: Service and Agency Updates

"USAF Overview Feeding Programs"
Mr. Bill Spencer, Chief Food & Beverage Support Branch
US Air Force
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“USMC Update”
LtCol Gary Spinelli
Director, Food Service and Subsistence
USMC Food Service
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“Food Service Rolls On”
Ms. Cara Vartuli-Dusablon
Division Chief, CSPD
&
“Quality Assurance Division Update”
Ms. Beverly Hamlette
Army Field Feeding Specialist
 

Session VI: DoD Combat Feeding Update

“Organizational Update Combat Feeding Directorate”
Mr. Steve Moody
Director, DoD Combat Feeding Program

 Session VII: DLA Troop Support Subsistence Program

"NAPA/MPA Pricing Program Update"
Ms. Janine Samoni
DLA Troop Support

                                   Session VIII: Combat Feeding Science & Technology Work Group

"Hot Topics in Performance Nutrition"
Ms. Danielle Anderson
M.S. Food Scientist
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  "MATS Technology and Its Application to Food Packaging"
Mr. Corey Hauver
Materials Engineer
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"Survival of Salmonellas in Low Moisture Military Ration Products"
Dr. Genevieve Flock
Research Microbiologist
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  "Multi-purpose Individual Heating Technology (MIT) Development Update"
Mr. Peter Lavigne
Chemical Engineer 

Wednesday
October 25, 2017

Session IX: Welcome & Administration

Mr. John McNulty, Executive Director

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

“Developing Research for Practical Approaches on Natural Antimicrobial Use"
Dr. Mathew Taylor
Assistant Professor, Food Microbiology & Dept. of Animal Science
Texas A&M University
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"Water Properties in Foods: How They are Measured and Their Effects on Ration Stability and Shelf Life"
Ms. Michelle Richardson
Sr. Food Technologist, FEAT
US Army Natick Soldier RD&E
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“Natick S&T Efforts Supporting UGR Preparation in Field Environments"
Mr. Bob Bernazzani
Team Leader, JFET
US Army Natick Soldier RD&E

Session XI: Feeding Programs

“The Health of the Army Food Program”
CW5 James Donaldson
Army Food Advisor
JCCoE

Session XII: Feeding Our Allies

"Feeding Norwegian Troops”
CDR Pål Stenberg
Head Section
Norwegian Defence Logistics Organization
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“Rations Update from the Canadian Armed Forces”
Ms. Hilda-Anne Troupe
Nutrition Advisor
Department of National Defence Canada

   Session XIII: USDA Updates

“USDA Lab Missions”
Mr. Jonathan Barber, Laboratory Supervisor
US Department of Agriculture

Session XIV: Rations Work Group

I: Military Individual Rations

“Contracting Insights, Individual Rations”
Ms. Candice Campbell
Chief, Individual Rations, DLA Troop Support
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“Rations Improvements for Individuals”
Ms. Julie Smith
Sr. Food Technologist, Natick Soldier RD&E Center

  II: Inspections, Products Specifications & Quality Systems/Audits

“USDA/Agricultural Marketing Service Inspection Update”
Mr. Louis Obot
USDA
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“Quality Systems Results”
Mr. John King
Auditor DLA Troop Support 

III: 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 New in UGR-A Rations”
Ms. Sue Harrington
Sr. Food Technologist, Natick Soldier RD&E Center

*** THIS CONCLUDES THE FORMAL SESSIONS ***