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Lieutenant General Darryl A. Williams is the 60th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy, at West Point. He is a native of Alexandria, Virginia. He graduated from the United States Military Academy, in 1983. He has served in key leadership positions at the tactical, operational and strategic levels. He assumed duties as Superintendent of the United States Military Academy in July 2018.

Kerry Buckley is vice president, Air Force portfolio, in the MITRE National Security Engineering Center (NSEC). In this role, she sets strategy and priorities to ensure MITRE delivers technical capabilities and Air Force mission objectives, including the Air Force’s critical needs in space warfighting, air operations, nuclear enterprise modernization, cyber operations, and joint lethality in contested environments. Dr. Buckley earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and statistics from Boston University. She also holds a master’s degree in philosophy and a doctorate in industrial/organizational psychology from The George Washington University. 

Lieutenant General Leslie C. Smith currently serves as The Inspector General, Office of the Secretary of the Army. LTG Smith received his commission from Georgia Southern University (GSU) in 1983 as a Field Artillery Officer. In 1985, he graduated from GSU as a distinguished military graduate with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and branched as a Chemical Officer.

Conference Schedule

0800 Conference Opens

0830 Welcome and Keynote Address

0900 West Point Admission and US Army Cadet Command Scholarships

0930 MITRE IDEA Lab Presentation

1030 ACT Test Strategies

1125 Lunch Break

1145 Breakout Sessions

Session 1: Honorable Living and Leadership
Session 2: The Ethical Challenge
Session 3: Exemplary Leadership

1345 Final Sessions

1430 Conference Ends