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Gen James Conway, Key-Note Speaker At ADS Warrior East

Monday, May 14th, 2018

ADS has announced that former Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James Conway (USMC, Ret) is the key-note speaker for the 2018 Warrior Expo East. According to ADS, he’ll likely address leadership, teambuilding, crisis management, U.S. challenges five to ten years out, and the military’s energy sources in the field.

Beginning his military career as an infantry officer in 1970, General Conway’s postings include serving as the director of operations (J-3) on the Joint Chiefs of Staff and commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force from 2002–2004, where he took part in the 2003 invasion of Iraq and Operation Vigilant Resolve in Fallujah, Iraq.

Before being named commandant, General Conway’s postings included serving as the director of operations (J-3) on the Joint Chiefs of Staff and commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force from 2002–2004, where he took part in the 2003 invasion of Iraq and Operation Vigilant Resolve in Fallujah, Iraq.

 

Conway began his military career as an infantry officer in 1970, with his first assignment being command of a rifle platoon with 3rd Battalion 1st Marines out of Camp Pendleton. He later served as Marine executive officer aboard the USS Kitty Hawk. He graduated with honors from the Army’s Infantry Officers Advanced Course. As a field grade officer, he commanded two companies of students, teaching tactics at the Basic School, where marines learn the art and science of being an officer. He then served overseas in Lebanon.

 

Once Conway returned to the U.S. in 1984, he served two years as the senior aide to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He graduated from Marine Corps Command and Staff College with honors and took command of 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines during the Gulf War, fighting in Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM. At the end of the war, he was promoted to colonel and assigned command of the Basic School.

 

In 1995, he was promoted to brigadier general and again assigned to the Joint Chiefs. There he acted as the deputy director of operations J-3 for combating terrorism. After becoming president, Marine Corps University at Quantico, Virginia, he was promoted to major general. He then served as commander of the 1st Marine Division and as deputy commanding general of Marine Forces Central. In 2002, he was promoted to lieutenant general. He led I Marine Expeditionary Force during two combat tours in Iraq, with 60,000 troops under his command. 

 

Awards and Decorations. His personal decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with gold stars, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon.

DRIFIRE- US Navy Coveralls

Friday, July 29th, 2016

During Warrior East, DRIFIRE showed me these FR utility coveralls in the NWU Type III pattern they developed for a US Navy customer.

ADS Inc / Phokus Research Group / Cardiac Science – AED and Bleeding Control Pack

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

At Warrior East, I found out that ADS Inc, Phokus Research Group and Cardiac Science have teamed up to offer an AED and Bleeding Control Pack solution for wall mount installation.  Not that many years ago, Automated External Defibrillators were only used by medical personnel and it was rare to find one outside of a medical facility.  Today, they are more sophisticated and found everywhere.  They are used to restart the heart after a sudden cardiac arrest which can strike those with a variety of conditions.

Unfortunately, mass casualty events such as mass shootings have become more common over the past few years so it seems obvious to combine a Cardiac Science AED with Phokus Research Group’s bleeding control packs.

In addition to the Cardiac Science AED, the box also contains a kit filled with Individual Bleeding Control Kits consisting of Quickclot dressing, Tourniquet, Z-fold sterile frog gauze, chest seals, medical frog tape, nitrile gloves and a rescue blanket. What’s more, the wall mounted boxes can be alarmed to alert medical and security personnel when they are used.

Available for agency and unit purchase through ADS Inc. 

Warrior East – BFG SAW Drum Pouch

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Blue Force Gear is constantly developing new products. This is a pouch for the 200 rd SAW Drum. It’s a simple, straight forward design but their material selections always takes their gear to the next level in both appearance and performance.

As you can see, the ULTRAcomp material extends over the top of the lid to makes SR buckle loop.

The rear incorporates BFG’s Helium Whisper attachment system.

www.blueforcegear.com

High Gear Evolution ADAPTIV

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

During last week’s Warrior East, former SEAL and his assistants conducted a couple of combatives demonstrations while wearing Adaptiv suits from LBX Tactical.

This video featuring Dom and Tony Blauer will give you some background on the High Gear suits which are available through LBX Tactical. While High Gear suits protect the user, they are built in such a way to allow the wearer to feel hits unlike other suits on the market which cocoon the wearer and result in unrealistic training.

Warrior East – Knight’s Armament Corp LMG

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Knight’s showed the latest version of the 5.56mm Light Machine Gun. You may also notice a new suppressor. The LMG is starting to gain momentum, particularly overseas. Maybe, we’ll see a 7.62mm big brother in the future.

Warrior East – Scubapro Helmet Dive Mask

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Scubapro has come up with an adapter for their dive masks which allow them to be connected into Ops-Core’s ARC rail fitted to a FAST Helmet in a manner similar to O2 masks for MFF ops. This device really increases the versatility of the FAST Helmet.

Here, it’s fitted to the Synergy Twin mask but the straps can be used with any of Scubapro’s masks with these quick attach clips. The strap can easily be swapped out for a traditional behind-the-head version when needed.

Look for 4th quarter availability.

www.scubapro.com

Warrior East – Blackhawk Specops Gen III Shotgun Stock

Friday, July 15th, 2016

This is the third iteration of the popular Specops Stock for shotguns. It integrates the Knoxx Recoil Suppression Technology which is a spring in the stock to mitigate recoil.

It comes with with an AR-style stock (with the new honeycomb padding), forend with removable Picatinny rail and tools for mounting.

www.blackhawk.com