MCA&F 2012 Combat Development Dinner

Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 17:30 to 20:30

The Fall 2012 Combat Development Dinner was co-hosted by MCA&F along with the Marine Corps Combat Development Command on 18 October at the Clubs at Quantico.  Held several times each year, the Combat Development Dinners provide a professional development opportunity to explore Marine combat development and integration and related issues.  This dinner featured LtGen Jon M. Davis, Deputy Commander of U.S. Cyber Command as the featured Speaker.


LtGen Jon M. Davis

The event began with a no-host reception which included a musical interlude by a detachment from the Quantico Marine Band.  When the dinner guests were assembled in the banquet hall, a Color Guard detachment from the Quantico Ceremonial Platoon, conducted a traditional presentation and retirement of the Colors, followed by an invocation by the Marine Corps Base Chaplain, Captain Milton Gianulis, USN.  Following some brief welcoming remarks and sponsor acknowledgements by MCA&F President and Chief Executive Officer, MajGen Edward Usher, the dinner guests sat down to an enjoyable meal of prime rib. 


Band Detachment Serenade


Color Guard Ceremony


MCA&F President & CEO, MajGen Edward Usher


Chaplain Gianulis giving dinner invocation

Midway through the dessert course LtGen Richard Mills, Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration took the stage to introduce the guest speaker.  He thanked the MCA&F for supporting Marines and for hosting and organizing the dinner, thanked the evening’s sponsors for their support and then set the environment for the guest speaker by pointing out that Marines were used to fighting on the sea, in the air and on land but now had a new environment with which to contend – that of cyber space.


LtGen Mills

LtGen Davis took the lectern and made a presentation about the unique nature of cyber warfare and operations and the Marine Corps role, missions, systems and planning efforts in that environment.

Click HERE for LtGen Davis’s biography and HERE to see the video presentation of LtGen Davis’s presentation.           

Here are some pictures of the event taken by MCA&F Staff Photographer Ron Lunn:

No-Host Reception

Speaker Presentation