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Registration will open on this web page on 1 June 2024.


The 2023 information below is provided for informational purposes.

2023 SPONSORS:  Oceaneering International … Teledyne Technologies


Tours of the Trident Training Facility (Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor) and of the UUVRON1 facility (Naval Base Kitsap-Keyport) are being offered for Tuesday afternoon.

The Naval Submarine League is hosting a networking reception with early check in at Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort (Whale/Salmon Room) from 1700-2100.


1400           Buses depart from U.S. Naval Undersea Museum for Trident Training Facility and UUVRON-1 High Bay Tours
1630           Buses depart from TTF and UUVRON to return to Keyport Museum
1700-2100  Networking reception and early registration at Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort (Whale/Salmon Room)

WEDNESDAY 19 JULY – U.S. Naval Undersea Museum, Keyport, WA
No briefcases or backpacks will be allowed in the auditorium.

Cell phones, fitness/activity trackers, and other wireless devices are not permitted inside the auditorium. 
Classified note-taking is not permitted.
0700           Registration check-in open
0800-0810  Welcome – VADM Scott Van Buskirk, USN, Ret., Board of Directors, Naval Submarine League; RDML Nick Tilbrook, USN, Commander, Submarine Group NINE
0810-0830  Introduction – RADM Rick Seif, Commander, Submarine Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet
0830-0900  Subsea and Seabed Warfare – RADM Rob Gaucher, USN, Director, Strategic Integration, N2N6T
0900-0955  Panel 1: Intelligence Demand Signal – ONI (Justin Yott), Nathan Banks (N2N6T RDSA)
0955-1015  Networking and Technical Exchange
1015-1200  Panel 2: Current Operations, Capabilities, and Near-Term Demand Signal – DEVRON 5 (CAPT Eric Astle, USN), UUVRON-1 (CDRE Jason Weed, USN), COMPACFLT (Mike Camp), COMSUBFOR (Rick Panlilio)
1200-1245  Lunch Break
1245-1415  Panel 3: Developing Seabed Warfare Technology – N97 (CDR Blake Klinedinst, USN), PMS 485 (Viktor Popik/Jim McGrath), PMS 406 (CAPT Scot Searles, USN), PMS 394 (CAPT Keith Lehnhardt, USN)
1415-1445  Networking and Technical Exchange
1445-1545  Panel 4: Future Seabed Warfare Technology Part 1– ONR (Rob Mushen), SCO (Luis Molina), DARPA (Dr. Greg Avicola)
1545-1700  Panel 5: Future Seabed Warfare Technology Part 2 – ARL Penn State (Richard Wortman/Mark Allen), ARL University of Texas (T.J. Brudner), JHU/APL (Angela Sarich)
1700           Wrap-Up – VADM Scott Van Buskirk, USN, Ret.


Registration: $171.00 each.
For U.S. government employees who use form SF-182 to authorize attendance, see info at the bottom of this page.

Registration is closed.

Registration includes optional Naval base tours and a welcome reception with early check-in the evening of 18 July, and the full day seminar on 19 July which will include a box lunch and break refreshments.
Registration will close on July 12, one week before the event to ensure processing of clearances.

2023 Refund Policy —All refund and cancellation requests must be submitted in writing no later than 12 July 2023 by sending an email to Refunds on or before 12 July 2023 will be charged a $50.00 fee. There are no refunds for cancellations after 12 July 2023.

2023 Security Clearance/ Visit Request Requirement

Admittance into the Symposium will not be permitted unless a valid DoD clearance is received in advance.
All attendees, including government civilians and Active Duty, must submit a Classified Visit Request to Submarine Group 9 by 13 July 2023, via the Defense Information System for Security to SMO code N450405.
Indicate that the visit is for “SWATS” with event date July 19, 2023. For the DISS form, the technical POC is CDR Mathew Bridwell,, (360) 396-4951.
Direct questions to CDR Bridwell.

Hotel Information

The event hotel with discounted rates is Clearwater Casino Resort, 15347 NE Suquamish Way, Suquamish, WA 98392  A reception and event check-in for registration badges will be held at the resort on 18 July from 5 – 8 PM.

Room reservations can be made by calling 866-609-8700 to book with an agent.  Be sure to ask for the Naval Submarine League block to receive the discounted rates.  Reservations can also be made online using the following link and group code 22353 to secure the reservation online.

Resort Room $169 + Tax
Tower Rooms $139 + Tax
Discounted reservation cut off date has been extended to July 10, 2023

Address & Parking Information

U.S. Naval Undersea Museum
1 Garnett Way
Keyport, WA 98345

Link to Directions: Click Here

Dress Code

Active Duty speakers – summer whites
Active Duty attendees – khakis
Civilian attendees – business casual


Section B – Training Course Data
1a. Naval Submarine League, 405 N Henry St, Alexandria, VA 22314
1b. U.S. Naval Undersea Museum, 1 Garnett Way, Keyport, WA 98345
1c. 703-256-0891
1f. Ginger Haskell
2a. Seabed Warfare and Technology Seminar (SECRET/NOFORN)
2b. NA
3. 2023-07-18
4. 2023-07-19
5. 16
6. 0
7. 03-Improve/Maintain Present Performance
8. 01 – Training Program Area
9. 09 – Project Management
10. 04 – Conference/workshop
11. 05 – N/A
12. 0
13. 04 – Not Applicable
14. No
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17. 03 – Non-government
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20. Improve understanding of submarine and seabed warfare related objectives. Engage in productive technical exchanges with Navy leadership, Industry, and Academia.
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Section C – Costs and Billing Information
1a. $171.00
1b. 0
1c. $171.00