5G Luncheon

March 9, 2022   |   11:00am – 1:30pm   |   Army Navy Country Club

AFCEA DC March Luncheon

5G Luncheon

Harnessing 5G to Augment Future Military Capabilities 

The Department of Defense (DoD) has invested millions of dollars across twelve military bases over the last few years in a far-reaching effort to assess and deploy 5G applications that support its mission. To date, the department has successfully demonstrated a high-speed 5G network for smart warehouses, which will provide significant enhancements in the operation of autonomous vehicles for inventory management, machine learning for inventory tracking, and augmented/virtual reality applications for improved workforce efficiency in military warehouse and logistics operations. 
Other projects are focused on experimentation and prototypes for spectrum sharing, base security and surveillance, advanced training and next-generation wireless capabilities to improve health care for U.S. service members wherever they may be across the globe and beyond. Going forward, projects will show the use of 5G in more tactical environments such as where a military 5G mobile network used by warfighters may be connected at times and disconnected at times from the broader public networks. 

As DoD leaders continue their measured adoption of 5G across the defense enterprise, technical, policy, and cybersecurity challenges will need to be addressed for 5G to effectively speed up the transmission of vast amounts of data across multi-battle domains.

Join AFCEA DC on March 9, 2022, to hear DOD leaders discuss the latest lessons learned and insights from testbeds, as well as challenges the DoD must overcome to harness the power of 5G to augment future military capabilities, from command to the tactical edge.

Hybrid Event Information

New for this year!

The luncheon series will be held in person at the Army Navy Country Club, as well as live streamed through Vimeo. 

Registrations for the virtual component of this event will not be honored onsite.

AFCEA Washington, DC
Luncheon Series
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
12:25 PM - 1:30 PM


In Person
Industry Member: $90
Industry Non-Member: $100
Government: Complimentary*
Industry Member: $45
Industry Non-Member: $55
Government: Complimentary*
* Reserved for current government and active duty military – excludes government contractors.


Douglas Babb

G6 Senior Program Lead for 5G Experimentation
and Integration
U.S. Army

Jim Balocki

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy
U.S. Navy

Luis Velazquez

Deputy Modeling and Simulations Lead
Marine Corps Systems Command 

Neal Ziring

Technical Director


Salvador D'Itri

National Spectrum Consortium


Wednesday, March 9, 2022
11:00 AM - 11:30 AMRegistration and Networking 
11:30 AM - 12:20 PMOpening Remarks and Luncheon 
12:20 PM - 1:30 PMDiscussion and Moderated Q&A
1:30 PMClosing Remarks