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Lieutenant General Anderson, Deputy Chief of Staff G3/5/7, US Army to Deliver Briefing at The Defence Safety Conference Next Month


SMi Group Reports: Lieutenant General Joseph Anderson will present at the Defence Safety Conference on the 1st and 2nd October 2018 in London

Lieutenant General Joseph Anderson, Deputy Chief of Staff G3/5/7, US Army has confirmed his participation at The Defence Safety Conference, taking place in London, United Kingdom on the 1st and 2nd October 2018.

He will be briefing on: ‘The Importance of Safety in Enhancing US Army Operational Capability’


  • The cost of getting it wrong (to life, reputation, capability and/or environment)
  • Examples of what works in ensuring the ‘Safe to Operate’ and ‘Operate Safely’
  • The importance of leadership in promoting a Safety Culture
  • The impact of ‘miss-matches’ - i.e. between demand and supply (especially suitably qualified and experienced personnel), currency, competency and recency of field experience and how budgetary constraints affect this.
  • How industry could help
  • Getting governance of Safety right

This conference is the first of its kind, with a specific focus on aviation, land and maritime safety.

The full agenda is available to download at:

Supported by The Defence Safety Authority (DSA), part of the UK Ministry of Defence, the conference will be chaired by: Lieutenant General Richard Felton, Director General, DSA.

When describing the event Lt Gen Richard Felton said:
“The aim of the Conference is to identify and promote ‘what works’ and discuss ‘how we can do better’. Essentially, this includes the safe delivery of defence capabilities and the parts that operational users, equipment and service delivery organisations and research and development play in defence safety. I hope we will identify good practice and those who procure, provide and operate Defence equipment and services will benefit.”

Other senior leaders presenting at the conference include:

  • The Right Honourable Tobias Elwood MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence People and Veterans, British Government
  • Sir Simon Bollom, Chief Executive, Defence Equipment and Support, UK MoD
  • General Sir Gordon Messenger, Vice Chief of Defence Staff, UK MoD
  • Lieutenant General Nick Pope, Deputy Chief of General Staff, British Army
  • Vice Admiral Ben Key, Fleet Commander, Royal Navy
  • Major General Odin Johannessen, Chief of Army, Norwegian Armed Forces
  • Major General Kees Matthijssen, Deputy Commander, Royal Netherlands Army
  • Air Marshal Stuart Atha, Deputy Commander Operations, Royal Air Force
  • Brigadier General Roberto Soria Martinez, Head of Land Systems, Spanish Ministry of Defence
  • Ministerialrat ass. iur. Michael Brand, Directorate-General for Infrastructure, Environmental Protection and Services, German Federal Ministry of Defence

Bookings can be made online at:

Limited sponsorship opportunities available. For details on sponsoring and exhibiting at the conference, contact: Sadia Malick on: +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or email:

Defence Safety Conference
Supported by The Defence Safety Authority

1st and 2nd October 2018
London, United Kingdom

Conference Sponsors for 2018 are:
Lead Sponsor: BAE Systems
Gold Sponsors: Babcock, Leonardo, QinetiQ and Thales
Exhibited by: Adelard LLP, Baines Simmons, BMT, Burgess Consulting Limited, MBDA and tlmNexus Ltd

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