MAC-Velocity Center

Tuesday, October 24 | 2:30-4:30 pm

USBTA Bomb Disposal Technology and Training Center

4450 Indian Head Highway, Indian Head, MD

Every day, the dedicated individuals at NSF Indian Head work tirelessly to safeguard our national security. Their efforts not only protect our nation but also create flourishing opportunities for local businesses and innovators like you.

Join the Charles County Military Alliance Council for an extraordinary event, “Leading with a Vision,” exclusively designed for MAC members, and a select few we believe would greatly benefit from membership.

 This is your golden opportunity to gain insights from military and federal government leaders, understand the latest developments in Indian Head, and explore collaborative possibilities that could shape your future success.

You’ll have the opportunity to mingle and network prior to the event, as well as during a post-event reception.

Discover what awaits you at “Leading with a Vision” and secure your spot today!

Featured Speakers

Dr. Brett Seidle

Dr. Brett Seidle

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test, and Engineering

Dr. Brett Seidle serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research,  Development, Test and Engineering under the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition. In this role he is responsible for executive oversight of all matters related to RDT&E Budget Activities, Science and  Engineering, Advanced Research and Development, Prototyping and Experimentation, and Test and Evaluation. He is also responsible for oversight and stewardship of the Navy Research and Development Establishment, which includes the naval laboratories, warfare centers, university-affiliated research centers, federally funded research & development centers, and approximately 57,000 civilian employees.

Capt. David “Donny” Wilson

Capt. David “Donny” Wilson

Commanding Officer, NSA South Potomac

Captain David Wilson is a native of Portsmouth, Virginia and a 1999 graduate of the University of Virginia, earning a BS in Electrical Engineering. He also holds a Master’s degree in National Security from the Naval War College and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Naval Postgraduate School. In addition, he completed a Service Chief’s Fellowship at DARPA.

Operationally, he commanded the Scorpions of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron FOUR NINE (HSM-49) flying the MH-60R. Previous operational assignments include HSL-49, where he served as squadron operations officer and deployed with USS Rentz (FFG 46) as detachment officer-in-charge. He deployed twice with USS Boxer (LHD 4) as Handler and Mini Boss. At HSL-43 he deployed with USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), USS Paul F. Foster (DD 964), USS Shoup (DDG 86), and USS Howard (DDG 83).

Ashley G. Johnson

Ashley G. Johnson

Technical Director, Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division

Ashley Johnson directs a multi-site workforce of approximately 2,700 employees with annual operations of more than $1 billion. NSWC IHD is charged with leading the Department of Navy in providing energetics, ordnance and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technical

capabilities for all Department of Defense interests through research, development, testing, evaluation, engineering, manufacturing and in-service support. During his tenure as technical director, Johnson led the development of several major initiatives: a comprehensive strategic plan to revitalize and reinvigorate the facility and workload, a business case analysis to ensure optimal capabilities are maintained and developed, and the implementation of Center for Industrial Technical Excellence partnerships. Johnson also serves under the Chief Engineer of the Navy as the Deputy Warrant Officer for Explosive Ordnance Engineering (SEA-O5E).

Col. Zeb Beasley II

Col. Zeb Beasley II

Commanding Officer, Chemical, Biological Incident Response Force

 Col. Zeb Beasley II assumed command of CBIRF in July 2023, the latest promotion in a career that began after he attended Officer Candidates School and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant following graduation from The Citadel in the early 2000s. 

By 2017, he had attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on October 2017 and took Command of 3d Bn 6th Marines in December 2017. He led the battalion through a Unit Deployment Program to Okinawa, Japan. After relinquishing command in September 2019, he was assigned Executive Officer of 2d Marine Regiment.  In June of 2021, Lieutenant Colonel Beasley graduated from the National War College and reported to the Joint Staff. He was promoted to the rank of Colonel in December 2022. 

Colonel Beasley’s personal awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Gold Star, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Combat Action Ribbon.

RSVP Now for Leading with a Vision

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Interested in Joining the MAC?

If you haven’t joined the Charles County Military Alliance Council yet, now is the perfect moment to seize the opportunity.

Becoming a MAC member opens doors to Access, Influence, and Opportunities. It’s your chance to elevate your organization while actively shaping the alliance between our local and military communities.

Here’s a glimpse of the perks that await you as a MAC member:

  • Exclusive invites to events featuring military leadership, along with local, state and federal government leaders
  • Access to engaging bi-monthly Breakfast Club gatherings with fellow MAC members and influential leaders
  • Year-round networking opportunities that can boost your connections and collaborations
  • Early insights on vital missions and groundbreaking technologies at the base
  • A dynamic platform for networking, sharing innovative ideas and forging valuable partnerships
  • Showcasing your organization’s significance in business, academia and the community.

Learn more and join us today!