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Tuesday - Main Agenda



General Session: Attracting and Selecting Key Talent

09 May 2023
Marriott Water Street - Floor 2 - Grand Ballroom
General Sessions
The kickoff panel for SOF Week’s “People Day” will center on the challenge of finding the right talent for unique requirements. Featuring leading voices from the defense, business, and sports professions, the panel members will discuss this shared challenge through their lenses, how best to recruit and hire the nation’s top performers, and how SOF leaders focus on selection to maintain USSOCOM’s elite advantage.
Ms. Sanyin Siang , Executive Director of the Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics - Duke University
Rear Admiral Keith Davids, Commander - U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command
Ms. Deborah Borg, Chief HR, Communications and DE&I Officer - International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
CAPTAIN (Ret.) Jurgen Heitmann, Founding Partner - Liminal Collective
Major General Matthew Trollinger, Commander - U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command

  • We are extremely excited USSOCOM selected GSOF to co-sponsor its newly envisioned “SOF Week” in 2023. SOF Week will be a national convention for U.S. SOF and include a more diverse slate of programs, to include professional development sessions, operator-driven discussions, and family-focused conversations. In 2020, GSOF was designated as a National Military Association by the U.S. Department of Defense, and we look forward to working with USSOCOM to make “SOF Week” an impactful event.
    Stuart Bradin
    President and CEO, GSOF


Co-sponsorship of this event does not imply endorsement of GSOF, its services, or products by the United States Government, the Department of Defense, or U.S. Special Operations Command.