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Special Guest at this week’s DEFTECH Coffee Call Friday at 0900 ET

DEFTECH Coffee Call Friday, September 24, 2021

Join us this Friday, September 24, 2021, @ 0900-1000 ET for another DEFTECH Coffee Call. Join us and our special guest: Colonel Martin James Hendrix III (Jimmy), Brigade Commander of the Rock Island Arsenal – Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (RIA-JMTC).

Show up early at 0800 for the DEFTECH Early Bird or at 0830 Opps Update to join the DEFTECH Team as we review current federal technology opportunities.

*Note: The link is the same as the Coffee Call.*

**Note: If you have a topic that you would like to present or recommend, please let us know **

The Topic of Discussion: Army Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence Lessons Learned, Trends, and Needs from industry.

Speaker BIO: Colonel Martin James Hendrix III (Jimmy) is a retiring Army Logistician who completed a 25-year career as the brigade commander of the Rock Island Arsenal – Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (RIA-JMTC). Jimmy has commanded Army formations and led staff organizations in the continental US, the Republic of Korea, and in combat, both in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is a Fayetteville, NC, native and a graduate of Appalachian State University. His most recent assignment as a brigade commander allowed him to oversee the development of the Army’s largest additive manufacturing capability at the RIA Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence.***

Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center-Rock Island Arsenal

The Rock Island Arsenal, Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, occupies 1.5 million square feet of its Kingsbury Complex home. As the only multi-purpose and vertically integrated metal manufacturer in the Department of Defense, the center possesses the unique technical expertise and equipment to manufacture products high in quality and sustainability.

About this Event:


Every Friday, 0900 Eastern, Grab your Coffee, bring your ideas, and join the NC Defense Technology Transition (DEFTECH) Community for an open, informal, virtual “Coffee Call” to address your concerns and ideas regarding Innovation, Technology, and commensurate Leadership challenges. Learn about Federal technology requirements and business opportunities. Network virtually over a cup of coffee and connect with like-minded people. Learn how your innovation and technology can be applied to solve national security problems.

Why Participate: If you are tired of being lectured to and you want to voice your ideas. If you would like a chance to share your thoughts and hear what others have to say. If you are interested in Innovation, Technology, Leadership, and contracting to solve national security problems, this virtual networking event is for you. Talk, listen, ask questions, it’s your choice, but DEFTECH wants to hear from you.

Who: Industry, academia, government, and anybody that wants to discuss Innovation, Technology, Opportunities, and the Leadership attributes required to pull it all together.

Format: To get us started, DEFTECH will briefly offer a relevant Technology Leadership topic and open it up for discussion, but the participants will drive the conversations. After the open forum, DEFTECH will briefly review current opportunities, trends, and upcoming events.

When: Join us every Friday from 0900-1000 Eastern Time.

Where: Virtual Microsoft Teams Meeting, or dial in from your phone.

How: Join on your computer, tablet, browser through the Microsoft Teams application, or call in. However you join the discussion, we want to hear from you!

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

Or call in (audio only)

+1 980-296-2533,,616973864# United States, Charlotte

Phone Conference ID: 616 973 864#

Website :

Questions or assistance, contact:
North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office (DEFTECH)

Dennis Lewis

Bob Burton

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