Wednesday Keynote Speaker:
Aaron C. Rouse
Special Agent in Charge
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Las Vegas Division
On July 28, 2016, FBI Director James B. Comey named Aaron Rouse as the Special Agent in Charge of the Las Vegas Division. Mr. Rouse most recently served as Section Chief in the Counterintelligence Division at FBI Headquarters (FBI HQ).
Mr. Rouse began his career with the FBI in September 1996, and was first assigned to the Washington Field Office (WFO) where he worked violent crime and was on both the Joint Fugitive Task Force and the Violent Crime/Reactive squads.
In October 2014, Mr. Rouse was appointed as the Section Chief for the Clandestine Operations Section in the Counterintelligence Division at FBI Headquarters.
Prior to entering the FBI, Mr. Rouse was a state trooper in the New York State Police.
Thursday Keynote Speaker:
Lieutenant General Dennis A. Crall
Director for Command, Control, Communications, and Computers/Cyber
Chief Information Officer, Joint Staff J6
Recent assignments include Deputy Principal Cyber Advisor / Senior Military Advisor for Cyber Policy; and Director – Command, Control, Communications, Computers (C4), Headquarters Marine Corps / Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Marine Corps.
Lieutenant General Crall is a native of South Carolina where he graduated from the University of South Carolina. He is a career Aviation Command and Control Officer who has commanded at the Squadron and Group levels. He deployed as the Direct Air Support Center – Airborne, Officer-In-Charge in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, conducting thirty-four combat missions spanning over three hundred fifty flight hours.
Joint assignments include: Deputy Principal Cyber Advisor / Senior Military Advisor for Cyber Policy; Chief, Joint Cyberspace Center, US Central Command (CENTCOM); Executive Officer to the Deputy Commander, CENTCOM; Division Chief, Information Operations, CENTCOM; Division Chief, Developments and Concepts, CENTCOM; Branch Chief, Strategic Plans, Information Operations, US Special Operations Command (SOCOM); Joint Liaison Officer to the 7th Air Force, 607th Air Support Operations Group in Osan, Korea.
Supporting assignments include: Director – Command, Control, Communications, Computers (C4), Headquarters Marine Corps / Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Marine Corps; Marine Corps Recruiting Command, Operations Officer, Recruiting Station Albuquerque, NM; and Contact Team Officer, 6th Marine Corps District, Parris Island, SC.
Lieutenant General Crall is a graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Control Systems Course; a distinguished graduate of the US Air Force Air Command and Staff College where he earned a M.S. in Military Operational Art and Science; a distinguished graduate of the National War College where he earned a M.S. in National Security Strategy. He has also completed the Harvard Kennedy School Cybersecurity Executive Program.