Rear Adm. Patrick J. Lorge, Deputy Commander, Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and commanding officer of Naval District Washington provided the venue for the JFHQ-NCR commander's conference at the Washington Naval Yard Sept. 5, 2012. Lorge welcomed attendees - commanders and their staffs from all services who provide support to civil authorities within the NCR.

Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, commander of JFHQ-NCR and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, hosted the conference and presented opening comments. The facilitator for the conference was Lt. Col. Michael J. Trotter, J35 Plans JFHQ-NCR/MDW.

Discussions and a question and answer session was held after each brief. Quarterly Commander's Conferences are held to provide military leaders in the NCR and their staffs with current information and to sync important dates and training schedules.