THE U.S. ARMED FORCES & ESPORTS: A BLUEPRINT FOR ENGAGEMENT & RECRUITMENT
Over the past ten years, American culture has been impacted by games and esports, and no area has been untouched, including the U.S. Armed Forces. In this panel, we will discuss the popularity of gaming among U.S soldiers, and how that passion has led leadership to incorporate it into their marketing and engagement plans with the launch of the U.S. Army Esports Program in 2018, an initiative that has allowed the military to modernize outreach initiatives and explore synergies between recruiting new talent passionate about emerging technology and the armed forces. Listen to America’s greatest warriors share their insights on the challenges and opportunities in representing the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Space Force, and the U.S. Coast Guard in the cyber realm.
Claudio Giugliano, MST2, U.S. Coast Guard
Oliver Parsons, U.S. Air Force Officer & Founder, Air Force Gaming
Mike Sullivan, Founder, Space Force Gaming, U.S.SpaceForce
Moderator: Kevin Mitchell, Founder & CEO, College EsportsX; Consultant, Launch Esports