The Maneuver Center of Excellence provides trained agile, adaptive Soldiers and leaders ready to operate across the range of military operations; develops doctrine and capabilities for the Maneuver Force and the individual Soldier, and provides world-class quality of life for our Soldiers, Civilians, and Army Families to ensure our Army's Maneuver Forces are fully prepared to "Win in a Complex World."
Fort Benning and the Maneuver Center of Excellence will:
We are the Army’s leader in innovation as we support an Army at war and prepare for the future.
Since 1918, Fort Benning has been integral in the training of this Nation’s Warriors. Today, Fort Benning is the Maneuver Center of Excellence, and home of the Armor and Infantry schools and their subordinate brigades. We also are on the cutting edge of Army modernization as we conduct research, development and experimentation to ensure our future Army Maneuver Force is prepared and equipped to fight and win as a combined arms team in a complex operating environment. Through doctrine development, leveraging emerging technology and partnering with industry, the Maneuver Center is an advocate for the Maneuver Force.
It is estimated that more than 120,000 Soldiers, Family members, military retirees, civilians and contractors live, work and use services on Fort Benning daily.
All Armor and Infantry Soldiers start their Army journey here. We are responsible for training and leader development of every Infantry and Armor Soldier – from private to colonel. We significantly shape and influence the Army force as every Soldier, noncommissioned officer and officer in the Armor and Infantry branches will receive initial, mid-level and senior-level Army professional development training at Fort Benning.
These Soldiers are trained to be agile, adaptive, confident, instinctive and ready Warriors and leaders. Fort Benning’s average daily student training load is estimated at 12,000 service members. Our highly trained Cadre and instructors teach more than 180 courses. This year, we are resourced to train approximately 96,000 service members.
The Maneuver Center of Excellence conducts research, development and experimentation to ensure our future Maneuver Force is prepared and equipped to fight and win in a complex future environment. Through doctrine development, leveraging emerging technology and partnering with industry, the Maneuver Center is an advocate for the Maneuver Force.