The inaugural Maneuver Center of Excellence Reconnaissance Summit intends to examine the Army’s Modular Brigade Combat Team Reconnaissance organizations within the framework of the current family of futures documents (Army Capstone Concept, Army Operating Concept, Movement and Maneuver Functional Concept) that describe capabilities required to operate under conditions of uncertainty and complexity during the period 2016-2028. The purpose of the conference is to engage senior Army leaders and reconnaissance stakeholders in a professional discussion to examine future capabilities in relation to existing doctrine, organizations, and training and leader development programs. The end state is to outline a strategy that enables operationally adaptive reconnaissance organizations that can execute wide area security and combined arms operations under conditions of ambiguity.

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2012 Reconnaissance Summit

"Defining Organizational Agility"

  • Agenda
  • Local Area
  • Directions
  • Presentation

Theme: “Reconnaissance 2020: Defining Organizational Agility”

Concept: Two day seminar focusing on exchange of information and focused working group action to determine a Reconnaissance “way ahead” for the Maneuver Center of Excellence

Sponsor: MCoE with Armor School as Executive Agent with DOTD as execution lead/CDID in support

Fees, Uniforms and Events
  • Lunch on 7 and 8 March
  • Icebreaker
  • Uniform: ACUs or Business Attire
  • Summit Location: McGinnis-Wickam Hall - Fort Benning
  • Vendor Displays: Down the hall from the main auditorium in McGinnis-Wickam Hall
  • Check in: 1300 – 1700 6 March


VIP rooms at the McGinnis-Wickam Hall will have access to phone, fax, print and copy

The Maneuver Center of Excellence is proud to host this conference

Day 1 Agenda, 6 March 2012
  • 1300-1700: Event Registration
    • Exhibitor Displays
  • 1730-1800: 8th Armored Division Ceremony
  • 1800-1930: Ice Breaker @ McGinnis-Wickam Hall (MWH), Banquet Room

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Day 2 Agenda, 7 March 2012
  • 0900- 0930: MCoE Welcome
  • 0930- 0940: USAARMS/ USAIS Welcome
  • 0940-1035 TRADOC G2 Threat Update: Guest Speaker: Tom Papas
  • 1035-1135: Guest Speaker: “Strategic Narrative for Army of 2020”
  • 1205-1305: Working Lunch: Guest Speaker “R&S Operations @ Corps and Division Level”
  • 1315-1430: R&S Brigade Concept and Design Discussion
  • 1430-1530: Panel Discussion: R&S Brigade Operations
  • 1545-1700: R&S Brigade VBS-2 Vignette and Discussion
  • 1710-1740: GO Executive Session

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Day 3 Agenda, 8 March 2012
  • 0900-0910: Administration
  • 0910-1100: Breakout Group Sessions (ABCT, IBCT, SBCT Recon Formation Design and Employment Discussion, using VBS-2 Scenarios)
  • 1130-1230: Breakout Group Back Briefs MCOE
  • 1245-1400: Recon Training Strategy Update and Future Recon Course Discussion
  • 1400-1500: View exhibits
  • 1400-1500: Back brief preparation
  • 1500-1600: Back brief TRADOC
  • 1600-1610: Present the Franks Award
  • 1610-1620: MCoE Closing Remarks
McGinnis-Wickam Hall Strip Map

Map to Patton GIB

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From Columbus to Patton GIB
  • Depart I-185 South
  • Keep straight going South
  • Turn left onto Eighth Division Road
  • Once you See the Armor School Water Tower, you have entered Harmony Church
  • After you cross over US-280 East / US-27 South bridge, you will make the first left turn into 316th Cavalry Brigade. The Patton GIB will be on your Right
Patton GIB at Harmony Church
  • Take I-85 South from Atlanta, Georgia
  • Take I-185 South to Columbus
  • Exit 1B onto Victory Dr / 27E / 280E
  • Exit from 27/280 to 1st Division Ave Access Point Proceed straight along Old Cusseta Hwy to 8th Division Rd Left on 8th Division Rd Cross bridge, the Patton GIB is the large building to the left.
  • Proceed past the GIB and make the immediate next left into the parking lot
Directions to the Benning Conference Center
  • Take I-85 South from Atlanta, Georgia
  • Take I-185 South to Columbus
  • Exit 1A onto Victory Drive heading West
  • Left on Ft Benning Drive
  • Pass through security
  • Right on Vibbert Ave
  • Left on Ingersoll Street
  • Right on Morrison Ave
  • Benning Conference Center will be on your right
From the Benning Conference Center to the Patton GIB
  • Exit parking lot and left on Ingersoll Street Left on Dixie Right on 8th Division Rd Cross bridge, the Patton GIB is the large building to the left.
  • Proceed past the GIB and make the immediate next left into the parking lot
From Columbus to National Infantry Museum
  • Depart on I-185 South
  • At exit 1B, take ramp right and follow signs for US-27 North / US-280 West / SR-1 West / SR-520 North / Victory Dr
  • Turn left onto Fort Benning Rd
  • Keep straight onto Fort Benning Blvd
  • Once you pass the Main MCoE Welcome sign, the entrance to the NIM parking lot will one mile up, on the right.