The agenda for the 2014 Maneuver Conference is currently being developed and is subject to change.

“HONING THE MANEUVER FORCE FOR THE NEXT FIGHT”

Monday, 8 September 2014
1800 - 2100 Icebreaker Reception Regimental Room, Benning Club, FBGA
Tuesday, 9 September 2014
0800 – 0810 Admin Remarks Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
0810 – 0825 Historical Primer: WWII Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
0825 – 0900 MG Miller: Maneuver Force Rigor & Tng the Basics Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
0900 – 0950 MG Flynn: Fundamentals if the Current Fight Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
0950 – 1010 Break Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
1010 – 1100 MG Funk: The “New” basics to support Regional Alignment Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
1100 – 1150 LTG Tucker: Bold Shift Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
1150 – 1200 Break/Movement Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
1200 – 1330 Lunch Snack Bar/Local Area
Infantry Senior Leader Discussion Fenty Room, MWH, FBGA
Armor Senior Leader Discussion Regimental, Benning Club, FBGA
1330 – 1420 MG LaCamera: Div/BCT Challenges/Lessons Learned Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
1420 – 1440 Break/Movement Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
1440 – 1645 Workgroup: BRM Strategy Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
Workgroup: Gunnery Derby Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
Workgroup: Instructor Pipeline Fenty Room, MWH, FBGA
Workgroup: Infantry Standards E106 Classroom, MWH, FBGA
Workgroup: Armor Standards E108 Classroom, MWH, FBGA
Workgroup: Squad: Foundation of the Decisive Force W105 Classroom, MWH, FBGA
1730 – 1830 Social Hour National Infantry Museum, Cols, GA
1830 – 2100 Maneuver Dinner National Infantry Museum, Cols, GA
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
0800 – 0810 Admin Remarks Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
0810 – 0825 Historical Primer: Korean War Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
0825 – 0855 BG James (Australian): Brigade Restructure & Combat Effectiveness Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
0855 – 0925 LTC Chenebeau (French): Operations in Mali Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
0925 – 1010 LTG Flynn: Hybrid Threat Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
1010 – 1025 Break Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
1025 – 1110 LTG MacFarland: Future of Maneuver Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
1110 – 1140 BG Rainey: IN CMDT Force Update Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
1140 – 1210 BG McKean: AR CMDT Force Update Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
1210 – 1220 Break/Movement Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
1220 – 1330 Lunch Snack Bar/Local Area
MCoE GO/SES/Senior CSM Luncheon Banquet Room, MWH, FBGA
1330 – 1420 GEN(R) McChrystal: Building Learning Organizations Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
1420 – 1440 Break/Movement Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
1440 – 1645 Workgroup: Cyber/Maneuver Integration Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
Workgroup: Maneuver Leader Development Strategy 2.0 Derby Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
Workgroup: Maneuver Concepts Fenty Room, MWH, FBGA
Workgroup: Combat Vehicle Strategy E106 Classroom, MWH, FBGA
Workgroup: Squad: Foundation of the Decisive Force E108 Classroom, MWH, FBGA
Workgroup: XM813 Demonstration Red Cloud Range, Dixie Rd, FBGA
1830 – 2030 No-Host Social Benning Club, FBGA
Thursday, 11 September 2014
0800 – 0810 Admin Remarks Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
0810 – 0825 9/11 Observance Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
0825 – 0840 Historical Primer: Vietnam War Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
0840 – 0930 GEN Perkins: TRADOC Priorities and Supporting the Operational Force Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
0930 – 0950 Break Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
0950 – 1040 BG Rogers: TBD Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
1040 – 1130 LTG(P) Votel: SOF/CF Integration & Tng Opportunities Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
1130 – 1140 Break/Movement Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
1140 – 1330 Lunch Snack Bar/Local Area
1330 – 1420 GEN Milley: Azimuth Check for Institutional Support Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
1420 – 1440 Break/Movement Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
1440 – 1645 Workgroup: Cavalry/Recon & Security Initiatives Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
Workgroup: Regionally Aligned Forces Derby Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
Workgroup: Special Operations Force/Conventional Force Integration Fenty Room, MWH, FBGA
Workgroup: Maneuver Concepts E106 Classroom, MWH, FBGA
Workgroup: Doctrine E108 Classroom, MWH, FBGA
1830 – 2100 Grill Your Own Steak Night Pool Side, Benning Club, FBGA
Friday, 12 September 2014
1330 – 1340 Admin & CoS Remarks Fenty room, MWH, FBGA
1340 – 1430 Dir CDID Fenty room, MWH, FBGA
1430 – 1445 Cmdt USAIS Fenty room, MWH, FBGA
1445 – 1500 Cmdt USAARMS Fenty room, MWH, FBGA
1500 – 1515 Dir DOTD (Doctrine/Training) Fenty room, MWH, FBGA
1515 – 1530 Break Fenty room, MWH, FBGA
1530 – 1545 Cdr AMU (Marksmanship) Fenty room, MWH, FBGA
1545 – 1600 Cdr 199th (Leader Development) Fenty room, MWH, FBGA
1600 – 1615 Cdr 316th (Gunnery) Fenty room, MWH, FBGA
1615 – 1645 DCG-ARNG (Symposium) Fenty room, MWH, FBGA
1645 – 1700 CG Closing Remarks Fenty room, MWH, FBGA


ATZB-IM

26 June 2014

MEMORANDUM of INSTRUCTION

SUBJECT: Maneuver Conference “Virtual” Attendance Procedures

  1. Purpose. To outline effective operating procedures for the 2014 Maneuver Conference "virtual" attendees enabling maximum participation and user satisfaction using Defense Connect Online (DCO), 9-12 September 2014 at the McGinnis-Wickam Hall, Fort Benning, Georgia.
  2. All seminar virtual attendees must adhere to the procedures outlined in this memorandum to facilitate the effective collaborative transfer of information presented in unclassified mediums for the duration of the Maneuver Conference.
  3. Recommend ALL virtual attendees have an active account with Defense Connect Online in order to view seminar briefings in real-time. A short tutorial for users without existing DCO accounts can be found at https://www.dco.dod.mil/ (AKO Login Required).
  4. NOTE: If using Internet Explorer (IE), or Mozilla Firefox you receive the following message: "cannot connect to IE" or you receive an Adobe Flash Player error, you will need to run a "Test Meeting Connectivity."
    1. Go to https://connect.dco.dod.mil/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm (Connectivity test should begin automatically and should only take approximately a Minute to complete.)
    2. If you need to add the Adobe Connect Add-In follow the online instructions for installing Adobe Connect Add-In and it will install.
    3. Click "Test Again" button and connectivity test should be successful.
    4. If you are still having issues please call Ms. Rhonda Cole at 706.580.2139.
  5. Maneuver Conference DCO Operating Procedures:
    1. Users should logon with DCO account credentials or as a “Guest” (Please provide RANK and NAME) and users will be approved entrance into the room by an administrator.
    2. Video and microphone functions inside the DCO room will be disabled by the room administrator. All user interfaces will be limited to the chat function. Chat comments MUST be limited to questions regarding seminar subject material or to report technical difficulty. The sheer number of virtual attendees will not allow for personal chat between users while monitoring the seminar presentations.
    3. Questions are welcomed and encouraged during scheduled seminar topics of discussion. Queries through the chat function must include the user’s NAME, RANK, UNIT, LOCATION and email address to ensure effective answers are provided.
  6. DDCO Brief Schedule will be hosted from 0800-1630 (Eastern Standard Time) using the following NIPR DCO link https://connect.dco.dod.mil/maneuverconference2014/. Simply click on the link, and logon using your DCO credentials.
  7. POCs for this memorandum are Ms. Rhonda G. Cole, rhonda.g.cole2.civ@mail.mil, 706.580.2139 or Mr. Rich Ito, richard.i.ito.civ@mail.mil.


“HONING THE MANEUVER FORCE FOR THE NEXT FIGHT”

9 SEP – The Basics

  • Inform the force about current state of the MCoE, Infantry School and Armor School and establish priorities for the future of the Maneuver force.
  • Inform the force about the Reserve Component and its integration into ongoing and future operations.
  • Review current work on fundamental aspects of Maneuver Force (standards/ shooting/ the Squad) and validate or adjust current priorities and initiatives.

10 SEP – Looking to the Future

  • Gather lessons learned from our Allies’ preparation for future war.
  • Consider implications of emerging and future threats that maneuver forces may face.
  • Consider implications of how maneuver forces may be employed to achieve national objectives in the future and how they might have to change to do complete those missions.
  • Develop recommendations about how the maneuver force might adapt to meet future challenges.

11 SEP – Checking our Azimuth

  • Review/ consider lessons learned from SOF /CF integration and initial experiences with RAF.
  • Develop recommendations for improving/ adapting ongoing initiatives to adapt the force for future challenges.
  • Review and validate or adjust current doctrine and training initiatives with the force.

For information related to the Maneuver Warfighter Conference.
Hours of Operations M-F 0800-1700 EST

Directions from Atlanta

  • Take I-85 South from Atlanta, Georgia
  • Take I-185 South to Columbus
  • McGinnis-Wickam Hall and Marshall Auditorium.
  • Enter Fort Benning on I-185 south, and continue straight until it becomes Dixie Road on Main Post.
  • Turn right onto Edwards Street, then left on Eckel Avenue.
  • McGinnis-Wickam Hall will be on your right, with parking on the east and west.
  • Marshall Auditorium is on the first floor at the center of the building, just beyond the main entrance facing Eckel Avenue.

For information related to VIP lodging contact Crystal Hymes.

  • 706-545-4025 | DSN 835-4025