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Sharpening our Craft

The Maneuver Center of Excellence will conduct the 2018 Maneuver Warfighter Conference September 11-13, 2018 at Fort Benning, Georgia. Command Sergeant Major Scott Brzak and I are honored to invite you to attend this year's conference entitled "Sharpening Our Craft."

The purpose of this year’s conference is to focus on how we train fundamental individual Soldier and collective skills and prepare the Maneuver Force for the future. Additionally, we will discuss the challenges with Soldier and squad modernization during breakout sessions. Each day of the 3-day conference will build upon the previous and ultimately provide an azimuth to sharpen our Maneuver Force for the future. We will review the Operational Environment, TRADOC and FORSCOM priorities, and benefit from Division and Brigade Senior Leader discussion panels. The Warrior Corners are productive breakout sessions where leaders from various organizations and perspectives describe challenges and outline changes for future training.

On behalf of all the participants, I extend a sincere appreciation for your time and investment in this year's Maneuver Warfighter Conference. Your participation is essential to our efforts in shaping our force for future operations.

One Force, One Fight!

Gary M. Brito
Major General, U.S. Army
Commanding General

Maneuver Warfighter Conference ALARACT
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Maneuver Warfighter Invitee List
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Agenda

Time Topic Location
1300-1600 Golf Scramble Ft. Benning Golf Course
1800-2100 Icebreaker (registration required; also open to spouses) Supper Club
Time Topic Location
0830 - 0900 Admin Remarks
9/11 Remembrance Video
Minute of Silence / Prayer
MCoE CG Opening Remarks
Maneuver Force Video
Guest Speaker Introduction
Marshall Auditorium, MWH, FBGA
0900 - 1000 TRADOC Priorities Marshall Auditorium, MWH
1000 - 1015 Break MWH
1015 - 1115 Operational Environment Marshall Auditorium, MWH
1115 - 1215 BCT Training & Readiness Marshall Auditorium, MWH
1215 - 1230 Movement to Lunch MWH
1230 - 1400 Infantry Branch Update & Working Lunch E101 (Fenty Auditorium), MWH
1400 - 1415 Movement to Warrior Corners MWH
1415 - 1530 MWC #1 Operating in a Degraded Environment W101, MWH
MWC #2 Subterranean Operations E101, MWH
MWC #3 HRC: Creating Predictability in a Dynamic Manning Environment W105, MWH
1530 - 1600 Break / Movement to Work Groups MWH, FBGA
1600 - 1715 MWC #1 Operating in a Degraded Environment W101, MWH
MWC #2 Subterranean Operations E101, MWH
MWC #3 HRC: Creating Predictability in a Dynamic Manning Environment W105, MWH
1730 – 1845 Doughboy Dinner Cocktail Hour (registration required; coat & tie; also open to spouses) National Infantry Museum
1845 – 2100 Doughboy Dinner (registration required; coat & tie; also open to spouses) National Infantry Museum
Time Topic Location
0645 - 0745 CSM Breakfast Banquet Room, MWH
0800 - 0900 Fighting in Dense Urban Terrain Marshall Auditorium, MWH
0900 – 1000 Building Readiness Marshall Auditorium, MWH
1000 – 1015 Break MWH
1015 – 1115 FORSCOM Priorities Marshall Auditorium, MWH
1115 – 1215 NATO/Coalition Operations Marshall Auditorium, MWH
1215 - 1230 Movement to Lunch MWH
1230 – 1400 Armor Branch Update & Working Lunch W101 (Derby Auditorium), MWH
1400 - 1415 Movement to Warrior Corners MWH
1415 - 1530 MWC #4 Combat Platform Lethality W101, MWH
MWC #5 Soldier Lethality CFT E101 MWH
MWC #6 Next Generation Combat Vehicle CFT W105, MWH
1530 - 1600 Break / Movement to Warrior Corners MWH
1600 - 1715 MWC #4 Combat Platform Lethality W101, MWH
MWC #5 Soldier Lethality CFT E101 MWH
MWC #6 Next Generation Combat Vehicle CFT W105, MWH
1800 – 2100 Armor Social (open to maneuver leaders & spouses; open collar, no jacket; registration requirede)
*Stetson and OSG not required but encouraged
Benning Club (Regimental Room/Fiddlers Green)
Time Topic Location
0800 – 0900 SFAB Deployed Lessons Learned Marshall Auditorium, MWH
0900 – 1000 CTC Training Trends Marshall Auditorium, MWH
1000 – 1015 Break MWH
1015 – 1115 Army Modernization Marshal Auditorium, MWH
1115 - 1130 Closing Remarks Marshall Auditorium, MWH
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Web Meeting

Due to network connectivity, we won't push the MWfC to virtual attendees today (11 September 2018). We will push tomorrow 12 September 2018 at 0800.

ATZB-OP

06 September 2018

MEMORANDUM of INSTRUCTION

SUBJECT: Maneuver War Fighter Conference Attendance Procedures

  1. Purpose. Outline procedures for the Maneuver Warfighter Conference "virtual" attendees” to enable maximum participation and user satisfaction using Skype for Business, 11-13 September 2018, 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 Warfighter Conference.
  3. ONLY Military (Active, Guard and Reserve) and DoD Civilian virtual attendees with a Common Access Card (CAC) logged in on a Lync (Skype for Business) account will be allowed into the meeting space as authenticated users to view seminar briefings in real-time. Users trying to access the Skype for Business meeting space without a CAC will not be granted access.
  4. To view and/or participate in a presentation, follow the 3-step process below.
    1. Each agenda item is an active hyperlink to presentations in Marshall Auditorium. Just click on the link and you’ll be directed into the web session.
    2. Video and microphone function inside the meeting room will be disabled by the room administrator. All user interfaces will be limited to 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. Question 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 and provide.
  5. 5. Web Schedule will be hosted from 0800 – 1200 (Eastern Standard Time),
  6. 6. To join a presentation, Link: Click Here
  7. Link: How to Request a Skype Account


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Conference Operations

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

706-545-1135 | DSN 835-1135
Usarmy.benning.mcoe.mbx.maneuver-conference@mail.mil

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VIP Lodging

All General Officers, Nominative Command Sergeants Major and above please book your lodging reservation through DTS. Select Abrams Hall (IHG) as the lodging facility here on Fort Benning, Ga. Once complete, please send an email to MCoE Protocol at usarmy.benning.mcoe.mbx.executive-services@mail.mil with the following information.

Rank
First Name
Last Name
Title/Duty Position
Arrival/Departure Dates
Flight Itinerary (Attach if possible)
Names of additional attendees if authorized

Contact Daniel (Dan) Whitehurst at daniel.d.whitehurst.civ@mail.mil or office phone (706) 545-1440/DSN 835-1440 if you should have any questions.