Maneuver Warfighter Conference 2017 agenda

By MCoE Public Affairs

Due to the impending impacts of Hurricane Irma, the 2017 Maneuver Warfighter Conference (MWFC) is to be rescheduled for a date as yet determined. Attendees are being notified.

Coordinators are reworking this week’s events into an internal conference for Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning audiences.

Previously scheduled speakers, panelists, and Warrior Corner leaders are still welcome to participate in the internal conference in person or by video teleconference.

Once the new 2017 MWFC dates have been established, participation will be coordinated for the rescheduled conference.

Monday, Sept. 11: Pre-event

  • [CANCELED]: 9/11 Memorial Run
  • [CANCELED]: CSM Eddie Roberts / NIA Golf Scramble at Fort Benning Golf Course
  • [CANCELED]: Icebreaker event

Tuesday, Sept. 12: Day One focus – The Operational Environment and Cross-Domain Maneuver

  • 0800-0845: Video and opening remarks by MG Eric Wesley at Marshall Auditorium, McGinnis-Wickam Hall
  • 0845-0945: Future Operational Environment with LTG Robert P. Ashley Jr. at Marshall Auditorium, McGinnis-Wickam Hall
  • 0945-1045: Cross-Domain Maneuver with MG Eric Wesley and COL Desmond V. Bailey at Marshall Auditorium, McGinnis-Wickam Hall
  • 1045-1055: Break
  • 1055-1200: Army Service Component Command panel on Current Area of Responsibility Trends at Marshall Auditorium, McGinnis-Wickam Hall
  • 1200-1230: Maneuver Force Modernization Strategy Review with Donald Sando at Marshall Auditorium, McGinnis-Wickam Hall
  • 1230-1235: Move to lunch
  • 1235-1400: Infantry Branch update and working lunch at E101 (Fenty Auditorium), McGinnis-Wickam Hall
  • 1400-1405: Movement to Warrior Corners
  • 1405-1500: Warrior Corners
    • Maneuver Warrior Corner #1: Human Resources Command Branch Briefing at W109, McGinnis-Wickam Hall
    • Maneuver Warrior Corner #2: Platform Lethality at E101 (Fenty Auditorium), McGinnis-Wickam Hall
    • Maneuver Warrior Corner #3: Marksmanship Automation Qualification and Expert Infantry Badge Standards Change at W139, McGinnis-Wickam Hall
    • Maneuver Warrior Corner #4: Russia Next Generation Warfare at W105 McGinnis-Wickam Hall (Attendees must get clearance verified)
  • 1500-1505: Movement to work groups
  • 1505-1715: Work groups
    • Work group #1: Conduct Cross-Domain Maneuver at the Tactical Level in Future Operational Environments (Capability Development and Integration Directorate) at Derby Auditorium (W101), McGinnis-Wickam Hall
    • Work group #2: Conduct Integration Reconnaissance and Security Operations (316th Cavalry Brigade) at W105, McGinnis-Wickam Hall
    • Work group #3: Planning in Five Domains (Command and Tactics Directorate / Combined Arms Center) at W139, McGinnis-Wickam Hall
    • Work group #4: Realize Mission Command (Directorate of Training and Doctrine) at Fenty Auditorium (E108), McGinnis-Wickam Hall
  • 1800-2100: Doughboy Dinner at the National Infantry Museum

Wednesday, Sept. 13: Day Two focus – Training and leader development for Cross-Domain Maneuver

  • 0800-0910: Training and Leader Development and Mission Command for Cross-Domain Maneuver with GEN David G. Perkins at Marshall Auditorium, McGinnis-Wickam Hall
  • 0910-1020: Executing Cross-Domain Maneuver at the Brigade Level at Marshall Auditorium, McGinnis-Wickam Hall
  • 1020-1030: Break
  • 1030-1130: Global Strategic Overview (video teleconference) with Newt Gingrich at Marshall Auditorium, McGinnis-Wickam Hall
  • 1130-1230: Integration of Offensive/Defensive Cyber/EMS Capabilities at the Brigade Combat Team with BG J.P. McGee at Marshall Auditorium, McGinnis-Wickam Hall
  • 1230-1235: Movement to lunch
  • 1235-1400: Armor Branch Update Working Lunch at Fenty Auditorium (E101), McGinnis-Wickam Hall
  • 1400-1405: Movement to Warrior Corners
  • 1405-1500: Warrior Corners
    • Maneuver Warrior Corner #5: SFAB at W109, McGinnis-Wickam Hall
    • Maneuver Warrior Corner #6: Observations of CTC Trends at Fenty Auditorium (E101), McGinnis-Wickam hall
    • Maneuver Warrior Corner #7: Maneuvering the Network at E106, McGinnis-Wickam Hall
    • Maneuver Warrior Corner #8: Strong European Tank Challenge at W105, McGinnis-Wickam Hall
    • Maneuver Warrior Corner #9: Virtual Training at E106, McGinnis-Wickam Hall
  • 1500-1505: Movement to working groups
  • 1505-1715: Working groups
    • Work group #1: Conduct Cross-Domain Maneuver at the Tactical Level in Future Operational Environments (Capability Development and Integration Directorate) at Derby Auditorium (W101), McGinnis-Wickam Hall
    • Work group #2: Conduct Integration Reconnaissance and Security Operations (316th Cavalry Brigade) at W105, McGinnis-Wickam Hall
    • Work group #3: Planning in Five Domains (Command and Tactics Directorate / Combined Arms Center) at W139, McGinnis-Wickam Hall
    • Work group #4: Realize Mission Command (Directorate of Training and Doctrine) at E108, McGinnis-Wickam Hall
  • 1800-2100: Armor Social LTC, CSM and above, active and retired open-collar with jacket at BCC (Regimental Room / Fiddlers Green)

Sept. 14: Day Three focus – Material Modernization Strategies for Cross-Domain Maneuver

  • 0645-0745: Command Sergeant Major Breakfast at Banquet Room, McGinnis-Wickam Hall
  • 0800-0900: Echelons-Above-Brigade Mission Command Concept with LTG Michael Lundy at Marshall Auditorium, McGinnis-Wickam Hall
  • 0900-1000: Soldier and Squad Modernization Strategies / [SAAC/SACC] with Donald Sando and COL [FORENAME] Thompson at Marshall Auditorium, McGinnis-Wickam hall
  • 1000-1010: Break
  • 1010-1110: Platform Modernization Strategies with Donald Sando and COL [FORENAME] Boston at Marshall Auditorium, McGinnis-Wickam Hall
  • 1110-1155: Closing Remarks with Patrick Murphy at Marshall Auditorium, McGinnis-Wickam Hall
  • 1155-1200: Closing Remarks with MG Eric J. Wesley at Marshall Auditorium, McGinnis-Wickam Hall
  • 1200-1330: Lunch at Marshall Auditorium, McGinnis-Wickam Hall
  • 1330-1500: Human Resources Command Branch Briefings at Derby Auditorium (W101), McGinnis-Wickam Hall
  • 1500: Conference ends
  • 1830-2100: Low Country Boil at Benning Club, 7010 Morrison Rd.

McGinnis-Wickam Hall at main post, Fort Benning, Georgia

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