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1 Fort Benning, Home of the MCoE Maneuver Center of Excellence - Team of Soldiers, Families, and Civilians from the Best Army in the World! BG Scott McKean CSM Michael Clemens 2014 Maneuver Warfighter Conference Fort Benning, GA 11 September 2014

2 Fort Benning, Home of the MCoE Maneuver Center of Excellence - Team of Soldiers, Families, and Civilians from the Best Army in the World! 49 th Chief of Armor’s Charge FORGE THE THUNDERBOLT! Armor Branch provides the Army of 2020: Highly trained and competent Soldiers and Leaders committed to the Army Profession. Armored Warfare and Reconnaissance and Security capabilities as part of the Combined Arms Team Current and relevant doctrine that will guide Armored Forces in future conflicts. MISSION To develop agile Leaders & Soldiers on core competencies of Combined Arms Maneuver and Wide Area Security operations, capable of closing with and destroying the enemy using fire, maneuver, and shock effect as part of an expeditionary and regionally aligned Army. VISION To develop and sustain an Armored Force grounded on the foundations of gunnery, maintenance, and agile leadership that remains ready to deploy and be decisive in a complex environment.

3 Fort Benning, Home of the MCoE Maneuver Center of Excellence - Team of Soldiers, Families, and Civilians from the Best Army in the World! State of the Force Shoot Inexperience in “fighting” our combat platforms Master Gunner Management Move Addition of third Combined Arms Battalion Standardized Scout Platoons (6 x 36) Mission Command Experienced force in stability operations Troop Leading Procedures: one page CONOP Sustain Army operational readiness rate proficiency Impacts of FOB based operations

4 Fort Benning, Home of the MCoE Maneuver Center of Excellence - Team of Soldiers, Families, and Civilians from the Best Army in the World! Foundations of the Armored Force

5 Fort Benning, Home of the MCoE Maneuver Center of Excellence - Team of Soldiers, Families, and Civilians from the Best Army in the World! 5 Thunderbolt 7

6 Fort Benning, Home of the MCoE Maneuver Center of Excellence - Team of Soldiers, Families, and Civilians from the Best Army in the World! Instructor Leader Assessment Program Assists Senior Leaders in effectively managing talent within USAARMS. The program focuses on key leadership and instructor/writer positions (SSG-MSG) Instructors were evaluated on: physical fitness, orienteering, small arms marksmanship, weapons proficiency, combined arms maneuver planning, and professional written and oral communication skills. Cadre were able to successfully identify characteristics of each candidate in order to properly place them in specific instructor positions

7 Fort Benning, Home of the MCoE Maneuver Center of Excellence - Team of Soldiers, Families, and Civilians from the Best Army in the World! 19D Training and Assignment Strategy With assistance from Human Resources Command, the branch is effectively aligning 19D training and CMF19 assignments early in OSUT Allows for a placement in a dedicated OSUT training path focused on the platform-specific skills required for their first assignment while familiarizing with all platforms Reduces a Soldier’s learning curve upon arrival to their first duty assignment after OSUT Allows for focused functional training throughout their career path SSGs and above will be predominately assigned to one of two units: either ABCTs/SBCTs or IBCTs/SBCTs

8 Fort Benning, Home of the MCoE Maneuver Center of Excellence - Team of Soldiers, Families, and Civilians from the Best Army in the World! 19K Training Strategy 8 Increased rigor for 19K OSUT through the implementation a culminating live fire event requiring each Soldier to fire from the Gunner’s position ALC (19K) instituted a FTX that assessed the students ability to conduct decisive and sustainable offensive and defensive operations through the combination of live, virtual, and constructive training environments Have collocated Tank, Bradley and MGS Master Gunner Courses to share best practices and improve the quality of our master gunners Providing Division Commanding Generals with resident gunnery expertise by creating an MTOE Division Master Gunner position

9 Fort Benning, Home of the MCoE Maneuver Center of Excellence - Team of Soldiers, Families, and Civilians from the Best Army in the World! Way Ahead Gunnery Master the fundamentals of the Armored Force Reestablish Division Master Gunner positions “Fight” from the Hatch Reestablish mission command on the move capability Continue implementation of a Reconnaissance and Security elective within USASMA, ILE, & MPCC Sustainment Develop Battalion Maintenance Operations Course and add combat arms BMO to MTO&E Combined Arms Battalion TO&E review (M977, M978)

10 Fort Benning, Home of the MCoE Maneuver Center of Excellence - Team of Soldiers, Families, and Civilians from the Best Army in the World! Promoting Excellence throughout Armor and Cavalry: - GEN Starry Writing Competition: MAJ William Nance, USMA - Sullivan Cup: “Best Tank Crew” 2014 Winners: 2-69 AR, 3/3 ID - Gainey Cup: “Best Scout Squad Competition” March 2015 Excellence Starts Here! “Wars are won by the courage of Soldiers, the quality of leaders, and the excellence of training.” -- GEN Donn A. Starry “Wars are won by the courage of Soldiers, the quality of leaders, and the excellence of training.” -- GEN Donn A. Starry

11 Fort Benning, Home of the MCoE Maneuver Center of Excellence - Team of Soldiers, Families, and Civilians from the Best Army in the World! Questions

12 Fort Benning, Home of the MCoE Maneuver Center of Excellence - Team of Soldiers, Families, and Civilians from the Best Army in the World! Foundations of the Armored Force

13 Fort Benning, Home of the MCoE Maneuver Center of Excellence - Team of Soldiers, Families, and Civilians from the Best Army in the World! Final Thoughts Transformation: Brigade Combat Team redesign will provide uniquely organized formations with improved capabilities and capacities to defeat emerging threats. Training: Plan for Functional Training in conjunction with NCOES and OES schools. Increase emphasis on Armor and Cavalry Soldiers attendance to RSLC, ARC, CLC, and Ranger School. Feedback: Need your involvement & feedback on the future of the branch and ongoing initiatives.

14 Fort Benning, Home of the MCoE Maneuver Center of Excellence - Team of Soldiers, Families, and Civilians from the Best Army in the World! 2014 Sullivan Cup “Best Tank Crew” Competition The Sullivan Cup promotes the core competencies of tank crews from across the World. Teams from the ARNG, USMC, ABCTs, and our International Partners are invited to compete and prove themselves as the best tank crew. EVENTS: Ice Breaker Boresight/LFAS Physical Challenge Course Mystery Event Challenge Precision Gunnery (Day/Night) Shoot Off Presentation of Awards / Dinner AAR WHO CAN COMPETE: Divisions must provide proof that crews meet prerequisites for conducting full caliber live fire training as specified in FM , Ch 14, Teams are required to consist of existing battle roster qualified crews. SCOPE OF THE COMPETITION: The competition is a physically and mentally demanding world-class event that rigorously tests US Army Soldiers, US Marines, and International Partners in tank crew maneuver, sustainment, and gunnery skills. The Sullivan Cup provides a realistic and challenging tank crew competition that will build esprit de corps within our Armor Force and returns the pride of Mobile Protected Firepower gunnery to its rightful place in the mounted force’s mindset. The competition embodies its namesake, General (Retired) Gordon R. Sullivan. GEN Sullivan retired from the Army after more than 36 years of service, which culminated as the 32nd Chief of Staff. His commitment to the Armor Force exemplifies the spirit of our Armor Soldiers.

15 Fort Benning, Home of the MCoE Maneuver Center of Excellence - Team of Soldiers, Families, and Civilians from the Best Army in the World! 2015 Gainey Cup “Best Scout Squad” Competition The Gainey Cup brings Cavalrymen together in a healthy, competitive environment while developing Scout proficiency through physical and mental challenges. EVENTS: Ice Breaker Disciplus Validus / Footmarch / Obstacle Course Target Identification Recon Lane / HLZ Operations Day / Night Live Fire Scout Exam Presentation of Awards / Dinner AAR WHO CAN COMPETE: Divisions send six 19D scouts in peak physical condition who are an organic element to their organization. SCOPE OF THE COMPETITION: The competition is a physically and mentally demanding world-class event that rigorously tests US Army Cavalrymen, US Marines, and International Partners in knowledge, tactical competence, and fortitude in the fundamental of reconnaissance and security operations. The competition embodies its namesake, Command Sergeant Major (Retired) William Gainey. “Joe” Gainey retired from the Army after more than 33 years of service, which culminated as the first Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. His commitment to the Armor Force exemplifies the spirit of our Cavalry Soldiers.

16 Fort Benning, Home of the MCoE Maneuver Center of Excellence - Team of Soldiers, Families, and Civilians from the Best Army in the World! General Donn A. Starry Writing Competition The General Donn A. Starry writing competition will evaluate and recognize outstanding writers from across the Army who demonstrate clarity and vision about the future of the mounted force. AUTHOR ELIGIBILITY: Writers will be an Active Duty/National Guard/Reserve Soldier, Department of the Army Civilian, Retired/Veteran. The Soldier or Civilian does not have to be in the Armor Branch, but he or she will write on future/enduring challenges facing Armor and Cavalry. AWARDS: $400 check from the Cavalry and Armor Association. A 1911 Pistol from the Draper Leadership Foundation. Army Commendation Medal from the Chief of Armor Publication in ARMOR magazine (Awards presented during the 2014 Maneuver Warfighter Conference at Fort Benning, GA) SCOPE OF THE MANUSCRIPTS: The intent behind this competition is to challenge officers, NCOs, Soldiers and DA Civilians to think about the future of the Armor branch and to offer insightful, forward-thinking concepts to improve the force. The officer, NCO or Soldier will offer ideas and potential courses of action for consideration and/or implementation by the Chief of Armor. Articles for 2014 will address the topic: How can we improve the capabilities of our Cavalry Squadrons to ensure they meet the demands of the Army of 2025 and beyond?

17 Fort Benning, Home of the MCoE Maneuver Center of Excellence - Team of Soldiers, Families, and Civilians from the Best Army in the World! RANK2LT1LTCPTMAJLTC EDUCATION ABOLCMCCCILE/SAMSMPCC RECON DEVELOPMENT RECON LEVEL 2: RECON LEVEL 3: RECON LEVEL 4: RECON LEVEL 5: -ARC (SI R7) -CLC -R&S Elective -R&S Elective (Pending) CRITICAL POSITIONS Platoon Leader Company or Troop XO Company or Troop Commander BN/SQDN S3/XO Battalion or Squadron Commander BROADENING ASSIGNMENTS Specialty Platoon LDR BN/SQDN Staff IMCOM Staff Officer Aide-de-Camp BN/BDE Staff Fellowships Scholarships CTC O/C/T AC/RC Trainer & Staff Project Warrior Doctrine Developer ROTC APMS MCoE or other CoE SGI USAREC Co CDR & Staff USMA Faculty & Staff WTU Commander Aide-de-Camp BDE/DIV/Corps Staff AC/RC S3/XO Advisor for foreign schools HQDA and ACOM staff Fellowships & Scholarships Combat developer CTC O/C/T Doctrine developer Joint staff Multinational staff ROTC APMS USMA Faculty & Staff Advanced Civil Schooling Nominative positions BDE XO Corps Staff Instructor at ILE CTC O/CT Division G3 HQDA/NATO/Combatant Command Staff AC/RC CDR/OC/Staff ROTC PMS MCoE Staff Service Branch School Staff & Instructor 19A Career Path To develop and sustain an Armored Force grounded on the foundations of gunnery, maintenance, and agile leadership that remains ready to deploy and dominate in any environment. FUNCTIONAL TRAINING BY ORGANIZATION ARMY RECON COURSE CAVALRY LEADERS COURSE R&S ELECTIVEAIR ASSAULTAIRBORNERANGERTANK CDRBRADLEY LDRSTRYKER LDR IBCTRRRER*R SBCTRRREES S ABCTRRREESSS R – Required, S – Strongly Encouraged, E – Encouraged, *– required if assigned to an Airborne Brigade

18 Fort Benning, Home of the MCoE Maneuver Center of Excellence - Team of Soldiers, Families, and Civilians from the Best Army in the World! RANK 2LT1LTCPTMAJLTC EDUCATIONABOLCMCCCILE/SAMSMPCC RECON DEVELOPMENT RECON LEVEL 2: RECON LEVEL 3: RECON LEVEL 4: RECON LEVEL 5: - -ARC (SI R7) -CLC -R&S Elective -R&S Elective (P) CRITICAL POSITIONS Platoon Leader Company or Troop XO Company or Troop Commander BN/SQDN or Brigade S3/XO Battalion or Squadron Commander 19A Career Path To develop and sustain an Armored Force grounded on the foundations of gunnery, maintenance, and agile leadership that remains ready to deploy and dominate in any environment. FUNCTIONAL TRAINING BY ORGANIZATION ARMY RECON COURSE CAVALRY LEADERS COURSE R&S ELECTIVE AIR ASSAULTAIRBORNERANGERTANK CDR BRADLEY LDR STRYKER LDR IBCTRRRER*R SBCTRRREES S ABCTRRREESSS R – Required, S – Strongly Encouraged, E – Encouraged, *– required if assigned to an Airborne Brigade

19 Fort Benning, Home of the MCoE Maneuver Center of Excellence - Team of Soldiers, Families, and Civilians from the Best Army in the World! 19D Career Path RANKPVTSGTSSGSFCMSG/1SGSGM/CSM EDUCATION OSUTWLCALCM-SLCUSASMA RECON DEVELOPMENT RECON LEVEL 1: RECON LEVEL 2: RECON LEVEL 3: RECON LEVEL 5 -RSLC (ASI 6B) -ARC (ASI R7) -CLC -R&S Elective (P) CRITICAL POSITIONS Driver/Scout/ Gunner Gunner/ Team Leader Vehicle Commander/ Squad Leader Platoon SergeantCompany/Troop 1SG Battalion/Squadron CSM DEVELOPMENTA L ASSIGNMENTS Operations Spc Ammunition SGT Operations SGT Recruiter Instructor BN/BDE/DIV Staff Master Gunner Liaison SGT Recruiter Instructor Drill Sergeant AC-RC Advisor CTC O/CT Bn/BDE Asst Ops Sergeant BN/BDE Master GNR Staff NCO Project Warrior Recruiter Instructor Drill Sergeant CTC O/CT AC-RC Advisor Inspector General EO Advisor Project Warrior OPS Sergeant ASST OPS SGM BDE/DIV Staff NCO Intelligence Analyst Master Gunner CTC O/CT AC-RC Advisor Inspector General EO Advisor ROTC Instructor OPS SGM BDE/DIV/Corps Staff CTC O/CT AC-RC Advisor Inspector General EO Advisor ROTC Instructor FUNCTIONAL TRAINING BY ORGANIZATION RSLCARCCLCMASTER GUNNERPATHFINDERAIR ASSAULTAIRBORNERANGERSNIPERBRADLEY OPERATORSTRYKER OPERATORJFOTAOC IBCTSSSEER*S E EE SBCTSSSEES E REE ABCTSSSSESER EE R – Required, S – Strongly Encouraged, E – Encouraged, *– required if assigned to an Airborne Brigade To develop and sustain an Armored Force grounded on the foundations of gunnery, maintenance, and agile leadership that remains ready to deploy and dominate in any environment.

20 Fort Benning, Home of the MCoE Maneuver Center of Excellence - Team of Soldiers, Families, and Civilians from the Best Army in the World! 19K Career Path RANKPVTSGTSSGSFCMSG/1SGSGM/CSM EDUCATION OSUTWLCALCM-SLCUSASMA CRITICAL POSITIONS Driver/LoaderGunner Tank/MGS Commander Platoon SergeantCompany/Troop 1SG Battalion/Squadron CSM DEVELOPMENTAL ASSIGNMENTS Operations Spc Vehicle CDR Ammunition SGT Operations SGT Asst Hvy Veh Driver Recruiter Instructor BN/BDE/DIV Staff Master Gunner Liaison SGT Recruiter Instructor Drill Sergeant AC-RC Advisor CTC O/CT BN/BDE Asst Ops Sergeant BN/BDE Master GNR Staff NCO Project Warrior Recruiter Instructor Drill Sergeant CTC O/CT AC-RC Advisor Inspector General EO Advisor Project Warrior OPS Sergeant ASST OPS SGM BDE/DIV Staff NCO Intelligence Analyst Master Gunner CTC O/CT AC-RC Advisor Inspector General EO Advisor ROTC Instructor OPS SGM BDE/DIV/Corps Staff CTC O/CT AC-RC Advisor Inspector General EO Advisor ROTC Instructor FUNCTIONAL TRAINING BY ORGANIZATION ABRAMS OPERATORMGS OPERATORMASTER GUNNERTANK CDRCLCTAOCJFO SBCT RS EEE ABCTR SSEEE R – Required, S – Strongly Encouraged, E – Encouraged, *– required if assigned to an Airborne Brigade To develop and sustain an Armored Force grounded on the foundations of gunnery, maintenance, and agile leadership that remains ready to deploy and dominate in any environment.

21 Fort Benning, Home of the MCoE Maneuver Center of Excellence - Team of Soldiers, Families, and Civilians from the Best Army in the World!


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