Command Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, visited the United States Military Academy West Point Oct. 15-17. During his visit, Davenport conducted physical training with Noncommissioned Officers from the West Point Garrison and Community, shared experiences with cadets during an MX400 class, toured the United States Military Academy Preparatory School and was the guest speaker at the NCO Fusion Forum.
I hope you had some time to look at the AUSA video from a panel I participated in last week where I talked about major changes to NCO education. Now I would like for you to see some of my comments from another really great leader development panel I participated in with GEN Perkins and Lt. Gen. Brown. Take a look, and let me know what you think about the direction we are heading.
Today, I will be heading out to host the TRADOC CSM Center of Excellence and School Proponent Conference where we will continue transformative work on the NCOPDS (noncommissioned officer professional development system) for all of our schools.
This conference will gather our best and brightest command sergeants major from our centers of excellence and schools to work on things like credentialing, developing a common core for all Soldiers, career maps, instructor development and recognition, and the overall vision and way ahead for NCOPDS .
Be on the lookout for more information following this conference.
– CSM D
I had the privilege yesterday to participate in a truly great experience and conversation about significant changes underway for educating and training the Army’s noncommissioned officer corps.
This was the first time a panel discussion at an AUSA conference focused exclusively on NCOs, and it provided a great opportunity to share information on what I think are revolutionary changes, not evolutionary changes, to how the Army will train adaptive and innovative Soldiers who can thrive in any operational environment.
I encourage every member of our noncommissioned corps to watch this entire video. There is information that is directly relevant and important to your career, and is valuable professional development to all the Soldiers in your formation.
We had some really heavy hitters and experts participate such as former Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston and former TRADOC CSM John Sparks, along with FORSCOM CSM Scott Schroeder; AMC CSM James Sims and Mike Stanka from RDECOM. There is information on S.T.E.P., Army University, promotion boards, and broadening assignments.
We will add the slides from the presentation to the blog, too.
Victory Starts Here!
– CSM D.
NCOs Operating in a Complex World: Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport, Sr., U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, leads a discussion on significant changes to noncommissioned officer education. The panel’s moderator was former Sgt. Maj. of the Army A Kenneth O. Preston. Panelists include: Retired Command Sgt. Maj. John Sparks, TRADOC; Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Schroeder, U.S. Army Forces Command; Command Sgt. Maj. James Sims, U.S. Army Materiel Command; Michael Stanka, Army Materiel Command.
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command leaders will present their insights to “Winning in a Complex World” during the 2015 AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition, Oct. 1214. As the force remain committed to an all-volunteer Army that is the most decisive land force in the world, strengthening our Army Profession based on implicit and universal trust has never been more important. WATCH and JOIN TRADOC’s discussions during this year’s AUSA meeting at: www.army.mil/professional. TRADOC senior leaders will participate and lead the following Contemporary Military Forums, addressing a wide-range of professional topics such as leader development, enhancing Soldier capabilities, modernization and force structure:
NOTE: The following videos will also be posted here by the end of the conference:
- Monday, Oct. 12, 2 to 4 p.m.
Conventional and Special Operations Force Interdependence: Maj. Gen. Scott Miller, Maneuver Center of Excellence commanding general, will participate in a discussion on improving Army capabilities to build foreign partner capacity, while synchronizing special operations and conventional force capabilities.
- Monday, Oct. 12, 3 to 5 p.m.
Developing Future Leaders: Lt. Gen. Robert B. Brown, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center CG, leads a discussion on the development of adaptive, innovative leaders of the future through an investment in educational experiences, broadening opportunities and realistic training to optimize performance and “Win in a Complex World”.
Panelists include: Gen. David G. Perkins, TRADOC CG; Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, TRADOC Command Sgt. Maj., and John Hall, Deputy to the Commanding General, Combined Arms Support Command.
- Tuesday, Oct. 13, 3 to 5 p.m.
Total Force to Win in a Complex World: Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, leads a discussion on how the Army works under Force 2025 and Beyond to ensure the future force accentuates the relative strengths and mitigates weaknesses of each component, and remains prepared to accomplish missions at home and abroad. Panelists include: Dr. Janine Davidson, senior fellow for Defense Policy; Lt. Gen. Timothy Kadavy, director, Army National Guard; Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, chief, Army Reserve; Tim Bonds, vice president and director, RAND Arroyo Center; Michael O’Hanlon, senior fellow, Center of 21st Century Security and Intelligence.
- Wednesday, Oct. 14, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Countering Violent Extremist Threats: Maj. Gen. Jeff Snow, U.S. Army Recruiting Command CG, participates in a discussion on countering threats posed by violent extremism.
- Wednesday, Oct. 14, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
NCOs Operating in a Complex World: Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, TRADOC Command Sgt. Maj., leads a panel of military and civilian leaders in a discussion on how the Total Force must adapt, evolve, and innovate to support the Army Operating Concept. Panelists include: Retired Command Sgt. Maj. John Sparks, TRADOC; Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Schroeder, U.S. Army Forces Command; CSM James Sims, U.S. Army Materiel Command; Michael Stanka, Army Materiel Command.
- Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2 to 4 p.m.
Cyber-Today and Tomorrow: Maj. Gen. Stephen Forgarty, Cyber Center of Excellence CG, participates in a discussion on how network dominance is an integral part of the cyber fight – today and tomorrow. Cyber threats demand new approaches to managing information, securing information and ensuring our ability to operate.
The 2015 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition takes place Oct. 12-14 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. Held every October in Washington D.C., the AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition is one of the largest land warfare expositions and professional development forums in the world. The Annual Meeting consists of informative presentations, panel discussions on pertinent military and national security subjects, workshops and important AUSA business meetings.
The three day event also includes over 500 industry and military exhibits occupying over 250,000 net square feet of exhibit space. Presentations on the state of the Army and related defense subjects are given by the Secretary of the Army, the Army Chief of Staff and other senior Army and Department of Defense representatives.
* Schedule subject to change. For the complete schedule visit: www.army.mil/professional
Fort Leavenworth was host to the Enhanced Engagement Training Conference (E2TC) at the Lewis and Clark Center Wednesday, Sept. 9 and Thursday Sept. 10. The event brought together several of the Department of the Army’s senior most leaders in an effort to craft reasonable solutions to address issues facing the Army’s modern civilian workforce. The conference, which was organized by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, was part of an effort to address a presidential mandate to increase civilian employee engagement scores to 67 percent from the current number of 62.5 percent. The desired goals of the event were to spur recommendations, which could be brought back to Washington D.C. for further review.
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, July 30, 2015) — Training and outreach efforts, as well as involvement by leaders at all levels, have contributed to a decrease in incidents of sexual assault and harassment in the Army, in addition to upswing in reporting over the last few years.