Maneuver Center to host war fighting conference in Columbus

Press Release

FORT BENNING, GA – The 2010 Infantry Warfighting Conference will take place Sept. 14-15 at the Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center in Columbus, GA.

The conference theme is "Developing the Maneuver Force for Wide Area Security and Combined Arms Maneuver," and will draw approximately 1,000 attendees as the Army's top leadership, military and civilian, give presentations on lessons learned from today's modern battlefield.

Speakers include Gen. James Thurman, U.S. Army Forces Command's commanding general; Brig. Gen. Michael Linnington, the plans and projects deputy chief of staff for International Security Assistance Force Joint Command in Afghanistan; and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston, the Army's highest ranking enlisted Soldier.  A full conference agenda can be found at

As part of the conference, the annual Doughboy Award Ceremony and Banquet will be at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 14 at the Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center. This year' Doughboy recipients are Maj. Gen. (Retired) Jerry A. White and Command Sgt. Maj. (Retired) Andrew McFowler. The Doughboy Award is presented annually to individuals who have left an indelible mark on the U.S. Infantry.

Also part of the conference, more than 275 defense and technology exhibitors will display weapons and equipment in use and items in development that may be used in the future. The public is invited to peruse the exhibits. A list of participating exhibitors can be found at

People who wish to attend the conference presentations and other events must register for the Infantry Warfighting Conference at There is no conference fee. However, there are fees for events associated with the conference.  You can follow the conference at

Source: Maneuver Center for Excellence