The Multi-Domain Maneuver Senior Leader Forum, sponsored by LTG Ken Tovo, Commanding General, United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), will be held at the Logistics Management Institute (LMI) in Tysons, Virginia, on March 29, 2018, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. The forum, which will include senior leader participants from across the Department of Defense, interagency, and academia, will examine the need for greater consideration of strategic and operational maneuver across the range of competition and conflict.The Multi-Domain Maneuver Senior Leader Forum reflects USASOC's continuing support to the Army's development of the Multi-Domain Battle Concept: Evolution of Combined Arms for the 21st Century 2025-2040, which states "Multi-Domain Battle is fundamentally about how U.S. forces will deter and defeat adversary strategies below the level of armed conflict and, when necessary, fight and win to overcome rapidly evolving challenges posed by powerful and intelligent peer rivals. This concept allows U.S. forces to outmaneuver adversaries physically, virtually, and cognitively, applying combined arms in and across all domains."The intent of the senior leader forum is to inform outcomes that improve the capabilities of the Army, Special Operations Forces, and the Joint Force to address increasingly complex challenges across the range of modern warfare. The senior leader forum seeks to set conditions for further institutional exploration of maneuver frames, as well as the integration and convergence of the physical, cognitive, and virtual aspects of maneuver in the mid-21st Century security environment.
The 2017 National Security Strategy states "we must develop new concepts and capabilities to protect our homeland, advance our prosperity, and preserve peace," and, "Many actors have become skilled at operating below the threshold of military conflict." The 2018 National Defense Strategy states "The reemergence of long-term strategic competition, rapid dispersion of technologies, and new concepts of warfare and competition that span the entire spectrum of conflict require a Joint Force structured to match this reality."The Multi-Domain Maneuver Senior Leader Forum supports future force development efforts to align the current force to the complex future operating environment, ultimately to inform force structure and/or capability requirements to ensure the Joint Force is adequately postured to mitigate increasingly complex challenges across the range of competition and conflict.