U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Donahoe, commanding general, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCoE) and Fort Benning hosted U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Johnny K. Davis, commanding general, U. S. Army Cadet Command (USACC), during the inaugural U.S. Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC), Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC), and Recruiting Unit symposium. This year, the theme focused on building partnerships for the future.
During the symposium, leaders from ROTC and JROTC from the U.S. Army Atlanta Recruiting Battalion established formal relationships with units on Fort Benning, received briefs on Fort Benning opening its resources and completed the day by touring training facilities across Fort Benning.
“We can accomplish the most important mission that we got in our Army today and TRADOC today; cadet training, reducing cadet attrition, and producing the best junior leaders that we can for the Army,” said Donahoe. “We at Fort Benning are absolutely invested in our peer organizations to make those missions successful.”
The Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning provided the newly established ROTC and JROTC partners with brigade and battalion sponsor units to ensure they have full access to Fort Benning and its resources on an equivalent scale to tenant units. The USACC programs and U. S. Army Recruiting Command units in the region can successfully build and develop the next generation of Soldiers and leaders in the U.S. Army.
Maj. Gen. Donahoe and Maj. Gen. Davis formalized Fort Benning and the MCoE’s commitment and support to USACC by co-signing a charter outlining the resolution.