FORT BELVOIR, Va. – The 207th Military Intelligence Brigade-Theater (MIB-T) command team attended the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command's (INSCOM) Spring Senior Leaders’ Conference (SLC) at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, May 3 – 5.
Col. Mark Denton, commander, 207th MIB-T, and Command Sgt. Maj. Maurice Parker, command sergeant major, 207th MIB-T, , converged with senior leaders across INSCOM to discuss missions, command priorities, and collaborate on solutions that will determine the future of INSCOM, its Soldiers, Civilians, and contractors.
The three day conference was intended to create a common operational picture for INSCOM’s global force, with a theme of “INSCOM: The Global Integrator of Army Intelligence.” The SLC is intended to highlight successes, areas of improvement, and discuss innovative solutions.
Denton discussed the importance of attending this conference so leaders have the opportunity to share and discuss obstacles that their units face in today’s operational environment, as well as best practices to sustain efficacy in their respective area of operation.
“It is important for command teams to attend these events in order to synchronize our efforts with our higher headquarters,” said Denton. “We used this forum to share lessons learned, discuss our current and future challenges, and look at opportunities and the way ahead.”
Developing leaders, caring for Soldiers’ health and well-being, and force modernization were among the most important topics of discussion throughout the week.
“Ultimately, we want to ensure that we are postured to win in future conflicts,” Denton stressed. “Our discussion during the conference centered on ensuring we had the right people with the right skills and right equipment at the right location to deliver timely and actionable intelligence.”
This year’s conference allowed leaders to discuss new ideas through open and meaningful dialogue. Continuing the theme of creativity and innovation means a paradigm shift in how leaders maneuver their formations through complex situations. The SLC and conferences like this help lay the groundwork that enables the force to be successful in the future.
Parker reinforced the significance of innovative collaboration, and the importance of people. The organization needs high quality individuals to operate at the level required to win on and off the battle field, and to achieve this goal people must be prioritized at the highest level.
"Attending the senior leader conference allowed the 207th Military Intelligence Brigade command team to share and receive concepts and approaches pertaining to organizational culture, Soldier health and wellness, leader development, and intelligence modernization within the 207th MI Brigade and other INSCOM brigades,” said Parker as the conference came to a close.
The 207th Military Intelligence Brigade Theater conducts intelligence analysis, collection, and exploitation in support of Southern European Task Force-Africa (SETAF-AF) and U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) in order to set the intelligence architecture for the theater, disrupt trans-national and trans-regional threats and promote regional stability in Africa while building and maintaining intelligence readiness.