Instead of setting up shop in building four on Fort Benning, this year's Infantry Warfighting Conference took place in the spacious halls and meeting rooms at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center.
The Army's top leadership mingled with some 3,000 soldiers amongst the more then 160 vendors, both civilian and military, who attended day one of the three day event.
To open the conference, Fort Benning Post Commander Maj. Gen. Walt Wojdakowski addressed a standing room only audience with an Infantry update. Gen. Charles C. Campbell, the 17th Commanding General of United States Armed Forces Command, was there to give attendees an update on Army Force Generation. There to speak about the marriage of the Infantry and Armor schools and development of the Maneuver Center of Excellence was the 42nd Chief of Armor for the United State Army Armor School and Fort Knox.
Besides several lectures and breakout sessions, the convention was packed with vendors of all types. From knives to hydration systems to anti-tank weaponry, there seemed to be nothing lacking.
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The Warfighting Conference will last another two days. For more information visit www.fbcinc.com/infantry.