Sandhurst 14 DMI 6 OPENING REMARKS COL Glenn Goldman Director of Military Training, Department of Military Instruction United States Military Academy West Point
Sandhurst 14 DMI 6 OPENING REMARKS OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDANT International invitations DEAN OF THE ACADEMIC BOARD ODIA UNITED STATES CORPS OF CADETS Intra-USA invitations Department of Physical Education Brigade Tactical Department DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY INSTRUCTION Director of Cadet Activities Simon Center for Professional Military Ethics • KEY RESPONSIBILITIES • Training and preparation of USCC Teams • OPCOM of external teams during their stay at USMA • Hosting / liaison / logistic support to external teams • KEY RESPONSIBILITIES • Competitor manual and training guidance • External Training Week design • Competition design • Facilitation of External Team Training Wk • Competition Execution Direct Responsibility for SANDHURST 14 Supporting responsibility for SANDHURST 14
Sandhurst 14 DMI 6 OPENING REMARKS COMMANDANT’S INTENT • Purpose. To inspire the teams to achieve military excellence in their chosen profession through a rigorous physical, mental and leadership challenge. • Endstate. • All teams safely and successfully competed in a challenging military skills competition. • Cadets of all teams inspired about the profession of arms and are strengthened in their technical/ tactical experiential base in preparation for future Army service. • Teams have a better understanding of foreign military capabilities and established stronger bonds between US coalition partners, foreign academies, and foreign armies.
Sandhurst 14 DMI 6 OPENING REMARKS DMI 6 COMPETITORS’ PRIORITIES • Leader Development • Showcase Military Excellence • Build Relationships • Win
Sandhurst 14 SANDHURST 13 REVIEW 2013 Competition
Sandhurst 14 COMPETITION TASKORG Competitors • USMA • 1 x Team per United States Corps of Cadets Company (36 Teams) • 2 x Teams from United States Military Academy Prep School • Cadet Command • 8 x Teams – 1 per ROTC Brigade • Sister Academies • US Navy Academy • US Air Force Academy • US Coast Guard Academy • International Military Academies • National Military Academy (Afghanistan - participation decision pending) • Royal Military Academy Duntroon (Australia) • Royal Military Academy (Canada) • EscuelaMilitar (Chile) • PLA University of Science and Technology (China) • Offiziersshule des Heeres (Germany) • Heroic Military Academy (Mexico) • Nigerian Defense Academy (Nigeria – not attending RECON) • Korean Military Academy (S. Korea) • Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (UK – 2 x teams)
Sandhurst 14 TEAM TASKORG • Team Construct • 11 personnel per team • Competing SQD Construct - 9 personnel (including 1 x Female). To include: • One first or second class cadet as squad leader. • One cadet from each of the other 3 classes. • The 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th members may come from any class • 2 x alternates undertake external Training Wk and are available to undertake role of replacement at end of Day1 • Team Management • 1 x Officer • 1 x NCO Not relevant to single year academies
Sandhurst 14 EXECUTION • Competition format on close hold until execution from ALL competitors • Training guidance key to preparation • Focus on previous year’s competition will lead to failure • Focus on skills necessary to achieve BOLC-A tasks highlighted in Training Guidance required for competition success. • Pressure will be applied on SQD LDRs to receive orders, plan and issue instructions to their SQDs. • SQD LDRs will be given time to conduct TLP (or equivalent) to improve SQD performance.
Sandhurst 14 EXECUTION – KEY TIMINGS 5-7 FEB 14 External Team Recon 4 APR 14 USCC training finishes 061000-2200APR14 External teams arrive at USMA 7 APR 14 Welcome and initial briefings 071200-101215APR14 External Team Training 101215APR14 Competition OOM draw 101600APR14 SQD LDR RX SANDHURST OPORD 101830APR14 SANDHURST 14 Social 110600APR14 Competition start 121800APR14 Competition concludes 121930APR14 Awards Ceremony 122030APR14 Team social 13 APR 14 External teams disperse
Sandhurst 14 EXECUTION – Coordination • Movement to and from USMA including RSOI – S4 presentation to follow. • External Training Week – presentation to follow.
Sandhurst 14 EXECUTION – Competition Co-ord • Sandhurst Passport • Record of score for teams • Issued at Start Point • Assistance to competitors • Challenges • Each event will have 1 x LTC Challenge Officer • Challenge Officer discrete from event staff • Challenge Officer observes all teams execution • If SQD LDR challenges the Challenge Officer makes adjudication on the spot. • Outcomes: • If challenge upheld team event score scrubbed. Average of all final scores given for event. • If challenge rejected – unsportsmanlike behavior penalty given to team reducing overall performance.
Sandhurst 14 EXECUTION – Competition Co-ord • Penalties
Sandhurst 14 EXECUTION – Competition Co-ord • Awards • Awards format may change before competition due to a change in scoring methodology. • Changes / amendments • Changes to Competition manual will be directly uploaded onto the SANDHURST webpage and all team managers will be notified via disto list from sign-up sheet.
Sandhurst 14 EXECUTION – Mission Command Directing Staff – Participation and Responsibilities. • Sandhurst Director. COL Glenn Goldman (x8723); email@example.com • Sandhurst Deputy Director. LTC Ross Coffey (x2346); firstname.lastname@example.org • Sandhurst OIC. Major Henry Coltart (x0289); email@example.com • Sandhurst 2IC. LTC Silas Bowman (x0711); firstname.lastname@example.org • Sandhurst S4. CPT Bill Buchleitner (x7343); email@example.com • Sandhurst Cadet IC. CDT Daniel Freeman; firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandhurst 14 Introduction