The first week of December, MGMWERX hosted a 3-day virtual workshop known as Chennault 6.0. The Chennault series is a series of tabletop exercises or a wargame method for assessing the risk and resilience of military command-and-control organizations led by Air University’s LeMay Center. The LeMay Center is the principal organization for developing and assessing Air Force doctrine. The event hosted by MGMWERX was the sixth event in the series.
“Air University and the LeMay Center exercised its strong working relationship with MGMWERX this last week,” said Oreste M. Johnson, LeMay Center Strategy & Concepts leader. “Air University led an MGMWERX-facilitated, 23-person virtual table-top exercise focused on identifying gaps in the current mission-type orders construct in order to support the development of emerging doctrine for Joint All Domain Operations within the next 3-5 years. MGMWERX’s outstanding design sprint training, facilitation, and tech support were invaluable to the success of the event.”
MGMWERX accredited the success of the event to the LeMay Center faculty and staff. Due to their leadership, professionalism, and expertise, the event was a virtual success.
“Working with the LeMay Center on such an important project, and especially collaborating with Major’s Hughes and Silva was a real treat for me,” explained Eric Gerritson, Innovation and Collaboration Principal of MGMWERX. “We were able to test new technologies and determine how best to seamlessly collaborate with experts from around the world in a post-COVID environment.”
MGMWERX in conjunction with the LeMay Center set out to bring together (in a virtual setting) over 20 different Air Force subject matter experts to identify significant elements of a missions-type-order that a mission commander would need to carry out specific Air Force missions and eliminate communication gaps.
“We applied a modified Google SPRINT format that proved to be very successful in discovering ideas, working through objectives and obstacles to develop new courses of action to be tested, and perhaps implemented in the very near future,” Gerritson stated.
MGMWERX was created under a Partnership Intermediary Agreement to align with the education initiatives of Air University. MGMWERX augments ongoing Air University programs, through events like Pitch Night, to enhance the production of high-quality, innovative research and ideas that span issues of importance to the Air Force. This includes, but is not limited to, doctrine, strategies, capability needs, operational concepts, training, education, and science and technology.