The Maneuver Support Center of Excellence is scheduled to celebrate the Warrant Officer Cohort’s 101st birthday July 19 at Fort Leonard Wood.
Themed “Celebrating 101 years of technical expertise,” the event will feature a professional development symposium on talent management, a cake-cutting reception and a golf scramble tournament at Piney Valley Golf Course.
Every Soldier and DoD civilian at Fort Leonard Wood is welcome to attend the cake-cutting and golf scramble.
The professional development symposium is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. in Lincoln Hall Auditorium, with the cake cutting beginning at 10:15 a.m. and the golf scramble at noon.
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Juanita Corea said the morning conference serves as a good opportunity to get to know the warrant officers in other schools.
“I’m always happy and excited about some cake, but also since we are a small career field — I’m only in the (U.S. Army) Engineer School, so I don’t get to meet my (Military Police) or my (Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear) folks — it’s always a good opportunity for networking and to meet other folks in the field,” she said.
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Tony Parker commented on the lively nature of the golf scramble and said he was most excited for that. He echoed Corea’s statement about networking.
It’s good “to take this opportunity to spend time with the other members of our cohort,” he said.
Corea encouraged senior leaders to attend the ceremony’s activities, as well.
“Come and share your knowledge with the junior warrant (officers), and if you’re a junior warrant (officer), come and meet some of the (senior) guys.”
She said she wants to pass along the knowledge acquired over her career.
“We want to see the face of tomorrow’s Army and my W1s and W2s are the ones who are going to have to step up to the challenge for the next 20 years,” Corea said.