Agile Training for Warfighters

Centers for Adaptive Warfighting




Mission: Providing warfighter-ready courses in industry best practices, and supporting grassroots adoption, in order to drive change at all levels.

Vision: Empowering leaders and warfighters by delivering industry best practices for complex problem-solving and ideation, in order to exponentially increase velocity and productivity at the lowest and highest levels, from the naval workforce out to the farthest reaches of the fleet.

Jon Margolick, Capt (USMC), Director
Brandon Smart, GySgt (USMC), Deputy Director

200120-N-GA271-1001 Centers for Adaptive Warfighting Graphic (U.S. Navy Illustration by Shane Gargano/Released)

190916-M-NA107-173 U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Nicole M. Bohannon, Commanding Officer, Personnel Administration School, Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools (MCCSSS), and Gunnery Sgt. Brandon Smart, Chief Evangelist with Naval X, discuss notes during the Lean Start Up Mission Acceleration Course, Camp Johnson, N.C., Sept. 16, 2019. The course strengthens participants' brainstorming and team-building skills, which allow participants to explore and expand their creative problem solving potential to enhance individual critical thinking skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo released/ taken by Lance Cpl. Nicolas Atehortua)
U.S. Marine Corps LtCol Nicole M. Bohannon and GySgt Brandon Smart discuss notes during the Lean Startup / Mission Accelerator Course.
190619-M-TN695-1045 Participants work together to create a plan for one of the projects in a Scrum Warfighters Course at Camp Johnson, North Carolina, Aug. 16, 2019. Scrum Warfighters Course is a mission/task management tool that adapts its lessons from a software development world to the world of the warfighter. (Photo by U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kelcey Seymour)
Participants work together to create a plan for one of the projects in a Military Scrum Master Course.
200210-M-AS959-061 U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Jon Margolick, a facilitator with Center of Adaptive Warfighting, instructs participants during the Executive Leaders Course at Camp Johnson, N.C., Feb. 11, 2020. The course provides the opportunity for commissioned Marines and sailors to discuss different ideas to promote creative thinking and versatile leadership in both the Navy and the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo released/taken by Sgt. James A. Guillory)
U.S. Marine Corps Capt Jon Margolick, a facilitator with the Centers for Adaptive Warfighting, instructs participants during the Executive Leaders Course.