Sat, Sep 26|
Manassas National Battlefield Park
ASA Fall Staff Ride!!
Join ASA members and their guests for our (much delayed) staff ride Battle of Bull Run (First Manassas). (COVID-19 precautions apply including, limited participation to 20 (2 x groups of 10), mandatory mask, appropriate social distancing)
Time & Location
Sep 26, 2020, 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM EDT
Manassas National Battlefield Park, 6511 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109, USA
About the Event
Army Strategist Association
1st Annual NCR Area Staff Ride
Director(s): Dr. Christopher Stowe, Mr. Charles Bowery
Participants: Up to 20 ASA members and their guests (+2 limit per ASA member): Due to COVID-19, there will be 2 separate groups of 10 participants each.
A fun and educational Battle Staff Ride based on the theme, Pre-War Strategy meets Tactical Reality. Directors will use a decision-game driven approach (https://history.army.mil/armyhistory/AH-Magazine/2019AH_winter/index.html)
The Staff Ride will begin at 0830 and end at approximately 1400. It will be followed by a rendezvous Social at 2Silos Brewery for Drinks and a Wrap-up session. All ASA Members are welcome to attend the post event Social regardless of their participation in the Staff Ride. Must purchase tickets online by 12 Sep. Late requests accommodated on a space-available basis.
The Staff Ride will begin at Sky Meadows State Park for an introductory briefing and first stand. The group will move to Manassas Battlefield Park for the rest of the Staff Ride, beginning and ending at the visitor’s center. There will be 3 to 5 stands along the 5.4 mile First Manassas Trail. A picnic lunch will be provided (BYOB / responsible consumption of alcohol authorized). Due to COVID-19, transportation is on your own. There will be no van pick up. Respect Social Distancing and Bring a Mask. All participants are expected to wear their mask while within 6 feet of each other.
Many Army Strategists recall that staff rides from BSAP and other education programs were the most enlightening and enjoyable parts of their education. This Staff Ride will provide the community of ASA members with an opportunity for professional development and networking in an enjoyable atmosphere.
Participant responsibilities: Participants must be able to walk 5-6 miles at a reasonable pace (2.5hrs). Participants will need to read Chapters 1-3 in A Single Grand Victory by Ethan Rafuse. You must either purchase this or borrow it. There is no age requirement for guests, we just ask that all guests be engaged and participate.
ASA Staff Ride
This ticket includes Lunch and your first drink at the Social