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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)

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 (

 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. 

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.



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