Center for Adaptive Warfighting Graphic (U.S. Navy Illustration by Shane Gargano/Released)

Centers for Adaptive Warfighting

Mission: Adapt industry best practices to increase warfighting, individual & collective, competitive advantage.

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.


Mike Lavery

Warfighter Center Design

Virtual (One Day). Clearly define complex problems in order to creatively develop testable solutions. Bring all voices into the conversation, including those who know the most and those who know things you don't, and ensure they're heard. Pioneered in industry, used around the world, and adapted here to the needs of the warfighter.

Military Scrum

Virtual (One Day) The Military Scrum Master Course is designed to provide a familiarization of the scrum framework and how it can be implemented within the militaristic construct which we all serve. Scrum is a widely-used, agile product development strategy. It is a collection of values, team roles, and events which are used in combination to create iterative work products. Scrum began in the software industry and has since spread to universities, the automotive industry, the military, and beyond.

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Military Scrum Master Guide (updated 8 Nov 2020)PDF
Warfighter-Centered Design Facilitator CoursePDF
CAW One PagerPDF

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.
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.
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.