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Soldiers carry a simulated casualty to a collection point during training at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., Nov. 11, 2016. Photo by Sgt. Nikayla Shodeen....Read More
Lt. Gen. Michael Lundy, commanding general of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, presents Clint Ancker, director of the Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate (CADD), with the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service at his retirement ceremony, Friday, Dec.2. Ancker led the transformation of doctrine from a Cold War focus on the Soviet Union to one that elevates stability operations to a position co-equal with combat operations. His leadership resulted in the most comprehensive overhaul of the Army doctrine program ever undertaken. He also was recognized with a 50-year pin for his 50 years of combined military and civilian service. At the rank of colonel in early 1996, Ancker assumed duties as the director of CADD, retiring from the Army in June 2001 and immediately returned as a Department of the Army Civilian to be the director, CADD. ...Read More
​Lt. Col. Steven Dubuc from Mission Command Training Program’s Operations Group Bravo mentors Capt. Stephen Keblish, a human resources officer with New York’s National Guard 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade, as part of MCTP’s warfighter 17-2 in November. Multiple units from Army active duty, National Guard and the Army reserves participated in the warfighter....Read More
Lt. Col. Duane M. Patin and CSM Brandon R. Knicely, 2-47 IN BN, 194th BDE HHC, and AMU present the 2016 Service Rifle EIC training. Competitors are eligible to compete for Match Winner and awards within their shooting class. This competition takes place at McAndrews Range on Fort Benning. (Photo by Markeith Horace/MCoE PAO Photographer)...Read More
Last fiscal year, the Army was the first service to employ all of its 41 cyber mission force teams to guard Department of Defense networks, said Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, who assumed command of Army Cyber Command and Second Army Oct. 14... The first batch of officers also graduated this past year from a cyber leadership course, he said, and progress was made on ongoing upgrades to fortify Army cyber defenses. Click to the photo to read more....Read More
U.S. Army M1A2 Abrams tanks from the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division push forward to engage targets during the live-fire portion of National Training Center (NTC) 17-01 at Fort Irwin, Calif., Oct. 14, 2016. "Each fight we executed at or better than a 90 percent operational readiness rate for tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles which is a testament to their disciplined approach to fleet readiness," said Col. John Woodward, the brigade commander. NTC 17-01 provides U.S. military units and personnel with realistic pre-deployment training scenarios in all aspects of armed conflict. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Leah Kilpatrick) Click the photo to read more....Read More
The STE (synthetic training environment) will be more than just simulation; it will be a live-virtual-constructive architecture that will enable Soldiers at their home installation to don goggles and special gloves to train with allies in virtual "megacities" involving thousands of virtual combatants and miles of complex terrain. Click the graphic to read more....Read More
Dutch infantry soldiers from the 11th Inf. Bn., RNLA, navigate an obstacle course at the Fort Hood MSTC during a point of injury and casualty evacuation exercise Friday. The soldiers are at Fort Hood for a five-week training exercise that includes point of injury medical training. Click the photo to read the full story. (Photo credit Heather Graham-Ashley, Sentinel News Editor)...Read More

What is CAC?

What is CAC

The US Army Combined Arms Center (CAC) is the force modernization proponent for unified land operations, combined arms operations at echelons above brigade (Division, Corps and Theater Army), mission command, airspace control, information operations, irregular warfare, knowledge management, personnel recovery, OPSEC, military deception, security force assistance, and the Army Profession. CAC is also the US Army’s lead organization for lessons learned, doctrine, training, education, and leader development managing the Army Leader Development Program, Army Profession Program, Army Training Support System Enterprise, Army Training and Education Management Enterprise and the Combat Training Center Program. CAC is made up of more than 32,000 Soldiers and Army Civilian Corps employees stationed throughout the United States, Europe, Korea and SW Asia at eight centers of excellence, 16 branch schools, and seven non-branch schools. The Combined Arms Center synchronizes 37 US Army schools through Army University educating and training more than 350,000 students annually, including nearly 10,000 students from 86 separate nations and over 10,000 sailors, airmen, and Marines from the Joint Force.

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While CAC's physical footprint is finite...the influence created from the collective efforts of it's parts is not.

What CAC Does

What CAC Does

The US Army Combined Arms Center develops requirements across doctrine, organizations, training, materiel, leader development and education, personnel, facilities, and policy (DOTMLPF-P) for divisions, corps, and theater armies while synchronizing and integrating doctrine, training, education, and leader development across the six warfighting function proponents. This is all accomplished through CAC’s US Army and TRADOC core roles and functions.

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The Combined Arms Center further executes professional military education and functional training through branch and non-branch schools, as well as provides individual and collective training and education support through enabling capabilities. This allows CAC to provide the Army with agile, adaptive, innovative, and expert professional Soldiers and leaders in highly capable combined arms formations which are ready and able to conduct unified land operations to prevent, shape, and win in the complex and contested operational environment.

Doctrine

Doctrine

Doctrine is the Army’s expert body of knowledge. It serves as the starting point for organizations and leaders to think about and conduct operations based on current capabilities and executable by forces currently in existence. It is dynamic and changing based on lessons learned in current operations and training, adaptive enemies, and shifts in force structure, technology, and social values. Doctrine is the language of the Army professional.



Training

Training Development

Training is the means by which US Army professionals prepare for future operations and build readiness across the force. The Combined Arms Center – Training (CAC-T), supports and enhances individual and collective home station training and training conducted at the combat training centers in order to build readiness and capabilities that support US Army and joint force commanders. In order to develop agile leaders and versatile, ready units, training is conducted to standard in a realistic, complex training environment with adequate repetition to gain mastery of the required individual and collective tasks.

Training Support and Development

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Education

Education

The Combined Arms Center synchronizes education across the force through Army University (Army U) to ensure an applicable common core throughout the Total Army, while working with the operating force to capture, understand, validate, and apply operational lessons learned to professional military education programs. US Army educational organizations help maintain a relevant, agile, and informed force for US Army and joint force commanders. The Army Operating Concept 2014: Winning in a Complex World, recognizes the imperative of creating a culture of career-long learning within the US Army that facilitates continued development of agile, adaptive, and innovative leaders who thrive in complex environments. Education is critically important because the Army educates for uncertainty. The educational development of characteristics such as critical thinking, ethical reasoning, judgment, situational understanding, and problem-solving must accompany hard tactical and technical skills acquired in training.

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Leader Development

Leader Development

Leader development is the deliberate, continuous, and progressive process—founded in army values—that grows Soldiers and Army Civilian Corps employees into highly competent, committed, professional leaders of character. Leader development is achieved through the career-long synthesis of the training, education, and experiences acquired through opportunities in the institutional (professional military education), operational (training and experience), and self-development (structured, guided, and personal) domains, supported by peer and developmental relationships. The Combined Arms Center helps produce professional leaders that practice the mission command philosophy whether conducting unified land operations or US Army generating force functions. The US Army strives to have leaders who are not only prepared for their current position, but also preparing for their progressive responsibilities.

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CAC's Force Modernization (FM) Responsibilities

CAC's Force Modernization (FM) Responsibilities

The US Army Combined Arms Center is the force modernization proponent for unified land operations, combined arms operations for echelons above brigade, and mission command. CAC also serves as the proponent for airspace control, information operations, operational security, knowledge management, military deception, security force assistance, irregular warfare, personnel recovery, and the Army Profession. As a proponent, CAC is primarily responsible for identifying capability gaps and developing DOTMLPF-P requirements, DOTL solutions and future concepts for each of these assigned areas.

FM Proponent Responsibilities

Unified Land Operations
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Mission Command

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CAC Enabling Proponencies

Airspace Control
Information Operations
Operation Security
Knowledge Management
Military Deception
Security Force Assistance
Irregular Warfare
Personnel Recovery
Army Profession

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Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

Through the Center for Army Lessons Learned and the eight Centers of Excellence, the Combined Arms Center creates a knowledge sharing culture within the Army in which every Soldier and Army Civilian Corps employee is a discoverer and user of information, with the intent of driving continuous collection and sharing of observations from every unit level. The lessons learned program provides a system in which discovered lessons and best practices are validated and corrective actions are implemented into doctrine, training, education, leader development and operations. This is accomplished through a network of commands, units, and organizations continuously collaborating on observations to facilitate the integration and sharing of lessons and best practices. The program further improves the implementation of recommended changes to determine effectiveness in addressing identified issues. Finally, CAC offers the force a rapid issue resolution process to hasten the dissemination of critical information gathered from the field to resolve issues of importance to commanders and to save the lives of Soldiers.

Army Profession

Army Profession

Through the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic, the Combined Arms Center strengthens America’s Army as a military profession that inspires trusted Army professionals to honorably fulfill their oaths of service. This program supports army-wide efforts to further enhance Soldier and Army Civilian Corps employee professionalism by creating and integrating profession, ethics, and character development doctrine into training, professional military education, the civilian education system, and operations.

SHARP Safeline

SHARP Safeline

The Sexual Harassment / Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Resource Center provides awareness and prevention, training and education, victim advocacy, response, reporting and follow up for sexual harassment and assault issues. Army policy promotes sensitive care, advocacy, treatment, reporting options for victims and accountability for those who commit sexual harassment and assault crimes.

Call the Installation SHARP Hotline at (913) 683-1443.
Available 24 / 7 and is CONFIDENTIAL.

For more information click here.