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The new logo for the Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) reflects the organization’s 30 years of service to the Army. CALL was established August 1, 1985, by the 30th Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. John A. Wickam Jr., in recognition of the need to collect lessons from training and combat operations and share them across the Army. “The Center for Army Lessons Learned is one of the oldest institutions in the Department of Defense that studies and distributes lessons and best practices in the United States Army and to Unified Action partners. Since its establishment … CALL identifies, collects, analyzes, disseminates and archives lessons and best practices at the tactical, operational and strategic levels, whether at home during training or deployed around the world." – Brig. Gen. Willard Burleson, Director, Mission Command Center of Excellence, Fort Leavenworth ...Read More
The Commanding General, Combined Arms Center invites you to submit a paper on the topic of Mission Command for an edited volume. The working title of this edited volume is: Empowering to Win in a Complex World: Mission Command in the 21st Century. In partnership with the online publication, The Bridge, some of the best submissions will also be published online. The linked document provides additional detail on this project....Read More
With the publication of Field Manual (FM) 6-22, Leader Development, the Army is helping Army leaders understand how to develop other leaders, their units, and themselves....Read More

The United States Army SHARP Academy presents by Open Invitation:

1st Quarter Professional Forum
"Sexual Predators and Stalkers: Increasing Public Awareness and Protecting the Community"
Featuring: Dr. Wendy L. Patrick, San Diego Deputy District Attorney Special Operations Division

Thursday, 6 August 2015,
1300-1530 hours
Marshall Auditorium
Lewis and Clark Building
Fort Leavenworth , Kansas

Wendy L. Patrick is a San Diego County Deputy District Attorney, recently named the 2014 Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year by the California State Bar's Public Law Section. She has completed over 150 trials ranging from hate crimes, to domestic violence, to first-degree murder. Dr. Patrick speaks to community groups, law enforcement organizations, and a wide variety of legal and educational institutions both nationally and internationally about the prevalence and methodology of sexual predators and stalkers, and how to increase public awareness and take steps to protect the community. She has been featured on CNN Anderson Cooper, FOX News Channel, FOX Business, HLN's Nancy Grace, Dr. Drew Radio, Al Jazeera America, The Blaze, Investigation Discovery, and a wide variety of other national and international programs.

Questions? Call (913) 684-8137 or (913) 684-7845

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The National Simulation Center's Francisco Villanueva explains the Emergent Leader Immersive Training Environment program at a recent Deputy Commanding General Course. The video game program trains young Army leaders how to address personal and professional problems. During the presentation, three DCGs viewed ELITE on laptops. The DCGs are: Col. Joseph McGee of the 1st Cavalry Division (left), Col. Timothy Daugherty of the 4th Infantry Division (center) and Brig. Gen. Donna Williams of the 412 Engineer Command. ...Read More

The U.S. Army announced the establishment of the Army University on July 7th, 2015.  Army University is modeled after several successful U.S. state university systems that have fostered greater instructional efficiency and research capability by incorporating state administered teaching institutions under a single centralized system of management and resourcing. Similarly, Army University now is charged with directly integrating 70 separate U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) internal school programs under one university system while also synchronizing instruction with more than 100 additional TRADOC institutions.

Over the next two years, the Army University will develop new processes to facilitate student and faculty collaboration and exchanges with civilian universities, establish universal transcripts, centralize and improve faculty development programs, and implement common core curriculum across the spectrum of Army education.

The creation of Army University represents a revitalization of the Army's professional military education system and is the first major step in transforming the Army into the innovative force needed to build the Army of 2025 and beyond.

"The Army University is the next logical step in the continued professionalization of the Army that began with the creation of the All-Volunteer Force in 1973," said Gen. Raymond Odierno, the Army chief of staff.  "This effort organizes all of TRADOC's existing educational programs into a single university structure to promote greater academic rigor, to improve internal integration, and to enhance external collaboration with many of the Nation's best universities and colleges."

Army University will provide the Force with a single point of contact for all Army education matters to address the educational needs of the Army while providing individual Soldiers and Civilians the opportunity to accomplish their own respective academic goals.  In addition, Army University will work closely with the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle, Pa.; the Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Ala.; the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; and the U.S. Army Centers of Excellence to leverage capabilities for training and research.

"We must continue to educate and develop Soldiers and Civilians to grow the intellectual capacity to understand the complex contemporary security environment to better lead Army, Joint, interagency and multinational task forces and teams," said the Honorable John McHugh, Secretary of the Army.  "Therefore, we will reinvest and transform our institutional educational programs for our Soldiers, commissioned officers, warrant officers, and noncommissioned officers in order to prepare for the complex future security environment."

Army University will provide true value to the Force, added Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general, Training and Doctrine Command.

"Soldiers are the Army's 'smart' weapon systems," explained Perkins. "The Army University is critical to training our civilian and military leaders to 'win in a complex world.' Providing this unified, professional and quality educational structure enables collaboration among our current educational institutions and facilitates innovation across our Army and support to the Joint Force."

Additionally, this effort provides a cost savings to the Army in tuition assistance and unemployment expenses, which improves a Soldier's ability to transition into quality employment opportunities after their service.

Points of Contact:

  • CAC PAO, (913) 684-2019
  • TRADOC PAO, (757) 501-5886
  • OCPA Plans, (703) 614-2468
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Leader Development

Conducts Army level leadership and leader development studies, analysis, assessment, and evaluations; develop and maintain the Army Leader Development Strategy; Supports CG, TRADOC by managing the Army Leader Development Program.

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Education

Education is the process of imparting knowledge and developing the competencies and attributes Army Professionals need to accomplish any mission the future may present.

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Lessons Learned

Focuses on the ability to collect, analyze, integrate, disseminate, and archive Army and Unified Action Partners lessons learned to support Unified Land Operations and all aspects of capability development.

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Doctrine

Develops and maintains the body of thought on how Army forces operate as an integral part of a joint force.

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Training Development

CAC manages, develops and sustains training and education development concepts, strategies, policy, processes, requirements, systems, recommend priorities, and products.

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Training Support

TRADOC provides training support for the Army. CAC manages the Training Support System (TSS) which is the training system products, services, and facilities that are necessary for creating the conditions to realistically portray the operational environment and enable training strategies.

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Functional Training

The DCG, Combined Arms manages, administers, and governs the processes to execute training courses for Army personnel (military and civilian) that require functional skills and qualifications for the performance of their duties.