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CAC News

June 2012

Lieutenant General David G. Perkins, commander, Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., leads a discussion on 'Why Mission Command?' during the Mission Command Symposium, Kansas City, Mo., June 19. His panel addressed Mission Command as an essential warfighting function for the Army. There were approximately 200 officers, NCOs, retired officers, industry representatives, and foreign military personnel in attendance at this event sponsored by the Association of the United States Army.

Army Leaders Discuss Mission Command

KANSAS CITY, MO - Some of the US Army's top leaders, and military officers from around the globe met here Tuesday to discuss the emergence of the Army's newest and arguably most significant warfighting function. The Association of the United States Army hosted a professional development forum on the topic of "Mission Command," and kicked off the two-day event with introductory comments by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno and a panel discussion titled "Why Mission Command?," which served as a primer for the symposium discussion.

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May 2012

TCM Deputy receives award

TCM Deputy receives award

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - Dan Wakeman of the TRADOC Capability Manager for the Virtual Training Environment (TCM Virtual) received an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) award. Wakeman, deputy director of TCM Virtual, received the award for his dedication to Reserve and Active Component Soldiers in a ceremony at the National Simulation Center.

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Lt. Gen. David Perkins receives scrapbook to be donated to Frontier Army Museum

Lt. Gen. David Perkins receives scrapbook to be donated to Frontier Army Museum

Donald Davison, a retired Army Major, presents a scrapbook compiled by his grandfather, retired Col. Paul R. Davison, during his command of the 10th Cavalry, to Lt. Gen. David Perkins. The family will be donating the scrapbook to the Frontier Army Museum at Fort Leavenworth. Donald Davison's father, General Michael Shannon Davison, will be inducted into the Fort Leavenworth Hall of Fame May 24th.

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Visit to Ft. Leavenworth especially meaningful for Chiefs Crennel, LBs Campbell and Johnson

Visit to Ft. Leavenworth especially meaningful for Chiefs Crennel, LBs Campbell and Johnson

Photo by Deveney Wall

Romeo Crennel , Caleb Campbell and Derrick Johnson recall military past while visiting students at Patton Junior High School



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Officers graduate from SAMS

Officers graduate from SAMS

Photo by Noah Albro

Col Thomas C. Graves. 13th Director, SAMS congratulates a SAMS student during the School of Advanced Military Studies graduation ceremony on May 17, 2012 at Eisenhower Hall.


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Army Maj. Leticia Walpole attempts to break jump rope record

Jump into record book isn't Army major's only goal

Dawn Bormann | The Kansas City Star

But the 49-year-old officer used the jump rope to stay awake and in top physical shape while she completed an elite Army training program at Fort Leavenworth. On Thursday, Walpole stepped up her game and attempted to get into the Guinness Book of World ...

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Army Aviation Association of America

Army Aviation Association of America

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Stefan Kadur, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment was honored as the Army Aviation Association of America Aviator of the Year during the Annual Professional Forum and Exposition, held in Nashville, Tenn., April 2. Lt. Gen. David Perkins, commander, Combined Arms Center, was on hand to address the forum as the keynote speaker and to help present the annual awards.

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REP Lynn Jenkins and REP Kevin Yoder Visit Fort Leavenworth

REP Lynn Jenkins and REP Kevin Yoder Visit Fort Leavenworth

Deputy Commander for Leader Development and Education, Brig. Gen. Gordon Davis explains the importance of the international officer participation at the Command and General Staff College to REP Kevin Yoder (R-KS) and REP Lynn Jenkins (R-KS). James Fain, Director for the International Student Division at the Command and General Staff College, looks on. Currently, there are 96 countries represented at the Command and General Staff College.

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Gen. Bob Cone, TRADOC Commander, speaks at Pre Command Course on May 2

Gen. Bob Cone, TRADOC Commander, speaks at Pre Command Course on May 2

Gen. Bob Cone, TRADOC Commanding General, and Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Dailey, TRADOC Command Sergeant Major, spoke to the Pre-Command Course on May 2 at Fort Leavenworth. Future brigade and battalion commanders and command sergeants major attend the week long course.

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April 2012

Military considers using avatars to keep soldiers fit after fitting in Afghanistan

Military considers using avatars to keep soldiers fit after fighting in Afghanistan

Anna Mulrine | The Christian Science Monitor | May 03, 2012

For Col. Anthony Krogh, the approaching end of more than 10 years of war seems more like a call to action. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have taken a toll, but they have also left the US Army battle-tested. As peacetime draws nearer, the Pentagon is grappling with a vital question: How can the military keep its soldiers engaged and fighting fit, both physically and mentally?


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Secretary of the Army John McHugh listens as Commander of the Combined Arms Center Lt. Gen. David G. Perkins briefs during a visit at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, to discuss how the future force will train to fight and win our nation's...

McHugh: Important time for the TRADOC mission

FORT EUSTIS, Va. (April 23, 2012) -- Secretary of the Army John McHugh traveled to U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command headquarters to receive briefings from TRADOC leaders on the Army Profession, doctrine, leader development, and training and education, April 20.

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Gaming plays important role in Army training

Gaming plays important role in Army training

Col. Robert "Pat" White's avatar explains gaming's importance in Army training as part of a video shown at the Army Games for Training User Conference. White could not attend the Orlando, Fla., conference and addressed it through the video. He is the deputy commander of the Combined Arms Center - Training (CAC-T), Fort Leavenworth, Kan. The video was created at the National Simulation Center, which is part of CAC-T.

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Tax Center Awards

Tax Center Awards

A check for $261,205 is presented to the Fort Leavenworth Community to symbolize the amount of money saved by the service members and families in fees from preparing taxes through the Tax Center.

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Maj. Gen. Fogarty says linguists essential to the fight

Maj. Gen. Fogarty says linguists essential to the fight

MONTEREY, Calif., - Maj. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, commanding general of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, told Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center students April 3 that their linguist careers are extremely important for the defense of the nation.

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CGSC International Hall of Fame Ceremony, April 5, 2012

CGSC International Hall of Fame Ceremony, April 5, 2012

Brigadier (General) Roland G. Maunday, Chief of Staff of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, assists Lt. Gen. David G. Perkins with unveiling his shadowbox inducting him into the Command and General Staff College International Hall of Fame. Brigadier General Roland G. Maunday graduated from the course in 2005 at Fort Leavenworth.

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March 2012

Lt. Gen. David Perkins appears on Fox and Friends

Fox and Friends

Lt. Gen. David Perkins appears on Fox and Friends with Brian Kilmeade and Good Day New York with Greg Kelley on March. 21, 2012. Lt. Gen. Perkins discusses the 9th anniversary in the invasion of Baghdad where he served as the commander of 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division.


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Fox Radio Interview with Brian Kilmeade


February 2012

Fort Carson commanders lead way with language training

Fort Carson commanders lead way with language training

SEASIDE, Calif., - Fifteen senior leaders from the 4th Infantry Division, 4th Brigade Combat Team graduated from a one-week-long special training event called the Pashto Familiarization Course for Senior-Grade Leadership, which was hosted by the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center 9 Feb.

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January 2012

Driving Institutional Adaptability

Driving Institutional Adaptability

Recently the Army's Mission Command Center of Excellence (MC CoE) celebrated its inaugural year. Then-TRADOC Commander GEN Martin Dempsey designed this organization to identify and create institutional solutions for the Army to conduct mission command.

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CAC commander says language and culture is ammunition

CAC commander says language and culture is ammunition

Commander of the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Lt. Gen. David Perkins visited the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center on Jan. 10 to discuss the future of language training needs for the Army.

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Commanding General, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, Lt. Gen. David Perkins, listens to National Security Affairs Chair, Dr. Dan Moran, during a briefing on different programs offered at the Naval Postgraduate School, Jan. 10.

Army's Intellectual Center Commander Continues What CSA Odierno Started

The Commanding General of the esteemed 'intellectual center' of the Army, the Combined Arms Center (CAC), Lt. Gen. David Perkins visited the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) for a series of briefings and meetings with faculty, staff and students, Jan 10.

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DLIFLC/NPS officially begin new phase of network partnership

DLIFLC/NPS officially begin new phase of network partnership

MONTEREY, Calif., -- More than 50 military and academic leaders of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and the Naval Postgraduate School joined together to officially announce the groundbreaking of the award-winning ".edu" academic network infrastructure initiative during a ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 25.

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Photo by Prudence Siebert, Fort Leavenworth Lamp

Remainder of 40th MP Bn. returns from Iraq

40th Military Police Internment and Resettlement Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Erica Nelson and 40th MP Command Sgt. Maj. Donald Wallace shake hands after unfurling the battalion colors, which they cased at a farewell ceremony Jan. 7, 2011, during a return ceremony Dec. 21 at the 15th MP Brigade`s motor pool.

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Hamburg, Germany

Grigsby promoted to brigadier general

David G. Perkins, commander of the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, told attendees of Grigsby's general officer promotion ceremony Jan. 27 that it takes tens of thousands of service members and their families to make a US Army general officer ...

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Hamburg, Germany

U.S. officers train at German staff college

Fort Leavenworth, Kan. - As part of an annual Command and General Staff College elective, 10 majors from Intermediate Level Education Class 2012-01 traveled to the German Army's Fuehrungsakadamie in Hamburg, Germany, to participate in the NATO training exercise Common Trail Dec. 3-18.

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Lt. Gen. Perkins visits ATSC

Lt. Gen. Perkins visits ATSC

1/9/2012 - U.S. Army Lt. Gen. David Perkins, the new Combined Arms Center commander, meets Col. Edward McGinley, System Training Integration and Devices Division, division chief during a his visit to the Army Training Support Center at Fort Eustis Jan 4. Lt. Gen. Perkins assumed command Nov. 22, 2011.

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December 2011

CGSC presents faculty writing awards

22 December - CGSC presents faculty writing awards

Fort Leavenworth, Kan. - The Command and General Staff College's Golden Pen Award program recognizes personnel assigned to the college for their literary achievements.

The awards were presented Dec. 13 in Eisenhower Auditorium in the Lewis and Clark Center by acting CGSC Deputy Commandant

Col. Michael J. Johnson.

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Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli congratulates top U.S. graduate Maj. Anthony Gore, recipient of the Gen. George C. Marshall Award, during the Command and General Staff College graduation for the 2011-02 Intermediate Level Education class Dec. 16 at the Lewis and Clark Center. Chiarelli provided remarks at the ceremony.

16 December - Awards recognize top students of class 2011-02

Several members of the Command and General Staff College's Intermediate Level Education class 2011-02 were honored at the graduation ceremony Dec. 16.

The General George C. Marshall Award was created in 1960 in honor of Marshall to be presented to the distinguished graduate in each regular ILE class. The award recognizes scholarship, pays homage to one of America's most honored Soldiers and serves as a lasting incentive to officers attending the college.

The winner of the General George C. Marshall Award was Maj. Anthony W. Gore.

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Simons Center presents interagency awards

13 December - Simons Center presents interagency awards

Fort Leavenworth, Kan. - The Command and General Staff College Foundation's Col. Arthur D. Simons Center for the Study of Interagency Cooperation's second annual CGSC faculty interagency writing awards were also presented at the Dec. 13 ceremony.

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CGSC students train at Australian college

1 December - CGSC students train at Australian college

Fort Leavenworth, Kan. - Eleven Command and General Staff students and two instructors travelled to Canberra, Australia, in November at the invitation of Commodore Richard Menhinick, commandant of the Australian Command and Staff College, to participate in the second half of the U.S. - Australia Exchange Program with the Australian Defence Forces.

The first half of the exchange occurred in June of this year, when 14 Australians arrived at Fort Leavenworth to attend classes and participate in Exercise Eagle Owl.

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SAMS graduation adds to pool of planners

1 December - SAMS graduation adds to pool of planners

Fort Leavenworth, Kan. - Two planners who recently graduated from the School of Advanced Military Studies are now providing assistance to elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and working on a joint task force headquarters, U.S. Army Africa's commander said.

Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg, himself a SAMS graduate, said planners under his command are getting real-world experience using the military decision-making process, lessons learned from military history and experience turning intellectual power into combat power. Click to read more.

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International Military Student Badge Ceremony

International Military Student Badge Ceremony

LTG David G. Perkins presents the CGSC Badge to LTC Grzegorz Ryszard Grodzki, Poland, as CSM Christopher Greca looks on during the International Military Student Badge Ceremony for the 11-02 class, 15 December 2011. The CGSC Badge is presented to the international military students upon graduation to signify their time at Fort Leavenworth.

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National Guard staff and students celebrate 375th Birthday

National Guard staff and students celebrate 375th Birthday

(L-R); BG Scott Thoele, Deputy Commanding General - National Guard Combined Arms Center, ensures LTG David Perkins, Commanding General Combined Arms Center and SGT Steven Lafrinere, Mission Training Center, cut straight lines for the official cake.

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Kansas City Chiefs visit Fort Leavenworth

Kansas City Chiefs visit Fort Leavenworth

Members of the Kansas City Chiefs visit to Fort Leavenworth. Besides a meet and greet at the Post Exchange, the team "engaged the enemy" at the Engagement Skills Trainer 2000 (EST2K) with the help of 15th MP Brigade soldiers.

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AFPAK Hands have strategic effects

AFPAK Hands have strategic effects

KABUL, Afghanistan - When Lt. Col. Rob Rabb joined the Afghanistan/Pakistan (AFPAK) Hands program he never dreamed that he would become a speech writer or that his letters would land on the desk of Afghan President Hamid Karzai for signature.

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By: Natela Cutter, Strategic Communications, DLIFLC

November 2011

General Robert W. Cone, TRADOC commander, passes the Combined Arms Center colors to Lt. General David G. Perkins in a ceremony held on Nov. 22 at Eisenhower Hall. The ceremony symbolized LTG Perkins Assumption of Command of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center.

General assumes command of Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - U.S. soldiers serving overseas are counting on those working at Fort Leavenworth to guide the future of the Army, the fort's new commander said.

Lt. Gen. David G. Perkins, a three-star Army general, on Tuesday became commanding general of the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth.

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Walter Kretchik, author of 'U.S. Army Doctrine: From the American Revolution to the War on Terror,' talks to Command and General Staff College faculty about the 'last war' Nov. 10 in Arnold Conference Room

Doctrine expert talks to CGSC staff, faculty

Fort Leavenworth, Kan. - When he was an instructor with the Combat Studies Institute, Walt Kretchik kept hearing the phrase, the "last war." Army leaders were always trying to fight the last war, Kretchik was told, they didn't consider current events and couldn't be innovative.

"But it didn't make sense from the perspective of how armies train, how they organize ... what bothered me is that we're teaching this, we're teaching our students that this is exactly the way it is," Kretchik said

Kretchik published a book, "U.S. Army Doctrine: From the American Revolution to the War on Terror," in September 2011 with some of his findings. He spoke to staff and faculty at the Command and General Staff College Nov. 10 as part of a professional development effort by the Faculty and Staff Development Division.

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Center for Army Leadership wants survey responses

Fort Leavenworth, Kan. - Soldiers are asked to fill out many surveys each year. But the Center for Army Leadership at Fort Leavenworth wants Soldiers to know that one survey coming out this month is too important to ignore.

The Center for Army Leadership, or CAL, Annual Survey of Army Leadership, known as CASAL, is read at the highest levels and has brought actual changes to the Army.

Although Soldiers might not have heard of the CASAL, they've certainly seen the results, said Command Sgt. Maj. Philip Johndrow, the former command sergeant major for the Combined Arms Center.

For instance, all the recent discussions about "toxic leadership" in the Army started with last year's CASAL results, he said

"That was a result of the survey, so you know your voice is being heard when you see it in the Army Times and all these other places," Johndrow said. "It's the talk of the town now."

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Survey IDs need for civilian leader development

Washington, D.C. - Findings in a Center for Army Leadership annual survey indicate the quality of civilian leadership is favorable and appears stable, but improvements are needed in leader development.

"While favorable doesn't mean perfect, there is always room for improvement," said John Steele, research team lead for CAL's 2010 Annual Survey of Army Leadership.

Army civilians also believe improvements could be made in developing their subordinate leaders, building effective teams, creating a positive environment, leading by example, and communication.

"To clarify, Army civilians perceive that their leadership is favorable. My interpretation of the data is that many of their perceptions did not change from last year to this year," Steele said

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Dr. John Mark Mattox, the first visiting professor for the Gen Hugh Shelton Chair in Ethics, addresses Fort Leavenworth Ethics Symposium attendees during the inaugural ceremony for the privately funded academic chair Nov. 7 at the Lewis and Clark Center's Marshall Lecture Hall.

Mattox installed as CGSC's first ethics chair

Dr. John Mark Mattox was installed as the first Gen. Hugh Shelton Chair of Ethics at the Command and General Staff College Nov 7.

As the ethics chair, Mattox has a visiting professorship, the first privately-funded position at CGSC, said Dr. Chris King, dean of academics at CGSC. The position was part of a $2.5 million gift to the CGSC Foundation by Ross Perot two years ago.

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Air Traffic Assistant Billy Summers looks out over the airfield at the newly painted runway and decimated grass Nov. 7 at Sherman Army Airfield. SAAF reopened Nov. 7 to limited operations, daylight hours only as runway lights must be replaced, after being closed since June when three to seven feet of floodwater filled the area.

After months under water, airfield cleared to reopen

Fort Leavenworth, Kan. - Fort Leavenworth's airfield runway has passed tests and was cleared to reopen

Fort officials were concerned that flooding earlier this year could have damaged the runway. The Missouri River was flooded during the summer as a result of the Army Corps of Engineers release of additional water at Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota. Engineers said heavy rain and snowfall the previous winter was reason for the additional release of water. The river flooded many communities, with Iowa and Missouri sustaining much of the damage. Some areas, including homes and farmland, were underwater for months.

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October 2011

Brig. Gen. Charles Flynn, acting director for the Combined Arms Center, presents Army Doctrine Publication 3-0, Unified Land Operations, during the Doctrine 2015 panel at the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting Oct. 10. ADP 3-0 is the first of a series of new publications under development for Doctrine 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Maj. Pleasant L. Lindsey III)

TRADOC discusses Doctrine 2015 during AUSA

When Soldiers think of the word "doctrine," they may not necessarily think of easy to read, highly accessible guides; however, that's about to change with what the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) is calling "Doctrine 2015."

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Four officers join International Hall of Fame

Four officers join International Hall of Fame

Davin Knolton, chief information officer and assistant chief of staff at the Army Combined Arms Center, won the individual award for workforce improvement for his work in streamlining information security improvement projects into a single comprehensive portfolio, enhancing professional certifications, IT leadership oversight and professional development.

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Col. (P) Robert White, the deputy commander for the Combined Arms Center

Fort Leavenworth Senior Leaders tour Fort Riley's First-Rate facility

Fort Riley and the Big Red One showcased one of the post's cutting-edge facilities to nearly 20 leaders from Fort Leavenworth's Combined Arms Center on Oct. 26. The guests toured several facilities located on Fort Riley's digital training campus, highlighting the capabilities of the site's Mission Command Training Center.

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CAC News

Cyber Award Winners Announced

Davin Knolton, chief information officer and assistant chief of staff at the Army Combined Arms Center, won the individual award for workforce improvement for his work in streamlining information security improvement projects into a single comprehensive portfolio, enhancing professional certifications, IT leadership oversight and professional development.

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On the 10th anniversary of the War in Afghanistan, ABC News takes a closer look at the U.S. Army strategy being used in Afghanistan to win - and end - America's longest war.

10 Years of Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan - Is It Working?

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - In an interview with ABC News, Lt. Col. John Paganini, director of the U.S. Army's Counterinsurgency Center, explained how the counterinsurgency strategy being employed in Afghanistan is still the Army's strategy there, despite having no concrete end date, no measurable metric of success and awareness that resources are limited.

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Maj. Darcy Schnack, tour guide Katia, Maj. Don Mozer, Maj. Andrew DeKever and Navy Lt. Cmdr. Chris Dodds tour Auschwitz II-Birkenau. This fenced-in road led from the rail offloading area to the prisoner registration building or the gas chambers and crematoria, depending on the selection results. Prisoners were kept in their barracks during this process to prevent them from warning the newest arrivals of their fate.

Students visit Poland to study genocide

Fort Leavenworth, Kan. - Although a few officers had visited World War II concentration camps in Auschwitz, taking a class on site gave them a deeper understanding of what leads to genocide. Eight students in the Command and General Staff College Intermediate Level Education class 2011-02 visited Poland in September as part of a class, "Genocide and the Military Role: Identification, Prevention, and Intervention."

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Brig. Gen. Charles Flynn, acting director for the Combined Arms Center, presents Army Doctrine Publication 3-0, Unified Land Operations, during the Doctrine 2015 panel at the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting Oct. 10. ADP 3-0 is the first of a series of new publications under development for Doctrine 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Maj. Pleasant L. Lindsey III)

TRADOC discusses Doctrine 2015 during AUSA

When Soldiers think of the word "doctrine," they may not necessarily think of easy to read, highly accessible guides; however, that's about to change with what the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) is calling "Doctrine 2015."

During an Oct. 10 panel presentation on Doctrine 2015 at the 2011 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting, Brig. Gen. Charles Flynn, U.S. Combined Arms Center acting director, spoke on the new look of Army doctrine.

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Army Pushes New Training, Tech For Infantry Squads

Army Pushes New Training, Tech For Infantry Squads

Washington: The Army has launched a major effort to strengthen its 7,000 infantry squads - the beginning of a major cultural and bureaucratic change in America's largest military service.

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Army readies new network standards

Army readies new network standards

The Army says it's trying to modernize its IT network into a system that's more interoperable, and based on open standards.

That will mean a new set of rules that industry will have to follow if it wants the Army to buy their products.

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TRADOC chief wants emphasis on defining ‘the profession of arms’

TRADOC chief wants emphasis on defining 'the profession of arms'

The Profession of Arms campaign is one of the most important initiatives in the Army, the commanding general of Training and Doctrine Command said.

"I think it's very important that we as a profession take a very hard look at what is our profession. What are the guide posts for the future?" Gen. Robert Cone said Tuesday during a panel on the Army profession at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting. "What is the profession of arms? Do we want to be a profession, and if so, what does it take to be a profession? You can take the bedrock that comes from this particular campaign and build the Army of 2020."

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Combined Arms Center Command Sgt. Maj. Philip Johndrow stands before a full room of friends, service members and post employees as acting CAC and Fort Leavenworth Commander Brig. Gen. Charles Flynn pins him with the Distinguished Service Medal Oct. 3 at the Frontier Conference Center.

CAC, post bid farewell to CSM Johndrow

Fort Leavenworth, Kan. - The incoming chief of the Office of Security Cooperation in Iraq said he's noticed a huge change in the country in only a few years, and it's partly because of leaders like Command Sgt. Maj. Philip F. Johndrow. Johndrow relinquished responsibility of the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth at a ceremony Oct. 3. He is retiring to the Fort Hood, Texas, area.

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Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 40th Military Police Internment and Resettlement Battalion Soldiers Spc. Jordan Simpson, Pfc. Travis Wilt, and Cpl. Raymond Gordineer paint porch columns at the Habitat for Humanity home site Oct. 1 in Kansas City.

40 MPs help out at Habitat home

Fort Leavenworth, Kan. - Soldiers and families from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 40th Military Police Internment and Resettlement Battalion (Rear) (Provisional), say giving back to the community is a routine part of their military service.

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CAC News

Foundation announces CGSC faculty writing awards

Fort Leavenworth, Kan. - The Col. Arthur D. Simons Center for the Study of Interagency Cooperation has announced the winners of the 2011 Command and General Staff College Faculty Writing Competition. First place goes to Dr. Nathan W. Toronto, School of Advanced Military Studies, for his paper, "Active Inaction: Interagency Security Assistance to Egypt."

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September 2011

Foreign Policy Magazine highlights UrbanSim tool

Foreign Policy Magazine highlights UrbanSim tool

UrbanSim is a U.S. Army game that teaches COIN to battalion commanders. Where most Pentagon computer simulations look like spreadsheets and are just as fun to play, UrbanSim, which came out in 2009, resembles the kind of strategy game that many of us enjoy at home.

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ISAF chief lends support to Afghan high school

ISAF chief lends support to Afghan high school (KABUL)

KABUL, Afghanistan - The commanding general of International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) in Afghanistan, Gen. John R. Allen, visited an art exhibit and book signing Sept. 16, featuring artwork of young gifted students.

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The long road to 09 Lima

The long road to 09 Lima (JALALABAD)

JALALABAD, Afghanistan - When Acheson was a young boy in Iran, he used to watch a lot of American movies and wanted to be that special investigator or FBI agent who figured out the crime plot and caught the bad guys.

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Afghan colonel provides security, language assistance

Language and culture training top priority for U.S Army

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - Today's military is embracing language and culture training more than ever, and DLIFLC has always been at the forefront of that effort.

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Afghan colonel provides security, language assistance

Afghan colonel provides security, language assistance

KABUL, Afghanistan - On any given day, tens of people stream through Col. Sediqullah Saberi's office, some are military officers seeking to have orders signed, some are workers who maintain the Garrison camp, while others come to ask for support in building a school, or digging wells for water.

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KABUL, Afghanistan - Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Commandant, Col. Danial D. Pick, spent a week during the Sept. 11 ten-year anniversary examining the Institute's language mission in Afghanistan.  
'I wanted to take a look at how effective our language training had been down range, and to be able to take those lessons learned back to the Institute to help improve our programs,' stated Pick.

DLIFLC commandant examines language mission in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Commandant, Col. Danial D. Pick, spent a week during the Sept. 11 ten-year anniversary examining the Institute's language mission in Afghanistan.


"I wanted to take a look at how effective our language training had been down range, and to be able to take those lessons learned back to the Institute to help improve our programs," stated Pick.

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Captains Career Course proof of principle underway

Captains Career Course proof of principle underway

Training and Doctrine Command school houses have dispatched instructors to Fort Bliss, Texas, for the Captains Career Course common core proof of principle.

In January, TRADOC released the U.S. Army Learning Concept for 2015. It established a learner-centric education model that blurs the lines between operational assignments and military schooling while emphasizing a life-long learning continuum.


Brig. Gen. K.K. Chinn (left), Commanding General of the Joint Readiness Training Center, with Col. Bryan L. Rudacille, Commander of the Joint Multinational Training Center, during the Combat Training Center Conference in Fort Leavenworth, Kan. (Photo by Diane R. Walker, Combined Arms Center-Training Contractor)


Post hosts Combat Training Center conference

8Sep 2011 - The future of the U.S. Army's combat training centers was a discussion topic for nearly 100 U.S. and international military leaders attending the recent Combat Training Center Conference.

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Caslen reflects on his time commanding Combined Arms Center
Fort Leavenworth, Kan. - The Army general poised to take command of the Office of Security Cooperation in Iraq said he's learned many things during his time at Fort Leavenworth - most importantly, how to look for adaptive solutions to problems.

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August 2011

Post hosts Combat Training Center conference

Post hosts Combat Training Center conference

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - Nearly 100 leaders from U.S. and international military training groups met Aug. 30-31 at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., for the Combat Training Center, or CTC, Conference.

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MCTP prepares U.S. Army Pacific Command for larger role
Members of Mission Command Training Program, Operations Group Delta, attend a targeting board during a recent deployment to the Hawaiian island of O'ahu to support United States Army Pacific's (USARPAC) participation in exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 11. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Lee Edmonds)

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LiveStrong Stadium design team share lessons with SAMS students

Kansas City, Kan. - So what does the team who designed and built Kansas City's new Major League Soccer Stadium and a group of students from the School of Advanced Military Studies have in common? More than you would think.

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Hundreds come out to Run for the Fallen

Fort Leavenworth, Kan. - Ally Eckert was in the sixth grade when her brother, Sgt. Gary "Andy" Eckert Jr. was killed in Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in 2005. Her memory of him remains strong.

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Command, Control Digital Master Gunner class graduates

Fort Leavenworth, Kan. - A mix of active Army, National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians benefited from the most recent Command and Control Digital Master Gunner class, which graduated Aug. 12 at Fort Leavenworth. "This is the Army today," Col. Pat White, Combined Arms Center-Training deputy commander, told the students of the Army's new direction toward using more technology and digital systems.

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Tomorrow's fight trusts NCOs with more power

Brigade commanders once achieved success by integrating combat power at a precise point and the operational depth of the battlefield, said Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen, commander of the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Things are not so defined today.

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U.S. Army Combined Arms Center wins big at TRADOC NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition

FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Staff Sgt. Raymond Santiago and Spc. Blaise Corbin are the 2011 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year. Both Soldiers are from the 4th Ranger Training Battalion at Fort Benning, Ga. representing the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center.

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Team Studies Brains of Successful Leaders

Fort Leavenworth, Kan. - Researchers from Arizona State University want to know, quite literally, what moral and ethical development looks like. Researchers from Arizona State, with support from the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic - a part of the Combined Arms Center - and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, visited Fort Leavenworth last week to see if there's a scientific brain pattern that develops when people develop moral and ethical standards.

David Waldman and Pierre Balthazard, business instructors at Arizona State University, brought a research team to examine the brains of Command and General Staff College students, staff and Army civilians to find out more about moral development. (Updated Aug 18, 2011)

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Army encourages civilian employee fitness

Fort Leavenworth, Kan. - Civilian employees can get in shape and use company time for it. The Army Civilian Fitness Program encourages civilian employees to engage in a regular exercise program as well as general health enhancement. (Updated Aug 18, 2011)

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MCTP Operations Group Sierra welcomes new chief

Fort Leavenworth, Kan. - Col. Clay B. Hatcher recently arrived to take charge of Operations Group Sierra for the Mission Command Training Program and to provide leadership for upcoming sustainment exercises. MCTP is the culmination of the U.S. Army’s training system, teaching staffs and commanders at the highest level. MCTP’s mission is to teach and mentor commanders and their staffs, who are getting ready to deploy, the Army doctrine concept of mission command, formerly known as command and control. Mission command balances the command and the science of control in support of full-spectrum operations. (Updated Aug 18, 2011)

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Conference shapes direction of Doctrine 2015

Fort Leavenworth, Kan. - More than 100 doctrine leaders from across the Army and joint community met in Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 3-4 to discuss a major change in the way Army doctrine is developed and disseminated. With guidance from the Army’s senior leadership, the group reviewed plans that leverage emerging technology to accelerate and modernize the entire doctrine development process. (Updated Aug 18, 2011)

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Command and General Staff School Class 2012-01 begins the new school year at
Fort Leavenworth


Serbian Army officer, MAJ Djordje Graovac, proudly walks across the Eisenhower Hall stage in the Lewis and Clark Center after posting his nation's flag amongst fellow classmates flags. International officers will provide different but valuable perspectives for their classmates, both American and international, during this school year.
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Army wants to rid top ranks of toxic leaders

The Army is working to flush toxic leaders from its ranks. A survey of more than 22,630 soldiers from the rank of E-5 through O-6 and Army civilians showed that roughly one in five sees his or her superior as "toxic and unethical," while only 27 percent believe that their organization allows the frank and free flow of ideas.

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Officers arriving at Fort Leavenworth for Command and General Staff College

More than 1,000 military officers from the United States and several foreign nations are making their way toward Fort Leavenworth for the start of the next session of the Army Command and General Staff College.

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Experienced Leaders Sought for Brain Study

Fort Leavenworth Lamp - Sean Hannah, from the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic, Combined Arms Center, is working with David Waldman and Pierre Balthazar, from the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, to see if this information could help identify ...

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CAL survey reveals trends, attitudes in Army

Fort Leavenworth, Kan. - An Army organization responsible for tracking and improving leadership and leadership development released survey results on how Army managers are doing. The results average 3 out of four positive responses, but show areas the Army can improve.

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Vet receives Soldier's Medal for crash rescue

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - An Army veteran has received the Soldier's Medal for his actions in 2000 near Fort Knox, Ky., when he rescued passengers from burning cars after a crash.


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July 2011

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Fort welcomes new CAC-T deputy commander

Fort Leavenworth, Kan. - Fort Leavenworth's Combined Arms Center officially welcomed a new deputy commander for its training wing Friday, about a month after the former commander departed for Fort Riley.


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MCTP welcomes new commander, colors

Fort Leavenworth, Kan. - Col. Charles E. A. Sexton assumed command of the Mission Command Training Program July 22 in a ceremony at Eisenhower Auditorium in the Lewis and Clark Center. Sexton, who previously commanded the 2nd Brigade of the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Ga., succeeded Col. Mark E. McKnight, who has been assigned as the Combined Arms Center chief of staff and will remain at Fort Leavenworth. Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., Commanding General of CAC and Fort Leavenworth, officiated the ceremony.

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Army Profession of Arms campaign looks to future

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., July 28, 2011 - The Army's newest campaign may not be on the battlefield, but its goal is to continue to be victorious.

The Profession of Arms Campaign is mandated by John M. McHugh, Secretary of the Army, and Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Army Chief of Staff, to assess the state of the Army and take a critical look at how the past decade of war has impacted the military and civilian workforce.

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Army showcases virtual training

Fort Leavenworth, Kan. -
Even high-ranking officials within the training command at Fort Leavenworth admit they are playing catch-up in some respects to a younger generation of soldiers.

With a seemingly instinctual feel for technology like cell phones, video games and web-based computer applications, Col. Tony Krogh, director of Fort Leavenworth's National Simulations Center, referred to many of the newest soldiers as "digital natives" and older soldiers like himself as "digital immigrants."

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Changes coming to Army under incoming chief of staff

The Army Irregular Warfare Fusion Cell is part of the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., where it coordinates irregular warfare training doctrine, primarily on counterinsurgency.

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Missing in America, Veterans Recovery Ceremony

Cremains of Civil War Veteran Pvt. George McCarthy were interred at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery July 26 with full military honors. Pvt. McCarthy's cremains were escorted to the interment site by Civil War
re-enactors in period uniforms.

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CAC Strategic Communication and Plans Office


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Doing battle in a virtual world Simulation programs helping to train soldiers

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - The Army is in a time of transition, driven by anticipated huge budget cuts, which would impact Fort Leavenworth. Last year, the fort had an economic impact of more than $3 billion for area communities, including Leavenworth, Kansas City, Platte City, Weston, Atchison and St. Joseph.

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Leadership changes coming to Fort Leavenworth

Maj. Gen. David Perkins, left, is President Barack Obama's choice to be the next commander of the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth. Perkins would replace Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., whom Obama has tapped for a new post in postwar Iraq.

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Mr. Robert R. Naething, COL(R) Sworn into Senior Executive Service

Mr. Robert R. Naething, COL(R) is sworn in to the Senior Executive Service by LTG Robert L. Caslen, Jr., CG, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center. Mr. Naething served on active duty for 28 years before becoming an SES and named the Deputy Director of the Mission Command Center of Excellence.

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New online training tools help troops prep for deployment

08Jul 2011 - Check out the new brigade counterinsurgency, two culture-focused packages and Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury training materials for deploying Soldiers on the Army Training Network (https://atn.army.mil).

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SALT preps proof-of-principle course for junior officers


Fort Leavenworth, Kan. - The School of Advanced Leadership and Tactics is getting ready to try out a core curriculum for captains that a team of about seven full-time employees developed from the ground up in less than six months.

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Army announces batch of 3-star assignments

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday announced announced the following general officer assignments. All nominations must be approved by the Senate.


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Priority One-Leader Development

By Matthew Montgomery, (Combined Arms Support Command)

FORT LEE, Va. - Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen visited the Combined Arms Support Command July 7 to see new training initiatives firsthand and learn about how leader development is being implemented at the Army Logistics University.

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Leadership survey points
to development need


Arlington, Va. - The results of a recent survey indicate that Army leaders are seen as effective on a wide range of criteria, but that leadership development has not been receiving the attention that it once did at the unit level. 'Unit leader development appears to be less of a priority,' said John Steele at the Center for Army Leadership at Fort Leavenworth. Steele is the project lead for CAL's Annual Survey of Army Leadership, known as CASAL.

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June 2011


British Maj. Andy Locke problem solves with classmates while working through a scenario using the United Kingdom's doctrine, Seven Questions, during the Eagle Owl exercise June 28 at the Lewis and Clark Center. Groups of Command and General Staff College Intermediate Level Education students worked the exercise with majors from the United Kingdom's Intermediate Command and Staff Course (Land), with one group of students using the United States' Military Decision Making Process and another group using the United Kingdom's Seven Questions method to work through the exercise.British return for Eagle Owl exercise

Fort Leavenworth, Kan. - What has become one of the largest training exercises within Training and Doctrine Command received a new set of participants this month - with six staff members from the United Kingdom's Stabilisation Unit.

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Partially-breached levee shuts down airfield at Fort LeavenworthPartially-breached levee shuts down airfield at Fort Leavenworth

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas - A levee partially breached Wednesday morning near Fort Leavenworth, prompting the military base to shut down its airfield. The Leavenworth County Emergency Manager confirmed a levee partially breached around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday north of the Sherman Army Airfield at Fort Leavenworth.

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Partially-breached levee shuts down airfield at Fort LeavenworthRemarks on the Way Forward in Afghanistan

East Room 8:01 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. Nearly 10 years ago, America suffered the worst attack on our shores since Pearl Harbor. This mass murder was planned by Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda network in Afghanistan, and signaled a new threat to our security one in which the targets were no longer soldiers on a battlefield, but innocent men, women and children going about their daily lives.

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Combined Arms Center Fort Leavenworth, Kansas - The Moral Combat version of the America’s Army game is being shipped to Army units. This game transforms traditional Army ethics education into an interactive experience capitalizing on the popularity and success of America's Army. Breaking away from traditional, case-study based instruction, the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) adds a series of challenging ethical scenarios to the game’s maps, missions, and objectives.Army worries about 'toxic leaders' in ranks

A major U.S. Army survey of leadership and morale found that more than 80 percent of Army officers and sergeants had directly observed a "toxic" leader in the last year and that about 20 percent of the respondents said that they had worked directly for one.

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Combined Arms Center Fort Leavenworth, Kansas - The Moral Combat version of the America’s Army game is being shipped to Army units. This game transforms traditional Army ethics education into an interactive experience capitalizing on the popularity and success of America's Army. Breaking away from traditional, case-study based instruction, the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) adds a series of challenging ethical scenarios to the game’s maps, missions, and objectives.Combined Arms Center " Fort Leavenworth, Kansas - The "Moral Combat" version of the "America's Army" game is being shipped to Army units.

This game transforms traditional Army ethics education into an interactive experience capitalizing on the popularity and success of "America's Army." Breaking away from traditional, case-study based instruction, the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) adds a series of challenging ethical scenarios to the game's maps, missions, and objectives.

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Sgt. 1st Class Kyle Silvernale yells commands to his troops during air assault training in Alaska's Chugach Mountain Range, May 12, 2011. Silvernale is assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment.Survey suggests Army focus on improving leader development

ARLINGTON, Va. (Army News Service, June 24, 2011) -- The results of a recent survey indicate that Army leaders are seen as effective on a wide range of criteria, but that leadership development has not been receiving the attention that it once did at the unit level.

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CGSC Presents Golden Pen AwardsCGSC Presents Golden Pen Awards

On June 17, 2011 Brigadier General Sean B. MacFarland presented The Golden Pen Awards to members of the CGSC staff and faculty for their contributions to the academic body of knowledge, and for their service to the United States. Photos by Noah Albro

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CGSC Presents Golden Pen AwardsImpact of the federal deficit on the Army

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CAC Chief of Staff at the Governor's Economic SummitCAC Chief of Staff at the Governor's Economic Summit

Governor Sam Brownback (seated at left) listens to COL Dominic Pompelia, Chief of Staff for the Combined Arms Center as he addresses the audience at the Governor's Economic Summit for Defense Industries, June 15 in Leavenworth. Pompelia provided an overview of the programs associated with CAC and the economic impact Fort Leavenworth provides to the area.

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FRED BLOCHER Guests toured the Resiliency Center after it was dedicated and opened during a recent ceremony. Officials hope that by putting support programs in one building, it will be easier for soldiers, families and civilian employees to get the help that they need. By making it harder to tell where someone is going, they also hope to reduce stigmas. Awards presented for
CGSC ILE class 2011-01


The General George C. Marshall Award was created in 1960 in honor of Marshall to be presented to the distinguished graduate in each regular ILE class. The award recognizes scholarship, pays homage to one of America's most honored Soldiers and serves as a lasting incentive to officers attending the college. The awardee is Maj. Richard A. Martin pictured above with Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chief of Staff of the Army and guest speaker for the Class 11-01 ILE Graduation. Click to read about awardees.

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FRED BLOCHER Guests toured the Resiliency Center after it was dedicated and opened during a recent ceremony. Officials hope that by putting support programs in one building, it will be easier for soldiers, families and civilian employees to get the help that they need. By making it harder to tell where someone is going, they also hope to reduce stigmas.Fort Leavenworth center eases the challenges of military life

By DAWN BORMANN The Kansas City Star Military fitness is gradually being redefined at military installations nationwide. Gone is the idea that a strong soldier is just physically sturdy. A strong mind and spirit must also be part of the equation for success.

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John Richmeier Gov. Sam Brownback speaks during an economic summit on the defense industry Wednesday in downtown Leavenworth. Governor hosts economic summit

By John Richmeier Leavenworth Times Leavenworth, Kan. The governor of Kansas has been holding a series of economic summits in the state. And Wednesday he turned his eye toward business opportunities related to Fort Leavenworth.

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Prudence Siebert Command and General Staff College Commandant Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr. congratulates top U.S. Intermediate Level Education graduate Maj. Richard Martin, accompanied on stage by his wife Julie Martin and daughters 2-year-old Lydia (shaking CGSC Command Sgt. Maj. Philip Johndrow's hand behind her father) and 6-year-old Lillian, during graduation for ILE class 2011-01 June 10 at the Lewis and Clark Center. Martin received the General George C. Marshall Award. Norwegian Capt. Aleksander Jankov received the General Dwight D. Eisenhower Award, presented to the top international graduate. Dempsey challenges ILE graduates

Fort Leavenworth, Kan. The man tapped to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, addressed more than 1,000 graduating students June 10 on Fort Leavenworth.

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Spc. Christy Anthony, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Combined Arms Center, Special Troops Battalion, demonstrates how to hold a weapon while low-crawling at a warrior task station testing her technical and tactical skills during the CACCombined Arms Center selects top Soldier, NCO

By Melissa Bower, Fort Leavenworth Lamp
Leavenworth, Kan. FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (June 10, 2010) -A,A Soldiers from Fort Rucker, Ala., swept the Combined Arms Center Soldier of the Year and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year awards.

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John Richmeier Swedish Maj. Fredric B.M.A. Westerdahl, right, is congratulated by Lt. Col. Bozo Marijan of Bosnia and Herzegovina during an International Graduate Badge ceremony Thursday at Fort Leavenworth. Sixty-nine international military students were presented badges, signifying they’re graduates of a course at the Army Command and General Staff College. International officers presented badges

By John Richmeier GateHouse News Service Fort Leavenworth, Kan. While they had to wait another day before they could officially be called graduates, 69 international military students were recognized Thursday for completing a course at Fort Leavenworth.

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Joint Chiefs nominee to visit fort

Fort Leavenworth, Kan. The man who's been nominated to serve as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will visit Fort Leavenworth Friday.Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, who currently serves as the Army chief of staff, will be the guest speaker for a graduation ceremony for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer Intermediate Level Education Course.

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(Left to right) Combined Arms Center�s Soldier of the year Spc. Blaise Corbin, operational forces specialist with 4th Ranger Training Battalion, Ranger Training Brigade, CAC Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Staff Sgt. Raymond Santiago, ranger instructor, 4th RTB and Drill Sergeant of the Year Staff Sgt. John Heslin, drill sergeant, 2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 192nd Infantry Brigade brought top honors to the Maneuver Center of Excellence when it was announced today they won in two different Army competitions. MCoE Soldiers take top honors at Army competitions

FORT BENNING, Ga., June 17, 2011 -- The One Force, One Fight approach was the winning combination for three Maneuver Center of Excellence Soldiers when it was announced today they won top honors in two different Army competitions.

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May 2011


General Caslen Interview with Gabrielle Reilly

Lieutenant General Caslen is currently serving as the Commander of the Combined Arms Center and the Commandant of the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. General Caslen is very successfully filling the big boots of General Petraeus and General Caldwell who served as the Commander before him.

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Two former Army generals were inducted into the Fort Leavenworth Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame lines the walls of the Lewis and Clark Center's atrium with photos, stories and even some medals dating back to before the Civil War. This week's inductees are Otto Paul Weyland, who was a major general in the Army and a general in the Air Force, and Army Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III.

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Kansas training facility renamed to honor colonel killed in Afghanistan

13May 2011: The U.S. Army is renaming a key Fort Leavenworth, Kan., training facility to honor a fallen Soldier.

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Thank you to "The Best Hometown in the Army"

The Fort Leavenworth Military Community has once again answered the call. Soldiers, Retirees, Family members, Survivors of the Fallen and Civilian employees have come together to "Help the Army Take Care of its Own" and meet an aggressive goal of $85,000. The 2011 Fort Leavenworth Army Emergency Relief Campaign has ended yielding its highest donation total ever.

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November 2010

JRTC Trainer-Mentors gain valuable battle command system skills through Battle Command Systems Integ

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - When Major Lucas Yoho volunteered to attend the U.S. Army's Battle Command Systems Integrator (BCSI) course, he expected to learn skills that would help him assist rotational units attending the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC). He just didn't have a clue how much.

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August 2010

BCTP takes COIN training to 170th IBCT in Germany

30 August 2010
FORT LEAVENWORTH, KAN. - In mid-August, Operations Group Bravo team spent four days in Baumholder, Germany, helping 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team leaders prepare for deployment to Afghanistan. Operations Group Bravo is part of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center-Training's Battle Command Training Program (BCTP), which is the Army's only worldwide deployable combat training center. Bravo's mission is to conduct Battle Command Seminars with a focus on Counter Insurgency (COIN) operations to all deploying ground maneuver brigades. Read More.


Award-winning "My Training Tab" helps make U.S. Army training

August 26, 2010
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - In the past, Soldiers and commanders searched through multiple websites to find class options, training record details and other U.S. Army training tools and information. Now a revamped "My Training Tab (MT2)" pulls together all web-based training resources on a single, customizable page. The MT2 tool, which recently won the Army Knowledge Management Award in the Technology category, is available to Army Knowledge Online (AKO) users at www.us.army.mil.


Deployed MP unit returns to Fort Leavenworth

August 13, 2010
Around 150 soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 705th Military Police Internment and Resettlement Battalion returned from a year-long deployment Thursday night and were greeted by a waiting crowd of family, friends and fellow soldiers. Read more


Combined Arms Center-Training leader Paul E. Funk II promoted to Brigadier General

August 12, 2010
FORT LEAVENWORTH, KAN. - Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Commanding General of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, promoted Col. Paul E. Funk II to the rank of Brigadier General in an Aug. 9 ceremony at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Read more


Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth opens new term

Posted August 9, 2010
Kosovo and Suriname have joined the roster of countries participating in courses at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth. On Monday, the fort welcomed more than 1,000 military officers, including 69 international officers, for opening day of the college's 2011-01 Intermediate Level Education course. Read more


Soldier finds, returns ID tag of fallen officer

Posted August 6, 2010
On May 21 a Medical Department Activity Soldier doing physical training on the field in front of Gruber Fitness Center found an identification tag of another Soldier. Read more


Fort Leavenworth visitors to identify future priorities for Army Gaming

Posted August 6, 2010
VBS2 is a commercial game-based training platform that the Army implemented to train company and below units in both institutional and operational locations. VBS2 blends a user-friendly, first-person environment with scenario and terrain editing tools, fully recordable after-action review and the ability to interoperate with other simulations and stimulate Army Battle Command systems. Read more

July 2010

Military Intelligence officer presented Knowlton Award

Posted July 22, 2010
Capt. Andrew T. Maas, outgoing commander of Company C, 308th Military Intelligence Battalion, 902nd MI Group, was presented with the Knowlton Award July 19 on post. Read more


New deputy commandant assumes duties

Posted Friday, Jul. 09, 2010
Fort Leavenworth, Kan. - Fort Leavenworth officials said goodbye to one general Friday morning and welcomed another. Read more


General says Army college will continue media training within new Pentagon guidance

Posted Friday, Jul. 09, 2010
Brig. Gen. Sean MacFarland, deputy commandant of the Army's Command and General Staff College, said Friday that the incident with McChrystal is an isolated event and not indicative of problems with officers speaking too loosely with reporters. Read more


There's a new general in town: Official assumes new post at ceremony

Posted Friday, Jul. 09, 2010
On Friday, Brig. Gen. Sean MacFarland officially took the post of deputy commandant of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center-Leader Development and Education during a change of responsibility ceremony.
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Col. Huber becomes new commandant of Western Hemisphere Institute

Posted Friday, Jul. 09, 2010
Fort Benning, GA--"WHINSEC and Fort Benning are very special," Santiago said. "They're very much part of the fabric and the strength of our nation and the Americas ... WHINSEC's motto of freedom, peace and brotherhood are very powerful reflections of the contributions this institute makes day-to-day in support of a secure hemisphere." Read more

June 2010

Cardon promoted to major general

Posted Jun 17, 2010 @ 12:23 PM
Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Training and Doctrine Command commanding general, said he gave the Army a gift for its 235th birthday when he promoted Edward L. Cardon to the rank of major general June 14. Read more


Veterans, leaders gather to remember start of Korean War

Posted Jun 24, 2010 @ 11:49 AM
"Mr. President, I have some serious news," Acheson said. "The North Koreans have invaded South Korea." Nearly 60 years later, veterans, politicians, diplomats, service members and family members gathered at the Community of Christ Auditorium June 21, a few blocks from Truman's home, to commemorate the start of the Korean War. Read more


BCTP adds award streamer to new colors

Posted Jun 24, 2010 @ 11:36 AM
Fort Leavenworth, Kan. - If one can't be the Soldier in theater, the next best thing is preparing those Soldiers with proper training for combat, said Battle Command Training Program Executive Officer Lt. Col. David Cannon. Read more


Eikenberry to CGSC grads: 'We have a lot of work to do'

Fort Leavenworth, Kan. - The Command and General Staff College's most recent class of graduates were reminded of the benefits of working together Friday during a graduation ceremony on Fort Leavenworth. Read more

NOTE: Full text of AMB Eikenberry's remarks can be found on the Embassy of the United States, Kabul, Afghanistan website: http://kabul.usembassy.gov/remarks_1106.html


Afghan First Deputy Minister of Defense Visits Fort Leavenworth Kansas

The Afghan First Deputy Minister of Defense, Lieutenant General Mohammad Akram recently travelled to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas to visit the US Army's Combined Arms Center (CAC). The Deputy Minister attended several briefings and learned about CAC's capacity to provide the Army with leadership development, mission command warfighting focus, and doctrine and training development. Read more


Fort Superintendent Retires

As a former Army brat, Deborah Baeuchle says it's been a joy to work in the Fort Leavenworth school district. But after 39 years, she is retiring. And Baeuchle was honored Friday during a ceremony at MacArthur Elementary School.

"You not only are an educator, but in every sense you have shown us every day what leadership is all about," said retired Lt. Gen. Robert Arter, civilian aide to the secretary of the Army. Read more

May 2010

Memorial Day at fort recognizes sacrifices of the past and present

"However, Memorial Day has a much deeper meaning," he said. That meaning was evidenced in the rows of parallel headstones dotting the grounds.

"They serve as a somber reminder that we are at war," he said. Caslen also said it was those who have given their lives in conflicts past and present who are the reason for the occasion.


Combined Arms Center commander keen on development of leaders

"This generation is learning differently; they're learning faster, they're more adept at complex thinking, and they have a tremendous experience base that they bring to this level of thinking," he said. "Learning is the result of taking the operational environment and creating a simulation, bringing it to the student and discussing what is actually occurring in theater, analyzing it based on the principles that were taught, then working through some very complex scenarios to develop the ability to think critically." Read more

April 2010

Caslen meets media, describes Combined Arms Center's road ahead

"The best leaders were those who were not only confident, not only cared, but probably the one intrinsic characteristic that they developed was the ability to develop and earn the trust of their subordinates and the trust of their superiors," Caslen said. "We have an organization where people trust each other primarily because of integrity and confidence." Read more


Commanding general meets with media

Caslen, who took command of the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth March 3, reflected on the importance of this mission Thursday when speaking to representatives of area media. "The leadership in our Army is tremendous," he said. Read more


New Army strategy provides fresh approach to training leaders

A Leader Development Strategy for a 21st Century Army, published in November, lays out how the Army will transform its approach to training future leaders. Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach built on well-defined problems, compressed time, attrition-based simulations and predictable enemies, leaders will now learn to master "ill-defined" problems with greater decentralization of capability and decision-making authority, the complexities of societal, religious, tribal and economic factors and the challenges of an extended campaign against an unpredictable threat. Read more


 

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