Created in 2008, CAC Leader Development and Education educates and develops leaders for full spectrum operations throughout seven schools and four centers across the nation. LD&E acts as lead agent for the Army's leader development program and continually advances the art and science of the profession of arms. CAC-LD&E seeks to develop leaders who are critical thinkers, agile in and adaptive to the contemporary operating environment, and grounded in Army Values and the Warrior Ethos.
In 2008, the Army directed a change in the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth that brought together a number of Army schools and organizations whose missions are centered on leader development and education. The resulting organization was renamed the Combined Arms Center – Leader Development and Education, CAC-LD&E. CAC-LD&E now includes the CGSC, as well as a number of other schools and centers.