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
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
A major revision of Army Doctrine Reference Publication, or ADRP 1, the Army Profession, includes a new chapter on the Army ethic. "With the addition of Chapter 2 to ADRP 1, we now have a concisely articulated, easily accessible, and understandable expression of the Army ethic," said Brig. Gen. Bill Burleson, director of the Mission Command Center of Excellence, or MC CoE. ...Read More
BG Mark J. O'Neil, Deputy CG, CAC-Training, stands with the 1st Place Team from the MC CoE following the 2015 Army Birthday celebration Competitions, June 10. The MC CoE Team included (from left to right): CPT Mike Gorman (HQs); Mr. James Daugherty (CAL); Ms. Katie Gunther (CAL); CPT(P) Steve Lanni (CALL); CPT Matt Holler (HQs); CPT Abby Lanni (HQs); CPT Mike Porges (HQs); LTC Dorothy de Leon (CADD); Mr. Kingsley Ejiogu (CAL); Mr. Phil Andrews (CALL); Mr. Jim Schultz (CALL). Soldiers and civilians competed in five events: sit-ups; pushups; Kettle Bell lift; Tire Flip; and 3-event relay (Water Can, Litter carry and fireman’s carry)....Read More
The Army Leadership Exchange (ALx) held an Army Leadership Exchange Panel, May 6. The Panel continued the ongoing professional discussion on 'Leadership Through a Changing Environment,' moving outside the military perspective and delving into "Authentic Leadership." The speakers included Mr. Bob Chapman (center), Chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, and Mr. Simon Sinek (right), Author of 'Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't' and RAND Corporation adjunct staff member advising on matters of military innovation and planning. Both gentlemen are noted experts in authentic leadership both in practice and in theory. The Panel was led by Col. Christopher Croft (left), director of the Center for Army Leadership (CAL), the Panel took place in Eisenhower Auditorium, Fort Leavenworth. (photo by Dan Neal) ...Read More
The Mission Command Center of Excellence (MCCoE) develops, integrates and synchronizes Leader Development, Army Profession, and Mission Command requirements and solutions to prepare leaders and units to successfully exercise Mission Command during the execution of Unified Land Operations.
The MCCoE is fully committed to developing and delivering current and relevant Leader Development, Army Profession and Mission Command DOTMLPF (Doctrine-Organization-Training-Materiel-Leadership and education-Personnel-Facilities) solutions for the warfighter based on lessons learned from current operations and analysis of future operations.
The MCCoE was established in 2010 as the Army lead for implementing Mission Command across the force. The MCCoE was tasked to: determine MC WfF requirements; identify future MC capabilities; integrate MC across the DOTMLPF domains; and present resource-informed, outcomes-based MC and MC-related recommendations and solutions.
"Mission Command is the conduct of military operations through decentralized execution, using mission orders to enable disciplined initiative within the commander's intent. Done well, it empowers agile and adaptive leaders to successfully operate under conditions of uncertainty, exploit fleeting opportunities, and most importantly achieve unity of effort. Importantly, it helps establish mutual trust and shared understanding throughout the force. Mission Command is fundamental to ensuring that our Army stays ahead of and adapts to the rapidly changing environments we expect to face in the future."
- GEN Raymond T. Odierno, United States Army Chief of Staff,
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