The Combined Arms Center welcomed Lt. Gen. Jose Alberto Vizcarra Alvarez, Commander of Training and Doctrine Command, Peruvian Army, and his delegation June 19-20. During this trip, the delegation visited CAC Headquarters, MC CoE, CALL (pictured), CADD, CAL, CAPE, CGSC and CAC-T. This visit enhances the Peruvians’ understanding of CAC capabilities, builds partnership capacity, and promotes professional growth within our programs. (Photo by Christine Weis)...Read More
Major General Yossi Bachar, Commander of the 446th Corps and Head of the C2 School and Staff and Command, Israeli Defense Force, discusses the Mission Command Center of Excellence (MC CoE) mission and organization with Brigadier General (P) James Mingus, Director, MC CoE. Maj. Gen. Bachar, who is participating in the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command-Israeli Defense Force 2017 Future Battlefield Annual Talks, also reviewed the Army Lessons Learned and Army Doctrine Programs with the directors from the Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) and the Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate (CADD)....Read More
Kirby Brown, deputy to the commanding general for the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center (CAC), and Lt. Gen. Michael Lundy, command general of CAC and Fort Leavenworth, participated in an Army Profession Leader Development Forum (APLDF) Wednesday, May 31. This APLDF (17-3) was primarily focused on issues within the civilian cohort. Traditionally APLDF members critically examine leader development initiatives and programs, discuss issues and draw upon their experience and judgment to advise the commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. (Photos by Dan Neal)...Read More
James Benn, Deputy Director of the Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate (CADD) speaks with 50 doctrine developers from the Colombian Army during a recent Doctrine Subject Matter Expert (SME) Exchange with the Colombian Army. From 15-26 May 2017, CADD SMEs assisted 50 doctrine developers from the Colombian Army in Bogota to finalize their Army Doctrine Reference Publications (Manuales Referencia Fundamentales del Ejército). These documents are scheduled to be published during the Colombian Army birthday celebration on 7 August 2017. Based upon the US - Colombian Army Bilateral Staff Talks this year, one of the agreed-to-actions committed the U.S. to assist the Colombian Army in the transformation of their doctrine program adopting the U.S. Army doctrine hierarchy of publications and aligning portions of their doctrine principles with U.S. and NATO information. ...Read More
The Mission Command Battle Lab (MCBL) here conducted a Science and Technology (S&T)-based course at the Command and General Staff College (CGSC). Ten students participated in the pilot during the first term of the CGSC elective period, March 27 to April 27... Command and General Staff School leadership endorsed the S&T idea and the Department of Tactics sponsored the course which focused on exposing CGSC students to science and technology relevant to Mission Command. Click the photo above to read more....Read More
The Center for Army Lessons Learned recently deployed two analysts to Yerevan, Armenia, at the request of the U.S. Office of Defense Cooperation for a follow-on engagement to assist the Armenian Armed Forces in its adoption of mission command. The Armenian General Headquarters formed a Mission Command (MC) Task Force and is conducting a pilot program to determine how MC principles should be integrated into the force. Lessons and best practices from the pilot units are collected each quarter and used to make adjustments to the program. As part of this visit, CALL analysts provided a briefing on the military decision-making process with a focus on Step 4, Course of Action Analysis. The next engagement is tentatively scheduled for June 2017 to assist with the development of a formal lessons learned program for the Armenian Armed Forces....Read More
Dr. Melissa Wolfe, a research psychologist at the Center for Army Leadership (CAL), participated in the First Cycle of Leadership Conferences hosted by the General Military Academy and Defense University Center of the Spanish Army held in Zaragoza, Spain, April 28, 2017. Dr. Wolfe presented a briefing entitled, “Leadership in Small Units,” and discussed the U.S. Army’s deliberate, continuous, and progressive approach to developing and maintaining effective leaders in small units and beyond.
The conference was titled “Leadership and Crisis Management and Conflict.” The conference was a forum for civil-military discussions that included international speakers and focused on issues of leadership. The conference was attended by approximately 300 cadets, faculty, and military members from the Spanish General Military Academy, whose mission is to train and educate officers in the Army, Civil Guard, and Tri-Service Corps members of the Spanish Armed Forces.
The Army Leader Exchange (ALx) hosted a lecture by Lt. Gen. (R) Russel L. Honoré on Tuesday, May 2 at the Lewis and Clark Center, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center (CAC), Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Lt. Gen. (R) Honoré became one of the United State’s best-known military leaders in 2005 after spearheading the Task Force responsible for the massive search-and-rescue mission and the restoration of order in New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina....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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