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FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. – The Combined Arms Center (CAC) will hold a symposium to discuss how to prepare the Army of 2025 and Beyond, and seek assistance from academia and industry's senior leaders in building human performance.

The forum will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 14, 2015 at the Frontier Conference Center, 350 Biddle Blvd., Fort Leavenworth.

To build the Force of 2025 and Beyond, the Army is looking for innovative ways to use current and future concepts to enable cognitive dominance in today’s complex operational environment and prepare units to win in a complex world.

Lt. Gen. Robert B. Brown, Commander of the Combined Arms Center, will talk about executing cognitive dominance in support of the Human Dimension Concept. Cognitive dominance is optimizing intellectual, physical, emotional strength to achieve advantage over a situation or adversary.

Guest speaker presentations will be followed by a senior leader panel discussion about Cognitive Training/Emotional Intelligence and breakout sessions:

  • Army War Fighting Challenge (AWFC) #9, Improve Soldier, Leader, Team performance
  • Building mutual Trust
  • Cognitive Biases and Decision Making

For additional information see the Flyer . To register for the CAC Human Dimension Cognitive Dominance Symposium contact: 913-684-4530.

To register for the CAC Human Dimension Cognitive Dominance Symposium:

The registration deadline is April 7, 2015.

There is no registration fee for the event. Lunch will be provided at the location and will be $9.95.
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Mission Statement

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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