Brig. Gen. James Mingus, Director, Mission Command Center of Excellence, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, discusses the mission command philosophy at the Mission Command Conference held at West Point, New York, April 19-20, 2017. Soon-to-be-commissioned cadets from the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy and Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs from various universities across the country attended the conference. The conference is an annual event organized by the Simon Center for the Professional Military Ethic as a capstone experience in a cadet's military ethic education, and focuses on mission command in the modern day....Read More
Lt. Gen. Michael Lundy, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, (center, left) speaks with Maj. Gen. Darrell K. Williams, Commanding General, Combined Arms Support Command, prior to start of the Army Lessons Learned Forum’s (ALLF) General Officer Steering Committee (GOSC), April 21. The ALLF, as part of the Army Lessons Learned Program, allows leaders across all echelons to share lessons and best practices, resolve issues and inform the future force....Read More
The Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army referred the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) to Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) as a resource for ways to promote professional conduct and the development of a professional ethic. Several leaders from the FDNY visited CAPE. From left to right: Patrick Toffler, CAPE Senior Research Analyst; Glenn Goldman, CAPE Deputy Director; Don Nguyen, Assistant Commissioner FDNY; Colonel John Vermeesch, CAPE Director; Terryl Brown, Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel FDNY; Robert Wallace, Assistant Commissioner FDNY; John Sudnik, Chief of Operations FDNY; and Bryan DeCoster, CAPE Training & Education Chief. ...Read More
Maj. Gen. Patricia Frost, Director of Cyber, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, talks with students in the Information Operations (IO) Qualification Course about the Army IO strategic way-ahead. She stressed the importance of the IO officer in synchronizing Information Related Capabilities (IRC) for the commander....Read More
Army senior leaders participated in the Mission Command Network Summit IV at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., April 11, 2017. Attendees included representatives from U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM); U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC); TRADOC Centers of Excellence; Army National Guard; U.S. Army Reserve, key United States Department of the Army staff; selected corps, division, and brigade headquarters; training centers; theater armies; joint partners; and multi-national partners (e.g. UK, Canada, Australia, France, and Germany). The Summit provided an opportunity for the participants to discuss concerns and recommended solutions for issues such as network training, integration and priorities....Read More
Col. Mike Pappal, CALL Director, answers a student question as part of a panel discussion during the Lessons Learned for S3s and XOs course at Fort Leavenworth’s Lewis and Clark Center. Intermediate level education students are participating in this elective course as part of the Command and General Staff College’s spring curriculum. This course, taught by CALL analysts, addresses how the Army Lessons Learned Process can be used successfully during unit operations by S3s and XOs. (Photo by Dan Neal)...Read More
The Army Leader Exchange (ALx) hosted a lecture by Brian Hackett, co-founder of Apex Performance, on Mar. 28, 2017 at the Lewis and Clark Center, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center (CAC), Fort Leavenworth, KS. Hackett discussed peak performance principles and how they apply to Leader Development, highlighting five core mental skills that enable Leaders to excel while under duress: Goal Setting, Adaptive Thinking, Stress/Energy Management, Attention Control, and Imagery. Click the photo above to view more....Read More
The Character Development Project initiative is being led by the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE), part of the Army Combined Arms Center and Army Training and Doctrine Command. The purpose of the project is to develop and publish the Army's approach for assessing character for all Soldiers and Army Civilians to ensure that Army professionals consistently demonstrate their commitment and resilience to live by and uphold the Army Ethic....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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