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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
STAND-TO! Edition: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 --- TODAY'S FOCUS: Mission Command Digital Master Gunner --- The U.S. Army's Mission Command Digital Master Gunner (MCDMG) is a subject matter expert who can configure, operate, maintain and coordinate the connectivity of mission command information systems....Read More
Army designing next-gen command posts (army.mil, by Claire Heininger, May 12, 2016) --- What should a command post look like? Ask three different commanders and you're likely to get three different answers -- even if they're in the same unit…."It's important not to decide what the physical form of something looks like before you understand the functional requirements," said Col. Michael J. Ernst, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) capability manager for Mission Command/Command Posts. ...Read More
STAND-TO! Edition: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 --- TODAY'S FOCUS: One Army, Indivisible. What is it? "One Army, Indivisible" is the America's Army - Our Profession (AAOP) biennial theme for fiscal year 2017-2018. The Total Army is composed of three interdependent, mutually supporting components: the regular Army, the Army National Guard, and the Army Reserve. In addition, the Army Civilian Corps supports all three. The Army's fundamental mission to win in the unforgiving crucible of ground combat requires the combined effort of the entire team to be ready today and prepared for tomorrow....Read More
The Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) recently launched a "Best Practices Initiative" website. Click here to read more....Read More
Brig. Gen. James J. Mingus, director, Mission Command Center of Excellence, welcomes participants to the Nov. 8-10 Digital Liaison Detachment (DLD) Conference at Fort Leavenworth. More than 70 commanders, doctrine writers and training developers represent Active and Reserve units and organizations, including: HQs DA, FORSCOM and TRADOC; National Guard Bureau; and Theater Armies. They are meeting at the McHugh Training Center to discuss and produce DLD doctrine, organizational, training and other solutions. This conference marks the initial effort for the DLD proponent to establish a common framework and shared understanding of unit operations and DLD requirements ARNews15Dec16-ConferencePavesWayForDigitalLiaisonDetachments.pdf (53.35 KB)...Read More
ADP 3-0 is one of the Army’s two capstone doctrine publications; the other is ADP 1, The Army. ADP 3-0 presents overarching doctrinal guidance and direction for conducting operations. It constitutes the Army’s view of how it conducts prompt and sustained operations on land and sets the foundation for developing the other principles, tactics, techniques, and procedures detailed in subordinate doctrine publications. Find it on line at: http://www.apd.army.mil/ ...Read More
The Combined Arms Center and Army Press are proud to announce the publication of "Mission Command in the 21st Century." This collection of articles offers expanded examples on the practice of Mission Command in widely varied settings, all intended to sharpen the understanding of the Army’s central leadership philosophy. Download your copy by clicking the picture above....Read More

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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