Professor Boaz Ganor, Dean and Ronald Lauder Chair for Counter-Terrorism at the Lauder School of Government, spoke at a presentation by the Army Leader Exchange on "The Art of Counter-Terrorism" on Aug. 17, 2017. The discussion at the Lewis and Clark Center, Fort Leavenworth, KS was open to all military and civilian personnel and dealt with the challenges of leadership in dealing with identifying the enemy/threat, understanding the rationale of terrorism, balancing public awareness and resilience and more. (Photo by Dan Neal)...Read More
Major General Michael Kurilla, commanding general of the 82nd Airborne Division, Maj. Gen. Brian Alvin, commanding general of the 63rd Regional Support Command, and Maj. Gen. James Mingus, director of the Mission Command Center of Excellence, participate in the latest pilot command course, Army Strategic Education Program - Command (ASEP-C). The new course is given quarterly to Army officers who are heading toward division command (and equivalents) and is designed to instruct them on advanced warfighting concepts that align more with challenges of the future. With the addition of this course, the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center now delivers all pre-command related instruction at the battalion, brigade and division command levels. (Photo by Dan Neal)...Read More
General Raymond A. Thomas III hands a promotion certificate to Maj. Gen. James J. Mingus during a ceremony at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Mingus is the Director, Mission Command Center of Excellence. Thomas is the Commander, U. S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). (photo Credit: Bill Ackerly)...Read More
Mr. Gonzalo Pareja, product manager for the Tactical Mission Command (PdM TMC), addresses Command Post Computing Environment (CPCE) Limited Objective Experiment (LOE) participants. The event was hosted by the Mission Command Battle Lab (MCBL), Mission Command Capability Development Integration and Directorate (MC CDID) from 17-21 July 2017, and is part of the Army’s efforts to establish industry-like common hardware, software, and data standards. MC CDID and MCBL are dedicated to creating a Common Operating Picture (COP) of the battlefield that displays a similar “look and feel” across platforms....Read More
Colonel John Vermeesch, Director, Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) and other members of the CAPE leadership team shared the Army story with the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of New York City. The meeting presented a unique opportunity to discuss the Army Profession and ethic with one of New York City's oldest professional organizations. Founded in 1785, the General Society continues to serve and improve the quality of life of the people of the City of New York. CAPE’s participation in the event also supported the USMA Superintendent’s strategic objective of outreach to NYC....Read More
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
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 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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