Maj. Gen. James Mingus, Director, MCCoE, answers a question during the Warriors Corner, “The Network Way Ahead: Mission Command in a Contested Environment,” at the 2017 AUSA Annual Meeting. ...Read More
The Army Leader Exchange (ALx) hosted a lecture by Command Sgt. Maj. (R) Marvin L. Hill, on Oct. 3, 2017 at the Lewis and Clark Center, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center (CAC), Fort Leavenworth, KS. Command Sgt. Maj. (R) Hill spoke about the NCO and Officer relationships in the 21st Century. (U.S. Army photo, Dan Neal)...Read More
Lt. Gen. Michael Lundy, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, spoke to students in the current Information Operations Proponent Functional Area 30 Qualification Course. The 12-week course employs guest speakers and experts from academia, industry, government, military, and current Information Operations Officers. The students learn how to integrate and synchronize information related capabilities (IRCs), lead IO Working Groups, and generate MDMP related products in order to serve as IO officers at Brigade and higher echelons. Students participate in an end of course exercise to assess the student's ability to plan, execute, assess, and adapt tactics, techniques, and procedures throughout unified land operations....Read More
Brigadier Jonathan Biggart (center), British Army Assistant Chief of Staff, Training, recently met with CALL leaders to discuss a variety of lessons learned topics. One highlight of the meeting was a discussion of the methodology and processes that CALL uses to collect lessons and best practices from the combat training centers and major U.S. Army training exercises. CALL has an established relationship with the British Army and its lessons learned program, generating several exchanges a year between CALL and the British Army to review training, doctrine, and lessons learned. (Photo by Christine Weis)...Read More
Larry Hollars (left), Center for Army Lessons Learned Facilitation Division chief, briefs Maj. Gen. Hertz Pires do Nascimento (center), Chief of the Brazilian Army Doctrine Center, Sept. 19, 2017. The Brazilian delegation visited CALL for an overview briefing and a discussion of current lessons learned methodologies and processes. Hertz and his team are gathering information and concepts that have been useful to the Combined Arms Center in developing doctrine in support of the Brazilian Army’s modernization transformation. (Photo by Christine Weis)...Read More
Carlos Soto, Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate (CADD) terminologist, briefs Col. Jaime Alonso, Colombian Army doctrine director and Col. Mike Pappal, Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) director, during a delegation visit Aug. 30. During the engagement, CALL and CADD representatives provided professional discussions and exchanged information regarding mission, structure, trends, and processes. (Photo by Christine Weis)...Read More
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
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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