Col. Yasutatsu Adachi, director of Japan Center for Ground Self-Defense Force Lessons Learned, conducted an orientation visit with Center for Army Lessons Learned. During his trip, Adachi met with the CALL director, deputy director, and division chiefs, strengthening collaboration between the U.S. Army and GSDF Lessons Learned centers. At the conclusion of the visit, Col. Michael Pappal, CALL director, presented Adachi with a plaque as a token of gratitude for the continued bond between the two organizations....Read More
Brig. Gen. James J. Mingus assumed responsibility as director of Mission Command Center of Excellence in a ceremony at Fort Leavenworth Monday, Sept. 26. Lt. Gen. Michael Lundy, commanding general of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, hosted the event....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
United States Army senior leaders participated in a Mission Command Network Summit at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Wednesday, March 30. Attendees included representatives from Forces Command; U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Centers of Excellence; Army National Guard; Army Reserve, key 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, Poland, France , Germany)....Read More
Gen. David Perkins, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command commanding general, talks with warrant officers attending the Warrant Officer Solarium at Fort Leavenworth, January 13-15 about the importance of adaptive leaders in a complex environment....Read More
CSI Press has released 16 Cases of Mission Command in iBook format. This book offers historical illustrations of military leaders using the principles of Mission Command in battle. The cases included range from the War of 1812 to operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Each chapter includes a brief historical narrative followed by a discussion of the Mission Command principles displayed in the action. Since its first publication in 2013, 16 Cases had been adopted by JRTC and a large number of OPD programs to assist in teaching Mission Command doctrine to Soldiers of all ranks. To download a free copy of this iBook click here
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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