The Center for Army Leadership (CAL) facilitated a leadership seminar hosting Ori Brafman, co-author of “The Starfish and the Spider,” as part of the Army Leadership Exchange (ALx) series of forums.
The discussion focused on how leaders make the Army more distributed as we face a more distributed enemy. The audience of officers and NCOs from across the Combined Arms Center (CAC) actively participated in the discussion and engaged Brafman about the challenges in creating decentralized networks within an extremely bureaucratic and structured organization.
CAL plans to continue hosting dynamic and diverse speakers to participate in the ALx. The next event "Leadership Through a Changing Environment" is scheduled for January 27 at 1 p.m. in Marshall Auditorium at the Lewis & Clark Building here.
Guest speakers will include: Maj. Gen. Jimmie O. Keenan, Chief Army Nurse Corps; Mr. Mark Donovan, President Kansas City Chiefs; Mr. Matt Whiat, Truly Human Leadership; and Dr. Neeli Bendapudi, Dean of Business School at the University of Kansas.
“Leadership Through a Changing Environment” A Leader Exchange Panel, January 27, 12:30-5 p.m., Marshall Auditorium, Lewis & Clark Building at Fort Leavenworth will look at how the Army develops leaders in a 21st century operating environment of uncertainty, unpredictability, constant change and unknowable's....Read More
highlights the CSA initiative Captain Solarium 2014 held at Fort Leavenworth, 9-11 July 2014. Solarium 2014 brought together 100 senior captains from across the Army to Fort Leavenworth, KS to identify and analyze strategic issues that affect the Army of the future, and then to directly provide recommended solutions to the CSA. Similar Solarium events are scheduled in the coming months for the Army officer, NCO and civilian cohorts....Read More
(3 Sep 2014)---Sept-Oct 2014 Military Review, 'Noncommissioned Officers and Mission Command
' by SGM Dennis Eger, HQa, Mission Command Center of Excellence (MC CoE) --- SGM Eger's insights 2 it is important that NCOs at all levels understand and support this doctrinal concept....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,
5 May 14