CALL conducted a Lessons Learned Training Contact Team engagement at the Jordanian Center for Strategic Studies and Lessons Learned (JCSSLL) in Jordan, 7-9 January 2018. The team met with the new JCSSLL director, MG Mukhlid al-Zyood, and principal staff officers to provide briefings on CALL and the Army Lessons Learned Program, facilitate discussions on administering a LL program, and assist with collection planning for the Eager Lion exercise being held in April. This event was part of a long-standing partnership between the two organizations that began in 2010 and seeks to increase cooperation and interoperability between the JAF and the U.S. Army....Read More
As part of the Army’s ongoing doctrine support to the Columbian Army (through ARSOUTH), Jim Benn (left), Deputy Director of the Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate (CADD), and Carlos Soto (second from right), Army Terminologist and Symbologist (CADD), met November 4-18 with 90 Colombian officers and non-commissioned officers who will be the primary authors of the 57 Field Manuals the Columbian Army will produce. On the final day of the exchange, in recognition of their work, GEN Alberto Mejia, Chief of Staff of the Colombian Army (second from left), and Colonel Jaime Alonzo (right), Director, Columbian Army Center of Doctrine and Education, presented Mr. Benn and Mr. Soto with plaques designating them as honorary members of the Army Staff. Additionally, copies of their portraits will be placed permanently in the HQ of the Colombian Center for Education and Doctrine. Finally, GEN Mejia announced the creation of an annual award for their best doctrine writer. The award is called the Benn and Soto award for excellence in doctrine development....Read More
November 21, Mr. Mike Scully, Doctrine Writer, Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate (CADD), provided members of the Mission Command Battle Lab (MCBL), Capability Development Integration Directorate (CDID) with an overview of the Army’s new FM 3-0, Operations. He explained some of the key points of the analysis that went into the development of the new doctrine manual....Read More
As Maj. Gen. Courtney Carr (l), the Adjutant General for the state of Indiana looks on, Philippine Army MAJ Ronnie Sta. Catalina, a student in the U.S. Information Operations Qualification Course, presents a gift from the Philippine Army to IOQC Director, LTC Bradley Loudon in appreciation for his attendance at the course. MG Carr was the Guest Speaker for the IOQC course graduation on 17 Nov....Read More
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
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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