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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
Dr. Melissa Wolfe, a research psychologist at the Center for Army Leadership (CAL), participated in the First Cycle of Leadership Conferences hosted by the General Military Academy and Defense University Center of the Spanish Army held in Zaragoza, Spain, April 28, 2017. Dr. Wolfe presented a briefing entitled, “Leadership in Small Units,” and discussed the U.S. Army’s deliberate, continuous, and progressive approach to developing and maintaining effective leaders in small units and beyond. The conference was titled “Leadership and Crisis Management and Conflict.” The conference was a forum for civil-military discussions that included international speakers and focused on issues of leadership. The conference was attended by approximately 300 cadets, faculty, and military members from the Spanish General Military Academy, whose mission is to train and educate officers in the Army, Civil Guard, and Tri-Service Corps members of the Spanish Armed Forces. ...Read More
The Army Leader Exchange (ALx) hosted a lecture by Lt. Gen. (R) Russel L. Honoré on Tuesday, May 2 at the Lewis and Clark Center, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center (CAC), Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Lt. Gen. (R) Honoré became one of the United State’s best-known military leaders in 2005 after spearheading the Task Force responsible for the massive search-and-rescue mission and the restoration of order in New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina....Read More
Colonel Christopher Croft, director of the Center for Army Leadership, visited with students of the Leadership for Public Service class at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management Friday, July 22. The purpose of the visit was to share the philosophies and leadership experience of CAL and the U.S. Army in general. The class was made up of mostly of students currently -- or planning on -- working in the nonprofit sector and few had any real exposure to the Army. TO read more on this story, click the photo above....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
ADP 6-22 Now Available...Read More
Army Leader Development Strategy 2013...Read More
CASAL is an annual survey sponsored by the Combined Arms Center to assess the quality of Army leadership and leader development...Read More
Center for Army Leadership

Mission Statement

The Center for Army Leadership (CAL) conducts leadership and leader development research, studies, analysis, assessment and evaluation; provides the Army leadership and leader development doctrine, products and services; develops and maintains the Army Leader Development Strategy and annexes; and manages the Army Leader Development Program.

Leadership Thought

There's nothing more demoralizing than a leader who can't clearly articulate why we're doing what we're doing.
-James Kouzes and Barry Posner