The tactical lessons in multinational interoperability contained in this newsletter are not unique to the NATO alliance but are, however, transcendent to any situation in which a military coalition of nations must form, build a cohesive team, and operate seamlessly against a common enemy at the tactical level of warfare. This newsletter's collection of articles is intended to supplement and reinforce those lessons described in our publication of the Multinational Interoperability Reference Guide (CALL Handbook 16-18). Thus, the goal is to provide tactical-level insights and lessons gleaned from numerous multinational exercises that military leaders can use to logically approach the complexities of interoperability in multinational environments.
Lt. Gen. Michael D. Lundy, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center commander, and Col. Michael F. Pappal, Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) director, unveil the Army Superior Unit Award presented to CALL at the CAC workforce update Friday, Sept. 23, as Marcus Majure, CALL deputy director stands by. The Army recognized CALL for outstanding meritorious service in collecting, analyzing, and disseminating lessons learned to the total Army force and its global unified action partners during the period July 1, 2014, to July 1, 2015. (Photo by Dan Neal, Army University)...Read More
Director of the Army National Guard, Lt. Gen. Timothy Kadavy, visited the Center for Army Lessons Learned during his trip to the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth on Sept. 22. During his visit he learned about the Army Lessons Learned Forum and how CALL gathers lessons and best practices and distributes them to the Army. Lt. Gen. Kadavy and Col. Michael Pappal, CALL director, discussed the ways CALL and the National Guard can share information to enhance training both at home station and at the combat training centers. Pictured (left to right) are Lt. Col. Perry Tangen, CALL NG liaison; Col. Stanley Toy, chief of staff CAC ARNG; Lt. Gen. Kadavy; Col. Pappal; Brig. Gen. Troy Galloway, deputy commanding general CAC ARNG; and Marcus Majure, CALL deputy director. ...Read More
The Department of the Army chose the Southern European Task Force to become the Army component headquarters for U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) in December 2008. Subsequently, U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) was designated as the Army Service component command (ASCC) for USAFRICOM in January 2012. The USAFRICOM commander directed USARAF to focus on four major tasks:
- Supporting ongoing operations
- Fulfilling Title 10, U.S. Code, responsibilities
- Executing theater security cooperation missions
- Deploying joint task force-capable headquarters
USARAF, without assigned forces and the typical theater enablers, was presented a challenge in accomplishing its diverse missions. From its inception, USARAF has been dependent on other organizations, regionally aligned forces (RAF), and the global force management process to accomplish its mission. Operation United Assistance (OUA) provided a good laboratory in which to study the present theater army concept and to consider where it needs adjusting or modification in the future.
The Center for Army Lessons Learned continuously leads the Army Lessons
Learned Program and identifies, collects, analyzes, disseminates, and
archives lessons and best practices while maintaining global situational
awareness in order to share knowledge and facilitate the Army's and Unified
Action Partners' adaptation to win wars.
The Center for Army Lessons Learned is the Army's daily focal point for
adaptive learning based on lessons and best practices from the total force
and provides timely and relevant knowledge to the warfighter and our unified
action partners utilizing integrated systems and interactive technology in
order to simplify winning in a complex world.
Individuals requiring additional information, articles, publications, research material, etc. may request them at the CALL RFI site, located at this address: https://call2.army.mil/rfi/