The Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) recently just graduated 31 Majors from the first "pilot" of a Command and General Staff School (CGSS) elective - A344 Army Lessons Learned for S3's and XO's. The course started on 27 March and graduated on 28 April 2015. The elective addressed the Tactical S3's and XO's roles and responsibilities in the Army Lessons Learned Process. Upon completion of this course and Command and General Staff College (CGSC) graduation, students will be prepared to implement the Army's Lessons Learned Program throughout the operations process in their next assignment and organization. The course was developed by CALL and sponsored by the Department of Army Tactics (DTAC). DTAC recognized the power of lessons learned, especially coming out of this decade of war, and wanted to add it to their arsenal of tactically focused courses. In addition to the lessons learned fundamentals, the course also trained the future S3's and XO's in the operation and implementation of the new Department of Defense (DoD) system of record for observations, lessons and best practices - the Joint Lessons Learned Information System (JLLIS). All of this training will provide the tools to allow our Operational Army the benefit of increased performance and efficiency by formalizing the way we operate vice discovery learning.
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas – The Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) deployed a three-person training team to Jinja, Uganda, on Feb. 15-20, 2015, to advise and assist the Ugandan Peoples’ Defense Force (UPDF) in establishing a lessons learned program. The team was hosted by the commandant of the Ugandan Rapid Deployment Capability Center, Major General Francis Okello, to help identify capability gaps in capturing lessons learned and improving unit performance after operations and training. Establishing a lessons learned capability in Uganda was part of a discussion between the UPDF and commander of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA).
CALL worked closely with the CJTF-HOA liaison officer at the U.S. Embassy in Kampala, Uganda, to develop the content of the instruction and a path for the UPDF to establish its lessons learned center. The UPDF is interested in improving its lessons learned capabilities, specifically focusing on the linkage between its training directorate and higher headquarters, similar to the U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command.
The Center for Army Lessons Learned facilitates the Army’s lessons learned program by identifying, collecting, analyzing, disseminating, and archiving issues and best practices; and by maintaining situational awareness in order to share knowledge throughout the Army as well as our unified action partners utilizing tools like networks, workshops, and interviews.
The Center for Army Lessons Learned is the Army’s premier center for operationalizing lessons learned which provides leading edge knowledge that supports the Army Warfighter and its partners, enabling them to win in a complex world.
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