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Maj. Amy Roznowski, U.S. Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group instructor, leads a discussion on international training programs during the U.S. Marine Corps Security Cooperation Planners Course, Nov. 7-9, 2017. The Center for Army Lessons Learned hosted this three-day course in coordination with the Joint Center for International Security Force Assistance. Thirteen students, including U.S. Army civilians and representatives from all four military Services, attended the training. Security cooperation encompasses those activities undertaken by the Department of Defense to encourage and enable international partners to work with the United States to achieve strategic objectives. These include all DOD activities with foreign defense and security establishments that build defense and security relationships that promote specific U.S. security interests, develop allied and friendly military capabilities for self-defense and multinational operations, and provide U.S. forces with peacetime and contingency access....Read More
This CTC Trends Bulletin identifies trends for fiscal year 2016 across the CTCs, based on observations from observer-coach/trainers (OC/Ts) and collection and analysis teams from the Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL), with support from various Army Centers of Excellence. A trend is defined in Army Regulation 11-33, Army Lessons Learned Program (14 JUN 2017), as "an identified issue or best practice supported by three or more observations from multiple sources within a reasonable period." CALL collects observations, best practices, and training results from OC/Ts at the CTCs; analyzes them; and compiles them annually in a publication. Organized by Army tactical tasks from the Army Universal Task List, these CTC trends reflect both positive performance (sustains) and areas that need emphasis (improves). CTC trends provide valuable information to units developing and executing training for deployment to a CTC or an operational environment. Each chapter includes recommendations for units to successfully execute identified tasks. This provides a reference for training emphasis at home station. Additionally, identifying and analyzing trends allow doctrine writers, training developers, and other Army problem solvers to receive successful techniques and identify gaps in capability for doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, and personnel and facilities (DOTMLPF) solutions. Applying the lessons learned at the unit or the institutional level from trends that are identified enables the Army to be a continually learning organization. ...Read More
COL Mike Pappal, CALL Director, addressed the staff and provided an update on the state of the organization during a town hall meeting Oct. 16, 2017. During the event, he also took the opportunity to recognize several members of the CALL family with achievement and service awards. (Photo by Christine Weis)...Read More
CALL hosted a French Army delegation led by the new French liaison officer to CAC, Col. Pierre-Olivier Marchand (third from right), and the outgoing French liaison officer, Col. Nicholas Auboin (center), Oct. 12, 2017. CALL presented its overview brief to the French delegation followed by discussions and questions regarding executing a successful lessons learned program. (Photo by Christine Weis)...Read More
Lt. Gen. Dennis Gyllensporre (center), Chief of Defense Staff, Swedish Defense Forces, visited CALL this week as part of his trip to Fort Leavenworth for induction into the USACGSC International Hall of Fame Oct. 12. COL Mike Pappal (left), CALL Director, briefed the Swedish delegation on the Army Lessons Learned Program and discussed current collection methodologies and processes. (Photo by Christine Weis)...Read More

Mission Statement

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.

CALL's Vision

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.

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