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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
Col. Masakatsu Tamaru, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Director, Center for GSDF Lessons Learned (CGLL), and Marcus Majure, Center for Army Lessons Learned Deputy Director, receive a briefing from CALL staff Sept. 28, 2017. While at Fort Leavenworth, Tamaru received briefings from MC CoE, CADD, and CALL. His goal at CALL was to familiarize himself with the U.S. Army Lessons Learned Program and coordinate the upcoming bilateral lessons learned collection for the Yama Sakura 73 exercise. His visit builds upon the strong relationship CALL and CGLL have developed over the last six years. (Photo by Christine Weis) ...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
CALL graduated 17 students from its most recent Lessons Learned Course held at Fort Eustis, Va. This training will help the TRADOC Quality Assurance Office and Soldier Support Institute implement and standardize a lessons learned program within their organizations and use the Joint Lessons Learned Information System (JLLIS) for capturing and accessing lessons and best practices....Read More
Larry Hollars (left), Center for Army Lessons Learned Facilitation Division chief, briefs Maj. Gen. Hertz Pires do Nascimento (center), Chief of the Brazilian Army Doctrine Center, Sept. 19, 2017. The Brazilian delegation visited CALL for an overview briefing and a discussion of current lessons learned methodologies and processes. Hertz and his team are gathering information and concepts that have been useful to the Combined Arms Center in developing doctrine in support of the Brazilian Army’s modernization transformation. (Photo by Christine Weis)...Read More
CALL recently said farewell to Danny Reinick, the first and only CALL civilian liaison officer (LNO) at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC), serving there from June 2001-September 2017. Reinick retires after more than 38 years of government service, both as an active duty Army officer and as a Department of the Army Civilian. During his tenure, Reinick contributed articles to every issue of more than 10 years’ worth of quarterly CALL CTC bulletins; assisted in the training of numerous JMRC observer, coach, trainers; and led the development of key CALL publications related to multinational interoperability and operations in the decisive action training environment....Read More
This month we delivered several highly anticipated products that I am sure will benefit your units and formations. The “Radio and System Operators Handbook,” Version 2, updates one of our most requested products with step-bystep instructions for operating radios and systems up through Capability Set 15. We also released “Ten Fundamental Brigade Combat Team Skills Required to Win the First Fight” and “Fighting with Fires” in collaboration with the subject matter experts at the National Training Center. I think you will find these Newsletters useful as you prepare for decisive action rotations. ...Read More
The CAA conducts a two-year cycle of specialized conferences/exercises hosted by different member armies. Each cycle ends in a preparatory meeting that reviews the accomplishments of the previous two-year cycle and approves the agenda for the forthcoming conference and Commander?s Conference of the American Armies (CCAA). The CCAA is conducted by the army hosting the Permanent Executive Secretariat CAA (or PESCAA) for that particular cycle. Hosting of the PESCAA voluntarily rotates every two years. The host nation serves as the CAA headquarters responsible for coordinating all current cycle CAA activities in addition to hosting the preparatory meeting and commander's conference. This bulletin contains valuable information to inform leaders from all conference member nations on the goals, processes, and procedures as a contributing army and prepares them to assume the critical role of leading the PESCAA in the future. This publication is the second volume, in a series of three, produced for the CAA. It is a ?how to? guide outlining the structure and operation of the two-year cycle of events, culminating in the transfer ceremony of the CAA cycle. ...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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