Lessons Learned Course

Lessons Learned Course (ATRRS Course # 00-F5/000-F4 [MC])

The Lessons Learned Course is a five-day course designed to train a target audience of commissioned officers, warrant officers, and noncommissioned officers (E-5 to O-6) (multiservice) serving at operational or institutional assignments to include battalion, brigade, division, corps, branch and educational schoolhouses, Centers of Excellence (CoEs), or even at the Department of the Army level. Civilians (multiservice/interagency/government/federal) may also attend the course.

The course is focused on training personnel who are (or will be) assigned responsibility for establishing and managing a lessons learned program in their organization and/or in their subordinate units. The course also addresses the roles and responsibilities of lessons learned managers in the Army Lessons Learned Process and provides training in lesson manager skills. Students leave prepared to implement the Army's Lessons Learned Program throughout the operations process in their current or next assignment and organization.

Army Regulation 11-33, Army Lessons Learned Program, directs that all units have a lessons learned capability and that all brigade and higher organizations (or units that deploy or operate separately at platoon/company/battalion) must have a formal lessons learned program. After action reports are mandatory and required to be placed into the DOD system of record, the Joint Lessons Learned Information System (JLLIS) (https://www.jllis.mil) (CAC login required) no later than 90 days after returning to home station after participating in Army, joint, or combined operations.

Attending the Lessons Learned Course is a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) requirement for quality assurance and accreditation. All CoEs, academies, and TRADOC-recognized schoolhouses must have a lesson manager or personnel in charge of their lessons learned program that have attended the course. Lessons learned is also an inspectable command inspection program requirement per Army Doctrinal Reference Publication (ADRP) 1-03, The Army Universal Task List, ART 5.5.5.

New! Contractor attendance at the Lessons Learned Course — Army contractors are welcome to attend the Lessons Learned Course at no cost, provided they are responsible for their organization’s lessons learned program and that lessons learned requirements have been written into performance work statements (PWS). A course cost is required for non-Army contract employees. For more information call (913)-684-5150.

New! Requests for mobile training team (MTT) courses — Army requests for a lessons learned MTT must be submitted through the Army G-1 Functional Training Resource Arbitration Panel (TRAP) process (six-month projected timeline). Requests must include a written justification and will require unit funding subject to instructor availability. Other non-Army DOD or Government organizations may submit requests for an MTT directly to Army G-1; approval will be based on unit’s ability to fund the course and subject to instructor availability.

ALL PERSONNEL ATTENDING THE LESSONS LEARNED COURSE MUST BE REGISTERED IN THE ARMY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS AND RESOURCE SYSTEM (ATRRS) THROUGH THE UNIT SCHOOL MANAGER.  If the unit school manager cannot get a seat allocation, they must contact the MACOM Quota Source manager.

The following link gives you the FY 18 ATRRS course information:

ATRRS FY 18 CALL Lessons Learned Course Info and Dates (Common Access Card [CAC] login required)

Questions may be directed to the Center for Army Lessons Learned training instructor at 913-684-5150.

FY 18 and FY19 dates for the Lessons Learned Course:

FY 18:

  • Class 003 - Ft Leavenworth   22-26 Jan 18
  • Class 004 - Ft Leavenworth   12-16 Feb 18
  • Class 005 - Ft Leavenworth   14-18 May 18
  • Class 006 - Ft Leavenworth   25-29 Jun 18
  • Class 007 - Ft Leavenworth   6-10 Aug 18

FY 19:

  • Class 001 - Ft Leavenworth   22-26 Oct 18
  • Class 002 - Ft Leavenworth   3-7 Dec 18
  • Class 003 - Ft Leavenworth   14-18 Jan 19
  • Class 004 - Ft Leavenworth   11-15 Feb 19

For more information on the CALL Lessons Learned Course – see the CALL Restricted Webpage: https://call2.army.mil/ll-course.aspx (CAC login required)