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Tue, 2017-11-14 14:59

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.

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Tue, 2017-11-07 08:32

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.

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Wed, 2017-10-18 13:28

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)

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Wed, 2017-10-18 13:23

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)

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Thu, 2017-10-12 10:06

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)

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Tue, 2017-10-03 14:34

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)

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Mon, 2017-09-25 08:51

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)

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