News Archive

Wed, 2017-09-13 10:35

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.

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Tue, 2017-09-05 11:00

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.

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Tue, 2017-09-05 09:19

Carlos Soto, Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate (CADD) terminologist, briefs Col. Jaime Alonso, Colombian Army doctrine director and Col. Mike Pappal, Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) director, during a delegation visit Aug. 30. During the engagement, CALL and CADD representatives provided professional discussions and exchanged information regarding mission, structure, trends, and processes. (Photo by Christine Weis)

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Wed, 2017-08-16 11:22

CALL graduated six students from its most recent Lessons Learned Course on Aug. 11, 2017. This 5-day course (open to officers, warrant officers, NCOs, DA civilians, sister service, and interagency personnel) prepares students to implement a lessons learned program within their organizations and to use the Joint Lessons Learned Information System (JLLIS) for capturing and accessing lessons and best practices. This course can be found in ATRRS – schedule soon as classes fill early! More information can be found at http://usacac.army.mil/organizations/mccoe/call/ll-course.

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Fri, 2017-07-21 13:28

CALL analysts, shown here with Brigadier Mick Ryan (center), Talisman Saber 17 (TS 17) Exercise Director, and other members of the American, British, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand (ABACANZ) lessons learned team, are on the ground in Australia collecting observations, lessons, and best practices as part of #TalismanSabre2017. TS 17 is a joint exercise sponsored by the U.S. Pacific Command and Australian Defence Force Headquarters Joint Operations Command designed to enhance U.S.-Australian military interoperability through a variety of maritime, land, and air operations scenarios.

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Thu, 2017-07-13 13:38

Marcus Majure (left), U.S. Army Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) deputy director, discusses the lessons learned process and the Army as a learning organization with Cathal J. Nolan, associate professor of history and executive director of the International History Institute, Boston University, July 12. Nolan, who recently wrote “Allure of Battle: How Wars are Won and Lost,” visited the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth July 11-13 as part of a fact-finding trip to learn about current Army operations, doctrine, and education. Representatives from Army University, Combined Arms Center-Training, Mission Command Center of Excellence, and the Fort Leavenworth garrison provided additional information briefs and discussion venues during Nolan’s visit. (Photo by Christine Weis)

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Thu, 2017-07-13 11:13

CALL Insider include two catalogs we produced last month based on topics trending in the Army community. Subterranean Ops and Counter-Weapons of Mass Destruction both provide the user with a compilation of doctrine, handbooks, information papers, after action reports, and historical documents that CALL analysts determined were relevant and would assist Soldiers and unit leaders.

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