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Gen. Paul E. Funk II, Training and Doctrine Command commanding general, administers the oath of office to Brig. Gen. Charles Lombardo Combined Arms Center-Training deputy commanding general during his promotion ceremony May 28, 2021 at the Frontier Conference Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Photo by Tisha Swart-Entwistle, Combined Arms Center-Training. Read the article at

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Col. Charles Lombardo (left), deputy commander, Combined Arms Center-Training, pins a Legion of Merit on Center for Army Lessons Learned Director Col. Christopher Keller at a farewell ceremony, May 25, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Keller, who led key efforts such as collections on the Defender series of exercises and the Army’s COVID-19 response, served as the CALL director since August 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Randi Stenson, MCCoE Public Affairs) ...Read More

Combined Arms Center-Training Deputy Commander Col. Charles Lombardo and Mission Command Training Program’s Col. Eric Puls, Maj. Peter Coffman and Myron Reineke listen to French Army liaison officer Col. Francois Mariotti during an awards ceremony May 13, 2021 at Zais Park, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Mariotti presented the four with Médaille de la Défense nationale (French National Defence Medal) for their efforts supporting the recent multinational exercise, Warfighter 21-4. Photo by Tisha Swart-Entwistle, Combined Arms Center-Training. Visit to read the article.

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Regardless of echelon, the Army needs units to be masters in a handful of fundamental tasks. By focusing an organization’s energy on a few, simple, achievable tasks, leaders create a purpose that directly contributes to the Army’s mission. Every effort in the organization begins and ends with that purpose in mind, from care for Soldiers to training, maintenance, and leader-development programs. Operations Group, National Training Center, has compiled an armored brigade combat team (ABCT) mission essential task (MET) crosswalk to generate discussion among leaders and better focus efforts within current resource limitations. This crosswalk distills Headquarters, Department of the Army-directed METs for an ABCT into high-payoff battle tasks and notes the common challenges units experience when training these tasks....Read More
Catch up on what you may have missed and please share widely within your organizations. Highlights include: - Building Cohesive Teams - Hard Lessons - Offensive and Defensive Operations Against a Near-Peer Threat - Leader Development in Contact - Latest Warfighter Training Support Packages and Training Circulars - News from the Combat Training Centers And More! ...Read More
The information in this handbook is a snapshot of MCTP’s recent observations of Army training in a large-scale combat operations environment. These observations were written by a collaborative group of experienced officers, noncommissioned officers, and chief warrant officers working in conjunction with highly qualified expert-senior mentors. In an effort to increase the frequency of sharing observations, best practices, and trends, MCTP will continue publishing this handbook on a semi-annual basis and print cargo pocket-sized books for easier reference. ...Read More
Cohesiveness is critical to high performing teams. Each member must understand their role in the team, know their responsibilities, and know that their teammates are also performing their duties. This handbook describes methods to build cohesive teams and provides indicators to measure performance. It incorporates the Army's "This is My Squad" initiative and is a good resource for leaders at all echelons. ...Read More
Lt. Gen. James E. Rainey and Command Sgt. Maj. Eric C. Dostie hosted a Proclamation Signing ceremony April 1 to kick off the CAC and Fort Leavenworth’s Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. This year’s SAAPM Theme is “Building Cohesive Teams through Character, Trust and Resilience. Protecting People Protects Our Mission.” SAAPM month reinforces every member of the Army team’s responsibility to prevent sexual harassment, and associated retaliation, while ensuring professional, compassionate, and comprehensive care and support if these incidents occur. Eliminating sexual misconduct ensures the dignity and respect of members of the Army team, promotes cohesion, and ensures the readiness of Army formations. Lt. Gen Rainey addressed the attendees saying, “In well led cohesive units, every day is Sexual Assault Prevention Day,” -- For more information on Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, or to make a restricted or unrestricted report of sexual assault, Soldiers, adult Family members, and DA Civilians can call the Fort Leavenworth SHARP Hotline at 913-683-1443 or stop by the Fort Leavenworth SHARP Resource Center at 632 McClellan Avenue, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Additional support is available through the Department of Defense Safe Helpline at 877-995-5247. ...Read More

Mission Statement

The Combined Arms Center-Training drives change in how the Army trains and prepares in order to prevail against a peer enemy in Large Scale Combat Operations, identifies and validates training gaps and requirements, manages training support for the Army, delivers leader training, and serves as the training management proponent to enable realistic, operationally relevant training for the Army’s total force.

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