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Thu, 2021-05-13 09:39

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.

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Wed, 2021-04-21 08:44

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!

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Wed, 2021-04-14 09:30

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.

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Tue, 2021-04-06 10:50

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.

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Fri, 2021-04-02 11:00

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.

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Wed, 2021-03-24 15:41

https://vimeo.com/526221680 In this premier episode of the Victory Through Training Podcast, COL Charles Lombardo discusses 'What is CAC-T?' Now available on Vimeo and coming soon to other podcast platforms.

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Tue, 2021-03-16 09:11

Written by the sergeants major (SGMs) of Operations Group, National Training Center (NTC), this handbook was inspired by the book, “66 Stories of Battle Command,” where commanders shared their experiences during NTC rotations and provided “a way” to other commanders before they have to make a decision for a specific situation. The NTC SGMS have the same intention with the publication of this handbook. The stories include experiences as an operations SGM and command sergeants major (CSM) at the battalion and brigade levels. Some of the stories provided will create differing opinions, but are only intended to share the authors’ experiences with those that may face the same or similar situations. In each rotation, NTC leaders observe SGMs who, once exposed to a situation, produce extraordinary results. These stories are not meant to expose any unit; they are meant to unearth possible solutions.

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Wed, 2021-03-10 15:54

CAC-T's Victory Through Training Podcast is launching soon!

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Tue, 2021-03-09 14:35

Combined Arms Center-Training Deputy Commander Col. Charles Lombardo updates Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James C. McConville about “Driving Change and Training an MDO Capable Force” March 4 in the Lewis and Clark Center’s Arnold Conference Room, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Photo by Tisha Swart-Entwistle, Combined Arms Center-Training Public Affairs.

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Tue, 2021-03-09 14:33

Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James C. McConville gets a desk-side-demo of the Digital Job Book and Small Unit Leader Tool on personal devices by Combined Arms Center-Training Sgt. Maj. Thomas Conn during a CAC-T update brief March 4 in the Lewis and Clark Center’s Arnold Conference Room. Over the last few weeks, Conn has been working to engage senior army leaders visiting Fort Leavenworth to personally show the capabilities of the digital tools that are used to update and manage Soldier training. The Digital Job Book and Small Unit Leader Tool were launched via the Army Training Network in 2016 and in early 2020 the tools were made available via user name and password so Soldiers could access and update data in real time via their personal devices. For more information or to access the tools go to ATN at https://atn.army.mil. Photo by Tisha Swart-Entwistle, Combined Arms Center-Training Public Affairs.

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