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COL Chris Reichart (third from right) hosts an outdoor, socially distanced ceremony June 26 to recognize five team members from the Force Modernization Proponent Center departing the organization and Fort Leavenworth this summer. FMPC is the executive agent for Total Army Force Modernization responsibilities to meet Army requirements for Army knowledge management, information operations, military deception, operations security, and personnel recovery. (Courtesy photo)...Read More
Lt. Gen. James Rainey and members of the Combined Arms Center and Mission Command Center of Excellence staffs said farewell to MCCoE Director Maj. Gen. Douglas Crissman and his wife Carolyn during an awards ceremony June 16 in Fort Leavenworth’s Zais Park. Crissman, director since June 2018, will depart later this month to assume duties as the Deputy Commanding General for U.S. Army Central. In his remarks, Crissman reflected on his time with MCCoE as fixing a “hole in his swing” by giving him an opportunity to work within Training and Doctrine Command. “I’ve had some pretty tough jobs, but this is the toughest job I’ve ever had. Not because of any one thing, but because of the breadth and depth of all the things that we touch and that shape the Army on a daily basis,” he said. (U.S. Army photo by Randi Stenson, MCCoE Public Affairs) ...Read More
Lt. Col. Scott Hammond, Center for Army Lessons Learned military analyst (forward), interviews Mr. Ted Flaherty, senior intelligence analyst, U.S. Army Africa G-2 Analysis and Control Element, as part of a COVID-19 response collection at USARAF headquarters May 12, 2020. (Courtesy photo)...Read More
Center for Army Lessons Learned Director Col. Chris Keller (center) conducted a socially distanced promotion ceremony for military analyst Lt. Col. Chris Watkins, May 21, 2020. The ceremony included a small in-person gathering, with a larger audience participating and providing congratulatory messages via Microsoft Teams. (courtesy photo)...Read More
LTC Milner and the Soldiers of Task Force (TF) Mustang are back in this final installment of the series. Its focus is on tactical leaders’ decisions as TF Mustang transitions from a hasty pursuit to a more deliberate offensive operation. As with previous volumes, tactical leaders’ decisions, both good and poor, are designed to stimulate discussion of small-unit training, leadership, professionalism, and planning in a large-scale combat operation. Characters in the work, as well as their subordinates, are human and will make mistakes. They will also use realistic language, talk about their interests, and display prejudices or anger toward enemy forces that may alarm some readers. Musicians of Mars IV displays leader progression as its protagonists advance through combat operations. CALL anticipates that this volume will facilitate unit-level professional development in the same manner its three predecessors did. Whether discussing combined arms breaches or reconnaissance and security operations, LTC Milner and his subordinates are intended to be an avenue through which battalion and field grade officers can initiate a professional discussion with their subordinates....Read More
The Commanders of Operations Group for the National Training Center and the Joint Readiness Training Center, Col. Michael Simmering and Col. David Gardner, participated in the “Lessons Learned for S3s and XOs” elective with Command and General Staff College students April 23, 2020. Discussion focused on warfighting function trends, unit performance, and roles/expectations for field grade officers. (Courtesy photo by Tim Wilson, Center for Army Lessons Learned) ...Read More
Mission Command Training Program trains Army functional/multi-functional/maneuver brigades, divisions, expeditionary sustainment commands, Corps, special operations units, and U.S. Air Force personnel in mission command and large-scale combat operations. This publication provides an overview of the top seven collective trends organized by echelon of command and warfighting function, with additional emphasis on the integration of U.S. Air Force assets, special operations forces, and cyberspace electromagnetic activities. NCO utilization observations are also included to help facilitate the integration of NCOs into command posts. The goal is to increase the readiness of units to plan, prepare, fight, and win in any environment. Winning matters! ...Read More
Center for Army Lessons Learned analyst Tim Wilson conducts the “Lessons Learned for S3s and XOs” elective course for U.S. Army Command and General Staff College students from his home office April 9, 2020. Thirty-nine students are attending this virtual four-week course that addresses the tactical S3’s and XO’s roles and responsibilities in the Army Lessons Learned Process. (Courtesy photo)...Read More

Mission

MCCoE, as the lead for the Mission Command Force Modernization Proponent and the Command and Control Warfighting Function, conducts continuous DOTMLPF-P analysis to identify, develop, integrate, and synchronize Mission Command requirements and solutions in order to best prepare leaders and formations to successfully exercise Mission Command during the execution of Unified Land Operations.

Vision

To sustain our reputation within CAC, TRADOC, and the Army as an engaged, responsive, and professional organization seen to be leading change and producing results in our lane, supporting key initiatives and partners where required, and contributing to the wider capability development enterprise with quality Mission Command solutions for the Army of today and tomorrow.