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Maj. Gen. Doug Crissman, director of the Mission Command Center of Excellence, talks about “Developing leaders to exercise Mission Command” during his Army Leader Exchange address Feb. 26 in the Lewis and Clark Center’s Arnold Conference Room, Fort Leavenworth Kan. Hosted by the Center for Army Leadership, ALx is a series of talks on leadership from national and local civilian and military leaders. Photo by Tisha Swart-Entwistle, Combined Arms Center Public Affairs Office. ...Read More
Maj. Travis Corey, Mission Command Center of Excellence senior human resources officer, uses a virtual reality headset and glove to key in the code to a simulated door during a Mission Command Battle Lab technology demonstration at Fort Leavenworth’s Pope Hall Jan 29. Mission Command Battle Lab hosted this demonstration for the Combined Arms Center community of interest and Unified Challenge community of practice during this year’s UC to inform and build awareness of emerging technologies and enable collaboration among stakeholders and partner organizations. (U.S. Army photo by Randi Stenson, MCCoE Public Affairs)...Read More
Mission Command Center of Excellence Director Maj. Gen. Douglas Crissman and Senior Enlisted Advisor Sgt. Maj. Christopher Prosser present the Superior Civilian Service Award to retiring MCCoE Chief of Operations Peter B. Benoit, Jr., at a ceremony at the Frontier Conference Center Dec. 19. Benoit officially retires Dec. 25 after more than 30 years of federal service with his last two years as the MCCoE CHOPS....Read More
Mission Command Center of Excellence Director Maj. Gen. Douglas Crissman welcomes Representative (Elect) Steven Watkins, Jr., Kansas 2nd Congressional District, during a visit to the headquarters Dec. 19. The MCCoE deputy director and representatives from the MCCoE subordinate organizations briefed Watkins on their mission areas and how those efforts fit into the Combined Arms Center and Army priorities. (U.S. Army photo by Randi Stenson, MCCoE Public Affairs)...Read More
Members of the Israel Defense Force visited the Mission Command Center of Excellence as part of a pre-Future Battlefield Annual Talks working group Dec. 10. The U.S. Army and the IDF regularly meet to discuss combined arms doctrine development and lessons learned collection. (U.S. Army photo by Randi Stenson, MCCoE Public Affairs)...Read More
Mission Command Center of Excellence welcomed Brigadier Angus Watson, head of Warfare Development, British Army, and members of his team for an annual information and collaborative exchange between counterparts. During their visit, Brig Watson shared an overview of the Land Warfare Centre with directors and representatives from MCCoE subordinate organizations. ...Read More
Former Vice Chief of Staff of the Army retired Gen. Peter Chiarelli addresses students and faculty from the Command and General Staff Officers Course and the School of Advanced Military Studies as part of the Army Leader Exchange program Nov. 6 at Fort Leavenworth. The ALx, administered by the Center for Army Leadership, is a community of practice dedicated to enabling professional conversation on all things leadership and leader development. (U.S. Army photo by Dan Neal)...Read More
Mission Command Center of Excellence Director Maj. Gen. Douglas Crissman explains a point during an organizational Town Hall meeting Oct. 19. Topics included takeaways from his first 90 days in the job, a snapshot of MCCoE activities, and a look at what lies ahead for FY19. (Photo by Randi Stenson, MCCoE Public Affairs)...Read More
Center for Army Leadership

Mission Statement

The Center for Army Leadership (CAL) conducts leadership and leader development research, studies, analysis, assessment and evaluation; provides the Army leadership and leader development doctrine, products and services; develops and maintains the Army Leader Development Strategy and annexes; and manages the Army Leader Development Program.

Leadership Thought

There's nothing more demoralizing than a leader who can't clearly articulate why we're doing what we're doing.
-James Kouzes and Barry Posner