This News from the Front, a Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) publication, highlights Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Todd Sims’ insights and observations during his deployment in support of Operation FREEDOM’S SENTINEL and the NATO-led RESOLUTE SUPPORT mission. The interview and unit information was provided solely by the CSM of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, on 2 December 2018. ...Read More
This handbook is designed to inform Army leaders of the BCD's functions, roles, and capabilities, along with best practices and lessons from numerous exercises, experiments, and named operations. These insights should prove invaluable to all Army leaders, newly assigned BCD personnel, and organizations that work with BCDs....Read More
This article is the result of a CALL study analyzing recent exercises in Europe that determined common interoperability areas for improvement. When operating with a European-based multinational force, what are the NATO Standardization Agreements (STANAGs) for interoperability? After identifying areas for improvement, CALL conducted a review of NATO STANAGs and publications to address those issues. This publication informs the force of NATO STANAGs to consider and thereby enabling success in the next multinational exercise. ...Read More
Mission Command Center of Excellence Director Maj. Gen. Doug Crissman briefs Combined Arms Center Commanding General Lt. Gen. Michael Lundy as part of a portfolio review May 17. These recurring task reviews give leaders an opportunity to update the CG on current efforts in their organizations. The two-hour long session focused on a variety of topics to include: leadership, emerging mission command/network capabilities, support to upcoming joint/multinational events and large-scale ground combat operations. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott Gibson, CAC Public Affairs)...Read More
Mission Command Center of Excellence Sgt. Maj. Christopher Prosser explains the mission command philosophy, culture, and leader development to leaders at the Fires Center of Excellence Noncommissioned Officer Academy April 30 at Fort Sill, Okla. Prosser also conducted leader professional development sessions with installation senior NCOs; and Captains Career Course, Basic Officer Leader Course, and Warrant Officer Course students during his visit. (Courtesy photo)...Read More
CALL Director Col. Mike Lawson makes a point during a panel discussion held on May 1 as part of the Command and General Staff College “Army Lessons Learned for S-3s and XOs” elective. Lawson, a former brigade commander, and five former battalion commanders shared with students their perspective on field grade roles, staff development, and how using lessons learned can be used to make a unit more effective. (U.S. Army photo by Dan Neal)...Read More
This interview, conducted by the Center for Army Lessons Learned, captures the insights from Colonel Pierre-Olivier Marchand, French Army, who was commander of an artillery regiment in the 11th Airborne Brigade when tasked with leading one of the task forces responsible for conducting Operation Sentinel in Paris....Read More
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