News Archive

Tue, 2019-02-12 15:27

Musicians of Mars III “The Cobra Strikes” picks up the tale of LTC Milner and Task Force Mustang in the aftermath of their successful defense (in CALL Handbook 16-12, Musicians of Mars II) of engagement area Blackjack. The responses to that publication from our tactical audiences was that there was appetite for a follow-on publication that emphasized offensive operations. This volume delivers. As with Musicians of Mars II, this handbook will take the reader through a fictional scenario where the tactical leaders make decisions, some good and some not so good, that impact subsequent actions. Musicians of Mars III will have its leaders learning and improving as they progress through tactical engagements. This was intentional in the development of this publication, and is designed to facilitate tactical discussions at the company and platoon levels.

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Tue, 2019-02-05 10:36

Advising at the Senior Level offers advisors at senior or ministerial levels a perspective on operating more efficiently with international governments, ministries of defense, embassies, and foreign security forces. It bridges gaps in expertise when advising at the ministerial level through insights and best practices -- highlighting what senior advisors do, how the operational environment differs, and describing how to integrate through the processes of the Department of Defense, Department of State, and the partner nation. Our purpose is to provide key insights and best practices for senior advisors in a convenient reference that enables their work at the ministry, department, and component levels. The insights in this handbook are applicable down to the tactical level and should be shared widely.

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Wed, 2019-01-30 13:32

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)

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Thu, 2019-01-24 10:53

Twelve students from across the Army and the Joint force graduated from the Army Lessons Learned Course Jan. 18. During the week, students learned the principles of lessons learned and program management, use of the Joint Lessons Learned Information System, and how to access other useful lessons learned resources. Learn more about how you can attend at https://usacac.army.mil/organizations/mccoe/call/ll-course.

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Thu, 2019-01-24 10:00

Center for Army Lessons Learned Analyst Tim Wilson discusses course objectives and requirements with a prospective Command and General Staff College student January 22 at the Lewis and Clark Center. During a “round robin” type event, students met with instructors for elective courses and learned about course objectives and requirements. This event helps students determine what courses will best meet their needs for both personal and professional development. The CALL elective, A344 “Army Lessons Learned for S3s and XOs,” is open to U.S. students and teaches participants how to use the lessons learned program to improve performance in their units.

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Thu, 2019-01-10 16:22

Mission Command Center of Excellence's Director of Training Col. Scott Nauman leads discussion during the first biannual Mission Command Forum Jan. 9 at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. The forum focused on combat training center trends, observations, and ways to improve support to training audiences at the CTCs. These concerns will inform MCCoE’s doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership, personnel, facilities, and policy stakeholders. Attendees included representatives from U.S. Army Forces Command, the CTCs, and others from the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center enterprise.

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Thu, 2019-01-03 13:35

In May of 2018, 7,000 personnel from 162 organizations representing the militaries of the United States and nine NATO partners converged on five training sites in southern Germany as part of the U.S. Army’s first Joint Warfighting Assessment (JWA). The common goal was to advance their collective ability to overcome aggression from a near-peer competitor in Europe. In pursuit of this goal, they trained to fight as a single, cohesive, and multinational division against a near-peer adversary. This training produced numerous lessons, many of which are detailed throughout this publication, about how to foster interoperability and about which concepts and capabilities will enable multi-domain operations (MDO). JWA 18 was an important step forward for the Army as it seeks to adapt the force to the demands of a rapidly changing and complex world.

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Thu, 2018-12-20 12:22

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.

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Wed, 2018-12-19 15:34

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)

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Mon, 2018-12-17 15:09

After almost six months as CALL Director, I've made a few organizational changes that are primarily invisible to you, but are efforts that further CALL’s mission in driving change and supporting the Army as it transitions to a large-scale ground combat operations focus. Expect to see our products and collections reflect that change as we support exercises and deliver handbooks and other publications.

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