News Archive

Mon, 2019-04-15 12:39

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.

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Mon, 2019-04-15 10:27

The CALL Insider for 2nd Quarter, FY 19, features a synopsis of CALL products published during the January-March timeframe, a glimpse at what is coming soon, updates from our liaisons at the combat training center, and other news you can use.

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Wed, 2019-04-03 09:13

A CALL mobile training team conducted a Lessons Learned Course for 30 students at Fort Meade, Md., March 18-20. The course included personnel from U.S. Cyber Command and five Defense agencies. Students learned the principles of DOD, Joint, and Army lessons learned program management, lessons learned processes, and use of the Joint Lessons Learned Information System. (DISA photo by T.L. Burton)

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Mon, 2019-04-01 12:36

Participants at the Army Lessons Learned Synchronization Workshop discuss a warfighting function problem set March 26 at the Frontier Conference Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. This annual event serves as a forum to establish topics and synchronize collection efforts for the upcoming fiscal year across the lessons learned community. (U.S. Army photo by Christine Weis)

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Mon, 2019-03-25 15:13

Mission Command Training Program (MCTP) trains Army functional/multi-functional/maneuver brigades, divisions, expeditionary sustainment commands (ESCs), corps, special operations units, and U.S. Air Force personnel in mission command and unified land operations. In accordance with the U.S. Army’s combat training center programs and the Chief of Staff of the Army’s training guidance, MCTP conducted five multi-echelon warfighter exercises (WFXs) and six brigade-level WFXs during fiscal year 2018 (FY18). Together, these exercises met the training objectives of more than 60 units. Additionally, MCTP worked closely with the Joint Staff J-7 and other training partners to infuse joint context within a WFX to properly stimulate a corps training audience in preparation for its future role as a joint task force (JTF).

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Fri, 2019-03-08 10:43

This catalog provides references for commanders and staff to enhance their understanding of the concept and details of setting a theater. The resources listed include current doctrine, handbooks, articles, and other publications focused on setting the theater.

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Tue, 2019-03-05 16:16

Ten students from across the Army graduated from the Army Lessons Learned Course March 1. 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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Wed, 2019-02-27 15:00

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.

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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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