Force Modernization Proponent Center (FMPC)

Mission: On Behalf of the Commanding General, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, the Force Modernization Proponent Center (FMPC) is the executive agent for Total Army Force Modernization responsibilities, IAW AR 5-22, across DOTMLPF-P domains to meet Army requirements in Unified Land Operations for: Army Knowledge Management, Information Operations, Military Deception, Operations Security, and Personnel Recovery.

Peter Im, assistant professor, Command and General Staff College Information Advantage Scholars Program, describes the inspiring life of Young-Oak Kim, during the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month commemoration May 25, 2022, Marshall Auditorium, Lewis and Clark Center, Fort Leavenworth. Kim, a U.S. Army officer who served in both WWII and the Korean War, would later becoming a renowned civic leader and humanitarian, shepherding causes that brought together disparate Asian American communities, before his death in 2005. The presentation can be viewed on the Combined Arms Center Facebook page at (U.S. Army photo by Randi Stenson, MCCoE Public Affairs)...Read More
Two new Field Manuals (FM) 5-0, Planning and Orders Production, and FM 6-0, Commander and Staff Organization and Operations, are now available on the Army Publishing Directorate website. This release marks the return of an FM 5-0 (formerly The Operations Process and rescinded in 2012) and rebrands the publication as a dedicated Army planning manual. Read more at More
Howard Brewington, deputy director, Mission Command Center of Excellence (MCCoE), answers a question from the audience during a town hall meeting at the Lewis and Clark Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Feb. 23, 2022. Topics for discussion included workplace survey results, civilian hiring practices, and organizational standards. (U.S. Army photo by Randi Stenson, MCCoE Public Affairs)...Read More
Michael Kitchens, chief of concepts and doctrine for the Army’s knowledge management program, briefs Soldiers from the Mission Command Training Program (MCTP) Operations Group A during a senior leader executive seminar on the Army’s knowledge management program at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, February 9, 2022. Knowledge management is the Army’s process of enabling knowledge flow to enhance shared understanding, learning and decision making. Read the full story at (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Orlandon Howard, MCTP Public Affairs)...Read More
Mission Command Center of Excellence Director Brig. Gen. Charles Masaracchia (front right) takes questions from students in the Knowledge Management Qualification Course (KMQC), Jan. 26, 2022, at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Masaracchia shared his thoughts on what will be expected of a knowledge management officer at the division level and what value these new skills will bring to a unit or organization. To learn more about KMQC, visit (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Jon Davis, MCCoE)...Read More
Mission Command Center of Excellence (MCCoE) Director Brig. Gen. Charles Masaracchia presents a flag to Maj. Melvin Mack, space operations observer, coach/trainer, Mission Command Training Program, during the second of two Fort Leavenworth retirement ceremonies Dec. 16 at the Frontier Conference Center. MCCoE hosted the ceremony and honored 13 Soldiers, Army Civilian Professionals, and their families during the event. (U.S. Army photo by Stephanie Mahone, Fort Leavenworth DPTMS)...Read More
Mission Command Center of Excellence’s Sgt. Maj. Robert W. “Bill” Ferguson talks terms of reference with students in the Knowledge Management Qualification Course (KMQC) Nov. 5, 2021, at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. The KMQC is a three-week course focused on teaching students to use the KM process to assess, design, develop, pilot, and implement solutions to fix knowledge and performance gaps within their units. Graduation from the course awards KM professionals with the additional skill identifier 1E. (U.S. Army photo by Randi Stenson, MCCoE Public Affairs)...Read More
U.S. Army Combined Arms Center British Army Liaison Officer Col. James Walker speaks with Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate Deputy Director James Benn before a briefing to Director Land Warfare (Designate) Maj. Gen. Chris Barry at the Mission Command Center of Excellence headquarters Nov. 16, 2021. MCCoE leaders briefed Barry on topics of mutual interest including interoperability, information advantage, and doctrine and leader development. (U.S. Army photo by Randi Stenson, MCCoE Public Affairs)...Read More

"The information function encompasses the management an application of information and its deliberate integration with other joint functions to influence relevant-actor perceptions, behavior, action or inaction, and human and automated decision making. The information function helps commanders and staffs understand and leverage the pervasive nature of information, its military uses and its application during all military operations. This function provides JFCs (join force commanders) the ability to integrate the generation and preservation of friendly information while leveraging the inherent informational aspects of all military activities to achieve the commander's objectives and attain the end state." -Proposed Joint Function Description (22 May 2017)