MCCOE News Archive

Wed, 2017-05-10 09:54

The Center for Army Lessons Learned recently deployed two analysts to Yerevan, Armenia, at the request of the U.S. Office of Defense Cooperation for a follow-on engagement to assist the Armenian Armed Forces in its adoption of mission command. The Armenian General Headquarters formed a Mission Command (MC) Task Force and is conducting a pilot program to determine how MC principles should be integrated into the force. Lessons and best practices from the pilot units are collected each quarter and used to make adjustments to the program. As part of this visit, CALL analysts provided a briefing on the military decision-making process with a focus on Step 4, Course of Action Analysis. The next engagement is tentatively scheduled for June 2017 to assist with the development of a formal lessons learned program for the Armenian Armed Forces.

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Wed, 2017-05-10 08:44

Dr. Melissa Wolfe, a research psychologist at the Center for Army Leadership (CAL), participated in the First Cycle of Leadership Conferences hosted by the General Military Academy and Defense University Center of the Spanish Army held in Zaragoza, Spain, April 28, 2017. Dr. Wolfe presented a briefing entitled, “Leadership in Small Units,” and discussed the U.S. Army’s deliberate, continuous, and progressive approach to developing and maintaining effective leaders in small units and beyond. The conference was titled “Leadership and Crisis Management and Conflict.” The conference was a forum for civil-military discussions that included international speakers and focused on issues of leadership. The conference was attended by approximately 300 cadets, faculty, and military members from the Spanish General Military Academy, whose mission is to train and educate officers in the Army, Civil Guard, and Tri-Service Corps members of the Spanish Armed Forces.

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Tue, 2017-05-02 14:04

The Army Leader Exchange (ALx) hosted a lecture by Lt. Gen. (R) Russel L. Honoré on Tuesday, May 2 at the Lewis and Clark Center, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center (CAC), Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Lt. Gen. (R) Honoré became one of the United State’s best-known military leaders in 2005 after spearheading the Task Force responsible for the massive search-and-rescue mission and the restoration of order in New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina.

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Tue, 2017-04-18 09:25

Maj. Gen. Patricia Frost, Director of Cyber, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, talks with students in the Information Operations (IO) Qualification Course about the Army IO strategic way-ahead. She stressed the importance of the IO officer in synchronizing Information Related Capabilities (IRC) for the commander.

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Wed, 2017-04-05 09:12

Col. Mike Pappal, CALL Director, answers a student question as part of a panel discussion during the Lessons Learned for S3s and XOs course at Fort Leavenworth’s Lewis and Clark Center. Intermediate level education students are participating in this elective course as part of the Command and General Staff College’s spring curriculum. This course, taught by CALL analysts, addresses how the Army Lessons Learned Process can be used successfully during unit operations by S3s and XOs. (Photo by Dan Neal)

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Fri, 2017-03-31 13:21

The Army Leader Exchange (ALx) hosted a lecture by Brian Hackett, co-founder of Apex Performance, on Mar. 28, 2017 at the Lewis and Clark Center, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center (CAC), Fort Leavenworth, KS. Hackett discussed peak performance principles and how they apply to Leader Development, highlighting five core mental skills that enable Leaders to excel while under duress: Goal Setting, Adaptive Thinking, Stress/Energy Management, Attention Control, and Imagery. Click the photo above to view more.

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Mon, 2015-11-30 12:54

The Mission Command Network describes the operational capabilities that must be provided within the context of the Army Operating Concept. The Army faces a complex world which demands 'expeditionary' forces - forces task organized and deployed on short notice to austere locations, capable of conducting operations immediately upon arrival. These forces will conduct expeditionary maneuver in order to win against increasingly capable and elusive enemies. Such maneuver will employ joint combined arms, air-ground forces quickly across multiple domains and extended distances. Expeditionary maneuver will combine military, inter-organizational, and multinational capabilities delivered from global, theater, and local resources. Hence we require an approach to mission command that fully integrates unified action partners, and all elements of power they can bring to bear.

The Mission Command Network is key to achieving this integration. The "Mission Command Network (MC Network)" is integrated mission command and LandWarNet capabilities, which enable commanders, leaders & soldiers to exercise mission command (the philosophy) and integrate all warfighting functions and Unified Action enablers (the warfighting function). It is an inherent component of the Joint Information Environment. The MC Network allows commanders to develop and maintain situational understanding, maneuver across domains and locations, and conduct joint combined arms operations to accomplish the mission. (Click the image to read the entire document)

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Thu, 2015-05-07 11:30

The Army Leadership Exchange (ALx) held an Army Leadership Exchange Panel, May 6. The Panel continued the ongoing professional discussion on 'Leadership Through a Changing Environment,' moving outside the military perspective and delving into "Authentic Leadership." The speakers included Mr. Bob Chapman (center), Chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, and Mr. Simon Sinek (right), Author of 'Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't' and RAND Corporation adjunct staff member advising on matters of military innovation and planning. Both gentlemen are noted experts in authentic leadership both in practice and in theory. The Panel was led by Col. Christopher Croft (left), director of the Center for Army Leadership (CAL), the Panel took place in Eisenhower Auditorium, Fort Leavenworth. (photo by Dan Neal)

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Tue, 2015-04-14 13:20

Lt. Gen. Robert B. Brown, Commanding General of the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, welcomes the capacity crowd of Army, industry and academia leaders at the day-long Human Dimension Cognitive Dominance Symposium, April 14, 2015 at the Frontier Conference Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. The attendees are looking at how to prepare the Army of 2025 and Beyond by optimizing the performance of every Soldier and Civilian in the Total Force.

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Mon, 2015-03-30 15:39

Maj. Thomas Root, (Center of picture) a student of the Command and General Staff Officers Course, briefed the Commanders of TRADOC, (Gen. David G. Perkins); CAC (Lt. Gen. Robert B. Brown); and the Mission Command Center of Excellence (Brig Gen. Willard M. Burleson III) on the Army Operating Concept during the first Majors Colloquium held at Fort Leavenworth's Lewis and Clark Center. The 84 Army Majors at the Colloquium were provided the opportunity to recommend solutions to some of the Army's most difficult challenges directly to Army Senior Leaders. The key topics discussed included: training, Mission Command, talent management, diversity, education, and the Army Operating Concept. The briefing was the culmination of a five-month process.

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