Lessons Learned

CALL Insider Newsletter, 2nd Qtr, FY20

This quarter we have shifted focus to the Army's COVID-19 pandemic response efforts. We have resources available, and as we validate and review those resources, we will share those products more widely. We also encourage our readers to submit observations, lessons, and best practices to us via our public website. Unit and individual contributions are a key component to overcoming these current challenges and preparing for the next.

CALL Newsletter 16-30: DATE at the NTC Vol. IV, 4 OCT 16

CALL Newsletter 16-30: DATE at the NTC Vol. IV, 4 OCT 16

This volume is the fourth installment of the NTC decisive action series published by the Center for Army Lessons Learned. It represents our commitment to the ongoing professional discussion of how the Army, as the component responsible for imposing the will of the Nation upon our enemies, achieves decisive action by means of our core competencies.

FY19 Mission Command Training in Large-Scale Combat Operations MCTP Key Observations

Mission Command Training Program trains Army functional/multi-functional/maneuver brigades, divisions, expeditionary sustainment commands, Corps, special operations units, and U.S. Air Force personnel in mission command and large-scale combat operations. This publication provides an overview of the top seven collective trends organized by echelon of command and warfighting function, with additional emphasis on the integration of U.S. Air Force assets, special operations forces, and cyberspace electromagnetic activities.

GTA 07-71-001: Combat Skills for Small Unit Leaders

This GTA is a pocket-sized quick reference guide for U.S. Army Soldiers providing summarized checklists, processes, and critical data to support Soldiers and leaders conducting small unit operations. The information contained in this GTA encompasses the basic fundamentals of the Army Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills to enhance Soldier capabilities while conducting missions in training or operational environments.

Mountain Warfare and Cold Weather Operations Leader's Book

Mountains present leaders and units with unique challenges that compound existing difficult combat realities. This handbook addresses the principal gap of informing leaders and staff of the considerations necessary to plan, operate, fight, and win in mountainous terrain at the company level and above. Leaders will find this handbook valuable in prioritizing tasks for training and predeployment planning for any military operations in the mountains.

Musicians of Mars IV: The Mustangs’ War (Deliberate Attack)

LTC Milner and the Soldiers of Task Force (TF) Mustang are back in this final installment of the series. Its focus is on tactical leaders’ decisions as TF Mustang transitions from a hasty pursuit to a more deliberate offensive operation. As with previous volumes, tactical leaders’ decisions, both good and poor, are designed to stimulate discussion of small-unit training, leadership, professionalism, and planning in a large-scale combat operation. Characters in the work, as well as their subordinates, are human and will make mistakes.

News From the CTC - BN S1’s Guide for Success at the National Training Center

This article is for all S1s conducting home station training to prepare themselves for a combat training center rotation and combat. Generally, the battalion S1 understands his or her duties and responsibilities in a garrison environment. However, it is often a different story in a field environment where the S1 can be uncomfortable and unsure of the field duties and expectations from his or her command, especially with someone new to the position.

NFTF - Multinational Patient Evacuation and Coordination Cell 20-543

Exercise SABER STRIKE is a U.S.-led multinational exercise involving 19 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies and partners. The exercise is conducted throughout the Baltic region and Poland. During Exercise SABER STRIKE 18, the 30th Medical Brigade liaison officer was assigned to the land component command and multinational patient evacuation and coordination cell to ensure synchronization among the medical brigade, corps, and multinational staffs.


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