Center for Army Lessons Learned

Driving Army Change

Director

  • COL Scott W. Mueller Director, Center for Army Lessons Learned COL Scott W. Mueller
  • Colonel Scott W. Mueller Director, Center for Army Lessons Learned COL Scott Mueller is a native of Glenview, Illinois and was commissioned as an Armor Officer upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1994. His troop assignments include: tank platoon leader and executive officer, D/1-34 Armor, Fort Riley, Kansas (1994-1997); commander, C/2-63 Armor, Vilseck, Germany (2000-2002); Military Transition Team Chief to the 19th Iraqi Army Brigade, Baqubah, Iraq (2007-2008); squadron executive officer, 2-1 CAV, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division (2008-2010), Fort Lewis, Washington and Iraq; commander, 1-15 Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia (2013-2015); and commander, U.S. Army Garrison Camp Humphreys, Korea (2017-2019). Between troop assignments COL Mueller served as an advisor to E/145 Cavalry (Oklahoma Army National Guard) from 2002-2004, followed by an assignment to the Battle Command Training Program’s World Class Opposing Force at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas from 2004-2006. After serving as a squadron executive officer, he returned to Fort Leavenworth where he was an instructor at the Command and General Staff College. After battalion command, COL Mueller served as the executive officer to the Commanding General, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve from 2015-2016. He most recently served as the Deputy Chief of Staff at U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany (2019-2021). COL Mueller’s Operational deployments include Task Force Hawk (April-July 1999), Albania, Operation Iraqi Freedom (2007-2008, 2009-2010), Operation Enduring Freedom (2012), and Operation Inherent Resolve (2015-2016). COL Mueller is a graduate of the Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, the Command and General Staff College, and is a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Army War College. He holds a Bachelor of Science in European History from USMA, a Master of Arts degree in Management from Webster University and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.

About Us

How CALL Drives Army Change CALL's drives Army change through leading the Army Lessons Learned Program (ALLP) and delivering timely and relevant information to resolve gaps, enhance readiness, and inform modernization. To accomplish this CALL, executes the Army Annual Plan collecting, analyzing, disseminating, integrating, and archiving lessons learned from tactical to theater/strategic levels. CALL researches root-cause analysis, defines trends/themes, coordinates with the lessons learned community of interest, and initiates product development. CALL's multimedia-based products are disseminated through a variety of print and electronic formats, with the web-based Joint Lessons Learned Information System (JLLIS) serving as the central repository. As emerging issues are discovered, CALL incorporates those into the Army Lessons Learned Forum, to facilitate continuous development, improvement, and adaptation of material and non-material solutions across the DOTMLPF-P spectrum. CALL modernization, and interoperability activities support sister services, international, and interagency bilateral staff talks, mil-to-mil engagements, and agreed-to-actions. This holistic approach to lessons learned drives Army change and fosters Army readiness.
CALL's MISSION The Center for Army Lessons Learned leads the Army Lessons Learned Program and delivers timely and relevant information to resolve gaps, enhance readiness, and inform modernization.
CALL's VISION The Center for Army Lessons Learned is the Army's daily focal point for adaptive learning based on lessons and best practices from the total force and provides timely and relevant knowledge to the warfighter and our unified action partners utilizing integrated systems and interactive technology in order to simplify winning in a complex world.
  • CALL RESTRICTED WEB SITE (Common Access Card [CAC] login required) CALL RESTRICTED WEB SITE

Latest Documents

Writing for CALL

Do you have a best practice or story to share with the Army and need assistance getting started? CALL has the resources to get you on the right path to getting published. Your publication could be on the next CALL top-10 list!
  • Publication How To Steps to develop, and get your product through the workflow Publication How To

Request for Publications

The CALL library has thousands of articles and publications to support units and soldiers in multiple scenarios from CTC/MCTP rotations, DSCA, to ongoing contingency operations. These publications are available for immediate download and order through the CALL Restricted Site. CALL publications are provided at no cost to you or the organization but must be delivered to a unit (military) address.

Publications

  • 21-665 Is Ours a Nation at War U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Leader’s Guide to Soldier Development
  • 21-652 - SOF-CF Interoperability in Large-Scale Combat Operations 21-646 - Army Special Operations Forces in Multi-Domain Operations Catalog 21-635 - “Nunca Camino Solo” 1 Security Force Assistance (SFA) Operations in the Competition Phase 21-19 - Mastering the Fundamentals Role 2 Set-Up in Garrison Operations for COVID-19 Response 21-15 - FY21.1 MCTP Key Observations Bulletin 21-14 - Building Cohesive Teams 21-12 - NCO Crosswalk Guide 21-09 - Leadership Guide to Externally Evaluated Full Scale Exercises 21-07 - Hard Lessons 21-06 - NTC: Preparing for Large-Scale Combat 21-05 - NTC Fire Support Handbook 21-04 - Leader Development in Contact Handbook 21-592 - NFTF Training in Contested Spaces 21-01 - FY20 Mission Command Training in Large-Scale Combat Operations Mission Command Training Program (MCTP) Key Observations 20-575 - The Battalion S-1 Section in LSCO GTA 07-01-006 - Grenadier Guide
  • 20-575 - NFTCTC The Battalion S-1 Section in LSCO 20-572 - NFTF The Medical Readiness and Training Command: Analyzing Response to a Global Pandemic 20-550 - Knowledge Management Case Studies, Volume II 20-16 - Defense of the Cajun Bayou 20-15 - FY19 Mission Command Training in Large-Scale Combat Operations Mission Command Training Program (MCTP) Key Observations 20-14 - Mountain Warfare and Cold Weather Operations Leader’s Book 20-12 - Commander and Staff Guide to Multinational Interoperability 20-09 - Army Combat Fitness Test Version 2 20-08 - Musicians of Mars IV: The Mustangs’ War (Deliberate Attack) 20-06 - How to Master Wargaming 20-05 - Commander and Staff Guide to Liaison Function 20-02 - U.S. Army South Transition to a Multinational Force Headquarters (PANAMAX 18) 20-01 - Corps and Division Planner’s Guide to Reconstitution Operations
  • GTA 07-01-006 - Grenadier Guide 18-516 Army Operational Framework Organizing the Force for Battlefield Success

LESSONS LEARNED COURSE

US GOVERNMENT ONLY COURSE ***NEW CHANGE STARTING FY22 – The Lessons Learned Course (LLC) is no longer an ATRRS Course, and will be conducted via distributed learning (dL) on MS Teams. Personnel wishing to attend in FY22 and beyond – please fill out course registration request on the CALL Restricted website (https://call2.army.mil/ll-course.aspx). *12-15 Jul 21 and 30 Aug – 2 Sep 21 will remain ATRRS courses – units will continue to register students in ATRRS for those classes. ATRRS FY 21 CALL Lessons Learned Course Info and Dates (Common Access Card [CAC] login required) The Lessons Learned Course is a four-day dL course designed to train personnel serving at operational or institutional assignments to include Corps, Division, Brigade, Battalion, Centers of Excellence (CoEs) and school proponents, as well as branch and educational schoolhouses (NCOAs, RTI, RTS-M, TASS, Troop Schools, etc…). The course is focused on training personnel who are (or will be) assigned responsibility for establishing and managing a lessons learned program in their organization and/or in their subordinate units. The course also addresses the roles and responsibilities of lessons learned managers in the Lessons Learned Process and provides training in lesson manager skills. Students leave prepared to implement the Lessons Learned Program throughout the operations process in their current or next assignment and organization. Things to know: 1. The LLC is still a regulatory requirement in AR 11-33 (current and draft): *Combined Arms Center will conduct a lessons learned course at Fort Leavenworth, or virtual platform, or mobile training teams. This course will train designated personnel to establish and maintain local lessons learned programs. *Operational and Institutional Army are required to have trained lesson managers as specified tasks. *The draft DA Pam 11-33 (in DA staffing) details LLC training requirements and categories based on type organization. 2. LL training and the LLC is still a regulatory requirement in the Army Enterprise Accreditation Standards (AEAS) (1d): CoE/Proponents - OLMs and LMs have attended the resident/virtual/mobile training team (MTT) ATRRS CALL Lessons Learned Course (00-F5/000-F4 (MC)) within six months of appointment. Instructional Delivery ID – NCOA/RTI/RTS-M/TASS, Troop Schools, etc… - OLMs and LMs have completed the online Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) Joint Lesson Learned Program, P-US1181, course within six months of appointment. Any questions, please contact the Lessons Learned Instructor at 913-684-5150. Notice of Collection of Personal Information: The personal information requested in this form is for the purpose of contacting the submitting individual(s). Personal information is not required for submission of comments, but to receive a response you must provide a valid e-mail address. At our discretion, we may share your comments with web administrators, web authors, editors, and support personnel in order to improve our web site's performance and usefulness. In other limited circumstances, including requests from Congress or private individuals, we may be required by law to disclose information you submit.

COURSE DATES

FY 22 (location changes TBD): Class 001 - Ft Leavenworth 18-21 Oct 21                * dL Class 002 - Ft Leavenworth 24-27 Jan 22                 * dL (CURENTLY FULL – can go on standby for a cancelled seat or will have to register for Aug class) CGSC LL Elective - March-May 22 TBD               * Resident Class 003 - Ft Leavenworth 29 Aug – 1 Sep 22        * dL *** Dates may move/change to quarterly depending on demand Once again - any questions, please contact the Lessons Learned Instructor at 913-684-5150. For more information on the CALL Lessons Learned Course – see the CALL Restricted Webpage:  https://call2.army.mil/ll-course.aspx (CAC login required)

Military Analyst Forward Program (MAF)

This is your opportunity to become an Agent of Change! CALL is offering the opportunity to serve in an Active Duty Corps headquarters in CONUS, SETAF-AF and USARCENT as a Military Analyst (forward) (MAF) (MIL (O4-O6, and E8-E9)). Please review the qualifications and submit an application through the CALL Restricted Site.
MAF requirements Be in the grade of E8-E9; CW3-CW5; O4 KD, O5-O6. Be an Active Duty, USAR, ARNG, IMA or IRR Soldier. Have less than 16 or more than 18 years of active federal service (USAR/ARNG). This does not apply to AGR and AD Soldiers. Be physically and medically deployable world wide. Be able to write articulately and meet suspense's. MAF Duties and Responsibilities Duties and responsibilities of a CALL MAF vary by location. Below are some of the duties and responsibilities that a CALL MAF can expect: MAFs serve as the “face” of CALL to the supported commands. They integrate into supported command staff functions to collaborate and integrate CALL’s support capability. MAFs facilitate establishing and/or executing the supported command’s Lessons Learned Program; facilitate unit written AAR’s and provide the supported unit Commander’s Priorities to CALL. MAFs conduct focused collections for both CALL and their supported command. Many of the focused collections will be included in future CALL publications. MAF’s conduct key leader interviews and transcribe audio recordings. MAFs need strong oral and written communication skills. A MAF can expect to write or edit, on average, 1-5 documents/reports each week. MAFs also participate in a weekly VTC/DCS with CALL HQ. Application Process and Required Documents Military biography (recently updated) ORB/SRB/ERB (less than a year old) DA photo (preferably NMT 1yr old, should reflect current grade/awards) Current DA Form 705 (Army Physical Fitness Test Scorecard) ARPC Form 249-E Chronological Statement of Retirement Points (AR/NG) RC/NG status (i.e., TPU, IRR, IMA, AGR, ARNG, etc) and current assignment Availability date (i.e., the date you will be available to come on active duty)(AR/NG) or date command will release you (Active Component) Desired tour length (180-365 days). Standard tours are 365 days in duration. 180 days is the shortest tour that will be considered. Please notify your CoC that you are interested and get a verbal authorization (VOCO) to apply. A written document may be needed later. But only after approval as a MAF. Last three evaluations. At least one writing sample written by you. Almost any document will work but remember the document reflects how you write and think. Theses documents will be consolidated to build a candidate packet. The review process takes approximately 30 days. At the end of the review process, applicants will be notified via email if they have been accepted or not. If accepted, applicants will be provided assignment details and additional instructions. ** Incomplete packets will not be considered. All packets must arrive as a single email or a group of emails to avoid filing errors. **
  • MILITARY ANALYST FORWARD (MAF) Program (COMMON ACCESS CARD [CAC] LOGIN REQUIRED) MILITARY ANALYST FORWARD (MAF) Program

TELEPHONE NUMBERS

Request for Information DSN 552-9533 Commercial (913) 684-9533 Information about CALL DSN 552-CALL / 552-3035 Commercial 913-684-CALL / 913-684-3035 Fax DSN 552-4387 Commercial (913) 684-4387

EMAIL

General / Request For Information CALL's Webmaster

MAILING ADDRESS

Center for Army Lessons Learned (Temporary Address) 511 Grant Ave Ft. Leavenworth, KS 66027