21-15 - FY21.1 MCTP Key Observations Bulletin

By Center for Army Lessons LearnedMay 3, 2021

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Since 1986, the Mission Command Training Program (MCTP) continues to provide world-class collective training opportunities for U.S. Army corps, Army divisions, Army Service component commands, and functional multifunctional brigades across the operating force.

For the past six years, MCTP has focused on preparing Army forces to fight and win during large-scale combat operations (LSCO) against a freethinking and peer-threat opposing force. Fiscal year 2021 (FY21) has challenged our Army and MCTP as we adapt our training methods to overcome COVID-19 challenges. The postponement of three warfighter exercises (WFXs) in FY20 resulted in WFX 21-1, the largest WFX in our 35-year history. At the time of this publication, MCTP executed two multi-echelon corps and division WFXs, one brigade WFX, and partnered with the National Training Center (NTC) in executing NTC rotation 20-10, where we blended live and constructive training. FY21 will see the execution of three more WFXs, including WFX 21-4, the largest multinational interoperability (MNI) exercise, which includes a U.S. Army corps, Army divisions, and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) partners from the 3rd United Kingdom and 3rd French Army Divisions.

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