Army Logistics University instructors recently arrived at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston to teach the Capabilities Development Course to 35 students from multiple Futures and Concepts Center Capability Development Integration Directorates and Special Operations Command.Students from Medical CDID, Intelligence CDID, Cyber CDID, and Special Operations Command (SOCOM) are participating in the two-week course.
Robert K. Goulder, ALU instructor, stated, “By FCC allowing other CDIDs to send Soldiers and civilian employees to travel for the Capabilities Development Course, it creates a diversity of thought in the classroom that encourages a variety of tactics in approaching the complexity of the course.”
The CDC is a rigorous two-week didactic course that covers a complexity of subjects encompassing the modernization framework, including but not limited to:
-Processes used to achieve desired joint and Army warfighting capabilities
-Warfighting gaps and Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leader, Development, Personnel, Facilities, and Policy (DOTMLPF-P)
-Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS)
-Army Capabilities Development Integration and Development System (ACIDS)
-The JCIDS Capabilities Based Assessment (CBA) and ACIDS analysis process
-DOTMLPF-P Change Recommendations
-Acquisition process and materiel Life Cycle Model
“This challenging course is designed to expose new and seasoned CDID employees alike in hopes that they will graduate with a more synoptic view of the Army Force Management Model,” said Goulder.
On average, CDC is offered 11-13 times a year, including twice at Fort Lee, VA, where ALU resides. During the Army’s response to COVID-19, the course was offered remotely through MS-Teams. In March of 2022, the course returned to the classroom. The current course is the sixth time CDC has occurred face-to-face since March 2022. The average classroom attendance ranges from 35-40 students.
According to Col. James Jones, Medical CDID director, “Medical CDID truly appreciates the CDC team’s dedication to travel across the Army modernization enterprise and provide excellent course material on such a complex program. Having the training here reduces the impact on our developers and their family’s quality of life. Keith and Vic Evaro are two dedicated presenters that are truly dedicated to the mission.”
Jones further stated, “The Capability Developers Course has produced graduates with a more robust understanding of navigating the complex Army Force Management Model. Capability Development Course graduates return to Medical CDID with a broader understanding of navigating the process.”
The Medical CDID enables the Army Health System by developing concepts and requirements, informed by experimentation and integrated to deliver medical capabilities to meet the needs of the future Army and the Joint Force.