FORT LEAVENWORTH, KAN. - Nearly 100 leaders from U.S. and international military training groups met April 12-13 at Fort Leavenworth for the Combat Training Center (CTC) Conference. Organized by the Combined Arms Center-Training's Combat Training Center Directorate, the twice-yearly event focuses on expectations and solutions for delivering needed capabilities and creating the right training environment for U.S. Army Soldiers and units.

This week's event was hosted by Lieutenant General Robert L. Caslen, the Commanding General of the U.S. Army's Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth. Lieutenant General Caslen oversees 18 Army schools, centers and training programs, as well as training support and training development efforts around the world. He is the Army's responsible official for the CTC program and its four combat training centers: the three maneuver CTCs (National Training Center, Joint Readiness Training Center and the Joint Multinational Readiness Center) and the Battle Command Training Program.

The CTC Conference's opportunity to share ideas attracted key Army training leaders from FORSCOM, TRADOC, Department of the Army Headquarters G3 and the Combined Arms Center. Attendees and presenters also included training leaders from the Australian and British armies, as well as the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force.

Tailored to fit attendee interests and preferences, the CTC Conference agenda included video teleconferences with senior military leaders in Afghanistan. Attendees also met in closed-door session to discuss officer manning, program funding and modernization plans. The next CTC Conference is scheduled for Aug. 30 and 31.

Part of the Training and Doctrine Command, the U.S. Army's Combined Arms Center-Training delivers training programs, products and services to leaders and units in support of Army readiness. Wherever Army training occurs, the Combined Arms Center-Training helps make it happen. To learn more about the Combined Arms Center-Training, visit, or