Mission Command Center of Excellence

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

What is it?

The Mission Command Center of Excellence (MCCoE), headquartered at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, is part of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. MCCoE was established on Dec. 6, 2010.

The MCCoE serves as a warfighting function lead and Department of the Army force modernization proponent for mission command.

The MCCoE is comprised of seven organizations:

What is the Army doing?

The MCCoE works with other centers of excellence and stakeholders to develop and improve doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, facilities and policy capabilities to enhance force effectiveness. The MCCoE trains annually nearly 1,000 Soldiers and Army civilians through four training courses:

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?

During 2018, the MCCoE will further develop and experiment with the Echelons Above Brigade (EAB) concept about how a future division, corps and Army service component headquarters will function as tactical/operational headquarters in large-scale combat operations.

The MCCoE will support efforts to streamline the improvement and modernization of the Army's mission command network so that it's easier for Soldiers, units and the Army's mission partners to exchange information. The MCCoE will collaborate with other Army organizations to simplify hardware, software and systems in command posts to improve their mobility, survivability and interoperability.

Why is this important to the Army?

After a 15-year focus on war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U. S. Army has shifted its number one priority to readiness -- to prevent and deter conflict and to prevail and win should conflict occur. Within one single organization, the MCCoE helps the Army to:

  • develop leaders to exercise mission command
  • produce the best doctrine possible in a timely manner
  • strengthen America's Army as a military profession
  • share the Army's lessons and best practices across the force
  • integrate and synchronize delivery of mission command training and education solutions
  • manage current capabilities and analyze future requirements for the Army

MCCoE fulfills its mission to ensure the Army remains the best-trained, manned and equipped force while being an effective steward of its resources.

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December 2017

Dec 9: Army-Navy Game

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Focus Quote of the Day

Leaders at all levels must become comfortable with ambiguity and [be] making unsupervised decisions to achieve their senior leaders' intent. This is the essence of the Army's concept of mission command empowering leaders with the "why" of their task, but leaving the 'how' to their imagination.

- Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley at the Atlantic Council, May 4

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