Battalion Commander Assessment Program
This suggested reading list provides junior leaders guided opportunities to engage with their Soldiers on Army Profession concepts by discussing literature featuring subject matter across many genres.
Counterproductive Leadership Resources
Addressing issues that impact readiness is a priority for the Army and its senior leaders. The Army has identified toxic leadership as one issue that negatively impacts readiness. However, the term “toxic” has become a buzzword, and there is a lack of shared understanding about its meaning. Therefore, the Army coined the term “counterproductive leadership,” which is more comprehensive than the label of toxic leadership and emphasizes observable behaviors (versus leader intent). CAPL has developed self-study materials to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to identify when counterproductive leadership is occurring, assess why and when it occurs, and address it productively.
The Army Professional Forum (APF)
The Army Professional Forum (APF) is a two-day strategic leader forum, convened annually, hosted by Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff. The SECARMY, CSA, and SMA use the APF to provide guidance, shape strategic messaging, and facilitate dialog among the Army's senior leaders on topical themes relevant to our profession. The APF serves as a platform for senior Army leaders to candidly discuss topics relevant to the profession. The outcomes of this forum shape future research, policy, doctrine, and programs to sustain individual and organizational excellence.
Reinvigorating the Army's Approach to Mission Command (Part 1, 2, and 3)
The mission command philosophy is the U.S. Army’s approach to command and control. It empowers subordinate decision-making and decentralized execution, using mission orders to enable disciplined initiative in accomplishment of the commander’s intent. On this score, there is good news and bad news. The bad news is many in our Army find the idea of mission command confusing or insincere. For some, there is a significant difference between what mission command should be versus what actually happens. Over the past decade, leaders at various levels routinely cited their personal experience in garrison, during field training, and while operationally deployed as at odds with our mission command philosophy. The good news is leaders at every level, from warfighters to doctrine writers and squad leaders up to general officers, are talking about mission command.
BG Ross Coffman, NGCV CFT Director ALx Presentation and Slides
BG Ross Coffman spoke about developing leaders in large-scale combat operations in Fort Leavenworth on 03 December 2019.
New Army Values Posters
The Center for Army Profession and Leadership developed Army Values posters in a downloadable high resolution pdf document which can be printed in a 24X36 size for distribution within your organization.
Leadership Discussion Tool on Active Listening
This discussion tool can be used for a professional development session either in a classroom environment or during unoccupied time as hip pocket training (Cell Phone Accessible). This tool provides a Doctrinal reference of the Active Listening, a video vignette and facilitation guide with discussion points.
New ADP 6-22
ADP 6-22, Army Leadership and the Profession, establishes and describes the foundations of Army leadership, outlines the echelons of leadership, and describes the attributes and core leader competencies expected of all leaders across all levels and cohorts. Some changes that occurred during publication of the new ADP 6-22 include new and modified terms: Army leader, Army team building, Leadership, Army Profession, counterproductive leadership