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MSCoE Fort Leonard Wood

Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post 70 years ago, to the Army Engineer Center 20 years ago, now to a premier Army Center of Excellence that trains between 80-90,000 military and civilians each year. Our Maneuver Support Center of Excellence now takes care of, trains, educates, develops doctrine and capabilities for the Training and Doctrine Command’s U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) School, U.S. Army Engineer School, and U.S. Army Military Police School, three gender integrated Initial Military Training Brigades, one of only five reception stations in the Amy, and the largest Noncommissioned Officers Academy in the Army.

Fort Leonard Wood is a proven valued Army investment. In addition to the TRADOC mission, over the past several years, we also have received numerous additional responsibilities including supporting and taking care of a large FORSCOM presence with deployable units including brigade headquarters, four battalion headquarters and 25 subordinate or separate companies. In addition, we are home to a colonel-commanded Marine Detachment and an Air Force Detachment, which are both the largest on any Army installation; we also have a large Navy Seabee Detachment and elements of the Coast Guard. In addition, we work and train with and provide support to a U.S. Army Reserve training division and a Missouri National Guard training brigade. Fort Leonard Wood is also home to all of the DoD truck driver training and has a large international student detachment and representation from more than 120 countries. Add to these the strength of our retirees, families, civilians, resident school district presence and industry and academic liaisons, and you have the full picture of Fort Leonard Wood’s current population served—over 100 thousand, competencies and contributions to the Army and Nation. Our estimated regional economic impact is $3 billion.


MSCoE, Fort Leonard Wood is the premier Army Center of Excellence where teams work innovatively to provide our Army integrated capabilities, professional warrior soldiers, leaders, and forces who excel in the current operational environment and set conditions for success in future conflicts.

Command Group


TheCommand Groupof the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence (MSCoE), Fort Leonard Wood, assists the Commanding General in carrying out his duties. These leaders are the MSCoE Command Sergeant Major (MCSM); Deputy to the Commanding General (DtCG); United States Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School (USACBRNS) Commandant; United States Army Engineer School (USAES) Commandant; United States Army Military Police School (USAMPS) Commandant; MSCoE Chief of Staff (CoS); and the Fort Leonard Wood Garrison Commander (GC). Each leader is authorized to supervise the execution of all decisions, guidance, and policies—interpreting them for subordinates as appropriate. The principal sources of guidance and policies are our Fort Leonard Wood mission and priorities; command policies and directives; MSCoE, regimental and school campaign plans; operation orders and fragmentary orders; and decisions from the MSCoE synchronization meeting and other battle rhythm decision forums. The Fort Leonard Wood chain of command runs directly from the CG through the DtCG/CoS and commandants to the commanders and directors of the major subordinate commands and organizations to include the Garrison Commander. The DtCG and the CoS are not additional echelons in the chain of command; rather, they serve to assist the CG with full authority to direct mission activities and to implement and enforce the CG’s decisions, guidance, and policies. In the absence of the CG, the DtCG will direct mission activities within the Center’s core functions; the senior commandant on post will assume responsibility as acting commander for purposes of Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and other legal or regulatory matters which require a commanding officer or military general officer.

Command Major

The MCSM is the CG’s principal advisor on all matters pertaining to the Noncommissioned Officer Corps, discipline, and troop and family welfare. He is the CG’s closest advisor on nearly all aspects of training, leading, maintaining and caring on the installation. He closely monitors individual training, enlisted utilization, promotions, discipline and morale of the command. He is responsible for all assignments and reassignments of enlisted personnel and for review of all awards/noncommissioned officer evaluation reports (NCOERs) that require the CG’s signature; he also participates in awards boards and is responsible for installation Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development (NCOPD).

Deputy to Commanding General

The DtCG is the continuity and strategic planner for MSCoE and provides enterprise level recommendations to the CG and works collaboratively with commandants, CoS, GC, NCOA, and MSCoE staff to ensure synchronization across the MSCoE enterprise. The DtCG does not constitute a separate echelon of command; rather, but acts as the CG’s personal representative, and assists in all CG’s roles and as principal advisor and is authorized to give mission direction and guidance on the CG’s behalf for Center-level core functions. The DtCG recommends changes to CG executive sessions and other battle rhythm forums, and ensures synchronization, eliminates redundancies, and optimizes for success. The DtCG acts as the principal executive to oversee actions to manage the organization, and oversees the identification, assessment and course of action development for these initiatives and after a decision is made, oversees the implementation of that decision. Once a specific capability is fully mission capable, the responsibilities transfer to the appropriate functional leader or staff principal. The DtCG is also dual-hatted as the CDID Senior Executive Service (SES) and serves as the lead for future and current force capabilities. The DtCG works directly with the commandants as they oversee and integrate capability areas assigned to them based on their professional and military expertise below, and focuses on developments and integration for protection and MEB, as well as CDID functions and operations. The DtCG speaks on behalf of the CG in these areas. In the CG’s absence, the DtCG serves as the representative for all Joint and Combined force modernization efforts for the MSCoE and is the default representative in conjunction with the CBRN, EN and MP commandants in capability and structure areas mentioned in the sections below.

Chief of Staff

The primary role of the CoS is to coordinate command policies, orders, and instructions pertaining to MSCoE, the Fort Leonard Wood installation, and its tenant units. He is the focal point for information. The CG’s guidance and direction will normally run directly through the CoS to the appropriate command or agency. Similarly, routine information, communications, and feedback will pass through the CoS to the CG, DtCG, school commandants, and garrison. The CoS monitors the activities and support of MSCoE and tenant units; ensures coordination among the staffs of Fort Leonard Wood and tenant units; and personally directs, coordinates, and oversees the MSCoE general staff and leaders. He directly supervises the SGS, Safety, 43rd AG Battalion, MSCoE HHC and general staff primaries.

Secretary of General Staff

The SGS office advises MSCoE senior leaders and installation staff on all matters relating to command policy, administration and protocol. The SGS provides administrative, personnel, logistical and IT support to the MSCoE Command Element; coordinates and executes all dignitary visits to the installation; and provides coordination and support for all protocol activities for the Command Element and Commandants.


The MSCoE G-1 advises the command group, as well as other staff agencies and supported activities, on all military personnel matters. The G-1 also serves as the MSCoE lead for all military personnel management issues and coordinates directly with TRADOC and Human Resource Command (HRC) regarding officer and enlisted distribution systems, policies and procedures. In addition, the G-1 coordinates with MSCoE’s subordinate and separate units and with the Garrison Directorate of Human Resources (DHR) concerning personnel accountability and execution of military personnel programs.

Intelligence & Security

The MSCoE G-2, a consolidated staff element, serves as the focus for command and installation security and intelligence programs and activities. The organization provides threat, intelligence and security support to organizations, tenants and activities on Fort Leonard Wood through two branches.

The Intelligence Support Branch employs threat analysts who specialize in threat tactics, doctrine and equipment development and their impacts on the branch-specific forces missions of the Chemical, Engineer and Military Police schools. Attention is also directed toward the Army Capabilities Integration Center through a partnership, verifying accurate threat portrayal is represented in studies, models and simulations.

The G-2 also serves as a stakeholder in Lessons Learned Integration (L2I) and its incorporation into training, ensuring service members receive up-to-date curriculums reflective of the common operational environment.

Lastly, intelligence analysts provide support to Force Protection (FP) through the Intelligence Fusion Cell and present current intelligence to the senior mission commander, garrison commander and associated staff.

The Security Branch administers the command and installation information, information systems, communications, technical, special, industrial and personnel security programs. These security specialists provide security education, training and awareness throughout the installation by conducting staff visits, inspections, and with the production and dissemination of multi-media products.

The G2’s Foreign Disclosure Program provides support to international visits, foreign military training, foreign liaison officers and exchange officers, and international requests for information. Through the Foreign Disclosure Officer all briefings, training materials and professional publications intended for an international audiences are reviewed to ensure compliance with National Disclosure Policy.

The Special Security Officer provides command support to programs requiring access to sensitive compartmented material.

The Personnel Security Team provides support to all Soldiers and civilians requiring access to classified information or who hold a sensitive position or position of trust by processing personnel security investigations, granting interim security clearances and reporting derogatory information. This branch employs a team approach to solving complex security issues.

The G-2 also operates the Cyber Café, providing classified systems access to all installation entities.

MSCoE G-3/5/7

TheManeuver Support Center of Excellence (MSCoE) G-3/5/7synchronizes current and future operations across the Center; supports the training ranges; manages MSCoE taskings, operations and readiness; develops training products; provides training coordination management and publications support for MSCoE and its branch schools; coordinates training and leader development actions; executes Maneuver Support instruction; and provides instructional support across the MSCoE.

TheG-3is divided into four major elements: G-3 Training Division, G-33 Operations Division, G-35 Plans Division and G-37 Strategies Division.

TheG-3 Divisiontrains and prepares adaptive Maneuver Support leaders for full-spectrum operations through the development, maintenance and execution of specified TRADOC common, core MSCoE-shared, digital battle command and battle simulations instruction.

TheG-3 Trainingserves as the co-lead for the "Support Current Operations" Line of Effort in the MSCoE Campaign Plan.

TheG-3 Trainingis divided into three subordinate elements: Instruction, Facilities and International Military Student Office. Within capabilities, it provides mission command training support and the constructive simulations support to the operational force and reserve component. The G-3 Training operates the Bruce C. Clarke Library and International Military Student Office.

TheG-33 Operations Divisionis responsible for synchronizing current operations for the MSCoE. G-33 serves as the Center’s lead for the Initial Military Training Line of Effort in the MSCoE Campaign Plan. G-33 coordinates and supports Center-level support to the training brigades through the 399th Army Band, the Combat Training Company (CTC), and the Task Force Inactive Ready Reserve (TF IRR). The G-33 is made up of G-33 Operations (Ops), G-33 Support Operations and the G-33 Registrar. The 399th Army Band, the CTC and TF IRR fall under the G-33 purview.

G-33 Operations

Provides day-to-day support to MSCoE operations, manages the Master Activities Calendar, processes taskings and operations orders, and manages readiness reporting.

G-33 Support Operations

Supports the training mission and range operations and provides range ammunition and water delivery. TheG-33 Registrarprovides classroom and scheduling support for resources in the MSCoE complex, as well as student records management for officer training courses.

The399th Army Bandhas been active at Fort Leonard Wood longer than any other unit, fostering support, morale and esprit de corps. The unit supports events as diverse as graduation ceremonies and changes of command, as well as community events on post, around the state, and across the Midwest. With a variety of ensembles ranging from a brass quintet or ceremonial band to a jazz combo or rock band, the 399th is Fort Leonard Wood’s premier performing ensemble, ready for any venue.

TheCombat Training Company (CTC)provides cadre to safely operate ranges in support of the Fort Leonard Wood Initial Military Training mission.

TheTF IRRunit mobilizes and demobilizes Reserve Component/National Guard personnel who are preparing for deployment or garrison operations.

TheG-35 Plans Divisiondevelops operations plans for MSCoE and the G-3/5/7. G-35 serves as the strategic, long and mid-range planner, developing MSCoE and FLW policy, plans and initiatives. G-35 participates in HQ TRADOC forums to execute the ACP, the TCP and/or ARFORGEN processes, applying informed knowledge of DoD strategic plans, as well as TRADOC G-3/5/7 mission, priorities, goals and objectives.

TheG-37 Divisioncoordinates training and education strategies for the MSCoE impacting staff and faculty development, facilities, instructional technology, battle command systems and requirements identification. The G-37 serves as the Center’s lead for the Leader Development line of effort in the MSCoE Campaign Plan. The G-37 is made up of three elements: G-37 Applied Technologies, G-37 Learning Development and Delivery, and G-37 Training Support Systems Integration.

G-37 Applied Technologies

Staff support the development and maintenance of interactive multimedia, distance learning courseware and smart phone applications for the MSCoE. The G-37 Applied Technologies staff also produce the final copy of training and doctrinal publications (Army, joint, multiservice) for MSCoE Branch Schools in both paper-based and electronic formats. G-37 Applied Technologies produces the MSCoE and its branch schools’ professional bulletins, manages the MSCoE Lifelong Learning Center and provides technical support and training to government instructors and training developers on the use of academic content development and management applications.

G-37 Learning Development & Delivery

Responsible for all Individual Maneuver Support training development activities across the Center. They administer the staff training and professional development program for Center personnel involved in education and training development and delivery to include the Career Program 32 intern program.

G-37 Support Systems Integration

Represents MSCoE training requirements to the Department of the Army, MACOM and MSCoE forums; and coordinates the MSCoE Training Support Enterprise Activities. It provides status and forecasts of training, training development and training support resources, and recommends priority for MSCoE unfinanced requirements associated with training and training support activities.


Mission: The G-4 synchronizes all logistics functions supporting MSCoE, provides technical advice and guidance on logistics programs, recommends policies, and develops procedures for matters related to logistics operations and readiness to/for the Command Group. G-4 also coordinates mission related logistics functions with all MSCoE Schools, Brigades, Staff Elements, Directorates and TRADOC G-4, as well as integrating, coordinating and monitoring maintenance and logistics operations with other related functions—such as maintenance and supply—provided through the local Directorate of Logistics (DOL) and Tank and Automotive Command (TACOM) Ground Support Material Management Directorate (GSMMD) in support of MSCoE.

Chief Information Office

The Maneuver Support Center of Excellence (MSCoE G6 CIO) provides command and control, computers and communications information management (C4IM), and information technology (IT) planning and services for MSCoE, its branch schools and their brigades, with a focus on ensuring training and training development missions have voice, data and video capabilities in support of Army Learning Concept 2015 goals and intent.

The G6-CIO partners with the network enterprise center (NEC) in supporting the broad MSCoE customer base with C4IM/IT delivery, infrastructure, and support services in accordance with the service level agreement (SLA) developed between the NEC, as service provider, and MSCoE as the customer. The G6-CIO consists of an IT Modernization and Plans division which interfaces with TRADOC, Centers of Excellence, and key players to program and construct new facilities or modernize existing structures and classrooms, to comply with ALC 2015 intent.

The IT Services support division oversees support of training classrooms and life cycle management of the MSCoE’s IT assets, helps identify IT gaps and funding sources, and oversees the pre-CAPR process in conjunction with the customer base.

The G6-CIO also maintains a training classrooms’ Help Desk with contact number (573) 563-CLAS. G6-CIO participates in TRADOC G6 and DA CIO-G6 efforts to execute plans and processes per AR 25-1 and DA Pam 25-1-1, in addition to supporting the ACP, ARFORGEN, TCP, and MSCoE CP goals as a mission enabler.

TheKnowledge Management Office, in coordination with the G6 and information management, works with key stakeholders to foster awareness of information-sharing, knowledge building and platform alternatives for the MSCoE workforce and customers. It fosters daily collaboration (using KM-WfF websites) among stakeholders combined with leveraged technology to facilitate a learning-focused culture.


TheManeuver Support Center of Excellence (MSCoE) G-8programs, obtains and manages the manpower and fiscal resources required to support the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood’s goals in terms of unit readiness and training, human needs, material modernization and future development. The staff provides program management for—and assists and advises—headquarters, staff and units concerning budgeting, manpower, commercial activities, civilian pay, productivity improvement, program and management analysis, acquisition management oversight, accounting policy and provides liaison service between the MSCoE and Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS). For more information, call (573) 563-4057.


The Director, PMID, provides centralized management and program integration functions in direct support of the mission activities of the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence (MSCoE). PMID shepherds a wide range of programmatic, budgetary and command-directed initiatives, and establishes processes and systems to ensure that Maneuver Support needs are identified, understood, prioritized and integrated into TRADOC and Army processes.

PMID is also responsible for the Joint Interagency Intergovernmental Multinational-Industry/Academia (JIIM-IA) Division, which establishes and maintains relationships between MSCoE organizations and other armed services, other federal agencies, other echelons of government, the private sector and the CBRN, Engineer and Military Police branches of the armed forces of allied and coalition nations.


The MSCoE Historian serves as the chief historian for the center and Fort Leonard Wood (FLW). As a member of the commander’s special staff, the Historian functions as the Commander’s representative for matters relating to military history and provides professional advice and assistance for military history education activities. The Historian’s specific mission responsibilities include:

Planning, developing and directing the MSCoE and FLW Command History Program.

Implementing history program efforts designed to ensure that the historical dimension is considered in doctrinal development, operational and deployment planning, professional development education and training, enhancement of morale and organizational esprit, and public awareness of the role of Maneuver Support, MSCoE and FLW in the Army and national life.

Planning, developing and maintaining the MSCoE historical research collection, ensuring the availability of key historical source documents that constitute the corporate memory of MSCoE and FLW.

Responding to requests for historical information and data from MSCoE, FLW, other Army and government agencies, academia and the general public.

Representing the MSCoE Commander to the historical profession, interest groups and other organizations as directed.

Quality Assurance Office

The QAO provides leadership of three key management enabling programs for the MSCoE: Quality Assurance, Knowledge Management and Lessons Learned.

The Quality Assurance Program provides assistance on doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership development and education, personnel and facilities (DOTMLPF) processes as they apply to the Army Enterprise Accreditation Standards (AEAS). It ensures the implementation of current and relevant training to educate and support leaders, warriors and forces for full spectrum operations (FSO) and success in current and future operational environments. The QA program supports training development
for The Army School System (TASS) to meet the Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) requirements with effective educational research and analysis.

QA provides direct support to MSCoE organizations as they manage change in a digital operating environment by researching, developing, consulting, training, and executing a series of organizational and user level enabling technology projects that enhance learning, aid performance, and promote synchronization, integration, and collaboration. QA connects internal and external users with experts and information that can be rapidly retrieved, quickly vetted into knowledge and securely disseminated anywhere, anytime. It operates communities of practice/purpose through a series of robust knowledge networks and Warfighter/Professional Forums and web portals that foster high levels of participation and engagement.

Lessons Learned Program

TheLessons Learned Programprovides timely and relevant information to the Warfighter and force modernization efforts by collecting, analyzing, integrating, disseminating and archiving observations, insights and lessons (OILs), tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs), after action reports (AARs), operational records, and vetted lessons learned from actual Army operations, experiments, and training events in order to win the current and future fight.

Inspector General

The Office of the Inspector General, located in Building 315, advises the Commanding General on the readiness and morale of the command. The staff provides assistance to commanders, Soldiers, family members, civilian employees, retirees and others who seek help with problems related to the United States Army. The staff conducts inspections, inquiries and formal investigations as directed by the Commanding General, the Secretary of the Army, the Chief of Staff of the Army or the Department of the Army Inspector General.

The staff also conducts assistance site visits on post and to remote locations; performs systemic inspections of functional programs including training, logistics, management, community support activities and mobilization; conducts command climate surveys and sensing sessions as directed by the Commanding General to assist commanders and directors in assessing the morale of the workforce; monitors the execution of the Installation Organizational Inspection Program and, through teaching and training, improves both inspector and unit capabilities; and provides instruction on the role and philosophy of the Inspector General. For more information, call (573) 596-0486.


The MSCoE Capability Development and Integration Directorate (CDID) develops Maneuver Support-related and other functional concepts, organizations, doctrine, requirements and conducts experiments to validate DOTMLPF-integrated combined arms capabilities that complement joint, interagency and multinational capabilities. The MSCoE CDID executes its capabilities development mission in accordance with the Joint Capabilities Integration Development System (JCIDS) and does so through three principal tasks:

Develop Concepts, Organizations, Doctrine and supports Materiel Requirements.

Determine requirements across DOTMLPF.

Conduct Experiments.

The CDID principal tasks are accomplished through the leadership and management of the CDID Headquarters and the CDID’s five Divisions, two TCMs and one office: Concept, Organization, Doctrine & Development Division (CODDD); Requirements Determination Division (RDD); the Maneuver Support Battle Lab (MSBL); Rapid Transition Division (Includes Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Defeat); TRADOC Capabilities Manager (TCM) for Maneuver Support and Geospatial, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Integration Office. For more information, call (573)563-5231.

Training & Doctrine Development

TheTraining and Doctrine Development Department (TD3)coordinates doctrine, training and leader development staff actions; develops doctrine and training products; edits, publishes and distributes professional bulletins and training products; provides staff training and development; manages the training and doctrine workload program; and provides Automated Systems Approach to Training (ASAT) System administration for MSCoE and associated branch schools. The TD3 is divided into four divisions: Operations and Coordination, Doctrine Development, Training Development and Programming and Development Support.

For more detailed information about missions and functions, visit MSCoE G-3/5/7 at

Safety Office

TheManeuver Support Center of Excellence Safety Office (MSO)is responsible for managing the MSCoE Commanding General’s safety program.

MSO assists all commanders, directors and civilian supervisors in developing and managing an effective safety program that identifies and eliminates or controls hazards.

The staff develops safety programs and standards, evaluates unit and organization safety programs, inspects safety programs and work areas, evaluates safety aspects of military training operations, ensures that composite risk management is integrated into all activities, performs accident analysis, performs system safety engineering, conducts safety training and publishes a variety of safety awareness information.

MSO is the safety management office for the installation and also the proponent safety office for the entire U.S. Army Engineer, Chemical and Military Police branches. MSO is a consolidated safety office, serving as both the Mission and IMCO (Garrison) safety office. For more information, call (573) 596-0116.

Staff Judge Advocate

TheOffice of the Staff Judge Advocate (OSJA)is a multi-disciplinary legal office of judge advocates, civilian lawyers, civilian and military paralegals, and support personnel dedicated to supporting the mission of the United States Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood while serving the legal needs of the Fort Leonard Wood military community.

It does this by fairly administering the Military Justice System as well as effectively administering the federal prosecution, Army claims, legal assistance, installation contract law, labor law, environmental law, administrative law and civil litigation programs.

TheTrial Defense Service, a separate agency of judge advocates devoted to assisting and defending Soldiers facing non-judicial punishment, administrative separation proceedings and courts-martial, is co-located with the OSJA.

The OSJA is located in Building 315. For more information about legal assistance, claims, magistrate court and Trial Defense Service, please refer to the Services Section of this guide. More information about the OSJA can be found at

Allied Army Liaison Office

TheAllied Army Liaison Officeconsists of senior officers from Australia, Canada, France, Germany and the United Kingdom.

They provide/foster links between their Armed Forces and the U.S. services represented at U.S. Army MSCoE.

The office facilitates bilateral (and when applicable, multi-lateral) work and exchange of information on equipment, doctrine, training and organizations. Given the unique perspectives and experiences (linked to expertise in their respective countries), they are committed to help formulate and cooperate on the development of new concepts, with the aim of enhancing interoperability with U.S. Services.

As their countries’ points of contact for information and cultural issues, they are willing to lend assistance when and where possible. For more information, call (573) 563-4030.

43RD Adjunct Battalion

The43rd AG BNconducts gender integrated reception, processing, rehabilitation, and discharge operations for Initial Entry Training (IET), One Station Unit Training (OSUT) and prior service Soldiers. Nearly all Soldiers entering the gates of Fort Leonard Wood for training will spend their first few days at the 43rd AG BN receiving equipment, medical and dental screenings, their first Army haircut and initial briefings on a variety of topics. Those first days are critical to ensure the Soldier arrives at their training unit prepared to begin their transition from civilian to Soldier.

Chemical, Biological

The USACBRNS Commandant/Deputy Commander for CBRN (DC-C) serves as the Commandant and Chief of Chemical and Joint Combat Developer. He is responsible for ensuring that his vision for his profession/regiment is nested with and consistent with the CG’s and MSCoE. He serves as the Chemical Branch proponent with primary responsibility for training, leader development and personnel for his Branch and works to integrate those into and across DOTMLPF concerns for his Branch. Focuses on the needs of the Chemical Force while teaming with the other commandants and the DtCG to recommend to the CG changes to doctrine, organizational construct, training and leader development, and materiel solutions. Using his military expertise, he is responsible to the CG to exercise internal lead, ICW the DtCG (in her dual-hatted CDID SES role), for development and integration of the following: CM force structure and capabilities development for homeland defense, CBRN passive defense, and CBRN consequence management. He may speak and brief on behalf of the CG for the same areas. The Commandant has primary responsibility for the subordinate brigade–3rd Chemical (CM) Brigade (BDE). The Commandant is responsible for Chemical Surety but has a requirement for reporting through the Center.

3RD Chemical Brigade

1. Soldier Training

Initial Entry Training, or IET

Transforms civilians into Soldiers through eight weeks of intense Basic Combat Training (BCT). This gender-integrated training is conducted by the 1st Battalion 48th Infantry Regiment; the 2nd Battalion 10th Infantry Regiment; and the 3rd Battalion 10th Infantry Regiment to produce values-based, disciplined Soldiers who are trained in basic skills, Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, and are fully prepared for Advanced Individual Training (AIT). New recruits learn the basics of soldiering such as rifle marksmanship, patrolling operations, military operations in urban terrain (MOUT), drill and ceremony and basic operations in a field environment. After its successful completion, Soldiers receive their Military Operational Skill (MOS) training through attendance at AIT course where they learn the technical skills required of their MOS, while at the same time applying warrior skills.

Chemical Advanced Individual Training, or AIT. The USACBRNS produces CBRN trained Soldiers for the Army through a 10 week AIT program that provides the foundation that will allow these Soldiers to immediately contribute to their first unit of assignment. The 84th Chemical Battalion is the gateway for all CBRN Soldiers entering the Army. The battalion produces technically and tactically proficient Soldiers proficient in the fundamentals of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear operations. The training includes initial instruction on a variety of CBRN systems in the Army inventory, to include: the STRYKER NBCRV (Nuclear, Radiological, Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle); the FOX Reconnaissance Vehicle; the BIDS (Biological Identification Detection System); various Smoke generating devices; and various Decontamination Systems and procedures.

Transportation AIT. The USASCBRNS produces Soldiers not only for the Chemical Corps, but also for the Transportation Corps. The 58th Transportation Battalion receives basic training graduates from across the Army, who are designated to become Transportation Soldiers, and provides the training necessary to produce motor transport operators capable of driving five-ton tactical vehicles, petroleum supply vehicles and over-the-road semi-tractor trailers.

2. Leader Training

CBRN officers and non-commissioned officers (NCOs) attend basic, advanced and specialty CBRN training at Fort Leonard Wood. Instruction focuses on warfare tactics, leadership, combined arms and joint operations, and operations in a CBRN contaminated environment. International officers from more than 80 countries participate in the leader training programs here at the CBRN School.

3. Specialty Training

TheCivil Support Skills Courseis an eight-week course that provides the individual training and certification to be a member of a National Guard Civil Support Team—Weapons of Mass Destruction (CST-WMD) or other CBRN response team. The course familiarizes and trains students in military and commercial detection, sampling, decontamination equipment, and operations tactics, techniques and procedures. The course provides the students with additional specialty training in chemistry and surveying operations using the Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer and Fourier Transform InfraRed (FTIR) for HAZMAT identification (laboratory systems). Additionally, students graduate with nationally recognized International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certification at the Awareness, Operations and Technician levels.

CBRN Responder and Mass Casualty Decontamination. Domestic Response/Casualty Decontamination (DRCD) training is designed to teach CBRN personnel the skills and techniques for CBRN Response, to include DoD certification as a Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) technician and Casualty Decontamination missions. The mission of the CBRN Responder and Casualty Decontamination teams is to assist local and state response assets in locating HAZMAT contamination and providing casualty decontamination, to the civilian populace. The CBRN Responder course is a two-week course while the Mass Casualty Decontamination course is nine days in length.

CBRN Reconnaissance Course. The six-week, two-day multi-service training course teaches Soldiers how to operate the M93A1 FOX Nuclear and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle. The 10-week course will teach the operator duties of a Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV). These courses will focus on the detection, identification, marking and reporting of CBRN hazards on the battlefield.

Biological Integrated Detection System (BIDS) Operators Course. This course trains DoD military and civilian personnel on the operation and employment of the M31A1 Biological Integrated Detection System (BIDS). The four-week one-day course trains CBRN Soldiers in biological identification and detection principles and procedures on the modern battlefield. The Joint Biological Point Detection System (JBPDS) course trains for two-weeks, three-days on the automated detection, identification, collection and notification system for Biological Warfare Agents (BWA).

Radiological Safety training. The Radiological Laboratory provides courses on radiological safety, radiological equipment calibration and tactical radiation defense.

The Joint Senior Leaders Course (JSLC) (CBRN)

provides a solid foundation on which DoD senior leaders and flag officers can establish CBRN readiness programs. The JSLC is focused on the operational and strategic level of military and homeland CBRN defense and response operations. Instruction includes special topics presented by experts in the chemical, biological and nuclear defense community; and toxic chemical agent training at the Chemical Defense Training Facility.

4. Reserve Component Training

The USACBRNS 3rd Chemical Brigade provides Initial Military Training (IMT) for all CBRN Soldiers in the United States Army Reserve and National Guard. Non-Commissioned Officer Educations System (NCOES), and MOS-Transition (MOS-T) institutional training for Reserve Component Soldiers is instructed by the Army Reserve Chemical Total Army School System (TASS) 3rd Chemical Brigade/102nd Training Division throughout the year. The Reserve Component CBRN Captains Career Course (RC-CMC3) is offered twice each training year by the USACBRNS Drilling Individual Mobilization Augmentees (DIMA) cadre. Under the One Army School System (OASS), the NCOES, MOS-T and RC-CMC3 courses will be available for Soldiers of all components.

5. Facilities

TheUSACBRNS training facilitiesare the finest of their kind in the world. Soldiers from all services, including allies from more than 80 countries, train at these state-of-the-art facilities, including the Chemical Defense Training Facility (CDTF), Chemical Applied Training Facility (CATF), the Edwin R. Bradley Radiological Laboratory, and the FOX and BIDS simulation centers.

TheCDTFuses toxic chemical agent to train military, DoD civilian and foreign CBRN specialists on operations in a toxic chemical environment. This training demonstrates the reliability of U.S. chemical protective and decontamination equipment which builds confidence and helps CBRN warfare specialists overcome fear of operating in chemically contaminated environments. The Fort Leonard Wood CDTF continues the tradition begun by the CDTF at Fort McClellan, Ala. Since 1987, the two facilities have trained over 75,000 students from all services and 26 foreign countries while maintaining a perfect safety record.

TheCATFcentralizes the classroom and hands-on instruction for decontamination operations. This facility boasts a variety of decontamination equipment and vehicles used by all Armed Services to practice decontamination techniques. CBRN specialists learn the basics of how to properly maintain and decontaminate equipment and personnel in a contaminated environment.

TheEdwin R. Bradley Radiological Laboratoryis a unique training facility and holds a license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. This facility is the only one in the Army that qualifies individuals in Installation Radiological Protection, Control and Safety, a program that includes maintenance, storage and calibration of Radiation Indication and Computation instruments and radioactive material in installation shops and warehouses.

TheCBRN Reconnaissance Training Facility, or Fox’s Den, is used to conduct crew drills for FOX operators. The facility now showcases the latest computer simulation and modeling, a capability to interact with similar facilities located at the Armor and Infantry Schools and the ability to conduct complete missions in a computer-generated National Training Center scenario.

TheBIDS Training Facilityexemplifies major advances in the last five years in our nation’s ability to detect and identify biological agents and attacks. Training in this facility allows instructors to observe, hear and tape all operations conducted during simulate agent detection using state-of-the-art computer simulators, workstations and communications systems all designed to ensure that our Soldiers receive the most realistic training and evaluation possible.

TheLT Terry Facilityis designed to provide state-of-the-art training for National Guard CST-WMD teams, U.S. Army USACBRNS units with the domestic homeland response mission, DoD Emergency response teams, Technical Escort operations and the Special Forces Chemical Reconnaissance Detachment training. The joint training facility will include CBRN-WMD first-responder individual and certification training, and is to be named in honor of 1LT Joseph Terry.

TheChemical Corps Museumis part of the MSCoE tri-museum complex. The museum features thousands of artifacts, state-of-the-art exhibits, and immersion dioramas. Visitors can follow the history of the Chemical Corps from its organization during World War I to the present day.

Engineer School

The USAES Commandant/Deputy Commanding General for Engineer (DCG-E) serves as the Commandant of the Engineer School. He is responsible for ensuring that his vision for his profession/regiment is nested with and consistent with the CG’s and MSCoE. Serves as the Engineer Branch proponent with primary responsibility for training, leader development, and personnel for his Branch and works to integrate those into and across DOTMLPF concerns for his Branch. Focuses on the needs of the Engineer Force while teaming with the other commandants and the DtCG to recommend to the CG changes to doctrine, organizational construct, training and leader development, and materiel solutions. Using his military expertise, he is responsible to the CG to exercise internal lead, ICW the DtCG (in her dual-hatted CDID SES role), for development and integration of the following: EN force structure, CIED defeat the device line of operation (LOO) from the Army CIED training strategy and training standardization, and capabilities development for base camps, geospatial, and environmental integration. He may speak and brief on behalf of the CG for the same areas. Exercises command responsibilities for 1st EN BDE. Serves as principal advisor in all command matters and is authorized to give orders, directions and guidance, which have the same force and effect as those given by the CG.

TheUnited States Army Engineer School (USAES)provides a progressive program of resident and nonresident training in its quest to provide qualified engineer leaders in an ever-expanding technological Army.

The USAES mission includes teaching engineer officers the tactics, techniques and principles of combat engineering, military engineering, and integration of geospatial and environmental considerations into military operations. USAES activities develop engineer doctrine, individual and collective training products, combined arms training strategies, counter-IED equipment, tactics, techniques and procedures, environmental engineering, engineer support to urban operations, geospatial engineering and their supporting training publications.

While the installation has been a training site for enlisted engineers since its founding in 1941, it was not until 1990, that the United States Army Engineer School moved its officer training from Fort Belvoir to Fort Leonard Wood. In 1995, Navy, Marine and Air Force personnel joined the Army to conduct joint engineer training at Fort Leonard Wood.

As a part of the Maneuver Support Center Complex,Lincoln Hallis the headquarters for USAES. Lincoln Hall is the academic building, named for Gen. George Lincoln. A Rhodes Scholar, Lincoln was promoted to brigadier general at age 38, making him America’s youngest World War II general staff officer. The USAES Commandant and the Engineer Branch Staff are located in Lincoln Hall, Suite 3617 at (573) 563-6192.

The USAES consists of the following:

TheDirectorate of Training and Leader Developmentdevelops and integrates Engineer and Joint Engineer training and doctrinal programs, materials and products across the Engineer Regiment and Joint Engineer community; develops combined arms training strategies (CATS); manages resident and nonresident officer and warrant officer institutional training; and conducts leader training and education. The directorate also coordinates institutional training for deploying Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve Engineer forces. Call (573) 563-4093 for more information.

TheDirectorate of Environmental Integration (DEI):As a result of the Dec. 1, 2000 approved Army Environmental Campaign Plan and Operational Directive signed by the Under Secretary of the Army and the Army’s Vice Chief of Staff, the USAES was designated the Army (and the branch) proponent for the integration of environmental considerations across doctrine, organization, training, material, leader development, personnel and facilities (DOTMLPF) and within military operations. DEI represents USAES in the day-to-day execution of this mission. In this role, DEI will develop, integrate, evaluate, standardize and synchronize environmental considerations into and across the domains of DOTMLPF.

This will increase awareness and knowledge in Soldiers and civilians to positively affect environmental efficiencies and effectiveness in the conduct of military training and operations. This will ensure sustainable Army training areas and ranges, environmentally considerate leaders and units when operationally deployed and a program synchronized with the Army’s other four areas of environmental concentration: research, development and acquisition; installation management; operations; and public outreach. Additionally, USAES (DEI) is charged with the collection and dissemination of environmental lessons learned. Call (573) 329-1931 for more information.

TheCounter Explosive Hazard Center (CEHC)is a component of the U.S. Army Engineer School and was formally established by the Department of Army on Oct. 2, 2005 and serves as the Army’s integrator for all explosive hazard countermeasures. It develops, synchronizes and integrates those countermeasures across the doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leader development, personnel and facilities spectrum to enable mobility in urban and complex terrain. This provides new or emerging capabilities, skills and tools so our Soldiers can fight the War on Terrorism and institutionalizes new explosive hazard countermeasures to better prepare the Army for future conflicts.

As the primary action agent for Army improvised explosive device defeat proponency, CEHC is the center of excellence in identifying future explosive threats and respective counter measures. The CEHC is a critical "reach back organization" for the Joint IED Defeat Organization to support asymmetric warfare initiatives and compliments the operational and forward-deployed role of the Asymmetric Warfare Group, while maintaining contact with tactical Engineer Commanders in the fight to better support them.

TheDeputy Assistant Commandant Army National Guard and Army Reserveexercises oversight of the total force integration process on behalf of the USAES commandant. For more information, call (573) 563-8075.

TheEngineer School History Officeconcentrates on the history of combat engineering since the inception of the Corps in 1775. The Research Collection has approximately three million pages of material to include manuals, reports, studies and organizational documents. The Collection also contains more than 30,000 photographs and hundreds of videos and other media. The History Office is charged to support the Engineer School and Regiment with research and analysis, educational support, archival collections and information. For more information, call (573) 563-6109/6365.

TheU.S. Army Engineer Museum, in Building 1607, houses displays that tell the history of the U.S. Army engineer from 1775 to the present. Exhibit highlights include airborne, amphibious, combat and topographic engineering, as well as bridging, demolitions, land mine warfare and weapons. Adjacent to the Engineer Museum are 13 restored World WarII structures, featuring barracks, mess halls, orderly rooms, day rooms and a POW exhibit. Call (573)596-0780 for more information or visit

1ST Engineer Brigade

The1st Engineer Brigadetrains and develops Engineer Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines for full spectrum operations to fight and win our nation’s wars. The Brigade is comprised of four TRADOC battalions: 31st Engineer Battalion, 35th Engineer Battalion, 169th Engineer Battalion and 554th Engineer Battalion, at Fort Leonard Wood. You can reach the 1st Engineer Brigade Headquarters at (573) 596-0224 or visit the Brigade website at

The31st Engineer Battaliontrains and develops disciplined Combat Engineers and Bridge Crewmembers ready to immediately contribute to their operational units for full spectrum operations.

The35th Engineer Battaliontransforms volunteers into disciplined Soldiers and trains Sappers at Fort Leonard Wood in order to provide commanders the warriors they need to accomplish their missions.

The169th Engineer Battaliontransforms Basic Combat Training graduates, Prior Service, and Military Occupation Specialty-Trained (MOS-T) Reclassification Soldiers at FLW, MO; Panama City, FL; Gulfport, MS: Sheppard AFB, TX; Goodfellow AFB, TX; and Fort Belvoir, VA into technically, tactically competent, values-based, teamwork and Career Management Field (CMF) 21 (21D, 21K, 21M, 21R, 21T, 21W, and 21Y) Soldiers. The 169th also conducts Battle Focus Training to ensure CMF 21 Vertical and Horizontal Soldiers are prepared to contribute on "day one" in their first unit of assignment.

The554th Engineer Battalionconducts training to produce technically and tactically competent, values-based engineers (Horizontal Skills) for the Armed Services; and conducts leader development training to produce engineer leaders (EBOLC, ECCC, 919A, 210A Warrant Officers) 91L Soldiers.

Inter-Service Training Review

The addition of theInterservice Training Review Organization (ITRO)to the post in 1995 brought Sailors, Marines and Airmen to the Brigade to learn non-service-unique, technical engineering skills. Since then the Brigade has trained all of the Department of Defense’s heavy equipment operators.

The brigade trains approximately 19,000 Engineer and Ordnance Soldiers (both OSUT and AIT) in 17 different MOSes annually. The 1st Engineer Brigade is the largest Engineer Brigade in the U.S. Army.

Military Police School

USAMPS Commandant/Deputy Commanding General for Military Police (DCG-M) serves as the Commandant of the Military Police School. He is responsible for ensuring that his vision for his profession/regiment is nested with and consistent with the CG and MSCoE. Serves as the Military Police Branch proponent with primary responsibility for training, leader development, and personnel for his Branch and works to integrate those into and across DOTMLPF concerns for his Branch. Focuses on the needs of the Military Police Force while teaming with the other commandants and the DtCG to recommend to the CG changes to doctrine, organizational construct, training and leader development, and materiel solutions. Using his military expertise, he is responsible to exercise internal lead, ICW the DtCG (in her dual-hatted CDID SES role), for development and integration of the following: MP force structure and capabilities development for detainee operations, military working dogs, and on lethal and scalable effects. He may speak and brief on behalf of the CG for the same areas. Exercises command responsibilities for 14th MP BDE. Serves as principal advisor in all command matters and is authorized to give orders, directions and guidance, which have the same force and effect as those given by the CG.

The United States Army Military Police School (USAMPS) is a multi-service training facility that provides technical law enforcement, criminal investigation, police intelligence, internment/resettlement and combat support military police instruction to more than 16,000 Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine, civilian and foreign students annually.

As theLaw Enforcement Center of Excellence,the school trains military police leaders and Soldiers to serve across the full spectrum of military operations from stability and support operations to major theater conflicts.

TheMilitary Police Schoolis responsible to ensure integration of all DOTMLPF domains (doctrine, organizations, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel and facilities) in order to provide the units, equipment and trained personnel necessary to successfully conduct the Military Police Corps missions expected by the Combatant Commanders.

The USAMPS task organization includes the Staff Management Division, Directorate of Training, Directorate of Proponency and Initiatives, Army Non-Lethal and Scaleable Effects Center and TRADOC Product Office-ASV (TPO). USAMPS coordinates closely and directly with the Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate (CDID) for MP Concepts, Materiel and Organization domains development and the MSCoE Directorate of Training for development and execution of Maneuver Support common training.

14TH Military Police Brigade

The14th Military Police Brigadeis task organized into three battalions. These battalions are responsible for training the Military Police Basic Officer Leadership Course III, the Captains Career Course (CCC), One Station Unit Training (OSUT) training of MOS 31B Soldiers, Advanced Individual Training (AIT) for 31E Soldiers and Military Occupational Skills Training (MOS-T) for reclassifying Soldiers. The brigade’s mission is to train and provide combat ready, disciplined, motivated, physically fit and technically competent Warrior Police Soldiers and leaders to combatant commanders inculcated with the Army values and Warrior Ethos; capable of immediately contributing to their next units mission, and able to survive in any environment.

The701st Military Police Battalionis responsible for oversight and management of over 53 technical courses of instruction. The battalion is also the owner and operator of the Army’s premier Detainee Operations Training Facility, Camp Charlie, which replicates detainee facilities within the COE facilitating training of all Initial Entry MP Soldiers.

The787th and 795th Military Police Battalionstotals 15 companies and two headquarters detachments. They provide one station unit training (OSUT), military police advanced individual training (AIT) and military occupational skills training (MOS-T) to approximately 8,000 newly recruited and reclassifying MP Soldiers annually. The cadre of these three MP OSUT Battalions conducts a 19-week course of training which incorporates lessons learned on the current battlefield. This ensures every graduating Warrior Police Soldier is prepared to immediately contribute to the global war on terrorism.

All levels of training are enhanced by some of the most modern training facilities within the U.S. Army. A majority of the premier law enforcement training is conducted at Stem Village, a mock city located on Fort Leonard Wood and named in honor of Brig. Gen. David Stem, the first Commandant of the Military Police Corps Regiment.

The village covers 77,670 square feet and is constructed of dual purpose buildings. For example, a movie theater in the facility also contains weapons training classrooms, including an Engagement Skill Trainer, which simulates marksmanship training for the weapons systems employed by MP Soldiers. Additional USAMPS training facilities include a state-of-the-art urban operations training area that has been modified to resemble urban terrain that Soldiers will encounter in Iraq and other contemporary operating environments.

TheBasic Military Police Training Division (BMPTD)trains newly recruited Soldiers and Marines in basic and advanced MP skills utilizing the mock MP Station, Bar, Strip Mall and Gymnasium. At the same time, theAdvanced Law Enforcement Training Division (ALETD)is training nine different courses from special police operations to anti-terrorism and counter drug. This portion of the village contains a tactical clearing complex forSpecial Reaction Team (SRT) and Protective Servicetraining, complete with Credit Union, Shoppette, Health Clinic, government quarters and several other buildings the team might encounter on a military base.

Each facility contains surveillance systems, inside and out, to record the training for immediate feedback to the students on what went right and what mistakes need to be corrected. The village also contains mock quarters for the student investigators to train on crime scene processing and child abuse prevention, as well as a mock Confinement Facility for training Military Police Corrections Specialist. TA 210 supports Anti-terrorism Evasive Driving training for students ranging from DoD executive staff drivers to General Officers and other select personnel. This facility supports the most realistic evasive driving training the Army has to offer.

Thurman Hall

is located in the MSCoE complex. Named after General Maxwell R. Thurman, this facility hosts the MP School’s Command Group Headquarters and contains classrooms and high-tech labs for training the MP Corps’ Officers and NCOs, Investigators, Physical Security Inspectors and Criminal Investigation Division (CID) agents. The third floor contains the latest battlefield simulation system where student leaders fight their plans, while practicing their battle tracking and communication skills.

By providing the best possible training to thousands of Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Marines and civilians, the Military Police Corps Regiment helps provide the best protectors in the world who serve with the greatest vigilance while on guard for our Nation.

USAMPS is home to theArmy Non-Lethal Scaleable Effect Center (ANSEC)that is responsible to develop and integrate the Army Non-Lethal Weapons program. As Army and TRADOC lead, USAMPS oversees the force application, force protection and directed energy working groups in the combat and training development of non-lethal capabilities throughout the Army.

In 2006, USAMPS established the TRADOC Product Office (TPO) for management of the Armor Security Vehicle (ASV). The office works hand-in-hand with the MSCoE Requirements Division within CDID to develop improved ASV capabilities, develop a crew training course and manage the new equipment training requirements in support of operational units.

Timmerberg Building

Timmerberg Buildingis an off-site located near the MSCoE complex. Named after Major General Paul M. Timmerberg, this is a 4,700-square-foot facility that contains three classrooms, six crime scene rooms, a mass grave scene, a casting pit and a high-tech lab for training the MP Corps’ Officers and NCOs. Training includes the CID Special Agent Course (CIDSAC), Advance Crime Scene Course (ACSC), Advance Leadership Course (ALS), Senior Leadership Course (SLR), Warrant Officer Basic Course (WOBC) and Warrant Officer Advance Course (WOAC).

Maneuver Support Center of Excellence (MSCoE)

Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Noncommissioned Officer Academy (MSCoE NCOA)

is the U.S. Army’s premier NCO Academy. The MSCoE NCOA trains selected NCOs and produces motivated, disciplined and skilled sergeants, squad leaders, and platoon sergeants through demanding tactical, technical and Army values-based training courses for the Chemical, Engineer and Military Police Regiments, to include the Ordnance NCO basic course and Warrior Leader Course (WLC); instills the warrior ethos and review lessons learned from changing conditions within the contemporary operational environment; and conducts training in accordance with the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy and Proponent School’s Program of Instruction.

The academy has three

Senior Leaders Courses (SLC)

Chemical, Engineer and Military Police. Chemical SLC trains CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) Operations NCOs (74D). Engineer SLC trains Combat Engineer Supervisors (12B/C), Construction Engineer Supervisors (12H), Construction Equipment Supervisors (12N) and Senior Technical Engineers (12T). Military Police SLC trains Military Police (31B), Internment and Resettlement NCOs (31E) and CID Special Agents (31D).

The academy also has three

Advanced Leaders Courses (ALC):

Chemical, Engineer and Military Police. Chemical ALC trains CBRN Operations NCOs (74D), Engineer ALC trains Combat Engineer Supervisors (21B), Bridge Crewmember Supervisor (21C), Construction Engineer Supervisors (21H), Technical Engineer Supervisors (21T), Construction Equipment Supervisors (21N) and Construction Equipment Repairers (91L). Military Police ALC trains Military Police (31B), Internment and Resettlement NCOs (31E), and CID Special Agents (31D). WLC is a branch immaterial course that provides basic leadership training. For Information about the MSCoE NCOA, call (573) 563-8022 or visit our website at