• New leader for MCTP

  • Col. Shane Morgan assumed command of the Mission Command Training Program in a ceremony July 25 at Memorial Chapel

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  • Katie Peterson | Staff Writer
    Col. Shane Morgan assumed command of the Mission Command Training Program in a ceremony July 25 at Memorial Chapel.
    Morgan assumed command from former MCTP Commander Col. Guy Jones who relinquished command in April and is now the deputy commanding general of 2nd Infantry Division in Korea, and interim MCTP Commander Col. Chris Keller, who is now serving as the director of the Center for Army Lessons Learned.
    Morgan was commissioned into the U.S. Army as a field artillery officer in 1995. His previous assignments include company fire support officer for the 2nd ID at Camp Hovey, Korea; company fire support officer and battery fire direction officer for 1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, N.C.; the Combined Arms Center-Training Collective Training Division; and aide-de-camp to then-Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Martin Dempsey. His most recent assignment was commander of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum, N.Y.
    Morgan is a graduate of the Field Artillery Captains Career Course in Fort Sill, Okla., the Command and General Staff Officer Course, and the National War College in Washington, D.C.
    “Shane is not ‘the usual suspects.’ Shane was handpicked and is exactly whom we need to influence warfighting at the tactical edge,” said Brig. Gen. Stephen Michael, deputy commanding general for Combined Arms Center – Training. “Shane, I charge you with loving and training this organization and doing the hard work to ensure that the Army of the United States is ready for the rigors and the unchanging nature of ground combat.”
    Morgan said he is ready to work to meet the Army’s mission and build readiness among the CAC-T and MCTP teams.
    “Our mission is to provide commanders and leaders across our Army with the opportunity to train mission command in unified land operations and in today’s complex world, our mission is vital to the security and interests of our nation,” Morgan said. “A very clear task and purpose for who we are and what we do.
    “I look forward to listening, learning, collaborating and serving alongside each of you,” he said. “We have a shared mission of building combat readiness required to dominate and win in the conduct of unified land operations.”
    MCTP is the Army’s capstone combat training center. MCTP’s eight operations groups support collective training of units, providing commanders and leaders training on mission command in unified land operations.
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