Maj. Chase Spears | Mission Command Training Program
The U.S. Army Mission Command Training Program is deploying more than 100 training advisers across the nation as part of the U.S. Army North and Northern Command’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The teams are led by senior Army colonels and are providing planning and staff support to COVID-19 task force staffs operating in San Antonio; Battle Creek, Mich.; Salt Lake City; New Orleans; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; and Fort Eustis, Va.
These MCTP training advisers bring authoritative experience to advising staff sections on how to work more effectively in dynamic environments. The observer-controller/ trainers coach and mentor division and corps staffs during warfighter exercises, which validate corps and division headquarters for combat deployments. They come from across five of MCTP’s operations groups and the unit headquarters.
“We are incredibly proud of our MCTP leaders who answered our nation’s COVID-19 call, and we greatly appreciate everyone who enabled the immediate deployment in support of this critical mission,” said MCTP Commander Col. Shane Morgan.
The purpose of this support mission is to provide planning and staff support using experience across all warfighting functions and to enhance task force staff support to civil authorities.
In addition to the deployment, MCTP is also providing 14 soldiers to assist at the Fort Leavenworth Emergency Operations Center.
“We support commanders, whether across the nation, around the world, or right here at home,” said MCTP Public Affairs Officer Lt. Col. Victor Harris.
MCTP is the Army’s premier deployable training center that facilitates collective training opportunities and leadership experiences for commanders and staffs to plan, prepare, fight and win during military operations.