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Command Group and Secretary of the General Staff

Command Group and Secretary of the General Staff

Ft Leonard Wood Command Group and Secretary of the General Staff
Commanding General

The Command Group of the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence (MSCoE), Fort Leonard Wood, assists the commanding general in carrying out his or her duties. These leaders are the MSCoE command sergeant major (MCSM); deputy to the commanding general (DtCG); United States Army Engineer School (USAES) commandant; United States Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School (USACBRNS) 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 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 that require a commanding officer or military general officer.

MSCoE Command Sergeant Major (MCSM)

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

Deputy to the Commanding General (DtCG)

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 but acts as the CG’s personal representative and assists in all CG’s roles and as principal adviser and is authorized to give mission direction and guidance on the CG’s behalf for center-level core functions. The DtCG recommends changes to battle rhythm forums, 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 and focuses on developments and integration for protection and MEB, as well as Capability Development and Integration Directorate 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 following sections.

Chief of Staff (CoS)

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. The CoS 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 Adjutant General Battalion, MSCoE HHC and general staff primaries.

Secretary of the General Staff (SGS)

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 information technology 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 Garrison Human Resources (DHR) concerning personnel accountability and execution of military personnel programs.

MSCoE G-2 (Intelligence and 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 and inspections and with the production and dissemination of multimedia 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 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 Cafe, providing classified systems access to all installation entities.

MSCoE G-3/5/7

The MSCoE G-3 ICW the CoS and the DtCG, execute, coordinate, and facilitate battle rhythm and decision-making process for optimal integration and execution of command group decisions. The G3 has direct access to the CG. Additionally, the G3 develops, integrates, and manages training operations and requirements, concepts, policies, and plans and directs operations continuously across MSCoE in support of the CG, MSCoE. This includes coordination and synchronizing resources to train the world’s best Engineer, CBRN and Military Police Soldiers, leaders and units to win on the full spectrum battlefield today and in the future. Member of the Crisis Action Team. Coordinates all training activities, including budgeting, development and maintenance of training areas ICW DPTMS and mission training priorities. Supports training across MSCoE through support operations cell. Plans and controls operations for TRADOC resident units and tenant activities. For more detailed information, call 573-563-4123.


Support Operations. Integrates G-3 and G-33 directives and information across the Center. Assists G-33 in ensuring successful execution of all operational requirements preparation and distribution of G-33 OPORDs, taskings and directives. Provides operational oversight of AWSS and serves as Deputy in the G-33 absence. Leads all IMT working groups and facilitates G-33 Operations and Training CoC and range conferences, builds IA, unit slides, and Maneuver Support slides for Exec Session, Emergency Support operations. For more detailed information, call 573-563-6195.

Training Support. Introduces and supports advanced learning technology capabilities to the MSCoE Training Development Communities. Serves as the MSCoE Lifelong Learning Center (LLC) representative to TRADOC/CAC. Provides logistics, supplies, and services to the G-3/5/7. Maintains the G-3/5/7 Property Book and Hand Receipts records. Conducts the procurement, maintenance, distribution/issue, and turn-in of mobile training devices and reference training publications. Manages the Privatization of Army Lodging (PAL) off-post lodging contracts. Academic Registrar for the MSCoE PME courses. Scheduling Registrar for PME and other MSCoE courses. Key Control for MSCoE Complex priority of use and shared academic facilities. Manages the development of MSCoE Classroom long-range training plan. Develop and publish the MSCoE Classroom Distribution Plan. Conduct Test Control and Evaluation for the MSCoE PME and other select MSCoE courses. For more information, call 573-563-4115.

Plans and Central Tasking Office. Ensures tasking office functions properly and that procedures are followed and executed. Advises the G33 on tasking situations. Tracks and maintains the master tasking status tracking log for all Fort Leonard Wood directorates and Commands. Ensures suspense’s are met and information is given to proper tasking authority. For more information, call 573-563-3121/5097.

Readiness Officer. Responsibilities include: TRADOC CUSR, Weekly FRAGO, Installation CTLT/DCLT manager, IMO, Staff Action POC, MAC POC, CAT team liaison, 4th MEB deactivation requirements. For more information, call 573-563-4042.

Combat Training Company. Manages day-to-day operations and maintenance of 18 live fire ranges and 8 training areas which provide realistic training to IET, OSUT, BOLC, ARNG, and USAR Soldiers. Subjects cover US Weapons, Basic Rifle Marksmanship, Hand Grenade Qualification Course, Physical Endurance Course, Confidence Course, rappelling, First Aid & CLS certification, CBRN, Commo, Night Infiltration Course, and Buddy Team Live Fire. For more information, call 573-59-2494.


Plans and Strategic Initiatives. Responsible for Center-level future planning and operations to include serving as the primary MSCoE staff coordinator for Center-level products such as the MSCoE campaign plan, command training guidance, and other publications and operations orders. Additionally, identifies and integrates school commandant requirements, plans and input, into Center level plans to incorporate their mission, vision and view of future requirements affecting mutually supporting decision points. For more information, call 573-563-6167.

Training Requirements and Integration. Responsible for strategies and requirements involving training and leader development at MSCoE. These include: training ranges and facilities, live, virtual, constructive and gaming (LVC-G) strategies, planning for training aids devices, simulators and simulations (TADSS), Standards of Training Commission (STRAC), Structure Manning Decision Review (SMDR), Training and Education Development workload management, development of database administration. For more information, call 573-563-7639.


Workforce Training and Development. Responsible for MSCoE professional development, education and training of staff and faculty assigned to the proponent schools and brigades. Develops and manages the civilian training and development program for the installation across all Commands. Produces Army Doctrine and Training Literature Products and the professional bulletins for the three MSCoE proponent schools. Executes the Army Training Support Center staff and faculty curriculum IAW TRADOC Regulation 350-70, Army Learning Policy and Systems. For more information, call 573-563-4121.

Clarke Library. Provides oversight and management of the Bruce C. Clarke Library (BCCL) using the Integrated Library System supporting both academic and community services. Coordinates with numerous vendors to ensure that systems within the library are operating properly and providing support to the customers as required. For more information, call 573-563-4108.

Instruction. Trains and prepares adaptive maneuver support leaders for Unified Land Operations (ULO) through the development, maintenance, and execution of specified TRADOC common core, MSCoE shared, common digital mission command, and battle simulations instruction. Provides common Mission Command training to TRADOC Schools and organizations and FORSCOM tenant units at Fort Leonard Wood in accordance with the MSCoE Mission Command Arts and Sciences Program (MCASP). Conducts training development within the proponent school codes 807 and 37. Coordinates with MSCoE Schools, other tenant units or activities, and reserve component units to identify training requirements. For more information, call 573-563-5025.

International Military Student Office. Plans and executes the international military education and training (IMET) and foreign military sales (FMS) components of the TRADOC Security Assistance Training Field Activity (SATFA) at MSCoE in accordance with Joint Security Regulation AR 12-15. The IMSO provides command and control, liaison, logistical, and administrative support to all assigned international military officers, noncommissioned officers, and their families attending courses throughout MSCoE and other services detachments that are stationed at Fort Leonard Wood. For more information, call 573-563-1382.


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 and 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 Logistics Readiness Center (LRC) TACOM FMX in support of MSCoE.

MSCoE G-6 — Chief Information Office (CIO)

The 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 for Training and Education 2020-2040.

The G6-CIO partners with the Network Enterprise Center (NEC) in supporting the broad MSCoE customer base with C4IM and 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 (2527). 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.

The Knowledge 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.


The MSCoE G-8 programs, obtains and manages the manpower and fiscal resources required to support the U.S. Army MSCoE’s goals in terms of unit readiness and training, human needs, materiel modernization and future development. The staff provides program management for — and assists and advises — headquarters, staff and units concerning budgeting, manpower, civilian pay, program and management analysis, acquisition management and oversight, and accounting analysis and policy, and manager’s internal controls. MSCoE G8 also provides liaison service between the MSCoE and Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS). For more information, call 573-563-4057.

Program Management and Integration Directorate (PMID)

The Director, PMID, provides centralized management and program integration functions in direct support of the mission activities of the 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 International Army Programs Division (IAPD), which conducts MSCoE-level engagements with NATO and other international organizations and hosts Fort Leonard Wood’s foreign liaison officers. For more information, call 573-563-2601.

International Army Programs Division (IAPD) and Foreign Liaison Officers

The MSCoE foreign liaison officers (FLOs) Provide and foster links between their armed forces and the U.S. services represented at Fort Leonard Wood.

The office facilitates bilateral (and when applicable, multilateral) 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.

For more information, call 573-563-7043.

Quality Assurance Office (QAO)

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.

The Knowledge Management-Process Improvement (KM-PI) program provides support to MSCoE organizations as they manage change in a digital operating environment. They manage a series of knowledge networks and war fighter and professional forums and web portals.

The Lessons Learned program provides timely and relevant information to the war fighter 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.

Directorate for Counter Improvised Explosive Devices

The Directorate for Counter Improvised Explosive Devices (DCIED) provides analysis, recommendations and courses of action for complex C-IED initiatives to key stakeholders while representing MSCoE as the TRADOC C-IED lead and Army C-IED IPT co-chair. DCIED is comprised of three divisions: Program Management (PM), Capabilities Integration (CI), and Plans and Operations. The PM Division manages annual funding supplements for Training Circular 3-90.119, U.S. Army Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Training, for C-IED initiative solutions that identify emerging capabilities for training Soldiers, leaders and units to operate, survive and win in an environment where IEDs are a significant threat. The Capabilities Integration Division interacts with TRADOC centers of excellence (CoE) to identify, analyze and integrate emerging C-IED solutions (both training and materiel) in support of deploying forces. The Plans and Operations Division integrates daily C-IED actions with TRADOC CoEs for the identification and development of C-IED solutions, implements the TRADOC C-IED campaign plan, and provides governance of Army-wide C-IED training.

Directorate for Homeland Defense & Civil Support Office

The Homeland Defense Civil Support Office (HD/CSO) supports concept and capabilities development and conducts domestic incident response training to improve the Army’s effectiveness for Homeland Defense and Defense Support of Civil Authorities. HD/CSO is composed of three branches: Program Management, Training Development, and Training Execution. The Program Management Branch develops program requirements, manages assigned resources, and integrates HD/CS related force modernization efforts across TRADOC and the operational force. The Training Development Branch assists in the development of CBRN Response Enterprise (CRE) courses and associated Training Requirements Analysis System (TRAS) documentation, manages SMDR inputs and course quotas for CRE requirements, and conducts CRE compliance test requirements. The Training Execution Branch conducts certified training for units allocated to the CRE mission. Certification training ensures Technical Support Forces are certified in the same manner as their civilian counterparts and continued compliance with federal law and national standards.

Office of the Inspector General

The Office of the Inspector General, 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.

Capability Development and Integration Directorate

The MSCoE Capability Development and Integration Directorate (CDID) develops DOTMLPF-integrated combined arms capabilities for Army and joint forces. The MSCoE CDID:

  • Develops protection, maneuver support, chemical, engineer, and military police related concepts, organizations and doctrine.
  • Determines materiel and supporting training requirements through the JCIDS process and provides deployable new equipment training (NET) teams.
  • Conducts capability-based and DOTMLPF assessments and experiments.
  • Conducts Level I and II DOTMLPF integration.
  • Provides support to current operations through deployed new equipment training and the Agile Process.

For more detailed information, call 573-563-5231.

MSCoE Safety Office

The Fort Leonard Wood Safety Office is responsible for managing the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and U.S. Army Garrison safety program.

The Safety Office 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 risk management is integrated into all activities, performs accident analysis, conducts safety training and publishes a variety of safety awareness information.

The Safety Office is also the proponent safety office for the entire U.S. Army Engineer, Chemical and Military Police branches. It is a consolidated safety office, serving as both the mission and Installation Management Command (Garrison) safety office. For more information, call 573-596-0116.

Office of the Staff Judge Advocate

The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (OSJA) is a multidisciplinary legal office of judge advocates, civilian lawyers, civilian and military paralegals, and support personnel dedicated to enhancing the mission of the United States Army MSCoE 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 carrying out the federal prosecution, Army claims, legal assistance, installation contract law, labor law, environmental law, administrative law and civil litigation programs on Fort Leonard Wood. The OSJA is in Building 315, at the corner of Missouri and Headquarters avenues.

The Trial Defense Service, a separate agency devoted to assisting and defending Soldiers facing nonjudicial punishment, administrative separation proceedings and courts-martial, is on the first floor of the legal building. From January to April, the Fort Leonard Wood Tax Center also operates on the first floor of Building 315.

For more information about legal assistance, claims, magistrate court and the Trial Defense Service, please refer to the Services section of this guide. More information about the OSJA can be found at

Equal Opportunity Program (Military)

The Equal Opportunity Program formulates, directs and sustains a comprehensive effort to maximize human potential and to ensure fair treatment for all persons based solely on merit, fitness and capability in support of readiness. EO philosophy is based on fairness, justice and equity.

Commanders are responsible for sustaining a positive EO climate within their units. Specifically, the goals of the EO program are to:

  • Provide EO for military personnel and family members, both on and off post and within the limits of the laws of localities, states and host nations.
  • Create and sustain effective units by eliminating discriminatory behaviors or practices that undermine teamwork, mutual respect, loyalty, and shared sacrifice of the men and women of America’s Army.

The U.S. Army will provide EO and fair treatment for military personnel and family members without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin or sexual orientation and will provide an environment free of unlawful discrimination and offensive behavior.

Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Program

The Fort Leonard Wood SHARP Program is a multidisciplinary interagency consisting of several entities to include: the SHARP Office, General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital (GLWACH), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Family Advocacy Program (FAP), Criminal Investigation Division (CID), and other organizations as required, to provide services to Soldiers, civilians, and Family members who have been victims of Sexual Assault or Sexual Harassment.

All questions or concerns, as it pertains to Sexual Assault or Sexual Harassment, should be directed to the Fort Leonard Wood 24/7 SHARP Hotline: 573-855-1327 where a credentialed Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) or Victim Advocate (VA) will be able to provide assistance.

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