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Accession Number ADA568694
Title Reflections on Building Great Engineers.
Publication Date Sep 2009
Media Count 6p
Personal Author P. B. Olsen
Abstract Capturing observations has always been part of our military history. Today s engineers are learning historic lessons as our military conducts domestic and overseas contingency operations, and it is imperative that we, as a professional community, capture these lessons for future use. However, the valuable lessons from operational deployments or training exercises often are not captured. Most United States Army engineers appreciate reading a quality after-action report (AAR) before a project or mission. Our Army knows this and has made significant progress in knowledge management. Indeed, it has been more than 22 years since the establishment of the Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL), an organization that has amassed an unequaled body of knowledge for the military. Other Services and most Army branches have followed suit. The 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power) hosts a collection of electrical lessons learned under Lion Lessons, an online body of knowledge named in honor of the battalion s nickname, the Black Lions. With nearly 300 members, Lion Lessons is part of the Power and Utilities Operations Professional Forum in the Army s Battle Command Knowledge System.
Keywords Army
Army corps of engineers
Army engineers
Disaster relief
Electrical engineering
Knowledge management
Lessons learned
Military engineers
Natural disasters
Platoon level organizations
Theater level operations
Training management

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 74E - Logistics, Military Facilities, & Supplies
91I - Emergency Services & Planning
Corporate Author Office of the Chief of Engineers (Army), Washington, DC.
Document Type Journal article
Title Note Journal article.
NTIS Issue Number 1312
Contract Number N/A

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