|316th Cavalry Brigade|
The Maneuver Captains Career Course (MC3) at Fort Knox, Kentucky, is a 20 week course that prepares company grade officers for company command and staff assignments at the Battalion and Brigade level. The conduct of the course is centered on a small group of twelve students. In addition to US Army students from various branches, small groups will have officers from the USMC and from a wide range of foreign armies. The small group approach to learning enhances the quality of instruction and lends itself to dynamic class participation and interaction. 3d Squadron, 316th Cavalry Brigade's mission is to train and develop officers of the MC3 in order to enable the officers to become adaptive, agile and self confident combined arms staff officers and commanders capable of performing combat tasks in a full spectrum environment against an adaptive enemy.
The Commander's Intent for MC3 is to train officers:
-How to Think
-How to Fight
-How to Lead and Command
-How to Plan
-How to Communicate
At endstate, the MC3 graduate is physically fit, mentally tough, adaptive and agile, self-confident, and a motivator of teams. He has demonstrated mastery of the fundamentals of tactics and doctrine, intelligence preparation of the battlefield, military decision making process, troop leading procedures, and rapid decision making. He is also trained as a Tank and Mechanized Company Commander, a Combined Arms Battalion and RSTA Squadron staff officer, and Heavy Brigade Combat Team staff officer.