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DOD Close Combat Lethality Task Force

DOD Close Combat Lethality Task Force


The Close Combat Lethality Task Force (CCLTF) is one of the DOD’s five joint CFTs comprised of OSD, USMC, U.S. SOCOM and Army stakeholders.

Mission Statement

CCLTF develops, evaluates, recommends, and monitors the implementation of improvements to U.S. Close Combat Formations to ensure overmatch against pacing threats and strengthen their combat lethality, resiliency, and readiness with emphasis to:

  • Accelerate promising service-level Close Combat initiatives
  • Develop joint solutions to capability gaps that affect the joint force
  • Federate disparate developmental and research efforts into a DoD community of practice to accelerate innovation and implementation
  • Take immediate actions to drive change and develop enduring solutions
  • Assess and evaluate solutions across Doctrine, Organization, Training, Material, Leadership, Personnel, Facilities, and Policy (DOTMLPF-P)
  • Prioritize analysis in a manner that accelerates fielding the most promising approaches and solutions and fully integrates Special Operations forces (SOF) conventional Close Combat forces to ensure interoperability


Close Combat Lethality TF
Office of the Secretary of Defense
McGinnis-Wickam Hall
1 Karker Street, Suite 4200
Fort Benning, GA 31905-4500