Center for Complex Operations

Center for Complex OperationsDirector: Dr. Joseph Collins


CCO provides for effective coordination in the preparation of Department of Defense and other U.S. Government personnel for complex operations. The Center fosters unity of effort among the departments and agencies of the U.S. Government, foreign governments and militaries, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations. CCO conducts research; collects, analyzes, and distributes lessons learned; compiles best practices; conducts conferences and workshops; and publishes a quarterly journal and other materials related to current issues in complex operations.

The Center identifies gaps in the education and training of Department of Defense personnel and other relevant U.S. Government personnel relating to complex operations and facilitates efforts to fill such gaps.