United States Army Training and Doctrine Command


United States Army Training and Doctrine Command

United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) is an army command of the United States Army headquartered at Fort Monroe, Virginia. It is charged with overseeing training of Army forces, the development of operational doctrine, and the development and procurement of new weapons systems. TRADOC operates 33 schools and centers at 16 Army installations. TRADOC schools conduct 2,734 courses (81 directly in support of mobilization) and 373 language courses. The 2,734 courses include 503,164 seats for 434,424 soldiers; 34,675 other-service personnel; 7,824 international soldiers; and 26,241 civilians. [ [http://www.tradoc.army.mil/about.htm TRADOC fact sheet] ]

TRADOC Mission

The official mission statement for TRADOC states:

TRADOC recruits, trains and educates the Army's Soldiers; develops leaders; supports training in units; develops doctrine; establishes standards; and builds the future Army. TRADOC is the architect of the Army and "thinks for the Army" to meet the demands of a nation at war while simultaneously anticipating solutions to the challenges of tomorrow.

TRADOC Priorities

*Safety
*Support our Nation at War
*Recruit Quality... Train Warriors
*Develop Adaptive, Innovative Leaders
*Design the Army's Modular Force
*Execute The TRADOC Campaign Plan

Major Subordinate Organizations

* U.S. Army Accessions Command (USAAC)
* U.S. Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC)
* U.S. Army Combined Arms Center (CAC)
* U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM)
* U.S. Army TRADOC Analysis Center (TRAC)
* U.S. Army Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL)

Commanders

*GEN William E. DePuy 1 July 1973 - 30 June 1977
*GEN Donn A. Starry 1 July 1977 - 31 July 1981
*GEN Glenn K. Otis 1 August 1981 - 10 March 1983
*GEN William R. Richardson 11 March 1983 - 29 June 1986
*GEN Carl E. Vuono 30 June 1986 - 11 June 1987
*GEN Maxwell R. Thurman 29 June 1987 - 1 August 1989
*GEN John W. Foss 2 August 1989 - 22 August 1991
*GEN Frederick M. Franks, Jr. 23 August 1991 - 26 October 1994
*GEN William W. Hartzog 27 October 1994 - 13 September 1998
*GEN John N. Abrams 14 September 1998 - 6 November 2002
*GEN Kevin P. Byrnes 7 November 2002 - 31 July 2005
*LTG Anthony R. Jones (acting) 1 August 2005 – 30 September 2005
*GEN William S. Wallace 5 September 2005 - [ [http://www.tradoc.army.mil/historian/docs/appenda..pdf Past TRADOC commanders] ]

References

* [http://www.tradoc.army.mil/index.html TRADOC Website]
* [http://www.monroe.army.mil/monroe/ Fort Monroe, Virginia Website]
* [http://www.trac.army.mil/ TRAC Website]


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