U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC): 10 Cool Facts

The United States Army provides personnel with some of the best training in the world. It is important that they do so. This is the only way the Army can operate a highly sophisticated offensive and defensive system to protect United States resources and citizens.

The complete system of training is run through the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, otherwise known as TRADOC. To put it bluntly: TRADOC oversees the training of Army forces and the development of operational doctrine.

The TRADOC system is always moving forward with up-to-date training and keeping pace with technology.

In today’s post, I am going to give you 10 cool facts about the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). If you have any added facts or questions, feel free to post them at the end of this post in the comments area.

1: TRADOC Established in 1973

Following the Vietnam War, the United States Army decided to reorganize with a strong priority on a better training environment. The realization that CONARC did not have a training “foothold” and their focus was much too broad gave the inspiration to create a more sophisticated training and education system within the United States Army.

TRADOC was made a reality on July 1st, 1973 under General William DePuy who was a Commander in World War II and leader of the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam. It was through General DePuy and TRADOC that the AirLand Battle Doctrine was developed and instituted.

2: TRADOC Headquarters

TRADOC Headquarters are located at Fort Eustis, Virginia. In 2010, Fort Eustis was combined with Langley Air Force Base and became Joint Base Langley – Eustis.

3: Training Operations

TRADOC operates approximately 32 schools and training centers for Army and civilian personnel. These schools run both in-house and online courses.

4: The Number Of Courses

TRADOC offers over 1,300 courses with more being added. When you are seeking more Army education, TRADOC is where you will find it. Some require in classroom training, while others can be taken online.

5: The Schools In Current Operation

These are the current schools operated by TRADOC. You may want to click the link to learn more about each school:

  • Adjutant General School
  • Air Defense Artillery School
  • Airborne School
  • Armor Center and School
  • Army Logistics University
  • Army Management Staff College
  • Army School of Music
  • Army War College
  • Aviation Center\/School
  • Aviation Logistics School
  • Chaplain School
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School
  • Command and General Staff College
  • Defense Language Institute
  • Drill Sergeant School
  • Engineer School
  • Field Artillery School
  • Finance School
  • Infantry Center and School
  • Intelligence School
  • International Student Division
  • Military Police School
  • Officer Candidate School
  • Ordnance School
  • Physical Fitness School
  • Quartermaster School
  • Ranger School
  • Recruiting and Retention School
  • School of Advanced Military Studies
  • School of Information Technology
  • Sergeants Major Academy
  • Signal School
  • Transportation School
  • University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies
  • Victory University
  • Warrant Officer Career College
  • Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic School

6: Subordinate Commands

The TRADOC mission is realized through several subordinate commands. They are:

  • Army Capabilities Integration Center at Fort Eustis, Virginia
  • U.S. Army Cadet Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky
  • Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
  • Initial Military Training at Fort Eustis, Virginia
  • Combined Arms Support Command at Fort Lee, Virginia
  • U.S. Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky

7: TRADOC Leadership

TRADOC is managed by some highly competent leaders. They include:

  • Commanding General: General David Perkins
  • Deputy Commanding General/Chief of Staff: Lieutenant General Kevin Mangum
  • Deputy Chief of Staff: Major General Rex Spitler
  • Command Sergeant Major: Command Sergeant Major David Davenport Sr.

8: TRADOC App Store

With the mobile generation, Army personnel can now use their smartphones and mobile tablets to access courses through TRADOC. They have their own app store. To access the gateway, just visit https://tag.army.mil/

You can use the app for TRADOC and also discover other Army apps at that location.

9: TRADOC Command Overview

TRADOC Command put out this video which is an overview. They also have other videos which you can discover further down in this post.

10: TRADOC On Social Media

TRADOC has taken social media by storm. Since social media is a great place to learn and meet, it is a perfect place for both Army personnel and civilians to understand more about TRADOC. You may be interested in following any or all of these:

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube and Vimeo

Final Thoughts

TRADOC is your way to move forward and ahead in your Army career. By simply taking courses, you can gain knowledge to manage your career in superior ways. Plus, the education you receive through TRADOC courses can help you in your civilian life.

We would love to hear your thoughts about TRADOC. What can TRADOC do to make your experience better? Tell us what courses you have taken, and if you have used the TRADOC mobile app.

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the comment section below. We thank you for visiting.

References

  1. The TRADOC Story
  2. United States Army Training and Doctrine Command on Wikipedia
  3. TRADOC opens app store to host official Army mobile applications
  4. Official TRADOC Social Media Directories

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