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Important Notices

Privacy and Security Notice

This site is provided as a public service by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). The site is intended to be used by the public for viewing and retrieving information only. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this site are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1987 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

All information provided by military sources on this site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.

We may collect information for statistical purposes to help us better manage this Website. That information feeds into software programs on this government computer system to create summary statistics, which we may use for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications and identifying system performance or problem areas. For site-security purposes and to ensure this service remains available to all users, we may employ software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Except for authorized law-enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) guidelines.

TRADOC's Website does not use persistent cookies, which are tokens that pass information back and forth from your machine to the server and remain after you close your browser. We may, however, use session cookies, which are tokens that remain active only until you close your browser. When you close your browser, the cookie is deleted from your computer.

Session cookies make a site easier for you to use, as they "remember" and cache information that save you time in filling out forms, for example. We don't keep a database of information obtained from these cookies. You can choose not to accept these cookies and still use the site, but you may need to enter the same information repeatedly in the form, for instance. If you choose not to accept cookies, the help information in your browser software should provide you with instruction on how to disable them.

Accessibility Help and Information

It is the Army’s policy that its Websites are accessible to handicapped users in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. We review our content both before and after posting and conduct periodic audits of our Webpages/Websites to assess compliance with Section 508. However, if you find a problem with access to any of our Webpages, contact the Webmaster at

More Section 508 policy and guidance by DoD can be found on the U.S. Department of Defense Section 508 page.

Information-Quality Guidelines

TRADOC’s goal for our on-line information is that it meets the information-quality standards of accuracy, objectivity and integrity, and to that end, the content undergoes technical, supervisory, editorial or legal review, as appropriate, based on the information’s nature. Complaints about our information quality may be made to TRADOC Web-content manager at TRADOC Public Affairs.

External-Links Notice

Links to non-U.S. government sites or services are solely for your convenience. The appearance of hyperlinks to non-U.S. government Websites from TRADOC's Website does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense, the U.S. Army and TRADOC of the linked Website or the information, products or services the site contains. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) sites, DoD/the Army/TRADOC do not exercise any editorial control over and responsibility for the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD Website.

Please see our linking policy.