In May 2009, the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN) proposed training to the United States Army. The Army Chief of Staff identified UPENN's resiliency program as the program of chioce for two major reasons: the program had more than 20 years of success and applied a successful Train-the-Trainer methodology.
In August 2009, the first pilot course was delivered to the Army at UPENN. The pilot included 50 participants from across the Force. It demonstrated that resilience skills could be taught within the time frame of the course. In April 2010, Initial Operating Capability (IOC) of the course was established at Fort Jackson, SC. under the Leader Development Division (LDD) now Initial Military Training Leadership School (IMTLS). This pilot course consisted of 45 participants with 100 percent successful completion.
In January 2011, LDD MRTC achieved Full Operational Capability. It has been capable of conducting 30 classes of 60 students per fiscal year (FY). In December 2011, it began the preparation for Level II - Facilitator Training. The Facilitator Course is a five day course open to students who have done exceptionally well in the Level I course and displayed excellence in unit resilience training since graduating from the Level I course. During the five days, students increase their depth of knowledge about the skills and also gain a thorough understanding of the practical exercises that are conducted in the Level I course. Upon graduation, students are ready to serve as members of an MRTC training team as Facilitators, assisting aspiring Master Resilience Trainers.