TRADOC News Features
In October, the Army's Marketing and Research Group launched a recruiting campaign in Chicago to aim Internet advertisements at 17- to 24-year-olds in specific neighborhoods across the city and surrounding suburbs. The program has increased the number of young men and women responding to the Army's messaging in Chicago by about 16 percent.
Army increasing recruiting efforts to connect with youth in Chicago
By Gary Sheftick | April 18, 2019
A recruiting pilot program in Chicago has increased the number of young men and women responding to the Army's messaging in that city by about 16 percent.

Master Sgt. Juan Munoz, the Army's artist-in-residence, displays one of his 24 pieces that he has contributed to the Army's collection of 30,000 art works. About 16,000 of that collection is housed at the Army's Museum Support Center in Fort Belvoir. (Photo Credit: Joe Lacdan)
Army artist position open to all career fields
By Joe Lacdan | April 17, 2019
A dim, 120,000-square-foot vault within Fort Belvoir houses a vast collection of art, pieces of Soldiers' lives and exploits on the battlefield. The pieces have been stacked on thin metal walls featuring scenes from both World Wars, Operation Desert Storm and the Iraq invasion. Located in the bowels of Belvoir's Army Museum Support Center, the pieces contained here capture candid moments often unseen by the public eye -- embers of war that would otherwise remain lost in history.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Nicholas Parker and his wife, U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Second Class Andrea Parker smile for a photo on February 4, 2019, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
Dual service couple finds balance between marriage and the military
By Sgt. Malcolm Cohens-Ashley | April 17, 2019
Marriage comes with its own unique, yet natural challenges; but for a dual military couple, those challenges may double or triple. Being married while in a different branch may seem impossible but the youthful and vibrant Parker couple have been doing the seemingly impossible for eight years and counting.
TRADOC's Mission

TRADOC executes its mission through four major subordinate commands and centers:

US Army Combined Arms Center

US Army Recruiting Command

US Army Cadet Command   

US Army Initial Military Training

TRADOC also oversees 32 Army schools organized under ten Centers of Excellence, each focused on a separate area of expertise within the Army. These centers train over 500,000 Soldiers and service members each year.

TRADOC was born of innovation and agility, and quickly adapts to shifting world, national, and institutional situations, in both peace and war. TRADOC's adaptive character and culture ensures our Army remains the nation's "force of decisive action.

CG's Corner


General Stephen J. Townsend, TRADOC Commanding General