TRADOC News Features
A Soldier assigned to Fort Drum, N.Y. carries two 40 pound kettle bells during a field test for the new Army Combat Fitness Test, Nov. 1, 2018.
Army announces alternate assessments for ACFT field testing
By U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training Staff | May 20, 2019
Following successful initial field testing, Army senior leaders have approved the development of alternate Army Combat Fitness Test assessments for selected Soldiers with permanent profiles that prevent full participation in the 6-event test.

Army Future Soldier Justin Dees shares an embrace with Army recruiter Staff Sgt. Cory Barnes after receiving his diploma from William Blount High School. (Photo Credit: East Tennessee Childrens Hospital)
Future Soldier Enjoys Graduation From Hospital
By Miles Elder | May 18, 2019
A hospital courtyard was turned into a makeshift graduation stage for a high school senior whose illness kept him for graduating alongside fellow members of his senior class. Justin Dees had hoped to join fellow seniors at William Blount High School Monday during graduation ceremonies. However, an illness kept him at Knoxville's East Tennessee Children's Hospital throughout this week. Thanks to fast work by hospital staff and local U.S. Army recruiters, Dees was formally presented with his diploma Monday night. Dees briefly exchanged hospital garb for a cap and gown as a piano was rolled in and a volunteer played "Pomp and Circumstances."

The gaming trailer is the first of its kind and will join the U.S. Army Recruiting Command's fleet of traveling exhibits designed to connect Americans with their Army.
Army Esports Team tests gaming trailer
By Amanda Surmeier | May 17, 2019
The U.S. Army Esports Team took its new gaming trailer for a test drive at Fort Knox High School May 10, where faculty, staff and students could see and test the equipment on the trailer.
TRADOC's Mission

TRADOC executes its mission through five subordinate commands and centers:

US Army Center of Military History

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