Seven instructors, representing more than 10,000 instructors, facilitators and educators from Army and Multi-component schools, institutions and organizations, were recognized here, 1 Aug., as the 2017 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Instructors of the Year.

The seven winners were selected from the top 67 contenders from each of the Army, TRADOC, National Guard, and Army Reserves schools were judged on tactical and technical knowledge, communication skills, classroom management, and their contributions to training and education, including curriculum development, research and article publication. (U.S. Army photo by Michael Vernon Voss)

Staff Sgt. Joseph Hansen and Pfc. David Cox, from Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, pose with their command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. John Stanley, after winning the TRADOC Best Warrior Competition, Fort Gordon, Georgia, July 20, 2018. The Best Warrior Competition recognizes TRADOC NCOs and Soldiers who demonstrate commitment to the Army Values, embody the Warrior Ethos, and represent the force of the future by testing them with physical fitness assessments, written exams, urban warfare simulations, and other warrior tasks and battle drills. 

The competitors in this year's Best Warrior Competition come from nearly every TRADOC Center of Excellence and activity across the Army. These 20 Soldiers and NCOs represent the best of the best for 2018.(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Luksan)

SFC Joshua Rolfes and SFC Anthony Allen of the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade. These U.S. Army Soldiers finished first in the 2018 Best Ranger Competition with a cumulative score of 4,673 from various events throughout the 3-day competition.

During the Best Ranger Competition, competitors are scored on many events, including a buddy run, a body armor run, obstacle courses, weighted carries, a swim, weapon ranges, and more on the first day. After a night of marching, the teams were cut to 24, and those remaining teams competed in night stakes, the Spartan Run at Dekkar Strip, and in day stakes at Todd Field for the second day April 14.

Congratulations to Sergeant Devin Crawford, the 2018 Drill Sergeant of the Year.   

The event is conducted over a four-day period and consists of the same tasks being taught at Basic Training. Subject areas include rifle marksmanship, physical readiness training, first aid, hand grenade training, land navigation, and confidence course. Competitors are required to show proficiency at performing selected Soldier skills as well as teaching those tasks to trainees in a simulated environment.

TRADOC News Features
The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is alerting the Army community to be on the lookout for
Army CID warns Army community of disaster fraud schemes, scams
By | Sept. 21, 2018
The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is alerting the Army community to be on the lookout for "disaster fraud" charitable schemes and repair scams.

An M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle crew changes position on the range during gunnery training at the Doña Ana Range Complex, N.M., Aug. 3, 2018.
Preparing for future battlefields: The Next Generation Combat Vehicle
By Bob Purtiman | Sept. 21, 2018
While our current combat fleet is composed of very capable vehicles, these vehicles have been in the inventory for decades and their ability to overmatch peer capabilities in close combat is starting to wane. As the Army prepares for future combat operations, it needs new platforms, with future growth margins, to maintain our ability to dominate the battlefield.

US Army Soldiers continue hurricane response operations in North and South Carolina
By | Sept. 20, 2018
High-water vehicles, helicopters, swift boats and service members leap into action to assist those affected by the flooding from Hurricane Florence. The Total Army Force -- U.S. Army, the U.S. Army National Guard, and the U.S. Army Reserve -- are actively supporting FEMA, local municipalities, and citizens, as creeks and rivers rise above flood stage, threatening homes and communities.

STAND TO! Army Directed Energy Weapons
By | Sept. 20, 2018
U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command leads Army innovation efforts for directed energy weapons. USASMDC/ARSTRAT leverages commercial innovations, warfighter feedback and cutting-edge science and technology to develop directed energy weapons.

The Army's new long-range precision fires modernization effort aims to increase the range of cannon artillery. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Gabrielle Weaver)
Cross-functional teams already producing results, says Futures Command general
By David Vergun | Sept. 20, 2018
Cross-functional teams, which are part of the new U.S. Army Futures Command, are hard at work to put new capability into the hands of warfighters in the next three to five years, said Gen. John M. Murray.

Soldiers, of 252nd Armored Regiment and 230th Brigade Support Battalion, shuttle people, children, and their pets across high water on Highway 17 between Wilmington and Bolivia, N.C. on September 18, 2018. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Odaliska Almonte, North Carolina National Guard Public Affairs)
U.S. Army continues support to local and federal agencies for hurricane response
By | Sept. 20, 2018
U.S. Army Soldiers help distribute supplies across the Carolinas -- while at the same time, support evacuations and search-and-rescue operations across flooded areas.
TRADOC's Mission

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

Army Capabilities Integration Center

Combined Arms Center

US Army Recruiting Command

US Army Cadet Command   

Initial Military Training

TRADOC also oversees 32 Army schools organized under eight 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."

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