TRADOC Onboarding


TRADOC Army Civilian Professional Onboarding Portal

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command was created on July 1st, 1973, under General William E. DePuy, who commanded a battalion in the 90th Infantry Division in World War II and led the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam.​

Under General DePuy, TRADOC fundamentally transformed the Army into the best trained, equipped, led, and organized modern land power in the world. Today, TRADOC sustains its proud legacy of shaping the Army through four primary functions:​

  • We train Soldiers and support unit training​.
  • We develop adaptive leaders – both Soldier and Civilian​.
  • We guide the Army through doctrine​.
  • We shape the Army by building and integrating formations, capabilities, and materiel​

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Victory, and Onboarding, Start Here!​

Welcome to TRADOC, where our motto is “Victory Starts Here!”

We are excited to bring you onboard at TRADOC.

Your sponsor understands all the tasks involved during your onboarding journey and is ready to assist along the way. To simplify your transition, we have summarized the main activities that will occupy you during your first week.

Your First Week Onboarding Itinerary

Click each day on the Itinerary chart below to begin your onboarding process.

Click here for a downloadable itinerary.

  • Make an appointment to obtain your Common Access Card (CAC).


    • You will need to go to your nearest ID card issuing facility to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC).
    • You may either make an appointment or go to a facility offering walk-ins.
    • Be sure to bring two forms of ID to the appointment.
  • Review Welcome Letter containing important Pre-boarding information.
  • View the Army Civilian Creed Video.
  • Arrive on site. Become acclimated and prepare for the day.
  • Complete Information Security Training.


    • Select “Mandatory Training” in the Quick Navigation area.
  • New federal employees must complete Initial Ethics Training within 3 months of appointment. 5 CFR § 2638.304 – Initial ethics training


    • Visit JAGCNet.
    • Click “Login to JAGCNet” button in the upper right corner.
    • Click Legal Services tab.
    • Click Initial Ethics Training for New Personnel link.
    • Complete the EAMS-A single login process.
    • E-mail certificate to your servicing legal office or
  • HQ TRADOC Civilian Professionals Only – Work with your Supervisor and XO to register for the mandatory HQ TRADOC Staff Officer Orientation Brief (SOOB)
    • The Staff Officer Orientation Briefing (SOOB) is a monthly training event hosted by HQ TRADOC Secretary of the General Staff and one of many components of the HQ TRADOC Civilian Professional onboarding process. It teaches new employees about TRADOC’s mission, organizational structure, and the TRADOC Campaign Plan. New employees will also learn how to properly staff actions and how to publish Tasking Orders within HQ TRADOC. Attendance is mandatory for all newly assigned HQ TRADOC Military and Civilian Professionals. HQ TRADOC Civilian Professionals should attend the SOOB as soon as possible to begin leveraging this extremely helpful knowledge.
  • Contact Point of Contact (POC) to ensure Defense Travel System (DTS) travel card initiation has been done. Travel Card Application If your new position requires you to travel and you are not currently a Travel Card Holder, complete the process in agreement with (IAW) guidance provided by the Defense Travel Card Administrator.
  • Complete Programs & Policies – Travel Card Program (Travel Card 101) [Mandatory].


    • Log in.
    • Select “TraX”.
    • Select “Training”.
    • Look for “Programs & Policies – Travel Card Program (Travel Card 101) [Mandatory]” in list.
  • Introductory Meeting with Supervisor for Initial performance counseling session: Review position description, work assignments, Defense Performance Management and Appraisal Program (DPMAP), performance expectations, training and education requirements and Individual Development Plan (IDP)
  • Complete Defense Performance Management and Appraisal Program (DPMAP) Training.
  • See your Supervisor to schedule face-to-face training within 30 days with a Local Counterintelligence (CI) Agent for the below mandatory training:.
    • Antiterrorism level 1
    • OPSEC (Critical Information List)
    • iWATCH Training
    • Threat Awareness and Reporting Program (TARP)
  • Military Service Deposit Eligibility Notification Requirement
  • Daily synthesis and review

Now that you’ve completed Days 1-6, please navigate to your organization’s onboarding page and complete any further requirements they may have. Congratulations! You are an integral part of the Army profession, and we’re glad you’re here.

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