TRADOC Onboarding

Welcome to the TRADOC Army Civilian Professional Onboarding Portal!

As a new Army Civilian Professional (ACP), you are the foundation of the Army, and we’re excited you’ve joined our team. The checklist below will streamline your onboarding process and includes required documents and training. Your organization’s page, found using the dropdown menu above, contains additional steps, training, and resources.

TRADOC Onboarding Itinerary

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(To be completed prior to Day 1)

  • 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.

PHASE I (Pre-Common-Access-Card):

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3


Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
  • Become acclimated and prepare for the day.
  • Complete Information Security Training.


    • Select “Mandatory Training” in the Quick Navigation area.
  • 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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