Williamsburg, VA (June 21-22) – U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command leadership participated in a round of discussions with policymakers, senior industry executives and scholars during the 34th annual Virginia Colonial Chapter of the Association of the United States Army Professional Forum at the College of William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business, June 21-22.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. Be the Force behind the Fight against sexual assault and harassment. Remember, I. AM. Strong: Intervening, Acting and Motivating against sexual assault and harassment in our ranks begins with each and every member of the Army team. To learn more visit www.SHARP.army.mil.
For the past twelve years, the U.S. Army and Training and Doctrine Command have set aside the month of April to raise awareness about the importance of preventing sexual assault and harassment. In this video, the TRADOC command team – Gen. David Perkins, and Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport – discuss how sexual assault and harassment have no place in the Army. They call on members of the Army profession to take action to do what’s right, and motivate Soldiers to keep each other safe.
The Occupational Physical Assessment Test matches prospective Soldiers to careers where they are likely to succeed and meet the Army’s needs. The OPAT was developed as a predictive test to assess a recruit’s ability to complete the high physical demands of their military occupational specialty.
Photo Credit: Future Soldiers from the island of Puerto Rico stand in formation during the guidance and educational event conducted by the Puerto Rico Recruiting Activity, 6 Apr. Since 1922 troops and Families from Puerto Rico have answered the Nation’s call in every critical moment of our history, both in the combat and the humanitarian fronts, displaying an unmatched strength of character and determination. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jose Babilonia)
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Intelligence continues its Mad Scientist speaker series with two online discussions on MegaCity Warfare and Future Tech and Land-Based Carrier Vehicle. Discussions will cover ideas relative to technologies in support U.S. Army operations in Mega City missions and the Land-Based Carrier Vehicle approach with supporting technologies and transformational leadership.
Frank Prautzsch, president at Velocity Technology Partners LLC, highlights his thoughts on Mega City Operations in 2040, highlighting some, but certainly not all, key issues and points that must always be considered across a continuum of missions. He also focuses on some example technologies that could or should support U.S. Army operations in Mega City missions, and/or recognize the likelihood that there are no limitations to a threat doing the same. Prautzsch, is recognized as a technology and business leader known for exposing or crafting innovative technology solutions for the Department of Defense, Special Operation Forces, Department of Homeland Security and the Intelligence community.
Dan Newport and Dr. Robert Smith present ideas relative to a “Land-Based Carrier Vehicle” approach and supporting technologies in order to provide improved mobility, lethality, survivability and adaptability in Megacities and Dense Urban Areas. Daniel Newport has a Bachelor’s Degree in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University Of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College Of Engineering, is Level III Certified in Systems Engineering and has worked at U.S. Army TARDEC as an engineer for 23 years. Dr. Robert Smith is a Research Engineer in the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command recently hosted the first ever State of NCO Development Town Hall, reaching thousands of Soldiers from across the force. The two-hour long event featured TRADOC Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, and a number of other subject matter experts from the U.S. Army Reserve, National Guard and TRADOC.