Brig. Gen. Iain Harrison Order of the British Empire, Head Capability Integration & Portfolio Manager, British Army, listens as Maj. Gen. Robert Dyess Jr., deputy director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, discusses ARCIC initiatives May 26 at U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command headquarters on Fort Eustis, Virginia. During Harrison’s first visit to the headquarters visit since his posting in June 2015, the two discussed a number of topics including the British Army’s operating model, capability integration and the U.S. Army Warfighting Challenges. The visiting party also included Col. Nick Luck, UK foreign liaison officer to TRADOC, and Lt. Col. William Eden, UK LNO to the Department of the Army’s G8. (U.S. Army photo)
Kansas Senator Jerry Moran visited Fort Leavenworth on Friday, April 22. He received a detailed briefing concerning numerous issues on the installation from Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, commanding general of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center.
Colonel Joachim Bohn, commander, German Armed Forces Command, U.S. and Canada, vised the senior German Army element at U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, April 14. After receiving an International Army Programs Directorate overview he also engaged in a series of German to German discussions with staff. Bohn’s command covers all German Armed Forces personnel training or stationed in the U.S. and Canada. (From left to right: Joe Patykula, operations chief IAPD; Sgt. Maj. Lutz Koys, German Liaison Office staff; Wayne Kropp, deputy, IAPD; Lt. Col. Ingo Beisse, German Army Liaison staff officer and deputy; Ted Melton, director IAPD; Col. Joachim Bohn, commander, German Armed Forces Command, U.S. and Canada; Col. Klaus Nebe, senior German Army liaison officer to TRADOC; Heldur Liivak, Germany program manager; Sgt. Maj. Stefan Freitag, German liaison office staff; and Staff Sgt. Lisa Mola-Fernandez, German Liaison Office administrative NCO)
Lt. Gen. Na, Sang Woong, commanding general, Republic of Korea Army TRADOC visited Joint Base Langley Eustis on March 28. Gen. David G. Perkins, TRADOC commanding general, hosted the visit. Na met with TRADOCs senior leadership, received the TRADOC Command Overview, an ARCIC Futures briefing, a Future Operational Environment & Threats briefing as well as an overview and tour of the G27 Operational Environment Training Support Center. The visit helped Na gain an understanding in how the roles and mission of TRADOC helped shape the future of the Army. Na also visited JRTC and CAC while in the states.
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command recently hosted several guests from the United Kingdom during two visits in March. Check out the photos below to see who made the trip to TRADOC.
Edwin Mazzanti, deputy, Capabilities Development Directorate, Army Capabilities Integration Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, stands for a photo with Brig. Gen. Martin Moore, Head of Capability Combat Service Support, Army Headquarters, British Army, at TRADOC headquarters on Fort Eustis, Virginia, March 3, 2016.
Mazzanti hosted Moore’s visit to ARCIC, which provided UK visitors with valuable insights on ARCIC’s Sustainment Division and its role in logistics capability development in support of Army Warfighting Challenge solution strategies and Capability Needs Analysis. The UK team also discussed how to make sustainment interoperability and theater entry integral parts of upcoming Army Warfighting Assessments and joint training exercises.
The visiting party included Col. Nick Luck, UK foreign liaison officer to TRADOC, Lt. Col. Stephen Caldwell, UK foreign liaison officer to the Combined Arms Support Command; Maj. Simon Townsend, assistant S3 7th Transportation Brigade – Expeditionary and two UK staff officers, Lt. Col. Mark Stuart and Maj. Giles Fulford.
The UK team previously visited the Department of the Army G-4, the Combined Arms Support Command at Fort Lee, and planned to visit the 7th TB (X) at Fort Eustis before returning to the UK.
Lt. Gen. James Bashall, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and commander of Personnel Support Command, British Army, stands for a photo with Gen. David Perkins, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, at TRADOC headquarters on Fort Eustis, Virginia, March 7, 2016. During Bashall’s visit, he received several briefings, including TRADOC’s role in the Army, the Human Dimension, Army Warfighting Challenges, and Soldier training, education and recruiting. Bashall and Perkins discussed various topics, including gender integration and women in combat, the importance of foreign liaison officers, and the large number of similar challenges faced by both armies.
Representatives from the Danish Army Noncommissioned Officer School visited U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command headquarters Dec. 9, 2015, to gain insights on the roles of TRADOC’s Institute for NCO Professional Development, or INCOPD. Hosted by TRADOC’s Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport and Dr. Aubrey Butts, INCOPD’s director, the visit focused on the roles ofo INCOPD and TRADOC’s CSM. The Danish school team also visited the NCO Academy at Fort Benning Dec. 10. The visits provided an introduction to key U.S. Army institutions and concepts within the field of NCO training, education and development and established contacts between the Danish and U.S. subject matter experts for future exchanges. (Pictured left to right: Command Sgt. Maj. James Thomson, INCOPD; Dr. Aubrey Butts, INCOPD; Lt. Col. Hans Rahbeck and Command Sgt. Maj. Claus Anderson, commander and command sergeant major of the Danish Army NCO School, respectively)