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)
Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, discusses shared core functions with his Italian counterpart, Lt. Gen. Giorgio Battisti, commanding general of Italian Army TRADOC, during his visit to TRADOC headquarters, Nov. 12-13, 2015. During the two-day visit, LTG Battisti met with senior TRADOC and Army Capabilities Integration Center staff to discuss ways to enhance cooperation and interoperability between the armies. Discussions focused on TRADOC and ARCIC roles and mission, the Army Operating Concept, initial military training, leader development, Army University and a number of other initiatives. The visit marked the first time a commanding general of Italian Army TRADOC visited the headquarters. (U.S. Army photo by Rodney E. Speed)
During the visit, Battisti also met with Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, director of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Army Capabilities Integration Center, where they discussed the ARCIC mission and vision, Army warfighting challenges, Force 2025 & Beyond, the Army’s campaign of learning, and combat vehicle modernization strategy. (U.S. Army photo by Rodney E. Speed)
Lt. Gen. Kevin Mangum, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command deputy commanding general, met with Maj. Gen. Yaacob Ayish, Israel Defense and Armed Forces attaché to the U.S., Nov. 2, 2015. The visit provided an opportunity for Ayish to meet Army senior leaders and also reinforced the importance of the TRADOC and IDF partnership. During the visit, Ayish learned about TRADOC’s mission various roles, and participated in discussions on the current and future direction of the respective armies, operational environment challenges and the 2016 Future Battlefield Annual Talks.
Maj. Gen. Jiří Baloun, Czech Republic Armed Forces first deputy chief of general staff (center), stands for a photo Sept. 29 with Lt. Gen. Kevin W. Mangum, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command deputy commanding general, and Maj. Gen. Robert Dyess, Army Capabilities Integration Center deputy director. During Baloun’s visit to TRADOC headquarters, discussions focused on the Army Operating Concept, current events in U.S. Army Europe and problems facing both armies, including downsizing, budgets, capabilities and recruiting.