Ted Melton (right), director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center’s International Army Programs Directorate, hosted a delegation from the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force June 15-16. The delegation was led by Col. Watara Inoue, section chief of the Research & Development Division, Policy and Programs Department. The visit centered on the roles and mission of ARCIC, a subordinate unit of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. The delegation received presentations from the Force 2025 and Beyond Directorate as well as ARCIC’s Concept Development and Learning and Capabilities Development Directorate. Topics of interest included Network Integration Evaluation 16.1, Army Warfighting Assessment, Unified Quest, Unified Challenge and future ARCIC experimentation exercises. While in the U.S., the delegation also visited the Brigade Modernization Command at Fort Bliss, Texas.
Maj. Gen. Spitler, TRADOC deputy chief of staff, hosted two Dutch general officers, both TRADOC Dutch Foreign Liaison Officers, 15 military students and 3 faculty members from the Royal Netherland Army Land Warfare Course Class, Land Doctrine and Training Center, for a series of overview briefs and an orientation to the Training Brain Operation Center, June 15. The class was visiting various U.S. installations during the period June 9 to 18. Their macro agenda was: Dutch Embassy, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Army Cyber Command, Gettysburg Battlefield, U.S. Army Forces Command, and Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, Ga. Dutch delegation was co-led by Brigadier Generals Nico Geerts, commander, RLNA Training Command, and Jost van Duurling, director, Safety and Health, Central Staff Netherlands Ministry of Defence, with Col. Hans Hoogstraten, the Netherlands Military Attaché, accompanying the delegation on the trip. The LWC focuses its 0-4 level students on land warfare execution with the objective to broaden and deepen the student’s knowledge of brigade level up to corps and Land Component level operations. The course curriculum includes specific subjects like Military Decision Making Processes at several levels of operation, current military affairs and developments, training systems, national doctrine, and the doctrine of prominent partner countries and North Atlantic Treaty Organization. This is the fourth year in a row the LWC has visited TRADOC and the TBOC.
(U.S. Army photo by Heldur Liivak).
Brig. Gen. Douglas M. Gabram, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s G3/5/7, hosted Col. James C. Bliss, commander, New Zealand’s Training and Doctrine Command, during his visit here, June 9. During the visit he received an overview presentations on TRADOC’s mission and priorities, the Army Operating Concept, the Army Learning Model and Army University, Human Dimension Strategy and Officer Education. He also received a presentation from the International Army Program Directorate’s Liaison and Exchange Division on TRADOC’s Foreign Liaison Officer (FLO) program. (U.S. Army photo by Rodney E. Speed)
(From left to right) Colonel Piet Hagenaars, the current Royal Netherlands Army Foreign Liaison Officer to headquarters, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Lt. Gen. Mart de Kruif, Royal Netherlands Army commander, Lt. Gen. Kevin Mangum, deputy commanding general, TRADOC, and Lt. Col. Paul de Ruiter, inbound Royal Netherlands Army Foreign Liaison Office visited TRADOC headquarters and leadership recently. Part of their visit included a discussion on “Hybrid Warfare – It’s Future Implications for Military Forces” in the context of ongoing conflict in the Ukraine.
Gen. Raymond Odierno, U.S. Army chief of staff, and Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, listen to Gen. Nicholas P. Carter, chief of the general staff of the British Army, during a discussion at TRADOC headquarters on Fort Eustis, Virginia, May 4. During the visit, U.S. and U.K. leaders discussed the Army Operating Concept, Force 2025 and Beyond objectives and progress toward the Bilateral Interoperability Memorandum of Agreement.
Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, talks with Brig. Gen. Ismail Fathalli, chief of staff and Tunisian Army Counterpart, during his visit April 14. Perkins and his wife hosted the Tunisian chief of staff and his wife April 14 and 15. During his visit, Fathalli received briefings focused on counterterrorism operations, border security, the need for transformation to meet future threats and a discussion on how both armies need to innovate to stay ahead of threat. Talks highlighted the importance of professional military education, initial military training and “Train the Trainer” methodology to develop Soldiers and leaders.