2015 was quite a year for U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Each day, the TRADOC team – from Soldiers and civilians to instructors and students – worked hard across 12 installations and 37 schools to build, develop and design America’s Army.
Throughout the year, the TRADOC News Center posted nearly a thousand stories from across command and the Army focusing on training Soldiers and designing the force of the future.
Here are seven of the most read articles:
Track star’s son graduates from Basic Combat Training
Like many other Soldiers, Pvt. Bakim Lewis joined the Army to continue the family tradition of representing the United States — although he does so in a slightly different way than his father, nine-time Olympic gold medalist, Carl Lewis.
First female Soldiers graduate Ranger School
For the first time in the storied history of the U.S. Army Ranger School, female Soldiers graduated alongside their male counterparts. To date, three women, all graduates of West Point, have completed the school and earned the Ranger tab.
Dailey: Non-deployable Soldiers No. 1 problem
The biggest problem in the Army today is Soldiers who are non-deployable, and that’s having a direct impact on readiness, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey during the Noncommissioned Officer Solarium II Nov. 19.
CSM’s Blog: How I define broadening, and what it means for you
Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, TRADOC’s CSM, began a blog in 2015 as a means to explain some of the “revolutionary changes” happening in NCO education. The blog also creates a space where Soldiers can share their perspectives and ideas.
In December, CSM Davenport talked about his views on broadening, why it’s important and how Soldiers can take advantage of broadening opportunities.
Army implementing changes to basic training this October
In October, the Army made some changes to how it runs BCT, which serves for enlisted Soldiers as their first introduction to soldiering. One of those changes includes peer evaluations, something that is already being done in places like Ranger School.
Click here to read more about other changes such as hand-to-hand combat, fewer warrior tasks, retesting and more.
TRADOC names 2015 NCO, Soldier of the Year
Sgt. Raymond Nichols and Staff Sgt. Christopher Thompson claimed the top honors during the 2015 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition in August.
Heard about the New Master Leader Course?
“As you may or may not know, the Master Leader Course is now official,” said Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport Sr. TRADOC CSM, Oct. 14 during a forum at the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition.
Can you guess which post was read the most? Post your guess in the comments!