Lt. Gen. Robert B. Brown, Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, commanding general,(second from left) participates during the Skedco drag portion of the Mungadai team competition as part of a teambuilding exercise March 6 at the Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Commandants and Directors of Training Conference. The conference was hosted at Fort Rucker, Alabama, by the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence March 5-6. The participants were flown via CH-47 Chinooks from the USAACE headquarters building to a training area on Fort Rucker where they competed in teams in a Skedco drag, a Humvee push, target shooting with paintball guns and questions on doctrine. Awards were given out to the top team and worst team.
Gen. David Perkins, TRADOC commanding general, hosted Maj. Gen. Hans-Christian Mathiesen, chief of staff of the Danish Army, Mar. 9-11. The visit marked Mathiesen’s first to TRADOC headquarters since assuming his current position in October 2014. Mathiesen was accompanied by Sgt. Maj. Henning Bæk, the first Danish Sergeant Major of the Army. The discussions focused on TRADOC roles and mission, NCO Development, Capabilities Development and Network Integration Evaluation. The group also visited TRADOC’s Training Brain Operations Center, given their interest in Decisive Action Training Environment. The visit reinforces the close bonds shared between the Danish army and U.S. Army. (U.S. Army photo by Rodney Speed, EMC).
Gen. Hulusi Akar, commander of Turkish Land Forces, discusses U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s role and mission with Lt. Gen. Kevin Mangum, TRADOC deputy commanding general, during Akar’s visit to TRADOC headquarters Jan. 28. As the Turkish chief of staff of the Army counterpart, Akar also received an overview from the U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training and a briefing on the new Army Operating Concept. Discussions included the importance the U.S. Army places on officer and noncommissioned officer education systems. Akar also received a demonstration from TRADOC’s Training Brain Operations Center on how the organization uses intelligence and operations databases to replicate the complexity of the operating environment. This replication allows TBOC to provide support to pre-deployment exercises and realistic, high fidelity home-station training. (U.S. Army photo by Rodney E. Speed)