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Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) is a major command of the United States Army, with the dual mission of managing training from initial to senior professional levels, as well as creating the next-generation concepts for land warfare. Headquartered at Fort Monroe, Virginia, and commanded by a four-star general, currently GEN Martin E. Dempsey.

History

While the U.S. Army has always had some schooling and planning, an intense emphasis on doctrinal development and realistic training is a result of the Army's self-examination after the Vietnam War. Its first commander was GEN William DuPuy.

Subcommands

Its chief subordinate commands, each headed by an officer who both commands the Center and serves as a Deputy Commanding General (DCG) of TRADOC, are:

  • Army Accessions Command, headquartered at Fort Monroe, commanded by the DCG for initial military training,
  • Combined Arms Center, headquartered at Fort Leavenworth, KS, headed by the DCG for combined arms, which is concerned with professional education, organizing and disseminating lessons learned; it includes the Command and General Staff College and the School for Advanced Military Studies
  • Army Capabilities Integration Center, headquartered at Fort Monroe, commanded by the DCG for futures

Other major parts of TRADOC are the Combined Arms Support Center, Fort Lee, Va.; TRADOC Analysis Center, Fort Leavenworth; the Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL), Fort Leavenworth; and the 33 schools.