• Andrew Buchholz, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Analysis Center operations research analyst, stands with two Afghan National Army officers who joined his unit on a hike to the top of the Ghar, located on the outskirts of Kabul. During Buchholz's deployment from January to July 2010, he worked as an analyst for the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Andrew Buchholz, U.S. Army Training and...

    Andrew Buchholz, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Analysis Center operations research analyst, stands with two Afghan National Army officers who joined his unit on a hike to the top of the Ghar, located on the outskirts of Kabul. During...

  • Civilian analysts take part in the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Analysis Center, or TRAC, Initial Civilian Greening Training at Fort Riley, Kan. TRAC is committed to a "greening program," where civilians gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Army's operational force and Soldiers, ensuring each member of the workforce can identify with the Operational Force and Soldiers. This training consists of two phases: classroom and field experience.

    Civilian analysts take part in the U.S. Army...

    Civilian analysts take part in the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Analysis Center, or TRAC, Initial Civilian Greening Training at Fort Riley, Kan. TRAC is committed to a "greening program," where civilians gain a better understanding and...

  • The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Analysis Center, or TRAC, celebrated its 25th anniversary Oct. 3.

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command...

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Analysis Center, or TRAC, celebrated its 25th anniversary Oct. 3.

The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Analysis Center, or TRAC, celebrated its 25th anniversary Oct. 3.

TRADOC officially activated the organization Oct. 3, 1986, as a single, integrated center, and today, TRAC comprises a headquarters element and a subordinate center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., with three other operating centers at Fort Lee, Va., Monterey, Calif., and White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

TRAC conducts research and analysis on current and future military operations worldwide to inform decision makers about the most challenging issues facing the Army and Department of Defense. TRAC's program of research and analysis reflects the highest priorities of the TRADOC commander, the chief of staff of the Army and the secretary of the Army.

TRAC studies have underpinned seminal decisions by Army and DOD senior leaders regarding nearly every major Army initiative and modernization program, valued at hundreds of billions of dollars. In its 25-year existence, TRAC and its employees have been recognized with 50 major prizes awarded by the Army and DOD for research excellence.

"TRAC doesn't make the Army's big decisions, but our analysis makes the decisions better," said Michael F. Bauman, TRAC's director.

Focused on the future where uncertainty is high, as well as working in today's joint environment, TRAC has delivered relevant, credible analysis products through a motivated, uniquely skilled workforce to inform leader decisions about how best to change the Army, invest in change and conduct operations -- always with its only stakeholder in mind: the Soldier.

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