You enforce standards and disciplines. Your exposure [to the American public] is what makes young people say 'I want to be like that.'
- Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler, during a Soldier Heroes breakfast at Sunset Station at the Army's 56 All-American Bowl Week, San Antonio, Jan. 5
TRADOC commander addresses Soldier Heroes during All-American Bowl week
Our job is to instill Army values in the young Soldiers and help them build up their physical and mental capabilities. It's all about serving our country to the fullest extent possible.
- Command Sgt. Maj. Michael McCoy, commandant of the Drill Sergeant School at Fort Jackson, S.C.
Soldiers 'showcase' Army opportunities at All-American Bowl
150 Years: The Battle of Gettysburg: The American Civil War
Jan. 21: Martin Luther King's Birthday
Black History Month- Visit website: African Americans in the U.S. Army
National Patient Recognition Month
Feb. 18: President's Day Holiday (NO STAND-TO!)
Feb. 20- 22- AUSA's ILW Winter Symposium & Exposition
Institutional Training Common Operational Picture
What is it?
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command has initiated the online Institutional Training Common Operational Picture (ITCOP), a web-based tool that provides commanders and leaders with better visibility of unused and open training seats potentially available to Soldiers under their command.
ITCOP provides three dashboards, or current statuses: open seat, fill rate and school-fill rate. The ITCOP maximizes training execution in a resource-constrained environment and provides available institutional training seats from 0-120 days of a class start date by military occupational specialty, career management field and location. The ITCOP identifies available institutional training seats regardless of component within The Army School System, or TASS.
What has the Army done?
Initially, the ITCOP will display Noncommissioned Officer Education System unused and open seats. These users may delegate access to other users, regardless of pay grade or status, as long as the delegate has a .mil email address and a common access card. All Soldiers in pay grades O5, O6, E8 and E9 are automatically granted access to ITCOP. The ITCOP graphical interface provides data analysis capabilities not currently found in standard reporting tools. The reports are presented in dashboard views that may be sorted, filtered and exported based on the user's preferences and needs.
What does the Army have planned for the future?
The ITCOP will continue to be refined and expanded to include all TASS training conducted by all Army components. Additional functionality based on user feedback will be considered for future enhancements to the ITCOP.
Why is this important to the Army?
Throughout the last decade of war, Soldiers and leaders have sacrificed training for deployments, resulting in unfilled training slots. As the Army transitions from a deployed force to one that is training for the next war and U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command continues to shape the future force, ITCOP will offer commanders and senior leaders a holistic view of training slots available for courses across the United States.
The ITCOP is a one-stop program that enables commanders and leaders to efficiently monitor TASS vacancies in real time and capitalize on opportunities to schedule Soldiers for training as needed. As part of the One Army School System initiative, these dashboards will help the Army exercise good stewardship of its scarce training resources by maximizing training execution in a resource-constrained environment.
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
Reserve Component Training Integration Directorate (RCTID), Fort Eustis, Va.
Army Regulation 350: Army Training and Leader Development (PDF)
TRADOC Regulation 350-18: The Army School System
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