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The Army Distributed Learning Program

What is it?
The mission of The Army Distributed Learning Program (TADLP) is to improve readiness by the delivery of standardized individual, collective, and self-development training to Soldiers and units anytime and anyplace.

What has the Army done?
The focus of TADLP is to maintain readiness, provide training, and support training transformation and Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) requirements. The following are its primary components:

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?
TADLP is introducing a task-based product initiative that will have a significant impact on Army training in support of the Army Transformation and the ARFORGEN model. This task-based training will encompass the critical individual combat tasks that support the unit Mission-Essential Task List, new operational tasks, professional military education, and job qualification requirements.

The entire process of training analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation will be achieved through a family of automated information systems whose requirements and configuration governance will be managed by the TRADOC Program Integration Officer for the Army Training Information System (ATIS). The ATIS is a system-of-systems approach to providing a service-oriented architecture for use by the entire Army training community.

Why is this important to the Army?
TADLP delivers high-quality task-based training products to deployed or home-stationed Soldiers anytime, anywhere. As we move toward the ARFORGEN model, distributed learning will become a primary means of maintaining unit operational readiness. Distributed learning enables higher levels of unit readiness and organizational performance, standardizes training across the Army, facilitates the flow of Soldier competency data to leaders, and improves career-planning capabilities.