U.S. Army Combat Training Center Program

Friday May 12, 2006

What is it? The mission of the U.S. Army Combat Training Center (CTC) Program is to provide highly realistic and stressful joint, combined arms training for Soldiers, leaders, and units according to Army and joint doctrine. The CTCs produce bold, innovative leaders to deal with complex situations, flexible Soldiers with the warrior ethos, and well-trained units in preparation for their wartime missions. The CTC Program includes the following organizations: The Battle Command Training Program (BCTP) based at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. BCTP supports realistic, stressful training and leader development for corps, division, and brigade commanders and their staffs of Army Service Component Commands / Army Forces. The Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) located at Fort Polk, Louisiana primarily trains light infantry Brigade Combat Teams against a "live" replicated opposing force. Though JRTC primarily trains light forces, it can and has trained heavy (mechanized) forces and Stryker Brigade Combat Teams. The National Training Center (NTC) located at Fort Irwin, California primarily trains heavy Brigade Combat Teams against a "live" replicated opposing force. Though NTC primarily trains heavy forces, it can and has trained light infantry forces and Stryker Brigade Combat Teams. The Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) at Hohenfels, Germany primarily trains Brigade Combat Teams assigned to the United States Army in Europe against a "live" replicated opposing force in a Contemporary Operational Environment. JRTC, NTC, and JMRC also plan, coordinate and conduct Mission Rehearsal Exercises to prepare units to operation within a joint or multi-national force during stability and support operations or contingency operations.

What has the Army done? Training innovations at the Combat Training Centers are continually incorporated to replicate the current Contemporary Operational Environment in Iraq and Afghanistan. Training is specifically tailored to prepare units for the conditions in the combat zone.
Continue

For more information on this and other topics see Addendum J in the Army Posture Statement.

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • New Web Site Puts CRM Tools At Soldiers' Fingertips (ARNews)
  • **The News At The Base Was Bad,**With More Likely To Follow (NYT)
  • Army Acts To Curb Abuses of Injured Recruits (NYT)
  • Army Recruitment of Autistic Teen Raises Questions (ABC)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • Iraqi Forces Continue To Progressively Stand Up and Lead From The Front (MNF)
  • Official Sees Strides Amid Setbacks From Violence (EB | LAT)
  • As Violence Grows, Shiite Closes Town's Mosques (EB | NYT)
  • Iraq Leader Seeks 'Interim' Control (WT)

OF INTEREST

  • All Branches Reach Monthly Goals For Active-Duty Recruits (SAS)
  • Bush Defends Pentagon After New Spying Report (BST)
  • Soldier Continues Legacy of Raising Money For Breast Cancer (ARNews)
  • USAMU Soldier Wins Silver Medal, Ladies' Olympic Quota Slot At World Cup USA (ARNews)

WORLD VIEW

  • Spinning America's Forgotten War In Afghanistan (AN | Story)
  • The U.S. and Iran: Nuclear Standoff or Realpolitik? (ALJ | Story)
  • Iran Leader Blasts US "Propaganda War" (YHO | Story)
  • US Will Not Allow A Nuclear Iran (GN | Story)

WHAT'S BEING SAID IN BLOGS

  • THANKS (BS)
  • The Lay Of The Land: Iran (BS)
  • Conversation At Ugly American (BS)
  • U.S. Military Body Armor Saga Enters New Phase: New Trouble for Interceptor? (DR)

Subscribe to STAND-TO! to learn about the U.S. Army initiatives.

SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

The international community must remain patient and maintain uncompromising commitment to Afghanistan's success if we are to prevail. Today, that commitment is demonstrated by the growing role of NATO and its 26 member nations in Afghanistan.

Lt. Gen. Karl W. Eikenberry, commander of Combined Forces Command Afghanistan

STAND-TO!

STAND-TO! is an information paper-based web platform that supports the U.S. Army’s strategic communication objectives.

The information papers -- written, approved and submitted by the Army agencies -- provide a broad, objective view of the Army’s current operations, doctrine and programs. The "Today’s Focus" topics highlight Army Staff initiatives and support Army wide strategic-level issues.

All published editions are sent to subscribers via email and archived daily in the STAND-TO! Archives.

STAND-TO! falls under the management of the Online and Social Media Division (OSMD) in the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs (OCPA).

Subscribe to STAND-TO! to learn about the U.S. Army initiatives.