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Army Civilian Profession Training

Thursday, June 23, 2016

What is it?

The Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command has added a training support package for the Army Civilian Corps to its collection of training products. These training products support America’s Army - Our Profession, a professional development program that strengthens the Army Profession.

The fiscal year 2016 Army Profession campaign theme is “Living the Army Ethic: Why and How We Serve.” The Army Ethic is the heart of the Total Army and motivates the conduct of Soldiers and Army Civilians as Army professionals, bound together in a common moral purpose to support and defend the constitution and the American people.

What has the Army done?

In addition to developing training support packages (TSPs) for the uniformed cohorts, CAPE recently developed an alternative lesson plan and TSP for Army Civilians that can be used separately for professional development or combined with the standard, recently updated TSP for combined audiences of Soldiers and Army Civilians.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?

Training support packages are helpful tools for leaders to use to support increased understanding of the different aspects of the Army Profession. This initiative is designed to provide Soldiers and Army Civilians with character development and educate them about the importance of incorporating the Army Ethic into their daily lives. For future annual themes, CAPE will develop TSPs that are integrated for Soldiers and Army Civilians.

Why is this important to the Army?

The Army Civilian Corps is a major component of the Army Profession and plays an integral role in accomplishing the Army’s statutory missions. Individual readiness of both Soldiers and Army Civilians is the foundation of Army readiness.

Soldiers and Army Civilians work together, building a ready and trained team to make a stronger Army. They also work together to develop and maintain the highest standards of character, competence and commitment. Professional development for both communities of practice builds mutual trust and understanding within the Army Profession.


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