Mr. Rickey Smith
Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9


Describe TRADOC positions in the Nation Capital Region to shape the future force and build a common visualization and understanding with HQDA, other Services, OSD, Joint Staff, and Congress.

Functions and Initiatives

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders within the National Capitol Region, and advocate TRADOC human capital and force development positions and recommendations
  • Engage, dialogue with, and educate senior Department of Defense and Government leaders, and their staffs
  • Engage, dialogue with, and educate Joint and Multinational partners, Government Agencies, and Industry
  • Engage, dialogue with, and educate defense Think Tanks, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers, Academia, and other thought leaders
  • Plan, coordinate, and shape TRADOC leaders engagements with key stakeholders and media
  • Represent TRADOC and participate in HQDA and DoD working groups and planning teams