GEN and Mrs. Stephen Townsend hosted the annual International Reception on 31 May 2018. The International Reception is a highlight of the TRADOC social calendar, and provides our assigned Foreign Liaison Officers (FLO) an opportunity to not only promote their country in a general sense, but also to engage the TRADOC community in a relaxed setting to strengthen ties.
IAPD manages and coordinates TRADOC international activities to synchronize the exchange of DOTMLPF-P information with Army Service Component Command (ASCC) priority countries, including allies and treaty partners, in order to enhance current and future operational capabilities; increase interoperability; and build partnerships.
The International Army Programs Directorate (IAPD) is responsible for Title 10 Security Cooperation Activities and the guiding annual TRADOC Campaign Support Plan. IAPD directs TRADOC's OCONUS Liaison Officer Program covering 11 allied nations and 5 Army Service Component Commands (ASCC). Additionally, IAPD manages TRADOC's Military Personnel Exchange and Foreign Liaison Officer (FLO) Programs. There are 78 FLOs from 17 countries assigned to HQ TRADOC, the Centers of Excellence, and their Branch Schools. IAPD also programs, plans, coordinates, and executes TRADOC support to ASCC Theater Security Cooperation Plans, Army-Army and TRADOC level bilateral staff talks, and distinguished foreign visits. Lastly, IAPD provides opportunities to integrate and expand bilateral partner nation and alliance contributions to ARCIC's concepts and capabilities development activities in order to strengthen coalition capabilities.
IAPD's efforts in completing the Building Partner Capacity Concept (TRADOC PAM 525-8-4) and Capabilities Based Assessment (CBA) established the foundation for the recently approved "Engagement" Warfighting Function (WfF) being led by US Army Special Operations Command. The directorate will continue to represent the Building Partnerships Joint Capability Area to integrate security cooperation related required capabilities, gaps, and solutions into the Army's Capabilities Needs Analysis process until the Engagement WfF CBA is complete. IAPD will also facilitate several efforts focused on interoperability to include: