International Army Programs

In the Spotlight

Foreign Liaison Officer (FLO) visit to Forts Huachuca and Bliss

Foreign Liaison Officer (FLO) visit to Forts Huachuca and Bliss, 30 OCT – 3 NOV 17. TRADOC FLOs Participated in a professional development session by visiting Fts Huachuca and Bliss during the period 30 OCT - 3 NOV. Ft Huachuca engagement centered on USAICoE and 311th MI Bde roles/mission. At Ft Bliss, FLOs were hosted by 1AD, USASMA, and Joint Modernization Command (JMC).

Gen. Perkins, hosted a delegation from Israel to participate in the 26th Future Battlefield Annual Talks

<p>Fort Eustis, Virginia – Gen. David G. Perkins, Commanding General of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, hosted a delegation from Israel to participate in the 26th Future Battlefield Annual Talks, or FBAT, [...]

TRADOC host BG Jukka Sonninen, chief of Training and Education, Finnish Defence Command (FINDEFCOM),

<p>Maj. Gen. Robert “Bo” Dyess, acting director of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Army Capabilities Integration Center, hosted Brig. Gen. Jukka Sonninen, chief of Training and Education, Finnish Defence [...]

Mission

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.

Overview

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.

Key Initiatives

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:

  • Partner participation in future Network Integration Evaluations and Army Warfighting Assessments
  • Partner participation in the Decisive Action Training Environment
  • Foreign Liaison Officer Interoperability Council

Leadership

Mr. Edward Melton
Director

Divisions

International Operations Division

Executes a range of military-to-military activities, to include TRADOC senior leader foreign travel, visits, conferences, and exchanges.


Liaison and Exchange Division

Manages the TRADOC International Engagement Strategy. Manages the TRADOC Liaison Officer and Foreign Liaison Officer Programs.