International Army Programs

In the Spotlight

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

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 Command (FINDEFCOM), during a visit to TRADOC headquarters on Fort Eustis, Virginia, April 26, 2017. In addition to receiving updates on current TRADOC initiatives, Sonninen also used this opportunity to discuss future bilateral cooperation opportunities and showcase FINDEFCOM’s role in concept development, training and education. (U.S. Army photo by Jahara Catala)

Israel Defense and Armed Forces Attaché to the United States, visit to TRADOC HQ

Major General Michael Edelstein, Israel Defense and Armed Forces Attaché to the United States, received a warm welcome from the General Perkins, Commanding General TRADOC on his first visit to TRAD [...]

US Army Training and Doctrine Talks Steering Committee

A Spanish Army delegation led by Col. Juan Manuel Diez Acha met with U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Army Capabilities Integration Center, International Army Programs Directorate, March 2 [...]

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.