International Army Programs

In the Spotlight

2018 International Reception

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.

HQ TRADOC Foreign Liaison Officer (FLO) Professional Development visit to USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)

HQ TRADOC Foreign Liaison Officer (FLO) Professional Development visit to USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Norfolk Naval Base, 18 June 2018. USS Lincoln is America's fifth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and named in h [ Read more... ]

ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day is the most important national remembrance event for both Australia and New Zealand. ANZAC Day commemorates the Gallipoli Campaign, Australia and New Zealand's first operational commitment of the Great W [ Read more... ]

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.