Combat Training Center Directorate (CTCD) facilitates the validation, administration and integration of the Army’s Combat Training Center (CTC) program and its three maneuver CTCs (National Training Center, Joint Readiness Training Center and the Joint Multinational Readiness Center) and Mission Command Training Program worldwide deployable CTC.
Additionally, CTCD integrates CTC training policy and directives; accredits CTC common standards of support; plans, programs and executes the CTC budget; develops and executes CTC modernization strategy; coordinates CTC Master Plan and administration; enables joint training initiatives; and transforms CTCs to meet future requirements.
Army's Transition to Unified Land Operations
The CTC Program will lead the Army's transition to Unified Land Operations as described in ADP 3-0. Unified Land Operations are executed through Decisive Action by means of Army Core Competencies. The efforts are guided by Mission Command in an Operational Environment against a Hybrid Threat. Unified Land Operations stress Joint Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational cooperation, multi-component integration and Special Operations Force and Conventional Force interdependence.
Success is defined as growing the next generation of adaptive Army leaders and providing relevant land forces for Army Force Generation requirements. Leaders and units are equally skilled and trained to standard in offense, defense and stability operations. The CTCs are the engine of change for collective training in the Army. What is trained and exercised at the CTCs drives training across the Army.
A Joint context will be provided at all the CTC training events as applicable to the unit's training objectives. Army CTCs will have a persistent capability to link to Joint National Training Capability. CTCs will provide the correct Joint context for training across all warfighting functions. Leaders, Soldiers and units will operate in the Joint environment and understand the interdependencies shared by the Army and others on the Joint team. The goal is to improve Joint interoperability by using the capabilities provided by an integrated Live, Virtual and Constructive training environment.
The CTCD leads the CTC Program stakeholders through a holistic CTC pillar review, entitled CTC Program Way Ahead # 4, focused on ensuring the CTCs provide quality feedback to the training units while presenting the anticipated Operational Environment, threat and operational challenges in FY 19.