TRADOC to put up research, development arm

SAN ANTONIO, Zambales — Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) is now working on establishing a research and development institute.

“Establishing a research and development institute in TRADOC is part of our goal to expand the educational training of the officers of the Army,” TRADOC Commander Brigadier General Casiano Monilla said.

Aside from physical and field training exercises, Monilla explained that he wants to underscore the importance of research in the Command.

“To further enhance the quality of education and training in TRADOC, there is a need to highlight the importance of research. This institute is a way to practice the Army’s skills in the said field,” he shared.

TRADOC serves as the schooling and training for the Army, which aims to train personnel and develop doctrines in order to professionalize soldiers and provide sound doctrines for the said military service.

“Somehow, in some way, we are part of molding those people we send to battles, particularly those sent to mitigate the Marawi crisis. This [research institute] might be a way for us to improve those we send out,” he noted. (CLJD/JRAA-PIA 3)