About Us


The 80th Training Command (The Army School System) has a force of over 6,000 Army Reserve Soldiers and 270 Civilians authorized to 85 units across 37 states nationwide, including synergistic relationships with institutional training units in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Germany.

By resourcing and conducting almost 1,700 courses each year, 80th TC (TASS) instructors are capable of developing, educating, and training nearly 47,000 students, both military and Civilian, in direct support of Army Reserve Command and Training and Doctrine Command missions and objectives.

Intermediate Level Education (Phases 1, 2, and 3) with the 97th Training Brigade (CGSOC/ILE).
Functional training courses with the
83rd U.S. Army Reserve Readiness Training Center.
Non-commissioned Officer professional military education at
NCO Academy Fort Dix, NCO Academy Fort McCoy, and NCO Academy Camp Parks.

In total, the 80th TC (TASS) teaches almost 150 individual courses from 12 unique Career Management Fields from the operations, operations support, and force sustainment divisions. The command also provides specified instructor personnel from its school brigades, as directed, to TRADOC installations in support of MOS-specific training requirements.

As an agile institution that increases the capability, combat readiness, and lethality of its students, the 80th TC (TASS) prides itself in maintaining the ability to adapt its posture to meet emerging requirements in today’s complex operating environment. The command’s schoolhouses are destinations for world-class training experiences, and its instructors are ready to train anytime and anywhere.

The command’s annual economic impact is roughly $50 million. In addition to the salaries of full-time civilian and military personnel, this figure also includes pay to Army Reserve Soldiers, money spent locally for the purchase of supplies, services, maintenance support, equipment, facility construction and renovation, and the G.I. Bill college tuition payments to Army Reserve Soldiers attending school.

The three major one-star divisions under the umbrella of the 80th TC (TASS) are: the 94th Training Division (Force Sustainment) with its headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia; the 100th Training Division (Leader Development) with its headquarters at Fort Knox, Kentucky; and the 102d Training Division (Maneuver Support) with its headquarters at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.


Be THE premier Training Command that optimizes the Army’s best instructors’ delivery of the highest quality of military training to improve the talented assets of our profession in order to enhance our wartime readiness. Our key tasks are to develop and improve the competence of every Soldier and Civilian entering our schoolhouse while maintaining an agile institution that possesses the capability to surge/expand with the Army when dealing with uncertain threats in a complex world. Our instructors will be ready to train anywhere in the world and our school houses will be destinations for world class training experiences. 


Nearly a century before its transformation to the 80th TC (TASS) on October 1, 2008, it was originally constituted as Headquarters, 80th Division in the National Army, August 5, 1917.

Made up primarily of draftees from Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, the new division was nicknamed the “Blue Ridge Division.” The unit shoulder patch reflects this tradition with three mountain peaks representing these three states.

On July 4, 1944, the 80th Infantry Division boarded the RMS Queen Mary and a few days later landed in Scotland. The division crossed the English Channel to France and landed on Utah Beach on August 3, 1944. Awards received during World War II include four Congressional Medals of Honor, 22 Distinguished Service Crosses, 671 Silver Stars, and 3,337 Bronze Stars.

Nearly 50 years later, the 80th mobilized two units for Desert Storm. In 1990, the 424th Truck Company deployed to Kuwait and Iraq, and the 3-318th Infantry One Station Unit Training was mobilized at Fort Eustis to train Individual Ready Reserve Soldiers for onward movement. In 2005, the 80th mobilized and deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

For their efforts during these two operations, Soldiers of the 80th Division earned more than 1,144 medals and citations including 31 Purple Hearts, 469 Bronze Stars, 84 Combat Infantry Badges, and 187 Combat Action Badges.


This video highlights the rich history and mission of the 80th Training Command (The Army School System).
This video highlights the 80th Infantry Division's heroic actions during World War II.
This 80th Training Command (TASS) historical video celebrates the centennial of the end of World War I by looking back at the early history of the 80th, from its initial formation through its extraordinary accomplishments in The Great War, using actual archival footage and photos from WWI. Video and images courtesy of: National Archives and Records Administration United States Army Center of Military History U.S. Department of Defense Defense Media Activity Videezy ABMC Videos 80th Training Command (TASS) video archives 80th Training Command (TASS) image archives Music courtesy of: "Heroes' Fanfare" - R. Wong "Cinematic Piano" - AShamaluevMusic "Epic" - Bensound.com "Ofelia's Dream" - Bensound.com "Once Again" - Bensound.com

Under the 12 CMFs, 63 Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) are taught at eight TASS Training Centers (TTC), four Regional Training Sites for Maintenance, and two High-Tech Training Centers nationwide. 

These sites are located at the following installations:

The Army School System Training Centers
•  Camp Parks, Calif.
•  Fort Devens, Mass.
•  Fort Dix, N.J.
•  Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif.
•  Fort Knox, Ky.
•  Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
•  Fort Pickett, Va.
•  Grand Prairie, Texas

Regional Training Sites-Maintenance

•  Fort Devens, Mass.
•  Fort Hood, Texas
•  Fort McCoy, Wis.
•  Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.

High-Tech Training Centers

  • Sacramento, Calif.
  • Tobyhanna Depot, Pa

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