WHAT WE DO
The 80th Training Command (The Army School System) has a force of over 6,500 Army Reserve Soldiers and 270 Civilians authorized to 85 units across 35 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 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 Military 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.
LINEAGE: "ONLY MOVES FORWARD"
Nearly a century before its transformation to the 80th TC (TASS) on October 1, 2008, it was originally constituted as Headquarters, 80th Infantry 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 ID 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 2, 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 (OSUT) 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.