TRADOC Pamphlet (Pam) 525-8-3, The U.S. Army Training Concept, 2012-2020, is the Army’s visualization of how it will provide training for units to execute full-spectrum operations in a joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational operational environment. This concept identifies desired current and future capabilities to overcome anticipated challenges in the training environment. This environment is characterized by persistent conflict, uncertainty and surprise in which there are multiple complex challenges across the globe.
TRADOC Pam 525-8-3 is the foundation for the development of unit training for future Army forces and serves as the baseline for follow-on CBA as a part of the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System effort. As the basis for performing this assessment, TRADOC Pam 525-8-3 suggests a set of capabilities that guide how a future commander may utilize training across the domains of doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, and facilities (DOTMLPF) to augment mission capabilities. It acknowledges the requirement to consider all the variables of the future operational environment: political, military, economic, social, informational, infrastructure, physical environment, and time.