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TRAC

The Research and Analysis Center

WHO WE ARE

TRAC (formerly the TRADOC Analysis Center) conducts operations research and analysis to inform decisions about the most challenging issues facing the Army and the Department of Defense (DOD).

TRAC’s work program is aligned with the highest priorities of the Commander, Army Futures Command (AFC) and the Chief of Staff of the Army. TRAC studies have underpinned the key decisions made by the Army and DOD regarding nearly every major Army initiative and program since TRAC’s inception in 1986, enabling new Army capabilities and investments valued in the hundreds of billions.

Headquartered at Fort Leavenworth KS, TRAC has a highly skilled workforce of over 300 civilian and military personnel assigned to four subordinate centers across the U.S.

TRAC transitioned from the Training and Doctrine Command to the Army Futures Command in 2018.

TRAC Locations and Information

TRAC Headquarters

Leadership

Pamela BlechingerDirector
TRAC-HQ
COL Matthew JensenDeputy Director
TRAC-HQ

Contact

McNair Hall
Sedgwick Ave,
Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027

Access to Fort Leavenworth

  • For gate information, please visit the Garrison Website.
  • Visitors should enter through the Main Gate, 2nd stop light after the Missouri River Bridge. Drivers must have a DoD ID card, Locally Approved Credential (LAC), or a Temporary Pass (1 to 30 days) to enter gate.
  • Visitors without any of the ID cards listed above must stop by the Visitor Control Center (VCC) at the corner of Metropolitan Avenue and 4th Street.
  • All vehicles are subject to random inspection.
  • Speed limits are strictly enforced on Fort Leavenworth.
  • Cell phone usage while driving is restricted to hands-free usage only.

Getting to TRAC

TRAC Fort Leavenworth

Leadership

Cody BeckDirector
TRAC-FLVN
TBDDeputy Director
TRAC-FLVN

Contact

Funston Hall
Sedgwick Ave,
Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027

Access to Fort Leavenworth

  • For gate information, please visit the Garrison Website.
  • Visitors should enter through the Main Gate, 2nd stop light after the Missouri River Bridge. Drivers must have a DoD ID card, Locally Approved Credential (LAC), or a Temporary Pass (1 to 30 days) to enter gate.
  • Visitors without any of the ID cards listed above must stop by the Visitor Control Center (VCC) at the corner of Metropolitan Avenue and 4th Street.
  • All vehicles are subject to random inspection.
  • Speed limits are strictly enforced on Fort Leavenworth.
  • Cell phone usage while driving is restricted to hands-free usage only.

Getting to TRAC

TRAC Fort Lee

Leadership

LTC George HughbanksDirector
TRAC-LEE

Contact

700 Quarters Road
Suite 210
Fort Lee, VA 23801-1703

About TRAC-LEE

TRAC-LEE is responsible for analysis of sustainment in military operations, manpower and personnel analysis, as well as manpower and personnel integration (MANPRINT) analyses

TRAC-LEE also underpins Army operations analysis through development, verification, and validation of sustainment functionality in a broad class of models and simulations.

Fort Lee Visitor Info https://home.army.mil/lee/index.php/about/visitor-information

TRAC White Sands Missile Range

Leadership

Garrett R. LambertDirector
TRAC-WSMR
TBDDeputy Director
TRAC-WSMR

Contact

Martin Luther King Jr Ave
White Sands Missile Range, NM 88002

Getting to TRAC-WSMR

  • From Las Cruces Gate: Proceed south on Headquarters (main street) to Martin Luther King Ave. (major intersection). You will pass Building 100 (Headquarters) on your right. It has large trees in front of it, as well as the main flag pole. Martin Luther King Ave., is approximately .5 miles from the Gate. Turn right (west) on Martin Luther King Ave. and continue for approximately .3 miles.
  • From El Paso Gate: Proceed north on Headquarters to Martin Luther King Ave. (first major intersection). Turn left (west) on Martin Luther King Ave. and continue for approximately .3 miles.
  • Bldg 1400 is approximately .3 miles on the right.
  • You can park your vehicle in the parking lot, (south side) on Martin Luther King Ave.
  • Enter through the main entrance of the building (center). Once you are in the building, security will be located on your right.

Visitor Information

White Sands Missile Range Lodging Office

  • Hours of Service: Mon-Thurs 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Fri 7:00 a.m - 3:30 p.m. Closed weekends and federal holidays
  • Normal Duty Hours: (575) 678-4559 DSN 258-4559
  • Outside of Normal Duty Hours: (575) 678-1234 DSN 258-1234 - Directorate of Law Enforcement
  • Email: WSMR.Lodging.Office@wsmr.army.mil
TRAC Monterey

Leadership

TBDDirector
TRAC-MTRY

Contact

700 Dyer Road
Monterey, CA 93940

About TRAC-MTRY

TRAC-Monterey is TRAC's principal research activity.

TRAC-Monterey is located at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California. Visitors should report to Watkins Hall North, Room 176. Call 831-656-3086 for directions if misoriented.

A campus map and directions to campus are at http://www.nps.edu/About/MapsDirections.html

Newcomers should contact LTC Brian Wade, 831-656-3088, for sponsorship and other information.

For additional information about access to NPS including gate access see https://www.nps.edu/visit

Employment Opportunities

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT TRAC

TRAC is looking for tech-savvy team players for operations research.

How does your major fit?
Due to the quantitative and technical nature of these positions, and their impact on our business, TRAC's analytical careers appeal to a variety of majors, including, but not limited to: Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Operations Research, Physics, Psychology, and Statistics.

Studies Project Manager
Support major Army decisions involving future tactics, equipment, and organizations. A typical day includes designing innovative analysis techniques, interviewing soldiers, and presenting analytic results to leaders.

Scenario Development
Design the scenarios used by the Army in support of strategic planning. A typical day includes designing new scenarios, collaborating with other government agencies, and researching political, cultural and social factors.

Wargaming Support
Prepare and execute models, simulations, and special tools to accurately portray military operations. A typical day includes thinking innovatively, representing scenarios in computer simulations, and analyzing simulation output.

Data Analyst
Collect the data required to create and maintain credible models and simulations. A typical day includes collaborating with other government agencies and deployed analysts and applying statistics techniques to validate system performance data.

Software Development/Support
Design, develop, and maintain combat simulations, models, data software, and analytical tools in order to accomplish TRAC’s mission. A typical day includes collaborating with analysts to determine their needs, designing solutions to existing software issues, formulating requirements for new functionality, and researching simulation enhancement proposals.

Cost Analyst
Support studies of major Army decisions by estimating the cost of material and non-material options. A typical day includes working with study project managers, working with cost experts across multiple Defense organizations, collecting data, building cost models, analyzing risk, and communicating results to senior leaders.

Basic Requirement for Operations Research Analyst
Degree: Applicants must have completed a 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree or higher degree that included a major field of study in operations research and included at least 3 hours of calculus, OR a degree that included at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics. At least 3 of the 24 semester hours must have been in calculus.

Desired Attributes

  • Proven analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Highly effective communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office
  • Demonstrated leadership potential