U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Challenge Coin
Dubbed the U.S. Army's Architect, Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) trains and equips Soldiers to excel in an ever-changing combat environment.
Headquartered at Fort Monroe in Virginia, TRADOC operates 33 schools located at 16 Army installations throughout the country and is charged with overseeing the recruitment and training of Army personnel, the development of operational doctrine, and the development and procurement of new weapons systems. Focused on preparing America's soldiers to anticipate and master every conceivable challenge on the battlefield, TRADOC is vital to the success of U.S. Military operations throughout the world.
This coin salutes the mission of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command to provide America's warfighters with the essential tools required for victory. The obverse features TRADOC's tri-color Shoulder Sleeve Insignia, which contains three vertical stripes of equal width in blue, gold, and scarlet and surrounded by a green band. The reverse contains TRADOC's Distinctive Unit Insignia, which incorporates the shoulder patch design and includes a single-handled sword and a torch, symbolizing strength, vigilance, and the pursuit of knowledge.
Minted in a brass alloy and finished in bronze, this coin is imbued with brightly colored enamel on both sides. Each coin comes packaged with a header card that describes the mission and history of the U.S. Army.