Innovative Readiness Training Purpose

Innovative Readiness Training provides real world training opportunities for our service members and units to prepare them for their wartime missions while supporting the needs of America's underserved communities.


Civil-military IRT projects enhance unit training and readiness while filling a community need. 


The directorate of Civil-Military Programs was created in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs. This directorate coordinates with the various contacts from the Armed Services and provides guidelines... 

Innovative Readiness Training Awarded A "Bright Ideas" Award By Harvard University

Brigh IdeasBright Ideas is an initiative that recognizes creative and promising government programs and partnerships. The initiative is offered through the Innovations in Government Program, a program of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School.

The Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training Program is a US military volunteer training opportunity that provides training and readiness for military personnel while addressing the needs of underserved American communities. Through this program, military units refine their engineering, health care, diving, and transportation skills by performing services and developing projects for communities that otherwise would not have the resources to conduct them on their own.

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