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Building civil-military partnerships for security, prosperity, and democratic strength
Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) builds mutually beneficial civil-military partnerships between US communities and the Department of Defense (DoD) to:
Innovative Readiness Training Awarded A "Bright Ideas" Award By Harvard University
Bright 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.
Innovative Readiness Training is a US military volunteer training opportunity that provides training and readiness for military personnel while addressing public and civil-society needs. Community needs such as infrastructure, health care, diving, transportation, and cybersecurity align with military mission essential training requirements. Military professionals train in these specialties along with a host of other partnership, leadership, planning, logistics, and support skills. These partnerships create whole-of-government and whole-of-society efficiencies while strengthening our democracy.
For more information, please visit http://innovationsaward.harvard.edu/BrightIdeas.cfm