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Combined Arms Training Center

7th ATC Combined Arms Training Center coordinates or delivers individual training and professional education for U.S. Army Soldiers, Department of the Army and host nation civilians, and multinational partners through the most efficient and effective means available to ensure readiness and interoperability.

CATC incorporates a quality management system into all aspects of coordinating, conducting and supporting training; and to provide sustained, high quality training to US, allies and partner nation customers. CATC is a learning organization that constantly strives to find better, more effective, and/or efficient ways to carry out its mission and to remain relevant to the operating environment.

Who We Are

Keeping Soldiers' professional skills sharp is a priority for the U.S. Army in Europe. The Combined Arms Training Center offers a diverse and current curriculum of courses to meet the needs of the ever-evolving U.S., NATO and Allied forces in the region.

Multinational Support

CATC offers courses to Allied and partner-nation forces. Contact your Ministry of Defense (MOD) Training Manager (TM). MOD TM contacts the U.S. Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) in your country. ODC TM coordinates your training requirements with 7ATC/USAREUR.

Learn more about CATC's Multinational Courses.

How to Request Training

Our Courses

Courses offered at the Combined Arms Training Center range from classroom instruction on dealing with hazardous materials and weapons familiarization on nearby ranges, to teaching real-life driving skills to combat life-saving skills in simulated combat.

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CATC History

The 7th Army Training Command's Combined Arms Training Center (CATC) was originally established at Vilseck, Germany, in 1948 as the U.S. Constabulary Tank Training Center. In 1949, it came under the command of Seventh Army. In 1958, the Tank Training Center was re-designated as the Seventh Army Training Center.

In 1959, the organization was re-designated as the Seventh Army Combined Arms School and training was expanded to include personnel from the infantry, armor and field artillery.

In 1970, sustainment courses were added and as a result, the organization was re-designated on July 1, 1971, as the U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) Combined Arms Training Center. Over the coming years, USAREUR moved the combat support courses formerly held at the Combat Support Training Center at Oberammergau to CATC at Vilseck. Later, CATC assumed responsibility for courses of instruction for Military Intelligence, Military Police, NBC Defense, logistics, Systems Design, command, management and others.

In January 1974, it was re-designated as the Seventh Army Combined Arms Training Center and since then, has operated under that name.


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