The Georgia Defense Readiness Program – Training (GDRP-T) is a bilateral United States-Georgian training program launched on May 1, 2018. U.S. Army Europe will support the Georgian Ministry of Defense’s training of nine Georgian battalions through 2021. The Georgian Armed Forces maintain a high-level of training for its international missions, and the GDRP training mission will complement and add to Georgia’s interoperability as well as strengthen the country’s territorial defense capabilities. U.S. and Georgian forces serve alongside each other in Afghanistan and around the world, so it's fitting that we support them in this training effort to promote peace and European security.
In December 2020, Task Force Ascalon, from 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, assumed authority of the mission.
As U.S. Army Europe's premier training command, 7th ATC resources the training readiness for all of U.S. Army Europe's assigned and allocated forces throughout the EUCOM area of operations. Leveraging its combat training center expertise, 7th ATC also oversees the EUCOM directed CTC development efforts with partnered nations like the Georgia Defense Readiness Program-Training (GDRP-T).