TRAINING AND LEADER DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
The Army provides combatant commanders with trained and ready units, leaders, and individuals. Army expeditionary forces are prepared to conduct unified land operations in support of unified action. The Army accomplishes this by conducting tough, realistic, standards-based, performance-oriented training, which is based on eleven principles of training and seven principles of leader development. As a leader you must understand these principles. Understanding these principles will allow you to see, understand, and function within the "big picture" of Army operations as your unit moves through the Army Force generation process and assesses its ability to conduct unified land operations. PRINCIPLES OF UNIT TRAINING
1. Principles of Unit Training: Commanders and other Leaders
Unit commanders are responsible for training
Commanders are the unit's overall training manager
Unit commanders are responsible for training. They ensure their units are capable of accomplishing their missions. While commanders are the unit's overall training manager, subordinate leaders have responsibility for the proficiency of their respective organizations and subordinates. For example, a battalion S-3 oversees the training and resulting readiness of a section, but the battalion commander oversees the training and readiness of the battalion as a whole 2. Principles of Unit Training: Noncommissioned Officers
They are the primary trainers of enlisted Soldiers, crews, and small teams NCOs identify necessary tasks, standards, and resources
They plan, prepare, execute, and assess training
Noncommissioned officers (NCOs) are the primary trainers of enlisted Soldiers, crews, and small teams. NCOs take broad guidance from their leaders; identify the necessary tasks, standards, and resources; and then plan, prepare, execute, and assess training. They ensure their Soldiers demonstrate proficiency in their individual military occupational specialty (commonly known as MOS) skill, warrior tasks, and battle drills. NCOs instill in Soldiers discipline, resiliency, the Warrior Ethos, and Army Values. In their assessment, NCOs provide feedback on task proficiency and the quality of the training. NCOs help officers train units. NCOs develop and conduct training for their subordinates, coaching other NCOs, advising senior leaders, and helping develop junior officers. Leaders allot sufficient time and resources, and empower NCOs to plan, prepare, execute, and assess training with their Soldiers based on the NCOs analysis of identified strengths and weaknesses. Training management is an essential part of a unit's leader development program. Sergeant's time training is a common approach to NCO-led training events. NCOs conduct sergeant's time training to standard, not time.
3. TRAIN TO STANDARD
To reach an accepted proficiency level
Mastery, it is the standard for training
Achieving mastery is to perform tasks instinctively, regardless of condition Each individual and collective task has standards of performance. A standard is the accepted proficiency level required to accomplish a task. Mastery, the ability to perform the task instinctively, regardless of the conditions, is the desired level of proficiency. The units master tasks by limiting the number tasks to train to the few key tasks required to accomplish the mission-assigned or contingency. Leaders know and enforce standards to ensure their organization meets mission requirements. When no standard exists, the commander establishes one and the next higher commander approves it. 4. TRAIN AS YOU WILL FIGHT
Training for missions under an expected operational environment Understand the cultures in which you will operate; foreign cultures, non-Army cultures as those in other Services and government agencies Replicate cultural settings as much as possible during training "Train as you will fight" means training under an expected operational environment for...
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