SSD2 Module 3 Notes
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