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Training Management Tools


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Command Philosophy

Training Guidance

Training Schedules

Quarterly Training Briefs

Company Training Cycle

Sergeant’s Time

Team Training

Individual and leader training

Company Field Training

Training References



Command Philosophy

Commander’s philosophy on how he plans to run the unit. Covers a variety of topics to include training philosophy

No set format nor set content

Designed to inform your soldiers on what you expect and what they can expect from you

IAW U.S. Army Command Policy

Meets Army Values

Training Guidance

Receive annual training guidance from Group (6 Months Prior) and BN (4 Months prior)

Develop company training strategy and training guidance based on unit assessment and higher command’s training guidance

Develop long range calendar (12 mo minimum)

Training Schedules

BN CDR approval and CO CDR signature constitutes an official order

Unit’s primary management tool to ensure training is conducted on time and by qualified trainers with the required resources

Provides soldiers information on specific training event, location, uniform, date/time, instructor, and references

6 to 8 week period prior to execution of training.

Quarterly Training Brief

Given 2 levels up (Co CDR briefs GRP CDR)

Discuss past, present, and future training expectations

Results in a training contract between commanders

Conducted ideally 6 weeks prior to lock-in window for next quarter training

Company Training Cycle

METL tasks by quarter

Supporting collective tasks during Sergeant’s Time (crawl and walk)

Individual and Team tasks during Team Training and Sergeant’s Time (crawl and walk)

Demo training supports METL focus

FTX – run phase on METL task with all supporting collective task. Results in assessment

Company Training Cycle

Example of a Company Training Matrix

Sergeant’s Time

Ref GRP OI 350-1

Linkage between unit METL and the soldiers tools that support it

Conducted by first line leader, supported by entire chain of command

Commander assists, advises, and assesses

80% individual training, 20% collective

Must include low density MOS

Team Training

Team Leaders focus training on their weaknesses

Supported by Chain of Command

Crawl and walk phases internally, run phase with assistance from Chain of Command

Supports collective tasks

Individual and
Leader Training


OPD from EOD BN and Installation

NCODP program run by 1SG

Company Field Training



Group Guidance

Integration into the BCT

Capabilities brief given to leadership

Development of EOD support plan

Attend LTP

Test support plan using JANUS (Simulation Program)



Training requirements (see FC 350-50-1)

Night Vision Driving annotated on license

Qualified to drive vehicle, annotated on license

Qualified on assigned weapon

Logistical coordination with BCT

Rail load vs line haul vehicles

CL V forcast (force on force and live fire)



DSN 470-5600

COMM 760-380-5600 htm

Training References

FM 25-100

FM 25-101

FM 4-30.5/ 9-15

FM 75-15

FM 23-9

FM 21-20

ARTEP9-527-30 MTP

FC 350-41

STP 9-55D-14 SM-TG

AR 600-9

AR 600-8-2

AR 350-41

DA PAM 350-38

DA PAM 350-39

GRP OI 350-1

GRP OI 350-2


DA PAM 350-38

Demo- frequency and events



DA PAM 350-39



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