US Army Training Management

Domains of Development
Operational Domain, Institutional Domain, Self-development Domain
Principles of Leader Development
1. Lead by Example
2. Develop subordinate leadership
3. Create a learning environment for subordinate leaders
4. Train leaders in the art and science of mission command
5. Train to develop adaptive leaders
6. Train Leaders to think critically and creatively
7. Train your leaders to know their subordinates and their families
Eleven Principles of Unit Training
1. Commanders and other leaders are responsible for training.
2. Non-commissioned officers train individuals, crews, and small teams
3. Train to standards
4. Train as you will fight
5. Train while operating
6. Train fundamentals first
7. Train to develop adaptability
8. Understand the operational environment
9. Train to sustain
10. Train to maintain
11. Conduct multiechelon and concurrent training
Role of Platoon Leader
1. Understand
2. Visualize
3. Describe
4. Direct
5. Lead
6. Assess
Mission Essential Task List. A compilation of Mission Essential Tasks.
Operation Process in Training Management
1. Plan
2. Prepare
3. Execute
4. Assess
Pre-execution Checks
Are soldiers trained on prerequisite tasks?
Are ranges and facilities requested; reason of site complete?
Leaders certified to conduct range operations?
Convoy clearances submitted and approved?
Are Class I, III, V supplies requested w/ pickup times set?
Have risk assessments been completed?
Back brief to the chain of command coordinated?
Is time allocated/scheduled for retrain?
Rehearsal allows leaders to:
Identify weak points in the plan
Teach effective training techniques
Coach the trainer until they are comfy
Safety and environmental considerations are met
Leaders are tactically and technically proficient
Determine how the trainer will evaluate the training
Assess subordinate trainer competencies and provide feedback
Give subordinates confidence in their ability to train
Eight Step Training Method
1. Plan the training
2. Train/Certify
3. Recon the site
4. Issue the Plan
5. Rehearse
6. Execute
7. Conduct AAR
8. Retrain
Battalion Training Meetings focus on
Training Management
Among 3 aspects of leader development – training, education and experience – which is most direct and powerful?
Platoon Training Meeting Examples
Review last weeks training: 15 minutes
*Conducted, not conducted, retraining, assessments
Coordination (de-conflict training issues): 30 minutes
Planning Future Training: 15 minutes
Training schedules = contract with your subordinates
Not all tasks will be completed to standard on the first or second attempt
Allocate time and resources to retrain
Training is incomplete until the unit or individual attains the Army standard on the task IAW the training and evaluation outline (T&EO)
Substandard performance cannot be acceptable
Four parts of an AAR
Review what was supposed to happen
Establish what happened
Determine what was right or wrong with what happened
Determine how the task should be done differently the next time
Training Evaluations
Informal/Formal Internal/External
Evaluation Ratings can be
Go or No Go
Training and Evaluation Outlines
A summary document that provides info on objectives, evaluation procedures
Three Types of Risk
Tactical Risk- concerned with hazards that exist because of enemy or adversary presence
Accidental Risk – includes all operational risks other than tactical risk
Residual Risk* – risk level remaining after controls have been put in place for a hazard
Risk Management
1. Identify hazards
2. Assess hazards to determine risks
1. Frequent (A)
2. Likely (B)
3. Occasional (C)
Substep B: Degree of Severity
1. Catastrophic (I)
2. Critical (II)
3. Marginal (III)
4. Negligible (IV)
Substep C: Estimate level of Risk
1. Extremely High (E)
2. High (H)
3. Moderate (M)
4. Low (L)
3. Develop controls and make risk decisions
4. Implement controls
5. Supervise and evaluate