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IRREGULAR WARFARE : IMPACT ON FUTURE PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION  

Current feedback from ongoing operations within Afghanistan and Iraq demands that the United States Army must take near term action in order to enhance the war fighting ability of its officer corps to operate effectively in an irregular warfare environment. The utility of a decisive war between nation states continues to decline and will eventually reach critical mass based upon the extreme imbalance of military power and a U.S. monopoly. While the likelihood of a major conflict decreases, ...Read more >

36 Pages
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JOINT TRAINING MANUAL FOR THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES  

This manual provides guidance to the combatant commanders when implementing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) policy for developing joint mission-essential task list (JMETL), planning and conducting joint training and assessing command readiness with regard to joint training. The combatant commands,Services and combat support agencies (CSAs) will use this manual when using the Joint Training System (JTS) as specified in reference a. and ...Read more >

310 Pages
2.87 MB
HOW TO CONDUCT TRAINING  

Marine Corps Reference Publication (MCRP) 3-0B, How to Conduct Training, provides guidance to assist units on how to conduct Marine Corps training. This publication deals primarily with trainings implementation phase. It also explains how to carry out the fundamental procedures of the unit training program and how to control a period of training using performance to test training methods.It is to be used in conjunction with MCRP 3-0A, Unit Training Management Guide. The appendices are examples ...Read more >

131 Pages
1.63 MB
FOCUSING TRAINING THE BIG FIVE FOR LEADERS  

We all want to serve in good units with good leaders. Those officers and NCOs who embrace the five focus areas early in their training earn their Soldiers trust and build sound reputations as high quality leaders their units improve dramatically.Those leaders who do not get the Big Five receive more time and attntion and further training opportunities.Troop leading procedures are the foundation for all company level and below planning and ...Read more >

8 Pages
2.32 MB
THE JOINT TRAINING SYSTEM : A PRIMER FOR SENIOR LEADERS  

Commanders at all echelons are responsible for preparing their commands to accomplish assigned missions. To be successful we must train our forces, first and foremost, on warfighting. We must train the way we intend to fight. These forces must also be ready to successfully conduct military operations other than war (MOOTW) and operate in the interagency and multi-national environment. It is every commanders business to be trained and ready. In order to plan and execute meaningful,effective ...Read more >

42 Pages
2.74 MB
DISTANCE LEARNING : THE SOLDIERS PERSPECTIVE  

This report focuses on distance learning (DL) applications within the U.S. Army. It provides a brief history of these efforts along with a discussion of a variety of topics such as why DL is important to the Army, its cost-effectiveness and current and future plans for further integrating DL technologies into Army training functions. A primary focus throughout the report, however, is the attitudes of soldiers towards this method of training ...Read more >

36 Pages
1.81 MB
TRAINING FUTURE FORCE LEADERS TO MAKE DECISIONS USING DIGITAL INFORMATION  

This report was developed under a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)Program, Phase I. The research sought to understand differences in decision making between traditional Infantry operations and Objective Force Warrior (OFW) operations. In OFW, digital information such as video sensors and detailed map overlays will replace probabilistic cues from the environment. The question was whether and how digital information will change the way decisions are made and information is processed. ...Read more >

51 Pages
2.65 MB
THE EFFECTIVENESS OF WEB-BASED TRAINING  

As the Army focuses more on Web-based instruction as a delivery option for training, professional development and education, it is important to understand its instructional effectiveness. A search of the literature between 1996 and 2002 identified more than 500 reports concerning Web based courses, that is courses delivered over the Internet or an intranet and conveyed through a browser. Most concerned recommendations for design or technology issues rather than empirical measures of learning ...Read more >

34 Pages
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DEVELOPING THE WARRIOR SCHOLAR  

THE END OF THE COLD WAR marked a new era for the US Army. Recent changes ranging from the geopolitical structure, to the nature and role of the family, to individual soldier values have significantly affected the US Army. As a result, the 21st-century Army is an organization in transition. The institutional level has responded with planned development and force modernization efforts that focus on new technology and mission roles. Likewise, at the soldier level, the Army is responding by ...Read more >

8 Pages
950.27 KB
WORKSHOP INTRODUCING INNOVATION AND RISK  

On 21–22 October 2003, the Institute for Defense Analyses hosted a workshop on the implications of transforming the culture of the Department of Defense (DoD) from the today’s Industrial Age to one more prepared for and accepting of the Information Age. New concept-technology pairings have been the principal focus of forcetransformation efforts, but the broader issue of culture has not received the same level of attention. The workshop, sponsored by the Office of Force Transformation, was ...Read more >

52 Pages
681.87 KB
WORKSHOP ON ASSESSING AND MEASURING TRAINING PERFORMANCE EFFECTIVENESS  

Human performance is itself a complicated function of: the kinds of specific tasks to be performed, the wider environment or situation of performance, the conditions of performance including tools and equipment, the prior rest and physical conditioning of the trainees, the time interval between training completion and performance, intervening learning of potentially confusing tasks and motivation to perform, as well as the goodness of the preparatory training.Furthermore, human performance is ...Read more >

431 Pages
8.11 MB
WHEN DEVILS WALK THE EARTH  

This analysis is divided into three parts. The first is a broad initial discussion of the mentalities of the two basic types of terrorists--the practical and the apocalyptic-to help users differentiate between traditional, politically-oriented terrorists with specific goals and the far more dangerous religious terrorists irreconcilably hostile to the United States and the West. The second section examines the environmental conditions that breed terrorism, focusing primarily upon the troubled ...Read more >

36 Pages
624.67 KB
SOLDIERS MANUAL OF COMMON TASKS SKILL LEVEL 1  

Training prepares soldiers, leaders and units to fight and win in combat— the Army's basic mission. As explained in the Army's CAPSTONE training document, FM 7-0 Training the Force, units do not have the time and resources to achieve and sustain proficiency on every possible training task.Commanders must identify the unit's critical wartime tasks. These tasks make up the unit's Mission Essential Task List (METL). Commanders use this list to develop their unit training plan. Noncommissioned ...Read more >

726 Pages
16.17 MB
DRILL AND CEREMONIES  

Drill commands are about the same as at the time of the War of 1812, except that then the officers and noncommissioned officers began them by saying, Take care to face to the right, right, face. Also, during the American revolutionary period,troops marched at a cadence of 76 steps a minute instead of the current cadence of 120 steps. Then units performed precise movement on the battlefield and the army that could perform them best was often able to get behind the enemy, or on his flank and thus ...Read more >

235 Pages
2.53 MB
TRAINING CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS FOR BATTLE COMMAND  

I think that every great leader I have known or read about was able to coalesce disparate, complex thoughts, ideas and concepts into a single expression that everyone could understand. Great leaders are able to see things that others cannot. All of them not only see the big picture; they have the special ability to explain it so others can see it as well. And lastly, all great leaders believe that the mind is the most powerful weapon in their arsenal. All great leaders spend more time thinking ...Read more >

135 Pages
2.22 MB
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