The CSM, 1SGs, PSGs, squad leaders, and other key NCOs provide input
to the commander's assessment of section, squad, crew, and soldier
proficiency on essential soldier tasks. Likewise, all leaders provide input
to the commander's assessment of leader proficiency. They provide planning
recommendations on integrating selected essential leader and soldier tasks
into collective mission essential tasks.
NCOs may use a leader book and battle rosters to assess section,
squad, crew and soldier tasks. Battle rosters provide a way to record key
systems crew data.
Specific information and format for battle rosters
depend on the unit's mission requirements.
o May be maintained formally or informally.
o Are maintained at battalion level and below.
o Track key weapon and support systems, such as tanks, attack
helicopters, howitzers, radars, trucks, and tube launched,
optically tracked, wire-guided (TOW) missiles.
o Track crew data; for example, stability, manning levels, and
o Designate qualified back-up crew members.
o Identify soldiers to enable them to train as a designated crew.
The commander's assessment of training proficiency on METL tasks is
rated as either "T" (trained), "P" (needs practice), or "U" (untrained):
o "T" (trained) means that the unit can successfully perform the
task to standard.
Only sustainment training is needed.
leader judges task performance to be free of significant
o "P" (needs practice) means that the unit can perform the task
with some shortcomings.
The shortcomings are not severe enough
to require complete retraining.
Only refresher training is
o "U" (untrained) means that the unit cannot perform the task to
standard. The leader prepares a comprehensive strategy to train
all supporting tasks not executed to standard.
Commanders may use SATS or locally developed worksheets to record
their training assessment. One method is to use the Battlefield Operating
Systems (BOS), as a guide. Those BOS that do not apply to the task would be
left blank on the worksheet.