Near-term planning defines specific actions required to execute the
short-range plan. It is the final phase of planning prior to the execution
In near-term planning, leaders--
o Conduct training meetings to coordinate and finalize all training
events, activities, and resources.
o Provide specific guidance to trainers and OCs.
o Prepare OPFOR plan and training objectives.
o Prepare T&EOs.
o Ensure slice units have been integrated into the unit's training.
o Determine time for pre-execution checks.
o Prepare detailed training schedules.
PART A - TRAINING MEETINGS
Training meetings are non-negotiable at battalion and company level.
They will be held. Training meetings provide guidance for forming training
The payoff for well-structured, well-organized, and recurring training
meetings is training that is exciting, demanding and is directly related to
the unit's mission.
Important points about training meetings are:
o They are run and conducted by the commander, with the assistance
of the CSM and 1SG.
SGM and or 1SG ensure linkage of soldier
training with collective training.
o Focus on training issues only.
o Conducted weekly for AC and monthly for RC at battalion and
o Routinely scheduled on the same day and at the same time.
o Posted on the training schedule
o Follow a published agenda and do not exceed allotted time.
o Convert knowledge about training deficiencies into scheduled
o Include all necessary participants.
o Ensure pre-execution checks have been accomplished to resolve
disconnects in resources.
o Allow training tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) to be