At battalion level, long-range planning starts with unit assessment
and is the basis for the long-range training calendar. Resources, such as
major training areas, ammunition, and fuel, are allocated and shortfalls
identified. The long-range plan synchronizes supporting units and agencies
so that training events can be properly executed.
Long range planning
publication examples are depicted in Figure 3.
PART A - UNIT ASSESSMENT
Long-range planning is based on unit assessment.
identifies training strengths and weaknesses, allowing the commander to plan
training which sustains unit strengths and improves weaknesses.
Unit assessment is made by the commander.
It is based on his
firsthand observations and input from all leaders (officer and NCO). It is
the base upon which a training strategy is developed.