PART B - COMMANDER'S GUIDANCE
Senior commanders publish long-range planning calendars and Command
Training Guidance to give battalion and subordinate leaders adequate time to
properly plan training.
Senior commanders provide resources and protect
training from distracters.
Commanders often provide suggested frequency for training events and
Some training time during the week should be devoted to the small-unit
leader (such as a squad leader or a vehicle commander) to train his unit.
This enhances readiness and cohesion; it also allows the junior NCO to learn
and exercise the Army's training management system at the lowest level. The
key is to train the trainer so that he can train his soldiers.
It requires the NCO--
o To identify essential soldier, small-unit and team tasks
(drills) that support unit METL.
o To assess strengths and weaknesses.
o To formulate a plan to correct deficiencies and sustain
o To execute the training to standard.
PART C - TIME MANAGEMENT
Leaders organize training time during long-range planning using time
Time management systems are designed to protect
training time for subordinate units.
Various types of time management
systems are used throughout the Army. Some systems consist of three cycles:
units involved in prime time training, units on alert status, and units
providing support. Other systems have two cycles: prime time training, and
support. The two-cycle system is better suited for the majority of CS and
CSS units. Slice units' time management systems should be aligned with the
supported combat unit. Regardless of the system, its purpose is to provide
uninterrupted training time to subordinate leaders.
Taskers from higher headquarters are managed to protect units in a
training cycle. Units being fenced from outside support taskings have the
time to train collective tasks and to conduct internally directed training
exercises. After a period of time, determined by the commander, units that
have been fenced from support taskers become the supporting units; units
that have been receiving the support taskings are provided uninterrupted
time to train.