PART D - MULTIECHELON TRAINING
Multiechelon training is a technique to simultaneously train more than
one echelon on different tasks. Commanders provide guidance on the use of
multiechelon training to plan and refine training events.
training maximizes training opportunities at the decisive time and place.
Multiechelon training must occur during all collective training. Specific
tasks for soldiers and leaders must be planned and evaluated at each
echelon. The battalion commander determines which tasks the battalion will
train based on his assessment of proficiency.
Each subordinate leader
conducts a similar assessment and determines soldier, leader, and collective
tasks to be trained. Multiechelon training also applies to OPFOR.
Lane training is an excellent way to execute multiechelon training
using external support and evaluation.
It enables a unit to train
repetitively to standard with a tough, competent OPFOR employing appropriate
MILES and Observer/Controllers.
However, lane training is resource-
intensive, to include ammunition, pyrotechnics, OPFOR, training areas,
TADSS, MILES-related equipment, support unit assets, and evaluators.
Regardless of the echelon which directs a training event, all
subordinate leaders must view it as a training opportunity.
determine which METL tasks they can train within the conduct of the higher
unit's training event while subordinate leaders focus on supporting tasks.
PART E PLANNING CALENDARS
Short-range planning calendars are published along with the QTG and
YTG, graphically depicting the schedule of events.
Calendars should be
posted where soldiers can see them. Company leaders and below may prepare
short-range planning calendars to use as a management tool.
PART F - QUARTERLY AND YEARLY TRAINING BRIEFING
AC commanders brief the QTB to the commanders two levels above.
Battalion commanders brief the division commander and company commanders
brief the brigade commander. Battalion commanders in separate brigades and
regiments present the QTB to a corps. The Yearly Training Briefing (YTB),
for RC units is normally presented to the next higher peacetime commander.
Separate RC battalion commanders and company commanders may also brief the
next higher wartime commander.
Some RC units may not be able to conduct in-person briefings.
those cases, commanders must use other means such as messages or mail.