The briefings are designed to discuss past, present, and future
They result in a training contract or agreement
between the senior and subordinate leader.
This contract or agreement
consists of two parts. First, upon his approval of the subordinate's plan,
the senior commander agrees to provide resources and protect the subordinate
unit from unprogrammed training distracters. Second, the subordinate leader
agrees to execute the approved training to standard.
The QTB is conducted prior to the lock-in window (ideally about six
weeks before execution of next quarter's training in AC units) after
drafting the QTG and QTC. The YTB is conducted prior to the start of the
fiscal year in RC units, following drafting of the YTG and YTC.
approval by the next-higher commander, the training guidance and calendar
The following topics as a minimum should be briefed:
Unit's METL assessment.
Training assessment (to include assessment of slice elements.
Training briefed, but not conducted, from last QTB or YTB.
Next quarter's or year's training.
Assessment of soldier and leader training.
Linkage of soldier, leader, and collective task training.
Resource management and restrictions.
Long-range training update.
The CSM and 1SG normally brief after their commander. They provide an
analysis of the unit's soldier training proficiency and discuss the unit's
proposed soldier training and education plans.
placed on low-density MOSs.
Areas of discussion should include--
o An assessment of the unit's battle focused soldier and leader
o Soldier training proficiency feedback received during the
previous short-range planning period.
o A description of METL-derived soldier tasks to be emphasized
o A description of soldier and collective tasks linkages.
o The unit's education, Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT), and