The senior commander determines the format and content of the
However, the format should be flexible enough to allow
subordinate commanders, CSMs, and 1SGs to highlight their strengths,
The division and brigade commanders must ensure that the slice leaders
attend the briefing to integrate training plans. Participants could include
(FSB), commanders, division artillery (DIVARTY), direct support (DS) field
artillery commanders, DS intelligence commander, and separate battalion
The battalion commander ensures that the following prepare, attend,
and participate in the briefing:
o Battalion CSM.
o All subordinate company commanders and their 1SGs.
maintenance officer (BMO), signal officer, and chaplain, or their
respective NCO counterparts).
o Specialty platoon leaders (mortar, scouts, medical, signal, and
o Slice leaders (engineer, air defense (AD), Fire Support Officer
(FSO), Military Intelligence (MI), Ground Surveillance Radar,
(GSR), and Air Liaison Officer (ALO).
o Others as deemed appropriate by the commander.
The company commander ensures that the 1SG, platoon leaders, and
platoon sergeants attend the company briefing.
battalion to ensure his habitually associated slice leaders attend.
The QTB or YTB highlights the senior commander's leader development
program. Subordinate commanders and leaders can then see how their METL and
training plans fit into the battle focused training programs of their senior
commanders and peers.
The briefing creates confidence throughout the command by ensuring
that leaders at all levels understand the intent of their senior commanders.
Leaders can then make effective, independent training decisions to meet that
intent as they execute the approved training plan.
This level of mutual
understanding can only be developed through close and professional
Battalion and company
management review process.