o Allow the leader to approve ongoing near-term plans based on
resources and risk assessment.
o Are the principal tool to provide input to the training schedule.
o Ensure training is oriented on the METL.
o Ensure safety is integrated.
o Identify and overcome problems or distracters.
o Provide feedback for assessment.
o Are leader-development vehicles.
o Identify multiechelon training opportunities.
o Result in a coordinated and locked-in training schedule.
The primary focus of training meetings at battalion level is training
management issues for the next six weeks. Coordination meetings should be
held to resolve resource issues prior to the battalion training meeting. At
company level, training meetings focus on the specifics of training to be
Training meetings are also held at platoon and squad level. Essential
soldier, leader, and collective training needs must be identified and sent
up the chain of command.
Likewise, information passed out at the company
training meeting must reach every soldier through the platoon chain of
command. The training schedule provides this detailed information.
At battalion level, participants may include--
Command sergeant major.
Company commanders and first sergeants.
Specialty platoon leaders (medical, support, scouts, mortar,
signal as required).
Slice leaders (FSO, engineer, AD, GSR, and MST).
Operations officer from the FSB or main support battalion (MSB).
Battalion staff (S1, S2, S3, and S4).
Special staff (chaplain, chemical officer, BMO, and physician's