Time management is especially important in the RC. RC commanders use
a time management system to ensure the maximum amount of time is devoted to
training essential soldier, leader, and collective tasks.
chain of command must assist subordinate leaders by consolidating scheduled
training distracters, such as panographic x-rays, or inspections, during one
or two IDT periods during the year. This impacts least on training.
One way to implement a time management system during IDT is to
schedule activities in two or four-hour blocks concurrently or sequentially
on one day.
See Figure 4.
Each squad or platoon is scheduled during a
block to accomplish the requirement.
The remainder of the unit conducts
training on mission-oriented tasks.
RC leaders should provide higher
headquarters preferred annual dates to conduct externally directed
administrative requirements to minimize impact upon training.
Leaders at all levels can use time management systems.
commander whose unit is in the support period can still provide training
time for subordinates.
He may direct that during the first week of the
support period, Charlie Company will not receive support taskers until Alpha
and Bravo Companies have been tasked to the limit of their support
capability. During the next week, Bravo Company is the last company to be
tasked. The last company to be tasked for support normally will have some
time when the other companies are handling all taskers.