Once the battalion commander approves and the company commander signs
the training schedule. it is locked in and constitutes an official order.
It can only be changed by the approving authority; for example, for the
company, it is normally the battalion commander. Higher headquarters must
then protect units from unprogrammed events, activities, and other
Leaders must ensure daily training is conducted to standard and
adheres to the training schedule.
CSMs and 1SGs are key to making this
happen. Soldiers have a legal responsibility to attend scheduled training.
Leaders establish procedures to minimize changes to the training schedules.
Responsibilities of commanders are normally established as follows:
o Subordinate leaders recommend the sequence of training and
allocation of time, and TTP during the company training meeting.
The company commander drafts the training schedule based on this
o The battalion commander approves the training schedule and the
company commander signs it.
The battalion commander provides
necessary administrative support for publishing.
o The brigade commander normally reviews each training schedule
published in his command and visits selected training.
o The division commander reviews selected training highlights
prepared by the division staff.
These provide information on
scheduled training that he may decide to visit and assess.
Training schedules should specify--
o The day and time training starts and ends. (The correct amount
of time must be allocated for scheduled training and additional
training required to correct deficiencies.)
o Soldiers to be trained (specific enough to ensure each soldier
knows where he is to be).
o Subject to be trained (soldier, leader, and collective tasks).
o Location of training (range, grid location, or MTA) .