Unit assessment is--
o Developed using evaluations, reports, leader books, and input
from subordinate leaders.
o A continuous process; however, formal assessment is normally
o Used to set or update unit goals and objectives.
o Influenced by future events; for example, personnel turnover,
Training strategy is a concept used to attain desired levels of
training proficiency on mission essential tasks. The leader's strategy is
based on his assessment of his unit and higher headquarters' command
training guidance (CTG). It determines training requirements to improve or
sustain proficiency on each mission essential or individual task.
training strategy supports unit goals and objectives that provide a common
direction for the unit's training program.
The leader's training strategy is continuously refined throughout the
planning process. Training strategies--
o Ensure training is focused on METL and subordinate leader
o Ensure combined arms are incorporated in all training.
o Determine who, what, when, and where to train.
o Determine the logical sequence to execute the training.
o Determine types of training exercises to be used.
o Determine frequencies for a given task.
o Determine the resources needed to support training.
o Coordinate all training events.
CS and CSS leaders must
o Match available resources to training requirements.
These elements of training strategy apply to both AC and RC units.
The RC, in many instances, is required to conduct additional coordination
between their wartime and peacetime chains of command.
For example, a
transportation battalion and an airborne Military Intelligence company may
report through a Support Group to a US Army Reserve Command (ARCOM)
Yet they are aligned with different wartime
chains of command.
With limited time to train, RC leaders must sequence training of METL
or individual tasks throughout the long-range training cycle.