AR 350-1 is a very important Army Regulation for any Army Leader. This regulation covers the “Army Training and Leader Development.” One of your primary responsibilities as a leader is to train and develop your subordinates. This resource will teach you how to do that. It covers many aspects of unit and individual training. The regulation is loaded with information, such as:
- The Army Mission and Force Generation
- Goals of Army Training
- Army Training and Education Management
- Responsibilities of Army Leaders
- Army Institutional Training and Education System
- Initial Military Training
- Officer Training and Education
- Training in Units
- The Army Distributed Learning Program
- Culture and Language
- And Much More!
For most part-time military leaders, chapter 4 will be the most helpful. This covers what must happen at the unit level. This includes NCODP, OPD, pre-deployment training, NBC Training, Combatatives Training, and much more. I believe that all unit leaders should read this chapter to educate themselves about what must happen at the unit level. This includes Team Leaders, Squad Leaders, Platoon Sergeants, Platoon Leaders, First Sergeants and Company Commanders.
If you’re an Army Officer or Warrant Officer, you should definitely read Chapter 3, Section IV. This covers all aspects of Officer Training for your entire career. It talks about your Officer Basic Course, Captain’s Career Course, Intermediate Level Education, Pre-Command Courses, Senior Services Courses, Army War College and much more. These 10 pages of information are very resourceful and should be a “MUST READ” for any Officer.
On the other hand, if you are an Army NCO, you should read Chapter 3, Section V. This covers the ins and outs of your NCOES, to include the Warrior Leader Course, Basic Non Commissioned Officers Course, Advanced Non Commissioned Officers Course and Sergeant’s Major Academy.
The other chapters cover in great detail about Army Schools, Basic Training, Military and Civilian Education Requirements and much more. With close to 200 pages of information, this resource covers just about any “training or leader development” topic you could think of.
Additionally, if you’re looking for a topic for an OPD/NCODP Class, this would be a great starting place. Or, if you’re just looking to expand your knowledge, this regulation will be very useful.
In summary, AR 350-1 is an important resource for any Army Leader. Whether you are an Officer or NCO, you should spend a few hours and read trough this Army Regulation. It covers all aspects of Army Training and Leader Development, from the individual to the unit level.
What parts of the AR 350-1 has helped you the most? Have you read all the documents? Do you have any questions about AR 350-1? Please post your comments and questions below.
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