Drill Weekend

Understanding The Civilian Employer And The National Guard Duty Relationship

Businesses that employ National Guard soldiers can sometimes find themselves in a predicament. A large job comes in and the employer discovers that 2 of their best employees have their monthly National Guard training. There is a deadline for this job and the employer wonders if they can meet this deadline without those employees. The …

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Readiness Management Period (RMP Funds): What You Should Know

RMP is an often misunderstood subject in the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve. In today’s post, we are going to delve into RMP Funds: what they are and how they work. RMP stands for Readiness Management Period. The essential purpose of RMP is to make sure that each and every service member is …

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The SUTA Certificate: What It is and How it Works

Today’s post is going to cover the SUTA Certificate. If you are not familiar with the SUTA Certificate, you should be after reading this article. For those who are familiar, you may want to read this, as SUTA is an often misunderstood and misused Army National Guard tool. Terms and Definitions The Army National Guard …

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10 Things Every Army Leader Should Do Every Drill Weekend

Today, I want to share some simple and practical advice that I think every Army Leader should do every drill weekend.  These are some basic things you can do to improve morale and readiness in your unit.  Doing these things will also show your followers that you are a caring and selfless leader. # 1 …

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What National Guard and USAR Leaders Should Do Outside of Drill Weekend

Whether you are an Officer or NCO, you can’t do your job as a leader JUST during drill weekend.  It’s impossible.  Part of your job as a National Guard or Army Reserve leader requires you to work outside of drill weekend, and in most cases without compensation.  Once again, that just comes with the job. …

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April IDT Sample PT Plan

This month I have chosen to focus on LEG and Lower Body strengthening and conditioning.  It is up to you to assess yourself and your Soldiers and determine where the weaknesses lie.  If rucking seems to be the most difficult aspect of training and/or your Soldiers can’t lift heavy equipment, then perhaps this workout is …

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