Training

FM 7-8: What All Army Leaders Should Know about Infantry Tactics

I truly believe that all Army Small Unit Leaders should familiarize themselves with FM 7-8.  This Field Manual provides a comprehensive overview of the Infantry Rifle Platoon and Squad.  Regardless of our MOS or Officer Branch, we are all soldiers first.  That means we need to be proficient with Warrior Training Tasks such as map …

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AR 350-1: Army Training and Leader Development

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 …

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army officer professional development ideas

Army Officer Professional Development: Army OPD Ideas & Topics

In today’s post, I’d like to share my thoughts on different Army Officer Professional Development Ideas. I’ll also cover some topics that might interest you. First and foremost, let’s take a moment and define OPD. Here’s what I found online: Officer Professional Development (OPD) is a combination of training, education, and experience. It is a …

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TC 25-30 company training meetings

TC 25-30: A Leader’s Guide to Company Training Meetings

In the Army National Guard and Army Reserves, most companies conduct a monthly training meeting at the unit armory. When it comes to Company Level Training Meetings in the Army, TC 25-30 is the best reference out there. I consider it to be the Training Meeting Bible. This short Training Circular provides everything you will …

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Army Platoon Training: 13 Steps to Follow

This post will review platoon training. The Army eats, sleeps and breathes training. Throughout history, the U.S. Army’s success on the battlefield can be contributed to training. Sure, it takes equipment, Soldiers, and leaders to win battles. But, these leaders and Soldiers must be trained properly to win! Everything revolves around training. In your platoon, …

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