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Army Training System

Definition/Scope: (AR 350-1) The Army Training System prepares Soldiers, Army civilians, leaders, and organizations to conduct full spectrum operations. To support the training domains it will ? a. Provide Soldiers, Army civilians, and leaders from Army schools who are taught the fundamentals of their military or civilian specialty. b. Publish how-to-fight doctrine that provides the basis for effective, unified action. c. Provide training support products that enable leaders to plan, execute and evaluate training to standard. d. Provide training activities, like combat training centers, that expose the unit to subject matter expertise. e. Provide resources needed to execute training activities. f. Provide a training support system and training management system needed by the unit to plan, execute, and evaluate training and mission rehearsals and to assess operations and lessons learned. Leaders have the responsibility to develop Soldiers and Army civilians, first and foremost, for success on assigned missions. Leaders are also responsible for future assignments that might hold increasing responsibilities. AR 35-1 and FM 7-0 have been rescinded/superceded. (AR 35-1 & FM 7-0) The systems approach to training is an analytical method that determines what tasks units are expected to perform on the battlefield, under what conditions they will perform the tasks, and the standard that they must achieve. It further identifies leader and individual tasks that units must perform to be successful in their battlefield tasks. Some of these tasks are designated as critical. The purpose of Army training is to provide combatant commanders with trained and ready Army forces. Training builds individual confidence and competence while providing individuals with essential skills and knowledge. Training is generally associated with “what to do.” Well-trained organizations and individuals react instinctively, even in unknown situations. Individuals and organizations need skills and knowledge to operate as part of expeditionary Army forces conducting full spectrum operations in any operational environment. The principles of training apply to all Army training, regardless of topic, component, location, or duration. The Army applies these principles to planning, preparing, executing, and assessing individual and organizational training in three distinct but linked training domains: institutional, operational, and self-development. The Army Training System comprises training and education. Training is not solely the domain of the generating force; similarly, education continues in the operational Army. Training and education occurs in all three training domains. Training prepares individuals for certainty and enables action. Education prepares individuals for uncertainty and enables agility, judgment, and creativity.

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Sustainment WFF



Broader Terms:

Army Training and Leader Development Model
Civilian Education System
Full spectrum operations
Professional Military Education
training support system

Narrower Terms:

Army Training and Evaluation Program
Battle Command Training Center
institutional training
Institutional training domain
mission training plans
operational training domain
self-development training domain
soldier training publications

Related Terms:

Battle Command Training Program
Combat Training Center
Strategic Integration Department
training aids, devices, simulations, and simulators
unit training

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