Last week, I met over lunch with students from the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS). Our discussion covered a wide range of topics, including the need to train leaders to be mentors, relearning the nuances of training management, creating a centralized source for Army information and resources that could be filtered to fit a particular unit, and the future role for training at home station vs. at combat training centers.
First, thank you to each of these students for a lively and very candid discussion of what the U.S. Army’s direction should be for leadership training and training management.
Second, I want to extend this discussion beyond that classroom. What are your good ideas for Army training in 2015 and beyond? What needs to change – or stay the same? For SAMS and ILE students: Would you be willing to participate in an extended discussion/review of the Army’s training direction for 2015 and beyond? And if you haven’t seen this before, check out CAC-T SENDS training support thoughts on the Army Training Network (https://atn.army.mil). Also helpful: virtual simulators list, training aids and devices and MilGaming resources.
Col. Pat White, Deputy Commander
U.S. Army Combined Arms Center-Training