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Sample master training plan for 30 day leadership

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Unformatted text preview: for 30-day leadership course ............................... C-1 Figure C-2. Sample master training plan for 10-day leadership course ............................... C-2 Figure C-3. Data card—personnel and training record ......................................................... C-4 Tables Table D-1. Buoyancy chart .................................................................................................. D-16 30 November 2010 TC 18-01 iii Preface Training Circular (TC) 18-01, Special Forces Unconventional Warfare, defines the current United States (U.S.) Army Special Forces (SF) concept of planning and conducting unconventional warfare (UW) operations. For the foreseeable future, U.S. forces will predominantly engage in irregular warfare (IW) operations. PURPOSE TC 18-01 is authoritative but not directive. It serves as a guide and does not preclude SF units from developing their own standing operating procedures (SOPs) to meet their needs. It explains planning and the roles of SF, Military Information Support operations (MISO), and Civil Affairs (CA) in UW operations. There are appropriate manuals within the series that addresses the other primary SF missions in detail. SCOPE The primary users of this manual are commanders, staff officers, and operational personnel at the team (Special Forces operational detachment A [SFODA]), company (Special Forces operational detachment B [SFODB]), and battalion (Special Forces operational detachment C [SFODC]) levels. This TC is specifically for SF Soldiers; however, it is also intended for use Armywide to improve the integration of SF into the plans and operations of other special operations forces (SOF) and conventional forces. APPLICABILITY Commanders and trainers should use this and other related manuals in conjunction with command guidance and the Combined Arms Training Strategy to plan and conduct successful UW operations. This publication applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard (ARNG)/Army National Guard of the United States (ARNGUS), and the United States Army Reserve (USAR) unless otherwise stated. ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION The pr...
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