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urself or your Marines to cut corners during training. In complex, stressful situations Marines will execute as they have been trained. Ensure that you train Marines as you intend for them to fight. Make Commanders Responsible for Training • Commanders are responsible for training their unit. The commander's personal presence and involvement demonstrates that training is the first priority. • Commanders personally train their subordinate leaders to ensure a focused effort throughout the unit. • Make it clear that training time is precious and once it is lost it cannot be regained. Commanders must constantly monitor training. Ensure that all Marines are present and the training schedule is being executed. Do not allow training time to be wasted.
Use Standards-Based Training • Standards-based training is the use of common procedures and uniform operational methods to create a common perspective within the Marine Corps. • Training standards are published in the Marine Corps Training and Readiness (T&R) Program. The T&R Program is the Marine Corps' primary tool for planning, conducting, and evaluating training. Use Performance-Oriented Training • Marines must be proficient in the basic skills required to perform their jobs under battlefield conditions. To achieve desired results, all training should be performance-oriented. • Marines are trained to meet published standards, not merely to occupy time designated for training. Whenever feasible, field training and practical application should be used instead of classroom instruction to train Marines. • Marines learn best by doing. Get your Marines out in the field to perform the actual task to be trained. Use Mission-Oriented Training • Commanders develop training programs based on an analysis of possible warfighting missions.
• Training plans should be developed to accomplish the tasks that directly support the unit's mission essential task list (METL). • Training is not a haphazard process. Do not randomly choose training events to fill your schedule. Never forget that the primary purpose of unit training is to ensure that you are prepared to fight and win in combat. Anything that does not support that goal is secondary. Train the MAGTF to Fight as a Combined-Arms Team • The combined-arms team is the cornerstone of today's MAGTF. • Combined arms proficiency develops only when teams train together on a regularbasis. This includes regularly practicing the full spectrum of combat, combat support, and combat service support functions. Train to Sustain Proficiency • Commanders must continuously evaluate performance and design training programs that correct weaknesses and reinforce strengths. • Marines must train continuously, not merely focusing on key events once or twice a year. The training and readiness (T&R) manual identifies sustainment intervals required to maintain proficiency. Train to Challenge
• Challenging training builds competence and confidence; inspires excellence; and fosters initiative, enthusiasm, and eagerness to learn. The rigorous demands of a combat environment should be replicated in training. •