Train at night. Make all subordinate leaders primary trainers and responsible for training. As a Commander, you need to do more than merely manage training. Your personal presence and involvement will demonstrate to all that training is the first priority in your command. Moreover, you must personally train your immediate subordinates. Within this principle, you must understand that commissioned officers are primarily responsible for training in collective tasks related to the unit’s proficiency. Also, you must understand that NCOs and SNCOs are responsible for training in individual tasks related to the individual Marine’s task proficiency.Use Standards-Based, Performance-Oriented, and Mission-Oriented Training. To obtain maximum proficiency, increase and broaden the conditions under which the tasks will be performed; however, avoid changing the standards to which the tasks will be performed when conditions become adverse. Your Marine’s individual training must occur on a continual basis, and you must ensure that it is fully integrated into collective training. Train to tasks to meet standards, not merely to occupy time programmed on the training schedule. Train to fight as a combined-arms MAGTF as part of a Joint Force. Combined arms proficiency develops only when teams are habitually associated in training exercises. Combined arms operations provide the focus for specific training requirements of combat support, combat service support, and air-ground coordination. You must take advantage of every opportunity to participate in these training operations with other units across the Ground Combat Element. Additionally, you must request and insist on working directly with those types of units which your command is most likely to support, serve, or be supported by within the Joint Force. Train to Sustain Proficiency and Challenge. Challenging training will foster motivation, initiative, enthusiasm, and eagerness to learn. Training must progress from tasks that are easily mastered but continually become more difficult, both collectively and individually. This progression will normally be facilitated by increased degrees of combat-related stress and varying environmental conditions. Training, which no longer challenges units and individuals, breeds complacency and fails to sustain standards. Integrate Values Based Training and Leadership
42 Photo by: LCpl Angelica L. Annastas Systems Approach to Training (SAT) The SAT process consists of five phases: Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate. -Analyze Phase: The commander conducts mission analysis, reviews various training and mission inputs and consolidates these into his/her METL. In every METL development case, the METL consists of a list of METs as well as the required conditions and standards for measuring successful performance of each task.