Objective Measurement of Training Readiness.
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ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The Armys training environment is hostile, and individual and collective training levels are not what they could and should be. Rather than debate the issue, the Army needs to develop and implement an objective training readiness measure OTRM. It it doesnt, it may be forced to adopt one that does not properly meet its needs. An OTRM must be simple, not an excessive burden on trainers time and address the impact of skill retention decay and personnel turbulence. To meet the data needs and apprehensions of commanders and key decision makers at all levels of the Army, an OTRM must reflect training status and not replace current evaluation procedures with a proficiency test approach. Job Books JBs, Soldiers Manuals SMs, and Army Training and Evaluation Programs ARTEPs offer a basis for establishing individual and collective training requirements, the last date of demonstrated GOSAT performance, and the resulting gap. With some modification and expansion, Job Books can be developed into total individual and collective training records. Recent computer hard and software developments offer a means of processing Job Book recorded data into a usable AR 220-1 training readiness reportable format. All this provides a Model-T OTRM system. Initially, the OTRM proposed here would supplement the commanders current AR 220-1 subjective training status evaluation. Eventually it would replace it, and become a true objective measure of training readiness. Author
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