Implementation of FM 25-100 in the Heavy Division
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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FM 25-100, Training the Force, is the Army capstone manual on how to plan, execute, and assess training. It has been available in final form for about one and half years November 1988 but has been around in draft for at least another year prior to that. The current Chief of Staff, General Carl E. Vuono, has continually emphasized the importance of training and especially the use of FM 25-100. My purpose in this study is to assess how well the implementation of the Chief of Staffs guidance is progressing in a heavy decision stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. The methodology employed was to interview selected principal division staff officers as well as current brigade and battalion commanders. This information was then argumented by personal experience gained while commander a battalion within the division. The results are presented using selected topics from FM 25-100. The division has attempted to fully implement the Chief of Staffs guidance, but has been hampered by operational test requirements and short fused taskings. Significant changes in operational style will have to be made at senior levels of command in the Army if the doctrine detailed in FM 25-100 is to be fully implemented. Keywords Army training.
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