FORSCOM Headquarters, US Army Forces Command
Start with simplifying requirements and expectations that supports creating an effective operational work environment. Just because a training focus is mandatory doesn't mean it has to be conducted quarterly, semi-annually, or annually. Repetition doesn't equate to success; thus, adjust frequency of training to match mass personnel turnover rate. Imagine SHARP, suicide prevention, fraternization, ethics, cyber security, EEO, AT training, etc. conducted every 2-3 years then organizations can focus on actual leadership development, MOS specific, and organizational readiness with less interruption.
By getting rid of flag officers. All joking aside, the best way to get away from it is to return to a mission base Focus. We need a fundamental shift and our mindset away from a Garrison mentality to a warrior mentality and stop worrying about all of this social engineering nonsense.
As far as nitpicking goes... the Accident Avoidance Course was probably the least invasive mandatory training out there (once every four years), and the easiest to conduct on-site (any Master Driver should have the materials and even the blank cert, and it takes an hour to cover). CTIP is a prime example of a course that can be covered in literally 15 minutes... if you take a 10 minute break half-way through. Then, there's TRiPS: "Yes, PVT...I know you aren't leaving for your pass, but we still need a TRiPS assessment from the CP to your quarters." So really, yes, this is a good thing, but as far as common sense, Mission Command, and trusting your people goes...it's too long in coming, and not nearly good enough. I'm glad it's being addressed, but for real - how much will it change things in an Army where odds are high that at least one person in every CoC has been brought up thinking that the only way to get promoted is to stand head and shoulders above their peers on top of a 12' high stack of generic "training" certs?
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