Posted on Feb 29, 2016
CH (CPT) William Beaver
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We all have had to sit and experience "death by powerpoint" at some times in our military career. I have had obligatory trainings that I attend and try hard to pay close attention to, but a few of them were very difficult for me to retain. On the other hand, some leadership courses - even in a classroom, are very helpful to me. The ASIST training is very useful for me in my field.

What about you? What was your favorite classroom course and what was your least favorite? How can we improve classroom training?
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CH (CPT) William Beaver
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SFC J Fullerton
SFC J Fullerton
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Best- Infantry Mortar Leaders Course- The classroom portion of advanced fire direction procedures was almost entirely hands-on instruction that required quick thinking, problem solving, and attention to detail.
Worst- Army Recruiting Course- boring classes on making telephone sales calls to high school kids.
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Maj John Bell
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There are, or were obligatory "Troop welfare" classes when I was in that drove me nuts. Not all of these classes were a waste of time, but a lot were. These types of classes were defensive shields so that we (I include myself) as leaders could say I'm concerned, and I care, and I tried to stop stupid conduct. No 2ndLt Benotz ever stopped acting like an idiot because of "safe Driving" or "Responsible Drinking" classes. If you (a junior leader) want to stop stupid conduct, do your homework as a leader. Get to appropriately know your troops. When they trust you, you'll find out who's acting up. Then you or someone in the chain-of-command can address it in a discreet meaningful way. It just takes more work. That's what we're paid for.
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SGT Robert Deem
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Maj John Bell Truth. No amount of classroom training will ever replace knowing the people who work for you and leading by example.
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I have yet to be impressed with the MRT modules, regardless of the instructor.
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SGT(P) Analyst
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I've had some good MRT courses. It's helps if you take the direction of the content and shape it with the classroom's thoughts.

I hope to become MRT certified as I progress in the ranks, it's an additional duty that speaks to me.
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SFC Vet Technician
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I am glad that you are getting something out of it SGT(P) (Join to see) . Perhaps my disappointment stems from how it has been treated in my reserve units so far. Kind of a check-the-block.
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MAJ Nurse
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Can I get an Amen?
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SSG Platoon Sergeant
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That's cause you've never had my MRT classes
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