Posted on Feb 21, 2017
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I've been tasked with developing a new training plan for our BN based upon the upcoming SRM model. Outside of a couple Powerpoints I haven't seen a lot of detail on what it's supposed to look like or what our actual requirements will be. Understanding that it's an unofficial version subject to change, does anyone have a draft of the new AR 525-29 covering SRM they would be willing to share?
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1SG Jason Hastings
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The Combined Arms Center publication, "Leader's Guide to Objective Assessment of Training Proficiency" (Objective-T), is currently being staffed. It is "scheduled" to be released near the end of March and should be helpful for you. In the meantime, go to the Army Training Network (ATN) website and click on the Unit Training Management tab. There are also other helpful links on ATN to things like DTMS, CATS, METL, etc.
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LTC Multifunctional Logistician
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Depends on your position and type of unit. Here is my 2 cents: Throw that powerpoint in the trash can and get a copy of your Division and BCT Yearly Training Plan or Guidance.
Then get a calendar and start to cross out all non available training days, holidays and weekends. (put a note down to research Div policy on weekend training and memorandum required to request the weekend training and comp day plan). You will notice now you have about 15- 18 training days per month. That is your white space. Now read in the Div/BCT YTG if there are specific requirements for SGT Time Trng, Low Density MOS Trng, etc and put that on your calendar. If the subordinate units get to request their own field time then put that in dash lines so they know tentative dates.
Now add in all small arms proficiency ranges, all 350-1 Mandatory Training. After that, look at the white space again. Not a lot left. But, its that white space that you will develop all your BN METs from crawl, walk, run.

As a Training Officer, I would also review all SOPs, Battle Drills, CCIRs, Daily Battle Rhythms, Staff Battle Drills and SOPs. After that look up when you will conduct formal and informal evaluations for your Command Inspection Program. Being in the 3 shop is a good gig and the fun never stops, best of luck.
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Sir,

We're a forward deployed ARNG IN BN if that helps provide context. The issue I'm currently facing is that the BDE Training Guidance dictates we will use this new system, despite the doctrine governing it not being published yet. BDE's plan is vague at best and also not directly applicable. We're in our available year, so we have units going all over the globe. I'm currently deployed to the Horn of Africa.

Some of the big changes with SRM and OBJ-T are that METLs are now dictated by HQDA and there are specific requirements for a unit to be a T, P, or U. For example. for an Infantry unit to be a "T" their LFX must be conducted at night. A day LFX will at most qualify your unit for a "P." It takes some of the ambiguity out of METL Assessments and forces Commander's to paint an accurate picture. However, without knowing the details of these Metrics, it's hard for me to advise my BN CDR on the must-haves for our upcoming training year. All of this should've been completed a long time ago, however my position was vacant for nearly a year which is forcing me to play catch-up.
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LTC Multifunctional Logistician
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MAJ (Join to see) - do you have access to the ATN, Army Training Network. The new OBJ- T does not go in effect until October. Look at your CATs in ATN and see if it has been populated.
I'll ask an Infantry CDR how they are working on this as well.
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1stSgt Eugene Harless
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Sort of reminds me what the USMC units went through for the UDP to Okinawa and "floats" it was typically a 6 month deployment, with 18 months between, Upon return to CONUS the Unit would loose upwards of 50% of its personnel due to EAS and transfers, as well as some of the equiptment if needed for the units building up. After 6 months things would become somewhat stable and we would get a lot of brand new Enlisted and Jr officers. At a year out (6 months before deployment) we would be filled up to at least 95% and start training up. By 3 months out we would be "locked in" as far as personnel and be finishing up individual (rifle range, PFT, Gas Chamber) and unit training. by a month out all gear and uniforms and equipment would be ready and the last adminstrative tasks would be done for block leave.
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