Presentation on theme: "AUSA Conference 2009 Training for Full Spectrum Operations"— Presentation transcript:
1 AUSA Conference 2009 Training for Full Spectrum Operations LTG Thomas G. MillerLTG Mark P. HertlingMG James L. Huggins, Jr.COL (P) Paul Funk IICOL Mark McKnight
2 Agenda MG James L. Huggins, Jr. LTG Thomas G. Miller Commanding General, First ArmyMG James L. Huggins, Jr.Director of Readiness andMobilization, ODCS, G3/5/7, US ArmyCOL (P) Paul Funk IICommander, CAC-TCOL Mark McKnightCommander, BCTPLTG Mark P. HertlingTraining and Executing DCG,Initial Military Training, TRADOCIntroductionReadiness Reporting UpdateIntegrated Training Environment (ITE)Progression Towards BCTP Full Spectrum ExercisesFSO in combat from a DIV CG perspective
3 Training for Full Spectrum Operations (Under Revision)SPECTRUM OF CONFLICTIncreasing ViolenceOffenseDefenseStabilityFULL SPECTRUM OPERATIONSOPERATIONAL THEMESStablePeaceGeneralWarInsurgencyUnstableOur new FM 3.0 Operations, FEB 2008, and FM 7.0 Training for Full Spectrum Operations, DEC 2008, are synchronizedTraining Management model was changed to mirror the operations model to plan, prepare, and execute, with continuous assessment.FM 7.0 will be updated this FY: Proposed changes will:Remove the Aim Point construct because it restricts training too muchThe operational environment is never as clean as the model showsUnits will have only FSO METL, training focus adjusted for mission environment/conditionsThe CMETL / DMETL construct is locking us into the increasingly irrelevant "either conventional or irregular warfare" debate. This should not hinder our ability to implement full-spectrum operationsArmy Training Network (ATN) serves FSO training management needs with a database of training solutions, Digital Training Management System (DTMS), virtual links to FM 7-0 and VFM 7-1, and Training NewsFSO is offense, defense, and stability ops (or civil support ops in CONUS and the territories)These tasks can, and usually do, occur simultaneouslyThe idea of phase IV stability operations is gone and doctrine reflects that offense, defense, and stability operations are present in all operationsFSO occurs anywhere along the spectrum of conflict, in any operational theme or combination of operational themes. The level of effort in each type of op changesFSO occurs across the spectrum, with any combination of operations – the level of effort in each operation varies
4 How We Train - Tomorrow FSO METL Training CSA: “We need to leverage the combat experience of our Army…We can and must train differently than we did before 9/11”Do a few key tasks very wellTrain smart and balance with the need to rest a seasoned forceDecentralize and reduce training overhead at home stationMaximize use of mobile training teams and distributed learningCommanders agree on how FSO METL is trained, on conditions, and risks associated with not training on tasksFSO METL TrainingWe have been conducting FSO for a long time. How we train FSO is new.CSA Guidance: We need to leverage the combat experience of our Army and think about what that means as we develop our training plans…We can and must train differently than we did before 9/11 to gain the most value out of every training opportunity.Do a few key tasks very well rather than checking the block on a "laundry list.”Train smart and balance training and education requirements with the need to rest a seasoned force.Decentralize and reduce training overhead at home station, and take advantage of the CTCsMaximize use of mobile training teams and distributed learningWhen CSA’s guidance is implemented (FY 2010?), non-deployed commanders, in dialogue with their superior commander, will determine the FSO METL supporting tasks and the operational environment on which they will train in their ARFORGEN cycle.Commander to Commander Dialogue is key to the continuous process of developing training plansCommanders must focus their training by agreeing on how FSO METL supporting tasks will be trained, on the conditions for training, and on the risks associated with not training on specific tasks or operational themes.Units will have only FSO METL, because there will always be some element of offense, defense, and Stability Ops in every operation.CMETL had become associated with MCODMETL associated with IWFSO METL encompasses the idea that there will be elements of offense, defense, stability operations in every operationCommanders with 18 months or less of dwell (RC 36 months) should focus their training and report their readiness for full spectrum operations in their deployed mission environment.Commanders with more than 18 months of dwell will be assigned an operational environment for training and reporting their full spectrum readiness by the ASCC Commander until 9 months prior to deployment when ,the deployed mission environment will become the basis for training and readiness reporting.Our challenge is to set the conditions to train FSO at home station and the CTCs in more than a COIN/IW environment--i.e., anywhere along the spectrum.Initially focus onSTD FSO METLAt LAD - 9 months deployed mission environmentMaintain focuson FSO METLfor deployedenvironmentDwell less than18 monthsDwell more than18 monthsOur challenge is to set conditions to train FSO, anywhere along the spectrum, at home station and CTCs
5 Reserve Component Full Spectrum Training Challenges Manning shortfalls/turbulenceAvailable timeTraining enablersEquipping/Training setsAbility to achieve aggregate collective proficiencyComplexitiesVaried mission setsFull Spectrum OperationsNon-Standard (SECFOR)Homeland Security (CCMRF)State missionsReserve Component ARFORGEN CYCLE 1:4Train/Ready 1ResetTrain/Ready 2Train/Ready 3AvailableReconstitutionFamily TimeEquipment & Personnel ResetIndividual & Crew TrainingNew Equipment TrainingBattle Command and Staff TrainingPlatoon Maneuver and BCT Staff ProficiencyBWFX/LTPCompany and BCT Staff ProficiencyPost MOB TrainingMRE CTCAssume MissionSustain CapabilityComplexities: Some Governors/NORTHCOM need their RC units for military support to civil authorities (hurricanes, floods, wildfires or CCMRF), limits flexibility to train the full range of FSO METLAvailable Time: RC Training Year is about 39 days of training, most of which is individual or mandatory yearly training requirementsRequire implementation strategy for Reserve ComponentsRC ARFORGEN 1:4 (even 1:5) provides limited opportunity for multiple iterations of collective training in the Train/Ready pool.Manning Shortfalls/turbulence impacts collective training in the Train/Ready pool.Battle handover from CEF to DEF in the Available pool is impractical for the RCNOS may be the decision point for single tracking of conditions/environment for FSO METLNOSYear 2Year 1Year 3Year 4AvailableRequires implementation concepts for Reserve Components
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