Today’s Soldier understands the critical importance of individual physical readiness. This is especially true for RC Soldiers whose collective training periods are spread throughout the training year. Reserve component units must meet the challenge of physical readiness for mission performance often with less collective training time than regular Army units; therefore, it is critical for RC commanders to apply the Army training management process.
Using this process, the commander can systematically manage time and resources to meet training objectives through purposeful training activities. He also uses the process to identify training requirements and subsequently plan, prepare, execute, and assess all training. The Army’s training management model provides the framework for commanders to achieve proficiency in their unit’s mission-essential task list (METL). The unit METL drives training.