History was made on Fort Benning Feb. 2, as the Henry A. Caro NCO Academy presented select cadre with the Army Instructor Badge for the first time here. In all, 37 NCOA instructors were presented with the badge, which is the first identification badge approved for wear since the Army Recruiter Badge in 1967.
Feedback from the field regarding the Army Drill Sergeant Academy’s change in August 2014 to Army Learning Model training is positive, said Sgt. Maj. Ed Roderiques, the academy’s deputy commandant. Army Learning Model is the informal name given to “The Army Learning Concept for 2015,” Pamphlet 525-8-2, published by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC, and intended for implementation Army-wide.
Gen. Hulusi Akar, commander of Turkish Land Forces, discusses U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s role and mission with Lt. Gen. Kevin Mangum, TRADOC deputy commanding general, during Akar’s visit to TRADOC headquarters Jan. 28. As the Turkish chief of staff of the Army counterpart, Akar also received an overview from the U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training and a briefing on the new Army Operating Concept. Discussions included the importance the U.S. Army places on officer and noncommissioned officer education systems. Akar also received a demonstration from TRADOC’s Training Brain Operations Center on how the organization uses intelligence and operations databases to replicate the complexity of the operating environment. This replication allows TBOC to provide support to pre-deployment exercises and realistic, high fidelity home-station training. (U.S. Army photo by Rodney E. Speed)
The Army Learning Management System delivers training materials to Soldiers at the point of need. Now ALMS is improving its capabilities to help Soldiers and training managers. Upgrades to the Army Learning Management System offers significant benefits. The system will be more intuitive, Soldiers will be able to personalize their homepage and test out of topics they’ve already mastered. Additionally, Soldiers will no longer have to print or report course completions; these will be done for them automatically.
WASHINGTON (Feb. 2, 2015) — Included within the $126.5 billion the Army has asked for in its fiscal 2016 base annual budget, is some $230 million for professional military education for Soldiers.
“You’ve always been just a Soldier. And you need to say that,” said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, relaying the advice given to him by retired Sgt. Maj. of the Army Robert E. Hall.