VILECK, Germany (July 16, 2015) – The Combined Arms Training Center, or CATC, conducted its pilot Unit Training Management Leader Development Course, or UTMLDC, here, July 13-17.
This course was made to develop sergeants first class and above and future company commanders and battalion staff officers on doctrinal training management principles and applying those principles to the U.S. Army Europe training environment.
“This course is designed to get people to understand how to use developed databases like the Army Training Network and the Digital Training Management System to help plan their unit’s training,” said Tom Tracy, CATC chief of operations.
The course will be interactive and include a series of lectures and student-led practical exercises that will cover using the Mission Essential Task List, or METL, collective tasks development, crosswalk, unit training plans and training event planning using the 8-step troop leading procedures.
“This is new to me because I haven’t had a lot of training in this area being a supply sergeant, but this training is very important because I will be leaving here soon and I could just as easily be put in an operations position,” said Sgt. 1st Class Sharney Gilmore, the command training branch noncommissioned officer in charge at CATC.
When units effectively plan their training throughout the year it allows Soldiers to accomplish their mission and spend more time with their Families.
The UTMLDC is a 40-hour course, which will be offered four times a year by CATC.