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State of the Infantry. BG Bryan Owens COMMANDANT U.S. ARMY INFANTRY SCHOOL CHIEF OF INFANTRY. Outline. Mission Adaptive Learning Environment Career Timelines Mobile Training Teams Infantry Force Concerns Communication/Connection. USAIS Mission.

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State of the

Infantry

BG Bryan Owens

COMMANDANT U.S. ARMY INFANTRY SCHOOL

CHIEF OF INFANTRY

slide2

Outline

Mission

Adaptive Learning Environment

Career Timelines

Mobile Training Teams

Infantry Force Concerns

Communication/Connection

slide3

USAIS Mission

The USAIS trains and develops Soldiers and Leaders in Infantry war fighting skills who embody Warrior Ethos in support of our Army at war

building and training warriors
Building and Training Warriors
  • Initial Military Training
    • 10 week Basic Combat Training
    • 14 week Infantry One-Station Unit Training (OSUT)
    • 12 week Officer Candidate School
    • 16 week Infantry Basic Officer Leadership Course
  • Leadership Development and Combat Skills Training
    • Train Infantry NCOs, Lieutenants, Captains and Battalion/Brigade Commanders
    • Provide Combat Skills Training in Support of Unit ARFORGEN Requirements
    • Mobile Training Teams that Train Soldiers

at Home Station and World-Wide

  • OUTCOME: Agile and Adaptive Combat Ready Soldiers and Leaders
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Creating An Adaptive Learning Environment

FROM THIS…

TO THIS…

  • Implemented combatives throughout the entire 14-week cycle
  • Implemented a new Marksmanship strategy
  • Training culminates in the Combat Field Fire
  • Implemented Physical Readiness Training
  • Soldiers complete the Global Assessment Tool prior to graduating as part of the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program
  • Hand to Hand
  • Combatives
  • Marksmanship
  • Combat Field Fire
  • Physical Training
  • Physical Readiness Training
slide6

Creating An Interactive Learning Environment

FROM THIS…

TO THIS…

  • Large classrooms
  • POI Driven
  • Power Point Slides
  • Instructor Focused
  • Small Group
  • Outcome based training
  • Virtual, constructive, gaming
  • Student Focused
applying the army learning concept
Applying The Army Learning Concept
  • Brick and Mortar (Power Point)
  • Maneuver Captains Career Course
    • Principles of Reconnaissance
    • 52 Slides
  • Combatives
    • Combatives Level I handbook (13 pages)
  • One Station Unit Training (OSUT
    • Fundamentals of Basic Rifle Marksmanship
    • ~1.5 to 2 hr powerpoint presentation
  • Live, Virtual, Constructive & Gaming
  • Maneuver Captains Career Course
    • VBS2 scenario created
    • Allows instructor to discuss principles with video reinforcement
  • Combatives
    • Modern Army Combatives Video
    • Provides demonstration with visual and explanation to better prepare prior to execution
  • One Station Unit Training (OSUT
    • Video read-ahead to prepare students
    • Provides demonstrations on key components of BRM
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USAIS Mobile Training Teams

BFV MASTER GUNNER (M2A3)

BFV SYS MASTER GUNNER ASIJ3

COMBATIVES LEVEL 3

COMBATIVES LEVEL 4

INFANTRY MORTAR LEADER

JUMPMASTER

MECHANIZED LEADER (M2A2/ODS)

MECHANIZED LEADER (M2A3)

PATHFINDER

RSLC

SMALL UAS (RAVEN) OPERATOR

SMALL UAS (RAVEN B) MAST TRAINER

  • SNIPER
  • INFANTRYMAN ALC
  • INDIRECT FIRE INFANTRYMAN ALC
  • LONG RANGE MARKSMAN
  • SHORT RANGE MARKSMANSHIP (GWOT)
  • SMALL ARMS WEAPONS AND OPTICS (GWOT)
  • JAVELIN TRAIN THE TRAINER (Ph3)
  • HEAVY WEAPONS LEADER

SNIPER EMPLOYMENT LEADER

SBCT TRANSITION

SBCT MASTER TRAINER

SBCT LEADER

(Availability of courses in Blue reduced due to TNG LD reductions)

(Courses in Red no longer offered after 1 Aug)

MTT Priority nested with ARFORGEN

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BASELINE INFANTRY CAREER TIMELINES

Unit ARFORGEN

1:2 Dwell

Unit ARFORGEN

1:2 Dwell

Unit ARFORGEN

1:2 Dwell

Unit ARFORGEN

1:2 Dwell

Broadening

Assignment

Broadening

Assignment

Unit ARFORGEN

1:2 Dwell

Unit ARFORGEN

1:2 Dwell

15

1

4

5

8

12

21

22

25

18

11

B

O

L

C

B

SSC

CCC

Broadening

Assignment

ILE

Broadening

Assignment

CMD 18-30

CMD 18-30

KD 12-24

KD 12-27

KD 12-24

JIMM Assignment

JIMM Assignment

Functional

Area

Assignment

Functional

Area

Assignment

PCC

PCC

Unit ARFORGEN

1:2 Dwell

Unit ARFORGEN

1:2 Dwell

Unit ARFORGEN

1:2 Dwell

Unit ARFORGEN

1:2 Dwell

Unit ARFORGEN

1:2 Dwell

Basic Branch

Competency

~ 22 yrs

~ 10 yrs

~ 16 yrs

~ 4 yrs

MCCC

ILE

SSSC

15

1

4

8

21

22

25

18

11

SMA

OSUT

WLC

ALC

SLC

Basic Branch

Competency

  • PME is Relevant and Important: Bottom line…send your Leaders to
  • school. By keeping them in your formation, you may hurt their timeline and
  • impact their options.

WLC

ALC

SLC

  • OUTCOME: Predictable, Sustainable, and aligned with ARFORGEN
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Infantry Force Concerns

  • Training management , supply discipline & maintenance management
  • Stress on the Force (Suicide)
  • SSG (E6) Master Gunner, Sniper, Ranger, fill rates are below 50% of authorizations
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Ranger Issues

  • Ability to fill Ranger Coded positions with Ranger qualified NCOs reduced by 50% since 2000
  • Ability to man RTB is significantly impacted
  • Ranger Slots Available

Need Ranger qualified NCOs

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Strategic Communications

  • USAIS Website
  • -- First Army installation to adopt DA CORE Format
  • -- 100K + visitors monthly
  • Warfighting Forum
  • -- IBCT forum
  • -- SBCT forum
  • Tip of the Bayonet e-Newsletter
  • -- Nearly 13k subscribers
  • Fort BenningFacebook
  • -- Nearly 30,000 fans since Jun 09
  • -- 300k views; 13k interactions since Jun 09
  • Fort Benning Photos
  • --1.8 million photo views from 9 June 09
  • --28k photos loaded to site
  • Infantry Senior Leader Newsletter
  • --emailed to 35k Infantry leaders
  • --Published every quarter

Contact info:

Office of the Chief of Infantry

35 Ridgway loop Suite 381

706-545-1115

Email: benn.ocoi.ocoiweb@conus.army.mil

OCOI