ACU Summary of Changes

October 8, 2016 |

Soldiers are authorized to mix and match T-shirts, belts, and boots with either the Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern or the Operational Camouflage Pattern during the transition period – expected to run through Oct. 1, 2019. To further ease the change, Soldiers, who already have Flame Resistant ACUs in the Operational Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern, will be authorized to wear them during the transition. the Army officially announced that OCP uniforms would be available in US Army clothing sale stores 1 July, 2015. They also released these slides which detail how the uniforms are to be worn. The information is in line with the draft ALARACT we recently spoke about except they’ve relented on headgear for the OCP variants which can now be worn with the MultiCam or Scorpion versions. You really need to go back and read the draft ALARACT story if you want to get in the weeds…    read more 

active listening for leaders

Active Listening

February 8, 2015 |

Listening is one of the most important skills you can have. How well you listen has a major impact on your job effectiveness, and on the quality of your relationships with others. site designed around Women Soldiers

February 22, 2014 |

  Military is the one-stop shop of free army training resources that include PowerPoint classes, DA Forms, Counseling statement examples, NCOER Comments, OPORD examples and a leader’s book example, and is now a one-of-a kind site that highlights Women in the Military. Created by the Dan Elder, webmaster of the companion site site, he explained that he “wanted to design a web theme that a a central theme depicts women service members front and center, while demonstrating their contributions performing the mainstream activities that soldiers do.” Using images from the Army’s own image gallery and SHARP news releases, Elder, a 26-year Army Veteran and long-time creator of online content for soldiers, explained his belief that the more we expose the predominant gender to competent and confident women in charge or doing the same things they do, the more likely we are to in their minds put women on a…    read more 

List of 2015 Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills

November 24, 2013 |

Over at PPTClasses they have a handy listing of the 2012 Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, with links to powerpoint classes and/or task checklists, this is the Skill Level 1 listing by task number. This is the list in effect for 2015, it was last published in 2012 and has not been updated since. You can verify the list at the Central Army Registry in their listing of AWT SL1: Army Warrior Training (AWT) 2012 Skill Level 1 to verify the listing is current and up-to-date if you want to check their work. This is a great way to pick out a task for STT or AWT in advance, then find a corresponding powerpoint class to go along with it. Note some are protected and are best mot made available in the public even though they are a protected site, a few of those tasks we probably dont need easy access to….    read more