Army Development and Training

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Successful organizations increase productivity, efficiency and reach their goals by developing their most important resource, its employees. Training is a primary function of human resources management that develops employees by giving them the required tools and knowledge to meet future challenges. The United States military faces the same challenges of any civilian organization such as meeting the objectives within established timelines, budget constraints and a fixed amount of resources. To meet the organizational objectives the military needs to develop and retain employees capable of completing their mission. An organizations training needs continually change as technology upgrades expand the roles and responsibilities of an individual employee. Changes to the training program are constantly evolving to meet the demand for increased employee skills. The first step to developing a training program is to identify the training needs of the organization so that a program can be designed and implemented to meet those needs.

The military has tailored a training program designed to satisfy today's training needs and prepare the organization to meet tomorrow's challenges.

Needs AssessmentWith new equipment and resources added into the growing military, training has become a large concern and changing entity. Each branch of the military has added new airplanes, ground equipment, weapons, procedures, and Rules of Engagement (ROE) along with many other items that require proper training and evaluation techniques. "In 1992, the Chief of Staff of the Army, General Gordon Sullivan, stated the above environmental integration objective as part of the Army's Environmental Strategy. If TRADOC is successful in obtaining the objective, a soldier will respond to environmental issues as routine operations because it will be integrated into the way he thinks, the way he is trained, and the way he operates or fights" (Global Security, 2008). Though this statement was taken over 15 years ago, it...