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Leader Training Brigade

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The Leader Training Brigade provides command and control of training development and training execution activities on behalf of the Commander, U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training and Deputy Commanding General – Initial Military Training. The brigade develops, refines and supports Initial Military Training across TRADOC through training development and leader education. The brigade serves as the proponent for BCT, the Drill Sergeant Program, IMT leader education and training, and Army physical readiness, and executes the Army master resilience and master resilience facilitator courses on behalf of the DAG1 Army Resilience Directorate.

The brigade consists of the Proponent Development and Integration Division, Quality Assurance Office, U.S. Army Master Resilience School, U.S. Army Physical Fitness School and Initial Military Training Leadership School, which includes the U.S. Army Student Detachment, and Task Force Marshall. The brigade provides administrative support to the U.S. Army Drill Sergeant Academy.


The Proponent Development and Integration Division performs as proponent manager for BCT, the Drill Sergeant Program and the AIT Platoon Sergeant Program. On behalf of the Leader Training Brigade commander, PDID manages training products for BCT, DS, AITPSG, IMT leader education and training, Army physical readiness training and Navy individual augmentee combat training programs of instruction and is responsible for documentation and audit trail maintenance of all training development and Training Requirements Analysis System documents under the Leader Training Brigade. PDID also coordinates staffing in support of new, improved, or modified lesson plans, training products and POIs. Finally, PDID manages the Digital Training Management System grade book for BCT.


The Quality Assurance Office executes the Army Quality Assurance Program for the Leader Training Brigade commander to ensure all activities in training and training development comply with Army Enterprise Accreditation Standards and TRADOC policies and standards for training product development. The office also provides support to Leader Training Brigade schools in designing education programs, process and training improvement, and Army Learning Model implementation.


The U.S. Army Master Resiliency School increases resilience and enhances performance across the force by teaching skills to Army leaders, who then establish resilience training programs at their commands, lead the training of the skills to the entire Army community (Soldiers, DA civilians, family members), and serve as resilience advisers to their commands. It is dynamic and interactive, with both large and small group training. Instructional programs introduce students to skills that increase their individual levels of resilience and their ability to perform optimally in any setting. The foundations for the skills come from positive psychology, cognitive psychology and performance psychology.

These skills have proven efficacy in contributing to the success of teams and leaders, families, students, executives and military personnel. Skills learned include emotion awareness and regulation, impulse control, putting it in perspective, effective communication, challenging negative beliefs, problem-solving and real-time resilience. Additionally, the course introduces several techniques proven successful by elite sports figures and athletes such as imagining success, goal setting and energy management. This school offers an 80-hour Level 1 resident course and a 40-hour Level II resident course.


The U.S. Army Physical Fitness School executes the Master Fitness Trainer Course, which trains unit leaders to assist commanders in developing physical readiness training programs to improve operational readiness and minimize injuries and to provide a certified master fitness trainer and adviser to commanders from company through division. The two-phase course consists of one week (46 hours) of distributed learning and two weeks (96 hours) of resident training conducted.

The Master Fitness Trainer Course trains selected NCOs and commissioned officers in all aspects of the Army’s physical readiness training system to perform as unit advisers on physical readiness issues and monitor unit and individual physical readiness programs. The instruction includes the science of exercise, physical fitness assessment, exercise training principles, exercise prescription, exercise leadership, and development of individual and unit physical readiness programs in accordance with current Army doctrine and regulations.


The Initial Military Training Leadership School provides mission command, education and training in support of transforming volunteers into officers and Soldiers for the U.S. Army while preparing leaders to effectively command in a complex world.

It is a learning organization committed to providing a path for leaders that promotes outcome-oriented instructional strategies that foster thinking and initiative and provide operational relevance with learning in action. The school teaches five courses: the TRADOC IMT Brigade and Battalion Pre-Command Course, TRADOC IMT Company Commander First Sergeant Course, Cadre Training Course, Support Cadre Training Course, and Installation Staff and Contractors Course.


The U.S. Army Student Detachment provides command, control and administrative support to students participating in all Advanced Civil Education programs, to include the Funded Legal Education Program, Degree Completion Program, Graduate and Doctorate Program, joint and international service schools, Training with Industry, active-duty green-to-gold option, fellowships and scholarships, and foreign area officers in-country training, totaling more than 2,000 Soldiers worldwide. The detachment’s priority is to receive and process students in an efficient and expedient manner. The detachment’s focus is to care for Soldiers and their families and assist in setting the conditions for successful tours of study.


Task Force Marshall is a battalion-sized training force made up of mobilized U.S. Army Reserve units from the 108th Division (Institutional Training), augmented by civilian contractors, to prepare Sailors through Navy Individual Augmentee Combat Training for deployment to various theaters of operation. Furthermore, TFM provides refresher training to Army retiree recalls and inactive ready reserve Soldiers.

In addition to the battalion staff, TFM has three companies that train Sailors for combat and a detachment that trains Soldiers in preparation to augment deploying units in support of ARFORGEN. TFM operates in the Camp McCrady Training Center.

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