Skill Level 2 Training Plan
The Dallas City Troop trains in military skills of a basic nature and as a light infantry unit. This training schedule reflects the need for members with soldier level experience to acquire military skills as a unit NCO, while the unit trains to achieve a level of teamwork necessary to accomplish the various missions the Troop may be called upon to undertake. The training plan is based on 12 exercises to acquire the necessary skills as a Non Commissioned Officer of the DCT. In theory, training begins in January with period 1, and concludes in December with period 12. This allows for indoor training during periods of cold weather, and less strenous training during the hottest part of the year.
Training Period 1
- FM 1-04.10
- FM 7-21.13
- TM 9-1005-319-10
This training period introduces the Student to his obligations and duties of the NCO. He is instructed in the principles of the laws and customs of warfare and his duty to enforce them. The role of the NCO in conducting individual training and inspections are explained, and the NCO is tasked with planning and preparation of the same. Finally, the supervision of maintenance principles of the individual weapons and wquipment are taught so that the Trooper can perform the proper care of their weapons and wquipment.
Training Period 2
This training period teaches the fundamentals of individual counseling and motivation. The principles of military leadership are presented and discussed in relation of their use in a unit composed entirely of volunteers.
Training Period 3
This training period has the student teach the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship, including the battlesight zero, and range operation procedures, to include practice qualification and record fire.
Training Period 4
- FM 3-21.8
- FM 5-103
This training covers the two man fighting position, range card, movement techniques, and the buddy concept.
Training Period 5
The individual Trooper is taught how to function as part of a fire team and squad. Team and squad movement formations are taught, to include actions on contact. Team and squad movement techniques and associated decision critera are part of this instruction.
Training Period 6
This training period is focused on patroling and patrol actions, to include the ambush, recon, and raid.
Training Period 7
This section teaches establishing a defensive postion, clearing fields of fire, obstacle use, and the principles of mine warfare. Included in this section of training are the use of mines as restricted in current treaties.
Training Period 8
- DCT SOP
- FM 3-34.2
This trianing period stresses the use of the unit SOP and operation plans, including the unit transition from peace to crisis.
Training Period 9
This training period is focused on incorporating the logistics SOP into operations, Continous operations to include bivouac and passive air defense measures.
Training Period 10
- FM 3-05.70
- FM 3-06
- FM 3-25.150
This training period is focused on urban warfare and close quarters actions. Additional training material on survival, evasion, and escape.
Training Period 11
- FM 3-21.08
- FM 5-102
- TC 21-3
This training period teaches the use of obstacles and the obstacle plan. Incorporating crew served weapons into the defense is presented, and the considerations required in cold weather operations.
Training Period 12
- FM 3-90
- FM 4-21.11
This training period completes the individual skills of first aid /combat lifesaver, call for fire principles, vehicle ID, and TO&E military organizations.
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