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Army Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division react to sniper fire in the mock town of Medina Wasl during training at Fort Stewart, Ga., March 3, 2007. (Army photo by Staff Sgt. Alfred Johnson)

The Army is reintroducing the Training Management Cycle – which identifies training requirements through planning and preparation, execution, and evaluation and assessment. The process is spelled out in the new field manual, which as released June 14. The service stated that the manual – FM-7-0, is written in language that soldiers of all levels can understand and use.

Senior leaders and non-commissioned officers will play key roles in the training process, bearing the responsibility of developing and publishing the guidance necessary to enable soldiers to meet training requirements.

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Commanders still are responsible for primary training of their troops. Non-commissioned officers are to provide input regarding the development of training guidance, prioritization of tasks, and development of training schedules. Each leader is responsible for devoting sufficient time in training their subordinates.

The new manual reflects lessons learned, current needs and future operational requirements, the Army stated.