In preparation for combat training, a company commander’s effective tool might be as simple as a shovel. At major training centers across the Army, leaders are advised to prepare by incorporating both foundational tactics like proper digging and advanced technologies such as drone usage. Key trainers at these centers emphasize the need for discipline, standards, and planning, both with traditional approaches and the integration of modern tech tools.
- Company commanders are advised to do thorough home station preparation and have their soldiers engage in digging and groundwork.
- While discipline and standards remain paramount, commanders need to be prepared for high-tech threats, such as drones and electronic warfare targeting communication devices.
- Effective use of drones can provide an advantage, offering both quick reconnaissance and meeting intelligence requirements from headquarters.
- Tactical planning has been emphasized, especially around convoy operations, to counter threats from opposition forces and maximizing the efficiency of fire missions.
- Maintenance remains crucial; the state of equipment and vehicles at the beginning of training is indicative of its condition throughout the session.