Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said the new manual will help achieve readiness, which is his No. 1 priority, according to the release.
"Training is the key task to improve our readiness," he said. "Realistic, hard, rigorous, repetitive training increases combat performance and reduces friendly casualties. Read, understand and use [the manual]."
"The field manual is the primary source for leaders - noncommissioned officers to division commanders - to find the information they need on how to conduct successful training," said Col. Steve York, director of the Training Management Directorate, which wrote the new manual. "It gives soldiers the ability to pick up a single-source document that tells them how to plan, prepare, execute and assess training events."
In the new FM, the old proficiency ratings have also been replaced. Instead of T (trained), P (needs practice) and U (untrained), the ratings are T (fully trained), T- (trained), P (practiced), P- (marginally practiced) and U (untrained).
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