Lane Training Exercise (LTX)
A Lane Training Exercise (LTX) is the execution phase of the lane training process. It is an exercise used to train company-size and smaller units on one or more collective tasks (and prerequisite soldier and leader individual tasks and battle drills) supporting a unit's METL; however, it usually focuses on one primary task. An LTX consists of assembly area (AA), rehearsal, lane execution, after-action review (AAR), and retraining activities which culminate the lane training process. An LTX is an STX conducted using lane training principles and techniques.
An LTX usually is a mini-STX [Situational Training Exercise]; it focuses on fewer collective tasks to enhance training efficiency. It has no freeplay. Its primary purpose is training, especially the development of task proficiency.
Lane training is a process for training company-size and smaller units on collective tasks (and prerequisite soldier and leader individual tasks and battle drills) supporting a unit's METL. The process consists of planning, execution, and assessment phases. The execution phase is a battle-focused LTX.
Training today's Army demands a battle-focused, structured, and innovative training process which maximizes availability of training time by orienting on specific tasks derived from a unit's METL. Lane training satisfies this need for team, squad, section, platoon, or company training. It simulates battle conditions to train soldiers, staffs, leaders, and units in their wartime missions while helping them develop, maintain, and enhance their tactical proficiency and technical competence.
Lane training is a systematic, battle-focused, performance-oriented training process used to plan, execute, and assess unit training to achieve maximum training results with limited time and resources. The rigor of the lane training process enables units to quickly and efficiently attain proficiency in tactical and technical tasks while training in a simulated military operation's environment (e.g., war, peace operations, humanitarian assistance, and operations in aid of civil authorities). It enables training to be effectively structured, administered, supported, and assessed by limiting the number of tasks, time, terrain, facilities, or other resources involved. Lane training provides a path to mission proficiency.
The primary purpose for lane training is training; i.e., to develop, maintain, regain, or enhance proficiency for METL-driven soldier and leader individual tasks, collective tasks, and battle drills.
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