TOPIC: Pre-Deployment Training.

DISCUSSION: Training of U.S. Army soldiers participating in these missions include training to prepare and sustain the force in the performance of its mission. Pre-deployment training covers subjects that pertain to mission accomplishment. It is given at home station and includes training in both individual and collective tasks tailored to meet the needs of the units identified to support the mission. During this period of training, it is essential that all personnel who will participate in the mission are available for the training.

LESSON(s): Suggested training requirements include the following individual and collective tasks.


  • Marksmanship
  • Customs and Basic Language Phrases
  • Survival Skills (including actions if kidnapped)
  • Observation and Reporting Procedures
  • Vehicle, Aircraft, Water Craft, Weapon, Uniform, and Insignia Identification
  • Field Sanitation
  • Rules of Engagement (ROE)
  • Safety (Integrated Training)
  • Stress Management
  • Identification of Mines and Handling Procedures
  • First Aid and Evacuation Procedures
  • Terrorism Prevention Skills
  • Reaction to Hostage Situations
  • Physical Security (Prevention of Pilferage and Theft)
  • Land Navigation/Range Estimation
  • Handling of Detainees
  • RTO Procedures


  • OP/CP Operations (Observe and Report)
  • UN Reporting Formats
  • Slingload Operations
  • Mounted and Dismounted Patrolling
  • TOC Operations
  • Patrolling in Urban Terrain
  • Combat Lifesaver
  • Field Sanitation Specialist
  • Generator Operator
  • Vehicle Operator
  • Mail Handler

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Situational Training Considerations

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