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The Adlers are the CSS Observer/Controller Team at the Combat Maneuver Training Center (CMTC). They developed this Newsletter to highlight current trends and offer TTP to help you prepare for combat and contingency operations during Home Station training.

It is an informal way to share successful TTP derived from real situations that the BLUFOR experiences during peacekeeping and combat operations conducted at CMTC. These operations create the best training environment short of war. The CMTC experience truly tests the CSS unit's METL, while testing the mettle of the officers and soldiers of these outstanding units under rigorous, demanding conditions.

The tips that the Adlers share with you on these pages are not doctrine. They are suggestions derived from observations collected over many rotations. They are intended to simplify the way you conduct your CSS business. Take the time to review these field-tested TTP. Decide if these suggestions and recommendations apply to your unit. Incorporate the ones that do into your training plan.

It is no secret. The key to success is Home Station training that complies with the maneuver commander's guidance for logistical support. This implies clearly defined areas of responsibility and established standards of performance: define the standard, communicate it, train the standard, and then enforce the standard.

It is now up to you. Training is and always has been the key to successful accomplishment of the mission. Time is one of the most precious assets we have today. Use it wisely. Be creative and innovative in your training philosophy. Be imaginative in executing your training plan. Train the way you are going to fight. Even though the world is changing, the Army's mission remains constant: to remain ready to fight our nation's wars. So train wisely. Train to win.


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