Importance Of Mission Readiness

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“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future” (Kennedy, 1963). As defined by the U.S. Army, “mission is to fight and win our Nation’s wars by providing prompt, sustained land dominance across the full range of military operations and of conflict in support of combatant commanders” (, 2018). In order to fight and win our Nation’s wars, it begins with mission readiness. Once Soldiers join the military, its general purpose is to provide Soldiers who are fully capable of completing the military’s mission. Mission readiness doesn’t only apply to training, but also incorporates medical readiness and physical fitness. Individual Soldiers can be affected if they are not…show more content…
Training is the most important thing Soldiers, Units, Battalions, and the Army can do in order to prepare for operations. The Army has a focus to train to win, which provides forces to conduct unified land operations and fulfill mission readiness. According to FM 7-0, “the Army does this by conducting tough, realistic, and challenging training. Unit and individual training occurs all the time—at home station, at combat training centers, and while deployed.” Training centers such as The National Training Center and the Joint Readiness Training Center provide Units with realistic exercises in order to prepare them for their missions. For example, Units go to those training centers in order to become more proficient in their mission readiness. At these training centers, Units become more proficient through different training missions, completing different tasks based on their Units’ standard operating procedures. For example, Platoons or Company’s conduct different movements in order to become more proficient in their ability to adapt to different situations. Outside of going to training centers, leaders have multiple resources that they could utilize in order to ensure their Soldiers are trained and proficient. As far as Combat Engineers, there are multiple schools they can attend, such as, Sapper Leader Course and Engineer Explosive Ordnance Clearance Agent Course (EEOCA). Other than those two Engineer Courses, there are also other training schools that provide different military occupational specialties with the resources to become more proficient and to increase their mission readiness. Soldiers advancing to the ranks of Sergeant have Basic Leaders Course (BLC), Sergeants advancing to the rank of Staff Sergeant have Advanced Leaders Course (ALC), and Staff Sergeants advancing to the rank of Sergeant First Class have Senior Leader Course (SLC). All of those

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