Joint Readiness Training Center
Forging the Warrior Spirit
Rigorous, Realistic, and Relevant
Welcome to the JRTC Operations Group AKO Knowledge management site. Over the past few years JRTC has built a reputation of partnering with the Rotational Training Unit (RTU) and helping you through your rotation. We (it is We with a capital W) consider ourselves part of your team. Gone are the days of only capturing what you did right and wrong and provided you feedback at the AAR. We understand in today's fast paced OPTEMPO units do not have the luxury to build and test their own TTPs; therefore, we build and collect the best practices and TTPs for you and pass them on. This AKO knowledge management site contains those best practices and TTPs for your use. Click the "Best Practices" link above, to find our Best Practices and Tactics Techniques and Procedures.
Our AKO knowledge management site is full of only the best practices. We only have one best practice for each area, which allows you to quickly Find what you need. After each rotation we review the potential best practices captured during each rotation and update our site, so visit it frequently to have the most up to date information. We look forward to partnering with you and your unit
- The Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) is the Army's premier combat training center. The JRTC is one of the three CTCs that conduct tough, realistic, multi-echelon, joint and combined arms training to train leaders to deal with complex situations; to create flexible, skilled Soldiers; and develop highly proficient, cohesive units capable of conducting operations across the full spectrum of conflict.
- Training rotations are focused on the Contemporary Operational Environment (COE) and Counterinsurgency (COIN) operations.
- Soldiers training against our opposing forces experience civilians on the battlefield, urban terrain and media. They come away from the exercise fully capable and prepared to handle situations that may arise in any theater of operations.
- We want a Soldier's worst day to be here and not in combat. We're teaching them how to think, to be alert, and observe enemy patterns and how to best exploit them.
- The JRTC is the place a BCT can train for war in a joint COE with all its personnel, equipment, and supporting Air Force and special operations forces.
- The training provided by JRTC has had a tremendous impact on the readiness of our special operations and conventional forces. We adapt JRTC training scenarios to meet commanders' intent and emerging training needs of the contemporary battlefield. Our scenarios are constantly evolving based on input from OIF and OEF theaters of operations.
- Observer, Coach, Trainer (OCT) help make JRTC training effective. The OCTs have a duty to the training unit and the Army to observe unit performance, control engagements and operations, teach doctrine, coach to improve unit performance, monitor safety and conduct professional after action reviews (AARs). OCTs are required to have successfully performed the duties of their counter-part. They constantly strive for personal and professional development and are well versed in current operational doctrine and tactics, techniques, and procedures.
- AARs provide immediate feedback for each element, from platoon through brigade task force. AARs provide impartial feedback that encourages interaction and discussion of unit strengths and weaknesses by all members of the unit. Every AAR orients on a specific mission and/or system, identifying good and bad trends, and provides units the opportunity to determine not only what their weaknesses are, but how to fix those weaknesses.
Last Updated: 12 Jun 2013
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