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Commander's Intent

To instill the skills, knowledge, and attributes required for Soldiers to contribute to their first units of assignment.

Key Tasks:
• Transform civilian volunteers into Soldiers
• Train to standard / Consistency of output
• Take care of Soldiers, families, and civilians
• Conduct Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and
  Prevention Program (SHARP), Hazing prevention, and
  Suicide prevention training
• Reduce leader indiscipline
• Emphasize “Soldier Athlete” (Physical Training,
  Musculoskeletal Action Team pilots, Soldier Fueling,
  Master Fitness Trainer Course).

Deputy Commanding General
for Initial Military Training

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Major General
Ross E. Ridge's Bio.

Command Sergeant Major
for Initial Military Training

Command Sergeant Major
Dennis J. Woods' Bio.

Initial Military Training (IMT)

Initial Military Training conducts Basic Combat Training, Advanced Individual Training, One Station Unit Training, Warrant Officer Basic, and the Basic Officer Leadership Course in order to transform civilian volunteers into Soldiers who can contribute to their first units of assignment.
Initial Military Training, a proud legacy of training and inspiring American Soldiers, committed to transforming volunteers, while at the same time providing the highest quality of life and care for our Soldiers, Families, and Civilians.
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Doctrine 2015: "Delivering Doctrine to the Point of Need"

Doctrine 2015

Clear, Concise, Current and Accessible

•   Provides the U.S. Army with a completely revised Army Doctrine Publications that are only 10-15 pages in length.
•   Doctrine 2015 will make these references available at the point of need through interactive media such as mobile applications.
•   Offers a "wiki" means of contributing to doctrine development.
•   Essential lessons learned from 10 yrs of persistent conflict.
•   Doctrine is more accessible to Soldiers.

To learn more on the latest efforts with U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s “doctrine surge,” click here

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