Soldier runs obstacle course
A trainee from Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 79th Field Artillery Regiment, 434th Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Sill, OK, runs to their next obstacle after having just climbed over a wooden wall during an obstacle course while training in basic combat training (BCT) at Fort Sill on April 23, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Soldiers in BCT spent two weeks in quarantine while being monitors for flu-like symptoms as a precaution before continuing their training. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dustin D. Biven / 75th Field Artillery Brigade) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Dustin Biven) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas -- Everyone in the Army is a Soldier first and continues to find novel ways to train to win during the COVID-19 Pandemic. During this time of social distancing, Soldiers and Leaders are looking for effective tools that provide focused individual training. By using the quality training lessons plans and material on the Army Training Network (ATN), Soldiers and Leaders can tap into a ready resource, saving time for training that is typically used on preparation.

NCOs keep returning to the Basic Combat Training (BCT) page because of the time it saves them when researching and preparing for training, making it one of ATN’s top 10 most visited pages. The convenience of pre-packaged basic Soldier skill lesson plans in one location saves Sergeants valuable time that they can use to train their Soldiers. Because the Army is currently more focused on individual training due to the limitations associated with social distancing, finding effective, Soldier-focused, quality instruction materials is a must for our young NCOs. This page provides them a one-stop resource for training basic combat tasks.

Leaders can refresh their knowledge and use products from these pages to train their subordinates. While NCOs typically focus on the lesson plans written to train basic Soldier skills, (ie, Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), Tactical Training, CBRN, C-IED, Fighting Techniques, Guard Duty, Hand Grenades, Land Navigation, Communication, Move, and Marksmanship, etc), they also have access to helpful materials in the administrative areas.

Designed and written with Drill Sergeants and Instructors in mind, the over 19 lesson plan links contain a wealth of handy tools to assist young leaders. Some administrative lesson plan areas include: How to Conduct Basic Tactical Training/ Field Training; Drill and Ceremony; Physical and Mental Readiness Training; and POI Development.

These and other basic combat training lesson plans are available by visiting the Combined Arms Center – Training’s (CAC-T’s) Training Management Directorate (TMD) ATN webpage, your one-stop-shop for Army training at:

Regardless of rank or Military Occupational Skill (MOS), everyone in the Army is a Soldier first!