ADP 7-0 Training now available

By Training Management Directorate, Combined Arms Center-TrainingApril 30, 2024 (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

The Army’s Newest Army Doctrine Publication, ADP 7-0 Training, was released April 29, 2024. Training doctrine expressed in the updated ADP and FM 7-0 Training, published in June of 2021, now align. This update supersedes the previous ADP 7-0 Training that was published in July 2019.

ADP 7-0 establishes the concepts and principles of training and introduces training processes that are further expanded on in FM 7-0 – this gives Army leaders a common framework to train Soldiers and units effectively for operational employment.

Chapter 1 of the new ADP 7-0 addresses the training challenge of multidomain operations, introduces the fundamentals of training, and establishes the three elements of unit training proficiency: mission-essential task proficiency, weapon qualification, and collective live-fire task proficiency.

Chapter 2 describes responsibilities of not only unit commanders, but also the duties of other senior leaders who have direct involvement in ensuring that training is well-planned, resourced, evaluated, and effective. It emphasizes the roles that all leaders, including senior NCOs, have in the training process and describes the importance of using unit training to develop leaders. Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 both include emphasis on the importance of the NCO role in training – particularly with individual, crew, and small team tasks.

Chapter 3 discusses the nine Principles of Training that also appear in FM 7-0. One of those principals, Fight to Train, is a fairly new principle that was introduced in 2021’s FM 7-0. The principal describes the unit commander’s duty to shield the unit from distractions and protect training. Higher echelon commanders have the responsibility to defend their subordinate units’ approved training from unpredicted requirements and to underwrite risks to lower priority missions.

Chapter 4 of the update provides an overview of training management. The use of the Training Management Cycle is a major change from training doctrine in the previous ADP 7-0, which used the Army Operations Process. Training management is the process that unit commanders use to prioritize, plan, prepare, execute, evaluate, and assess unit training. It is a continuous and commander-driven process that starts with the unit commander establishing unit training priorities.

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The Training Management Cycle

The Training Management Cycle is the core framework of Training Management. Planning and preparation in the Training Management Cycle is where the unit aligns training prioritized mission-essential tasks, weapons qualification, and collective live fire tasks with resources over time. Planning horizons used for planning and preparation are long-range, mid-range, and short-range. Execution is the phase when training is conducted, and commander’s training guidance is implemented. Unit leaders, not just commanders, must be present and engaged to provide ongoing guidance and direction during execution of training. Evaluation should be against standards set in Training and Evaluation Outlines. Commanders assess training proficiency of their units. Units achieve training proficiency through training prioritized mission-essential tasks, weapons qualification, and collective live fire tasks.

You can find ADP 7-0 and FM 7-0 on the Army Training Network (ATN) at or by searching the Army Publishing Directorate at

Training Management Directorate, part of the Combined Arms Center-Training at Fort Leavenworth, is the Army’s Training Management Proponent. As such, TMD develops Army training doctrine for publication, administers the Army Training Network (ATN), and maintains the Army Training Management System (ATMS).

ADP 7-0 (Training), FM 7-0 (Training), the Platoon Leader's Guide to Training Management, the Small Unit Leader Tool, the Digital Job Book, and much more can be found on the ATN Webpage at

The ATMS help desk answers questions on the Digital Training Management System (DTMS) and other unit training management topics. You can reach the ATMS Help Desk by phone, chat, or email. Call toll-free at (877) 241-0347, at (913) 684-2700, or at DSN 552-2700. The Help Desk is manned on weekdays from 0500 to 1800 (Central Time). Voicemail is available after hours. Email routine questions or non-urgent issues to For Chat, use the Help Desk Chat Link on ATN.