Maj. Gen. Richard Longo, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Initial Military Training deputy commanding general, made his second visit to Fort Leonard Wood, Aug. 18.
Longo's first visit, in July, was to review and approve a new program of instruction for all TRADOC schools, which includes Advanced Individual Training, Basic Officer Leader Course and Warrant Officer Basic Leader Course. The new program of instruction dramatically expands the amount of hazardous materials training that will take place within these schools, said Lt. Col. Thomas Duncan, 84th Chemical Battalion commander.
Longo's most recent visit, from Aug. 16 to18, allowed him to take some time to participate in a chemical training exercise at the Lt. Terry Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Facility to see exactly what the Soldiers are experiencing.
"We across TRADOC have been talking about this thing called the Army Learning Concept for many years, and we really don't understand it and how to implement it," Longo said.
"It's being implemented right here in this course because it is a learner centric course where the learner has to understand what is required of him or her and then execute under the supervision of somebody," he said.
"It's just a perfect example of what we are trying to accomplish all over TRADOC," Longo said.