Training institutes were once a common part of the US military, but the Pentagon is now looking to expand them.
In the US, the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps have all begun to train some of the country’s most skilled and experienced veterans in combatting improvised explosive devices.
But with the military’s current focus on rebuilding after an assault, the new trainings have sparked criticism of the way they are being managed.
What does training in the military look like?
The military’s core training program consists of six phases that can take up to eight weeks to complete.
The first phase is called basic training, which is a training in basic military skills.
This involves basic weapons training, and includes everything from basic rifle and pistol marksmanship to basic pistol handling.
The next phase, called Advanced Combat Training, or A-C, is a four-week program that includes advanced firearms and other skills.
This is the training that a veteran will receive in the final three months of basic training.
This is the next phase in which a veteran is trained to carry a weapon and conduct combat operations.
After that, Advanced Combat Development Training, also known as ACD, is for the first time where a veteran receives basic infantry combat training, with two or three rounds of ammunition per day.
The final three phases are called Advanced Individual Training, AIT, and Advanced Individual Operational Training, ATOIT.
All of these phases are designed to help a veteran train for a combat role.
“What’s really important is that we do a thorough, thorough job of preparing our veterans for their next deployment, so they are prepared to go to war,” said Mark DeFilippis, a veteran who served in the Army in Iraq and Afghanistan and now teaches at the U.S. Naval War College.
DeFilippias said that the current focus of the military is on getting veterans into combat roles.
“They need to know how to defend themselves, to use their weapons and to know what to do if they are in harm’s way,” he said.
“So we’re not seeing that in the training.”
But training institute employees say that their main concern is that their jobs will be impacted if their employer changes their plans.
“I don’t think it’s a good thing,” said Brian Breen, who is in charge of the training institute at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
“They are doing it to train people for the military, not to train them for civilian life.”
Training institute employees say the current training program is being managed poorly and that the Pentagon needs to improve it.
“We need to look at the overall structure of the program,” said Breen.
“There’s a lot of mismanagement and poor training.”
“If it’s not structured properly, it will have a big impact on the training of our people,” he added.