This lesson discusses the US Army's environmental considerations in training.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
You will learn methods to integrate environmental considerations into the training
management cycle (TMC).
You will be given the material contained in this lesson.
You will correctly answer all the practice exercise questions at the end of the
The material contained in this lesson was derived from FMs 3-100.4, 7-10, and
25-101, training circular (TC) 3-34.489, and TVT 5-56.
The integration of environmental considerations into training is very similar to the integration of safety
and force protection issues. In fact, environmental considerations are a critical aspect of both realistic
training and force protection. The discussion of battle-focused training highlights the integration of
environmental considerations throughout the training cycle.
2-1. Battle-Focused Training. Battle-focused training is a concept used to derive peacetime training
requirements from wartime missions. It is addressed further in FMs 7-10 and 25-101 and shown in
Figure 2-1. Training is the cornerstone of readiness for the military and focuses on wartime missions.
Environmental considerations are less preeminent during combat operations, but that does not mean
environmental considerations can be ignored or that they "go away." Units must plan for environmental
considerations prior to conducting training. This section focuses on how environmental considerations
fit into the planning cycle and how to identify where specific actions take place.