This lesson discusses the US Army's integration of environmental considerations into training.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Describe methods to integrate environmental considerations into the training
management cycle (TMC).
You will be given all material contained in this lesson. You will work at your
own pace and in your own selected environment with no supervision.
You will correctly answer questions on the practice exercise at the end of the
The material contained in this lesson was derived from FM 4-04.4 (3-100.4), FM
7-10 (25-101), 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.
5-1. Battle-Focused Training. Battle-focused training is a concept used to derive peacetime training
requirements from wartime missions and is addressed further in FM 7-10 (25-101), and shown in Figure
5-1, page 5-2. 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 simply "go away." Units must plan for
environmental considerations prior to conducting training. This lesson focuses on how environmental
considerations fit into the planning cycle and how to identify where specific actions take place.