The 2/204th MTB facilitates a broad spectrum of training. The student demographics can range from new Soldiers recently returning from initial entrance training to senior enlisted Soldiers desiring to advance their careers.
The Idaho Army National Guard has some of the best senior enlisted leaders, commissioned officers, and support staff to lead and facilitate the Officer Candidate School (OCS) and Warrant Officer Candidate school (WOCS) courses. They follow TRADOC directives to produce the best commissioned and warrant officers in the nation. The IDARNG’s OCS Phase 0 is designed to prepare new candidates for the vigorous requirements of Phases I-III; setting Soldiers up for success to be great leaders. Medical careers require countless hours of continued education.
The IDARNG is dedicated to assisting existing medical personnel in maintaining their skill set by completing the continuing education required for the profession. The 68W recertification course offered by the 2/204th MTB is critical for maintaining combat readiness and certification requirements.
• Pre-Officer Candidate School (OCS PH 0) – 6 IDT weekends
• Officer Candidate School (OCS PH II) – 11 IDT weekends
• Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS I) – 5 IDT weekends
• Common Faculty Development Instructor Course (CFD-IC)
• Commander/First Sergeant Pre-Command Course
• Combat Medic (68W) Sustainment
• Health Care Provider CPR
• Combat Lifesaver Course
• Leadership Reaction Course
WARRANT OFFICER CANDIDATE
Trains personnel in leadership, ethics, professional development, communicative arts, personnel management, military history, employment, tactics, support, structure of the Army, and common military training.
Upon course completion, candidates will report to MOS proponent for technical/tactical certification and appointment as a warrant officer.
Presents introduction to selected personnel in basic military subjects to prepare them for enrollment in ocs phase I trianing. See following notes. NOTE 1: This is an optional course conducted at state discretion to assist potential officer candidates in determining whether to enroll in the state OCS program. NOTE 2: If state OCS POI subjects are presented for credit during this course and are not presented for credit in follow-on phases, all officer candidates being enrolled in the follow-on OCS phase I clsss must be enrolled in and successfully complete this course.
OFFICER CANDIDATE SCHOOL
Purpose: a. To develop selected personnel to be Second Lieutenants in the Army of the United States, the Army Reserve and the Army National Guard and to prepare them for the Basic Army Officer Leadership Course Training, Branch specific (BOLC-B). b. To produce adaptive officers with increased maturity, confidence and competence that share a common bond with their combined arms peers and are prepared to lead small units upon arrival at their first assignments. OCS seeks to develop in Candidates the leader attributes described in ADRP 6-22: Character, presence, and intellectual capacity. OCS accomplishes this task by focusing on both TR 350-6 Common Core Critical Task List (CCCTL) outcomes and the Army Learning Coordination Council (ALCC) General Learning Outcomes (GLOs) for Candidates that align with the 21st Century Soldier Competencies and Attributes described in The Army Learning Model: Character and Accountability, Professional Competence, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving, Adaptability and Initiative, Teamwork and Collaboration, Culture and Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) Competence, Communication & Engagement (oral, written, negotiation), Lifelong Learner (includes digital literacy), and Comprehensive Fitness. Scope: Introduction to Army Doctrine focusing on Leadership, Ethics, Squad and Platoon level tactics. The context and organization of the light Infantry Squad and Platoon provide the framework for learning how to integrate individual and collective tasks to accomplish assigned mission. The training culminates with a Field Leadership Exercise (FLX) utilizing Squad and Platoon size elements. Candidates must successfully complete Phase II to attend Phase III. Course Outcomes for the Officer Candidate School: a. Values and Ethics. Newly commissioned officer who knows and understands Army Values and begins to demonstrate them. b. Leadership. Newly commissioned/appointed officer who demonstrates knowledge of core leadership attributes and competencies and who applies fundamentals of leadership with peers and in small units. c. Army Profession. Understands and embraces the concept of being a member of the Profession of Arms, and the requirements of Army Profession and their oath of commission. d. Personal Development. Understands responsibilities of an officer for self-development (physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional) outside the institutional and organizational domains. e. Technical Competence. Possesses fundamental knowledge and understanding of basic military skills and Army management systems required of a junior officer. f. Tactical Competence. Possesses basic military skills and demonstrates knowledge of the orders process and troop leading procedures while executing small unit tactics. Experiences an introduction to Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills (WTBD) and fundamentals of Unified Land Operations.
Effective: 6 August 2013 the Infantry Commandant is the waiver approval authority for this course. Students requesting course/phase prerequisite waivers (e.g. AOC/MOS, Rank/Grade, Medical/Physical Standards, etc.). Units requesting changes to Program of Instruction (POI) content request to delete/modify lessons plans, shortage of equipment, etc. will submit their request through the first LTC Commander in their chain of command to: Commandant, U.S. Army Infantry School ATTN: ATSH-IP, 1 Karker St, Suite 6107 Ft Benning, GA 31905. Waivers (minus Medical/Physical) must be submitted NLT 75 days prior to the class start date. Waivers for Medical/Physical requirements must be submitted NLT 90 days prior to class start date. email@example.com
68W SUSTAINMENT COURSE
This is a seven (7) day MEDIC Table orientated Course. It is the yearly
Sustainment Phase of the 68W Program IAW AR 350-1. The student are expected to
demonstrate competency on Tables I-VII with a final skills exam on Table VIII.
This course will count for 48 hours of CEUs for NREMT-B recertification
Health Care provider CPR is not part of this course.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY LEADER COURSE
This course a. Is designed to train equal opportunity leaders who will be performing those duties part-time. b. Is designed to provide a foundation for understanding group dynamics and the communication process; increase awareness of racist or sexist behavior; and increase awareness of discrimination based on race, sex, cultural, or ethnic differences. c. Will introduce students to current equal opportunity regulations and policies.
RESILIENCE TRAINER ASSISTANT
One of the Army National Guard’s top priorities is to develop a holistic fitness program for Soldiers, Family members and Army Civilians in order to enhance performance and build resilience. The Resilience Trainer Assistance-Course (RTA-C) is a course that will produce junior leaders with the capability to teach proven resilience skills to the Soldiers in their teams, squads, platoons and companies in order to enhance their performance and increase their resilience, both individually and collectively. The RTA-C is an established training program that has demonstrated efficacy in reducing behavioral health problems. Soldiers will review the myths about resilience and why resilience is critical for success and well-being, and they learn about the scientific literature of the core factors that predict resilience, with a specific focus on the factors that are amenable to change. Ideally, Soldiers taking this course will return to the force as drill sergeants, squad leaders, platoon sergeants and platoon leaders, first sergeants and company commanders and they will be expected to train these skills to those Soldiers in their unit. Additionally, they will serve as subject matter experts for their commanders. Soldiers will learn resilience and performance enhancing skills and how to teach them. These skills have proven efficacy in contributing success of teams and leaders, families, students, executives and military personnel. Skills learned include emotion awareness and regulation, impulse control, de-catastrophizing, putting it in perspective, effective communication, challenging negative beliefs, problem solving, and real time resilience. Additionally, several techniques proven successful by elite sports figures and athletes will be introduced such as imagining success, goal setting, energy management, etc.
Attendees should have interest in and ability to teach and moderate to small groups. Combat experience is a plus as is education in behavioral health or leadership. Graduates should have at least 18-24 months of duty remaining in their current position. Graduates of the course should be in leadership positions at team, squad, and platoon or company level. ARNG-HRF-R may approve other ranks and contractors that have a resilience mission to attend this training. Family members selected by ARNG-HRF-R are approved for attendance. Existing course prerequisites do not apply to family members selected for attendance; but this is on a case by case attendance request. Other Service Branch attendance is authorized with ARNG-HRF-R approval on case by case basis. Funding for course attendance: To be determined at a later date. Other Service Branch attendees are funded by their own services funding. Please contact ARNG-HRF-R for further instructions if necessary:
COMPANY LEVEL PRE-COMMAND CRS
DEVELOPES MANAGERIAL AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES WHICH ARE ESSENTIAL TO COMMAND A COMPANY SIZE UNIT SUCCESSFULLY. SPECIFIC SUBJECTS WILL BE DIRECTED BY THE STATE ADJUTANT GENERAL.
COMMON FACULTY DEVELOPMENT-INSTRUCTOR COURSE
The Instructor Course, one of two courses that comprise the Common Faculty Development Program, is a ten-day/80 hour course designed for new faculty (e.g. instructors, trainers, and facilitators). It is a competency-based course: the learning objectives are based on internationally recognized instructor competencies published by the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (ibstpi). The course prepares new faculty to teach, train, and facilitate learning in an adult learning environment. It introduces new faculty to Army instructor roles and responsibilities, teaching and learning models, and professional and ethical requirements. The course also introduces classroom management techniques, the process for building learning objectives and lesson plans, and characteristics of effective communication. Throughout the course, new faculty will have an opportunity to practice teaching, working from short, simple practicum exercises to increasingly longer and more complex ones, culminating in an end of course lesson presentation. The first half of the course focuses on characteristics of effective instructors, self-awareness-of differences in teaching and learning style preferences-and fundamentals of teaching and learning as they apply to adults. The second week focuses more on application of those fundamentals in various teaching and learning practicums, with both instructor, peer, and self-assessment in a collaborative learning environment. The summative assessment will occur at the end of the course and consist of an individual 30- to 50-minute practicum.
This course is included in the CP-32 Certificate Training Program that is accredited by the American National Standard Institute (ANSI).