During the IBOLC and ABOLC capstone field-training exercises, there were multiple opportunities for CBRN implementation, which had a significant impact on training, ultimately creating more dilemmas and forcing more battlefield decisions for platoon leaders and company commanders on the ground.
Currently, CBRN OTD is working with IBOLC and ABOLC course managers to incorporate training that would require IBOLC and ABOLC students to complete and send a CBRN 1 report.
In January, IBOLC rolled out its new counterinsurgency and stability operations class.
Cheval said one of the reasons for the update was feedback from past IBOLC graduates.
In addition to the classroom instruction, the IBOLC Soldiers will have to take the skills and techniques they have learned and apply them in a variety of training exercises.
Arriving at Benning in July, 1 attended both Stryker Leader and Air Assault courses while on wait status for IBOLC. I was a member of Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry from October to early February 2011.
But as you know from your commissioning source and IBOLC experiences, those TTPs are more of a base foundation, a guideline for what right looks like.
Between the training you received at your commissioning source and IBOLC, you have probably demonstrated at some point your ability to handle each of the tasks.
Terrain Models--Multiple times, whether at IBOLC or RTB, I have heard my instructors say that the building of terrain models is a dying art.
Thus, IBOLC is an outcomes-based leader development program designed to build the foundation of infantry leadership and prepare lieutenants for the complexities of the operational environment.
In IBOLC, leader intelligence development is defined in two aspects of decision making--analytical and intuition.
Lieutenants leave IBOLC understanding that the operational environment changes frequently.