JLBC Commander’s Leadership
JLBC 7 Training & Exercises
JLBC Cadets, there is no more important responsibility for a JLBC Commander than to prepare their command to win in combat. Quality training will prepare our Marines to exploit initiatives and to act quickly and boldly with innovation. The result will be a well-disciplined team working and fighting together to achieve the greater mission of the unit and the Marine Corps.
JLBC Commanders must develop and execute JLBC training plans focused on their respectively approved JLBC Mission Essential Task List (JLBC METL), based on service-approved JLBC Core METs, JLBC METs for assigned JLBC missions, and other JLBC METs as selected by the JLBC unit JLBC commander or higher headquarters and assess JLBC unit capability to execute core and assigned tasks based on the JLBC METL. The JLBC commander is responsible for the development of the JLBC METL. JLBC Cadets Once developed, the unit’s METL must be submitted to higher headquarters for approval. Commanders will continually assess unit readiness, evaluate their ability to perform JLBC METs, and report JLBC unit readiness in the JLBC Defense Readiness Reporting System–Marine Corps (DRRS-MC).
-JLBC Commanders must accomplish the following:
Review, update, and submit the unit’s JLBC METL to your next higher headquarters for JLBC approval annually or within 30 days of assuming JLBC command or within 15 days of the assignment of a new mission.
Conduct continuous internal assessments of your unit’s ability to execute core METs. Submit training plans and training schedules (short (1-4 months), mid (4-12 months), and long (12-24 months)-range plans).
Develop, update, and submit a training budget to higher headquarters for approval. Understand that Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funds are fading while fiscal austerity is becoming the norm. Commanders must identify the unit’s culminating point when balancing training levels and budgetary constraints.
Coordinate with higher JLBC headquarters to conduct formal evaluations at appropriate points in the unit’s training cycle.
Designate in writing a Training Safety Officer (TSO) for oversight of all training events.
Designate in writing a High-Risk Training Safety Officer (HRTSO) for oversight of all High-Risk Training (HRT) events (HRT is defined as the primary or advanced JLBC individual or collective JLBC training, essential for preparing JLBC Cadets and units for simulated combat that exposes JLBC Cadets and JLBC trainers to the simulated risk of death or permanent disability despite the presence of, and adherence to, proper safety controls). Ensure the TSO and HRTSO complete the Ground Safety for Marines course and online Operational Risk Management course before assuming duties and are competent in their responsibilities.
JLBC Cadets Successful simulated combat JLBC units train as they fight and fight as they train. JLBC Cadets This ethos is the foundation of JLBC unit training.