When Do We Teach the Basics?

Vandergriff, Donald E.
July 2010
JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly;2010 3rd Quarter, Issue 58, p69
In this article, the author discusses the U.S. Army's Adaptive Leaders Methodology (ALM), a military teaching method under the umbrella of its Outcomes-based Training and Education (OBT&E). He mentions that this approach to training and education is based on Colonel John R. Boyd's Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act (OODA) concept. Information on the OODA loop is provided, as well as details on ALM's goals. It is suggested that ALM creates leaders and soldiers who can think on their feet.


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