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Our training program is based off of both Military and Corporate training methods that have shown the most effective and efficient manner to get the knowledge into practical use. The Alabama Militia utilizes an Online Training system that explains the information and verifies that it has been understood. Then we go over the information prior to hands on training, then we train to the standards required to ensure that the students know the information. It all falls under a simple statement:
Tell them what you are going to tell them. Tell them. Tell them what you told them.
If the information is presented at least 3 times with different methods, the retention of the information will be a lot greater than just a simple Power Point or 10 minutes of showing them a picture. Training time is limited, but getting the most out of it is the key to becoming a well trained, cohesive unit, that can operate under different circumstances and still accomplish the mission. Diversity in training is the key.
Our training programs follow simple learning paths. We will not expect someone that has never training in patrol methods to understand how to do dismount operations from a vehicle. Learning paths are important to making sure that the training is understood as well as makes sense. One step at a time is safer and more comprehensible than just showing up and training what someone feels like teaching that day, especially, if the previous subject had nothing to do with todays training.
Alabama Militia uses this system for the Militia, PrepSteaders, Base Defense Force, CERT, and any other training that we provide. The Alabama Militia SOP has definitive areas of training that must be covered, but we will blend in other training to subsidize and maximize our training times when we have extra time. If we have an extra hour during the fighting position training or water generator construction, then why shouldnt we add in parts of the TCCC medical training to make the most of our time.
It will take a commitment from all members to accomplish this program and become the best trained Militia possible. Prior to the scheduled training, members will need to complete the learning path for each of the planned classes using the Online Training Center. You must have an account on the MilitiaBook system to use the Training Area. Once you complete the Online Training, you can print your certificate of completion and the Staff will receive a notification that you have completed the online training. When you arrive at the FTX, you will be directed to the next level of that training for continued hands on training on the subjects. We understand that time and family is important, and there are times that you may not be able to complete the Online Training. If you did not complete the Online Training, you will not be reprimanded. You will attend a remedial training session to catch you up on the training and once completed, you can go to the next level to continue the training.
The goal of the Alabama Militia is to ensure that our member have the training needed to keep them safe and complete any missions sent our way. Safety is the prime factor during our training and we will not sidestep on safety or training for any reason.
An Army of deer led by a Lion is more to be feared than an Army of Lions led by a Deer.