Training development in support of the operational domain

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C-4. Drill checklist

See table C-4 for the drill checklist.

Table C-4
Drill checklist

Checklist item





1a. Does the drill originate from an active collective task or task step?

1b. If the answer to question 1a is No, then is the drill based on current doctrine?

1c. Was the drill written in such a way that it does not require a deliberate decision making process?

1d. Does the drill have a cue and require minimal leader orders to accomplish?

1e. Does the drill minimize prerequisite and follow-up actions?

2a. Does the drill number comply with the PP-EE-DNNNN format?

2b. Does the drill number reflect the designated proponent responsible for the drill area?

2c. Does the drill number represent the appropriate echelon for the type drill it is?

3a. Is the drill title written in title case?

3b. Does the drill title begin with an approved action verb?

3c. Does the drill title contain only one object?

3d. Does the drill title provide complete clarity when read?

3e. Is the drill title free of conjunctions?

3f. Is the drill title free of conditions and unnecessary constraints (does not address "who," "how," "with what," or "when")?

4a. Does the reference list include only the minimum number of current valid references (5 or less) and identify the primary reference?

4b. Are STPs and TSPs avoided as references?

Table C-4
Drill checklist, continued

Checklist item





4c. Are TMs avoided unless used as a primary reference for a specific performance step or performance sub-step?

5a. Does the condition statement include a trigger or cue? (What has occurred that requires this drill to be performed)

5b. Is the condition statement use terms applicable to the target population in order to avoid unnecessarily restricting the applicability of the drill to other units? (Example: unit, unit leader, machine gun.)

5c. Does the condition statement address relevant aiding and limiting factors required to establish the appropriate situation required in order to conduct the drill?

5d. Does the condition statement allow the Commander to apply variables of METT-TC to the extent applicable to the drill?

5e. Is the condition statement not unnecessarily restrictive (allows units and/or other proponents to use the drill if appropriate)?

6a. Does the drill standard describe clearly what the collection of Soldiers must do to succeed at the drill?

6b. Is the drill standard measurable and/or observable?

6c. Is the drill standard written in present tense and paragraph format?

7a. Are performance steps written using a present tense and subject, verb, and object format, with each step identifying who performs it?

7b. Are the performance sub-steps written using a subject, present tense verb and object format? (The subject may be omitted, if implied.)

7c. Are performance sub-steps both measurable and observable?

8a. Are performance step and/or sub-step notes "by exception"?

8b. Do notes provide only amplifying information that is not otherwise appropriate for inclusion in an existing or additional performance step or sub-step?

9. Do the setup instructions include enough information about resources, training site requirements, and unit instructions to conduct the drill?

10. Do the talk-through instructions include enough information about orientation, safety, CRM process, demonstration, and explanation to conduct the drill?

11. Do the walk-through instructions include enough information to perform the drill at a reduced speed?

12. Do the run-through instructions include enough information to perform the drill at operational speed?

13. Do the coaching points clarify and expand on the actions and/or techniques needed by the drill leader to guide Soldiers through the drill?

14a. Is each supporting individual task the most current proponent task?

14b. Is each supporting individual task performed during the supported drill or is a direct prerequisite (first order effect) of the supported drill?

14c. Is proficiency in each supporting individual task essential to ensure successful accomplishment of the supported drill?

15a. If multimedia is used, does it clarify the drill?

15b. Has an effort been made to limit the multimedia file size to less than 5 megabytes?

15c. Are the multimedia files limited to the basic types such as .mpg, .jpg, .gif, .ppt, .doc, .png, and .wav?

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