Outcomes Based Training and Education as the Army Teaching Methodology

  • September 15, 2015
  • Colonel Lance Oskey

The U.S. Army should adopt Outcomes Based Training and Education (OBTE) as the teaching and training methodology that guides training programs at all levels. The current strategic environment in the Institutional Domain has established conditions for this initiative with the publishing of the Army Learning Concept 2015, and updated Army Training and Leader Development concepts. Many Army organizations have already successfully implemented OBTE within their local training programs. The effort to fully implement OBTE must begin within the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command. Key milestones required for implementation include defining the model, expanding the Army’s Mission Command philosophy to include application in the Institutional Domain with OBTE as one of its principles, and implementing changes across the Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership & Education, Personnel, and Facilities (DOTMLPF) framework.