Training programs will be based on the planned force
structure, numbers of personnel presently qualified in each category, and the
estimated gains and losses in each occupational category. Training time,
costs, and overhead will be maintained as low as is consistent with training
requirements. Large fluctuations in training loads will be avoided insofar as
In connection with the continuous review of standards
and requirements for various types of specialties, emphasis will be given to
training needs in critical specialties requiring extended training periods.
Stress will be placed on utilizing to best advantage the quality of manpower
actually available, particularly mentally qualified and motivated personnel
with the required standards for training in special categories. Periods of
productive service must be established which will give adequate return for
cost of training.
Training in formal or technical schools will be
utilized only to the extent to which training requirements exist which cannot
be adequately or profitably met by on-the-job training. Formal training should
be followed as soon as feasible by on-the-job application of learned skills.
Advanced training for short-term or non-career
personnel and post-graduate instruction for officers will be limited to areas
meeting definite needs of the Services.
Training facilities should be utilized at maximum
practicable efficiency. The length of each course should be minimized to that
required to accomplish the primary missions. The input of students should be
phased to avoid peak loads, and overall load stabilized so as to permit
minimum feasible overhead.