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Training For War: Collective Training In Canada's Army Reserve Units

By: Ernest Beno; Eppo van Weelderen

The aim of this booklet is to pass on our ‘lessons learned’ with respect to collective training for Canada’s Army Reserve units. Our intent is to stimulate thought, discussion and positive action on collective training for the part-time Army reservists.

Successful armies do not turn their troops into automatons nor try to control them from the top, instead they allow considerable latitude, focused on the far-reaching object. A prerequisite for employing auftragstaktik is that subordinates must be well trained, with a sound understanding of the appropriate doctrine.

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