“P Week” System

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The “P Week” System is an alternative time management system to the “Green-Amber-Red” time management system.

Training is a commander responsibility. Based on the environment and availability of resources, commanders may use alternative models to reach designated proficiency levels. As an example, an alternative system to the Green, Amber, Red time management system is the “P Week” system.

The “P Week” system is a prescriptive system that codes certain activities in certain weeks, forcing commanders to account for other requirements such as recovery from training and training preparation.

P1 Week

P1 equals a unit’s prime time training window.

P2 Week

P2 equals Recovery window.

P3 Week

P3 equals Training Preparation window.

P4 Week

P4 equals Offline window with no training authorized (red cycle, block leave).

This model is a tool for battalion commanders to give “week intent” while allowing subordinate commanders the freedom to plan and schedule the weeks. It also helps company leaders understand where they should budget their time. It is a prescriptive model where company leaders are not permitted to conduct collective training in a P3 week without battalion commander approval.

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