Fort Benning

U.S. Army Fort Benning and The Maneuver Center of Excellence


Ready & Resilient (R2) Site

R2 Master Resilience Trainer Course
(80 hrs)

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R2 Master Resilience Training Course for FY 22 are below all request must go through your Brigade Schools NCO.

Purpose

What is the Master Resilience Training Course?


The Master Resilience Training Course is a course that will produce junior leaders with the capability to teach proven resilience skills to the Soldiers in their teams, squads, and platoons in order to enhance their performance and increase their resiliency, both individually and collectively. The Master Resilience Training Course is an established training program that has demonstrated efficacy in reducing behavioral health problems.

Soldiers will review the myths about resilience and why resilience is critical for success and well-being, and they learn about the scientific literature of the core factors that predict resilience, with a specific focus on the factors that are amenable to change. Ideally, Soldiers taking this course will return to the force as Drill Sergeants, Squad Leaders, Platoon Sergeants and Platoon Leaders, First Sergeants and Company Commanders, and they will be expected to train these skills to those Soldiers in their unit. Additionally, they will serve as subject matter experts for their commanders.

Soldiers will learn resiliency and performance enhancing skills and how to teach them. These skills have proven efficacy in contributing to the success of teams and leaders, families, students, executives and military personnel. Skills learned include goal setting, energy management, emotion awareness and regulation, impulse control, de-catastrophizing, putting it in perspective, effective communication, challenging negative beliefs, problem solving, and real time resilience. Additionally, several techniques proven successful by elite sports figures and athletes will be introduced, such as imagining success, goal setting, and energy management.

Course Description


The MRT Course is dynamic and interactive, with large and small group training. Students will be taught resilience skills, how to apply them and how to instill these skills in others. They will complete this course with a deeper sense of self-awareness and optimism. As a Soldier, you will also gain the ability to recognize and capitalize on your strengths and the strengths of others while being resilient in all areas of life.

Scope


Course Outcome


The Master Resilience Training Course is a course that will produce junior leaders with the capability to teach proven resilience skills to the Soldiers in their teams, squads, and platoons in order to enhance their performance and increase their resiliency, both individually and collectively. The Master Resilience Training Course is an established training program that has demonstrated efficacy in reducing behavioral health problems.

Length


10 day (80 hours)

Course Prerequisites


MRT Selection Criteria. Candidates must be in grades E6-E7, O1-O4, or GS07-GS12. Those in grades E5 may attend provided the first O5 in the Soldiers chain of command requests an exception to policy and it is submitted to the MCoE (R2 Program Manager). Candidates will possess excellent communication and presentation skills; present a healthy and fit appearance; meet the standards of AR 600-9; have a valid APFT within the last six months; exercise effective coping mechanisms; and display the traits of resilience. Candidates will possess the qualities of an informal leader; have good rapport with others; be extroverted; have mental agility; and be an optimistic thinker. Current or prior experience in trainer-type positions is recommended. Soldiers with medical profiles will be permitted to attend IAW new draft AR 350-1 TPB, paragraph 3-13. Candidates must not be flagged or under any pending investigations. Contractor personnel are not permitted to attend.

Quotas for the MCoE will be submitted using the ATRRS quota source code VR/VC based on the allocations from the MCoE DOTD (R2) staff.

MRT courses are supported by Military Training Specific Allotment (MTSA) funding for all TRADOC attendees, both Military and DA Civilians.

What to bring


  • Writing instrument and paper for Note taking

Location


All training will occur at Building 224, Class room 128

Registration Process


Quotas for the MCoE will be submitted using the ATRRS quota source code VR/VC based on the allocations from the MCoE DOTD (R2) staff.

MRT courses are supported by Military Training Specific Allotment (MTSA) funding for all TRADOC attendees, both Military and DA Civilians.

For additional information contact:

R2 Performance Training center support Specialist, phone 706-545-6033.

Please title subject line of email the the course title and date you are requesting.

In the email, please include in the following format:

  • Last name
  • First name
  • MI
  • Email address
  • Contact phone numbers
  • Unit
  • Rank

Course Start Time


Students will report to Building 224 Classroom 128 between the hours of 1300-1500 for class inprocessing. The class will start on the following Monday after inprocessing at 0850,

FY22 Course Schedule


6-17 December
31 January – 11 February
14-25 March
9-20 May


Master Resilience Trainer Course is offered only in ATRRS, Fort Benning will begin conducting Local MRT courses. Units will also be given opportunity to send 1 Spouse per company to this course in the coming months. To request allocations for these slots please contact your Brigade schools NCO.