Implementing an outcomes-based training and education (OBT&E) program is not for those who would be popular. It requires hard work and the willingness to break established patterns. However, even before it is fully implemented rapid improvements in creativity, energy, and enthusiasm result, and when properly executed, it clearly produces better training outcomes.
I have used the techniques at three schools, each with very different types of students: the Captains' Career Course at Fort Benning, Georgia, which trains newly promoted captains mainly in planning and coordinating tactical operations; the 198th Infantry Brigade, also at Fort Benning (the unit that trains all the Army's newly enlisted infantrymen); and now with cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. These were not solo efforts. Each has required the hard labor and persistence of many talented subordinates and the assistance of like-minded experts willing to help educate leaders.