Developing a Training Procedures Manual
The 1st U.S. Marine Corps Division was intent on improving its
ability to fill formal school seats and its ammunition requisition
process. Confusion reigned when it came to scheduling firing range
sessions; last minute requests and schedule changes made it
difficult to coordinate sessions for the multiple organizations
using the range.
The guidelines for developing schedules, submitting applications
for formal school seats, and ordering ammunition were buried deep
in the organizations standard operation procedures (SOP) manual for
training. An analysis determined that the existing manual was
difficult to use and, therefore, people chose not to use it.
The intervention consisted of developing a new, structured, modular
SOP. After the procedure manual was revised, it was used and the
organizations performance goals were realized. [Download PDF]