Army Eyes Permanent Shift to Distance Learning for Some PME Courses

U.S. Army training officials are studying how the service’s increased dependence on distance learning during the novel coronavirus pandemic may become a permanent part of leader education.

The service has focused heavily on keeping new soldiers moving through the initial entry training centers and just resumed shipping recruits to Basic Combat Training on Monday after a two-week pause to ensure that the “current procedures and capabilities are in place to screen and test our recruits,” for the highly contagious virus, Gen. Paul Funk, commander of the Army Training and Doctrine Command, told defense reporters at a call-in roundtable Tuesday.

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